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Southern California Rainbow Society of the Deaf (SCRSD) Records

Finding aid prepared by Michael C. Oliveira, © 2008

Summary Information

Repository
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Creator
Southern California Rainbow Society of the Deaf
Title
Southern California Rainbow Society of the Deaf records
Collection no.
Coll2008.031
Date [inclusive]
1977-1979
Extent
0.2 linear foot.
Language
English
Abstract
Administrative records and newsletters, 1977-1979, of the Southern California Rainbow Society of the Deaf (SCRSD), the Los Angeles chapter of the Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf. The collection includes newsletters from the national Alliance and other regional chapters.

Preferred Citation

Box #, folder #, Southern California Rainbow Society of the Deaf (SCRSD) Records, Coll2008-031, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.

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Administrative History

The Southern California Rainbow Society of the Deaf (SCRSD) was formed in June 1977, at a meeting of 22 people at the home of Bob Wickham and Bob Miller in Sherman Oaks, California. SCRSD later joined the Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf, the national organization for deaf members of the GLBT community, and hosted the Alliance's 1993 national conference.

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Scope and Content of Collection

The collection contains administrative records, including the constitution and by-laws, minutes, membership and chapter address lists, and newsletters of the Southern California Rainbow Society of the Deaf (SCRSD), the Los Angeles chapter of the Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (RAD), from 1977 to 1979. The collection also contains national Alliance and other regional chapter newsletters, 1977-1979.

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Arrangement

The arrangement of the documents reflects their original order as they were found in a ring binder, with the chapter’s administrative records followed by the newsletters of other chapters and of the national organization, the Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf. Documents found loose in the front of the binder have been placed in the first folder, "Correspondence and Press Releases". Additional correspondence, memoranda and chapter newsletters can be found in the "Minutes" folder.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
© 2008
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California, 90007
(213) 821-2771
askone@usc.edu

Access

The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

Publication Rights

Researchers wishing to publish materials must obtain permission in writing from ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives as the physical owner. Researchers must also obtain clearance from the holder(s) of any copyrights in the materials. Note that ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives can grant copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold the copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for all other materials directly from the copyright holder(s).

Acquisition Information

Date and method of acquisition unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Michael C. Oliveira, June 11, 2008.

Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Southern California Rainbow Society of the Deaf

Subject(s)

  • Deaf gays--Los Angeles
  • Deaf lesbians--Los Angeles
  • Gay clubs--Los Angeles
  • Lesbian clubs--Los Angeles
  • Social groups--Los Angeles

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

 Correspondence and press releases circa 1978 

1 1

 Newsletters 1978-1979 

1 2

 Membership and chapter lists circa 1978 

1 3

 Constitution and by-laws 1978 

1 4

 Minutes 1977-1979 

1 5

 Buckeye Rainbow Society of the Deaf (BRSD, Ohio) 1978-1979 

1 6

 Brothers and Sisters Club (London) circa 1978 

1 7

 Coconut City Society of the Deaf (CCSD, Miami Beach) 1978 

1 8

 Empire Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (ERAD, New York) 1977-1978 

1 9

 Capitol Metropolitan Rainbow Alliance (CMRA, Washington, D.C.) 1979 

1 10

 National Rainbow Society of the Deaf (NRSD) 1977-1979 

1 11

 Rainbow Liberty Bell Society of the Deaf (RLBSD, Philadelphia) 1979 

1 12

 Rainbow Deaf Society (RDS, San Francisco) 1977-1979 

1 13

 Sir II Club for the Deaf (Detroit) 1978 

1 14

 Windy City Rainbow Society of the Deaf (Chicago) 1977-1979 

1 15

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