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Finding aid of the Edward Westrick Collection on Veterans Council for American Rights and Equality

Finding aid prepared by Loni Shibuyama, © 2010

Summary Information

Repository
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Creator
Westrick, Edward A.
Title
Edward Westrick collection on Veterans Council for American Rights and Equality
Collection no.
Coll2009.018
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1984-1997
Date [inclusive]
1920-2002
Extent
10.5 linear feet.
General Physical Description note
8 archive boxes + 2 flat archive boxes.
Language
English
Abstract
Minutes, correspondence, newsletters, clippings, manuscripts, notes, financial records, flyers, photographs, audiocassettes, textiles, memorabilia and other material relating to the gay and lesbian veterans' organization, Veterans Council for American Rights and Equality (Veterans CARE), founded in Los Angeles in 1984 by James Highland. The bulk of the materials was collected and donated by Edward Westrick, who served as the organization's Commander, and relates to the activities of the Los Angeles chapter of Veterans CARE, as well as other Veterans CARE chapters and the national organization, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Veterans of America (GLBVA).

Preferred Citation

Edward Westrick collection on Veterans Council for American Rights and Equality, Coll2009-018, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.

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Administrative History

In early 1984, following California Governor Deukmejian's veto of AB1 (a California state gay rights measure), writer and health administrator Jim Highland began meeting regularly with fellow veterans to discuss issues relevant to the gay and lesbian community. By May of that year, the group, which had grown to approximately 30 people, began developing a charter, bylaws and incorporation papers. The incorporation papers for the Veterans Council for American Rights and Equality, Inc. (Veterans CARE) were signed by Jim Highland, First Officer, on June 20, 1984, and endorsed by the California Secretary of State's office two days later.

The primary activities of Veterans CARE were fighting discrimination on behalf of former service members and upgrading "dishonorable" discharges to "honorable"; educating the general public on homophobia and discrimination against gays and lesbians, particularly in the U.S. military; organizing West Hollywood's first Veterans' Day Parade and Vietnam Memorial; and publishing a monthly newsletter, Aware. By 1985, local councils of Veterans CARE had been organized in San Francisco and the Redwood Empire, in Rohnert Park, CA.

In 1987, Veterans CARE took an active role in the March on Washington for Gay & Lesbian Rights, and it participated in various national organizing conferences of gay and lesbian veterans. In 1991, lesbian veteran Miriam Ben-Shalom, and other veterans, including officers from Veterans CARE, organized the national organization, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Veterans of America (GLBVA), with local chapters throughout the United States. Subsequently, the Los Angeles Council of Veterans CARE became the Los Angeles chapter of the GLBVA.

In the spring of 2002, the GLBVA changed its name to American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER). By 2010, Veterans CARE, also known as the Los Angeles chapter of AVER, had become inactive.

Sources: Darby, James C. and Patrick Bova, "History: The Gay Veterans Movement To Achieve Equality in America's Armed Forces," Gay Military Signal, http://www.gaymilitarysignal.com/0905HistoryII.html , last accessed January 26, 2010.

Edward Westrick Collection on Veterans Council for American Rights and Equality, Coll2009-018, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California

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Scope and Content of Collection

This collection comprises minutes, correspondence, newsletters, clippings, manuscripts, notes, financial records, flyers, photographs, audiocassettes, textiles, memorabilia and other material primarily documenting the activities of the Los Angeles Council of Veterans Council for American Rights and Equality (Veterans CARE), founded in July 1984. The bulk of the materials date from the founding of Veterans CARE to 1997, approximately the date Edward Westrick donated the materials to ONE Archives. The collection is divided into nine series: (1) Veterans CARE administration, (2) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Veterans of America (GLBVA), (3) Events and activities, (4) Newsletters, (5) Other organizations and resource material, (6) Edward Westrick, (7) Photographs, (8) Sound recordings and (9) Textiles and memorabilia.

The Veterans CARE Administration Series contains incorporation papers, minutes, correspondence, financial records and other materials documenting activities of the Veterans CARE Board of Directors as well as the operations of the national headquarters in Los Angeles and the other California councils. The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Veterans of America (GLBVA) Series includes material related to the national organization based in Washington D.C., as well as various local chapters. The Events and Activities Series contains materials documenting the various activities in which Veterans CARE participated or organized. The Newsletters Series comprises issues and resource material for the Veterans CARE newsletter, Aware, as well as issues from other GLBVA chapters and veterans' organizations. The Other Organizations and Resource Material Series includes clippings, correspondence and various publications used for research and educational outreach. The Edward Westrick Series includes personal papers of Westrick, particularly his illustrations and graphic design projects. The Photographs Series comprises photographs and photocopies of photographs of Veterans CARE members and activities. The Sound Recordings Series comprises four audiocassettes of music and Veterans CARE meetings. And the Textiles and Memorabilia Series contains buttons, flags, a t-shirt and other ephemera used in parades or other Veterans CARE activities.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
© 2010
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

Formerly housed in boxes 103-103, 103-124, 103-139, 103-270, 103-271, 103-272, 103-273, 103-274, 103-275a, 103-275b, 103-276, 103-277, 103-278, 103-279, 103-280, 103-281, 103-285. Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama, December 31, 2009. An additional 0.1 linear foot of deteriorated and damaged materials remains unprocessed, awaiting preservation and conservation.

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Related Materials

Separated Material

The following publications have been separated from the Edward Westrick collection and entered into the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives' database:

Bourdonnay, Katherine, R. Charles Johnson, Joseph Schuman, and Bridget Wilson. Fighting Back: Lesbian and Gay Draft, Military and Veterans Issues. Edited by Joseph Schuman and Kathleen Gilberd. Chicago, IL: National Lawyers Guild Military Law Task Force: Copies distributed by Midwest Committee for Military Counseling, 1985.

Gayellow Pages: The National Edition. New York: Renaissance House, 1985.

Gorey, Edward. The Glorious Nosebleed. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1974.

Herrn, Rainer. 100 Years of the Gay Rights Movement in Germany: An Exhibition of the Goethe-Institut. New York: Goethe-Institut New York, 1997.

Steiner, Lucius B. Sex Behavior of the Homosexual. Hollywood, CA: The Genell Corporation, 1964.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Highland, James
  • Westrick, Edward A.

Subject(s)

  • Gay and lesbian rights--United States--California
  • Gays in the military--United States
  • Gays--Civil rights
  • Lesbians--Civil rights
  • United States--Army
  • Veterans
  • Women veterans

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Series 1. Veterans CARE administration 1975-1998   3.0 linear feet.

Series Scope and Content

This series is arranged in three subseries: (1.1) Board of Directors, (1.2) Los Angeles Veterans CARE Council and (1.3) Other Veterans CARE Councils.

 Subseries 1.1. Board of Directors 1984-1996   0.5 linear foot.

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries comprises incorporation papers, bylaws, election ballots, manuscripts and correspondence of the Veterans CARE Board of Directors, including the organization's founder, Jim Highland. In 1985, Bill Lake succeeded Highland as Commanding Officer. Edward Westrick was eventually elected the organization's Commander for several years.

Box Folder

 Founding papers 1984-1986 

1 1

 Incorporation papers and the Franchise Tax Board 1984-1986 

1 2

 Bylaws of Veterans Council for American Rights and Equality, Inc. April 1989 

1 3

 Bylaws (never used) 1989 

1 4

 Election of officers 1985-1994 

1 5

 Highland, Jim - founder 1984-1986 

Box Folder

 General 1984-1986   2.0 folders.

7 1-2

 Untitled manuscript, by Jim Highland 1985-1986 

1 6
Box Folder

 Bine, Leon 1985-1986 

1 7

 Lake, Bill 1985-1990 

Box Folder

 Correspondence circa 1985-1990 

7 3

 Manuscripts circa 1985-1988 

1 8

 Notes circa 1985-1990 

1 9
Box Folder

 Post, Ray - secretary 1994 

1 10

 Scott, James - secretary 1996 

1 11

 Subseries 1.2. Los Angeles Veterans CARE Council 1984-1998   2.1 linear feet.

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries comprises minutes, correspondence, financial records, membership information, flyers, brochures, press releases and other records related to the general administration of the Los Angeles Council of Veterans CARE, which also served as the Veterans CARE national headquarters. In 1991, the Los Angeles Council became a Los Angeles chapter of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Veterans of America (GLBVA).

Box Folder

 Los Angeles Council of Veterans CARE charter 1985 

1 12

 Minutes and agendas 1984-1994 

Box Folder

  1984 

1 13

  1985 

1 14

  1986 

1 15

  1987 

1 16

  1989 

1 17

  1990 

1 18

  1991 

1 19

  1992 

1 20

  1993 

1 21

  1994 

1 22
Box Folder

 Award plaque: Presented to Veterans Care, The Dynasty Angel Empress XVII Miss Vikki November 1987 

1 23

 Awards and recognitions 1985-1998 

1 24

 Banking and treasury 1985-1997 

Box Folder

  1985 

1 25

  1986 

1 26

  1987 

1 27

  1988 

1 28

  1989 (Steve Warren - treasurer)   2.0 folders.

1 29 - 30

  1990 

1 31

  1991 

1 32

  1992 

1 33

  1993 

1 34

  1994 

1 35

  1995 

1 36

  1996 

1 37

  1997 

1 38

 Correspondence 1984-1997 

Box Folder

 General 1985-1996 

2 1

 Ben-Shalom, Miriam 1987-1993 

7 4

 Edge 1989-1992 

2 2

 Facsimiles 1993 

7 5

 Frontiers 1989-1990 

2 3

 Letters from the field 1993 

2 4

 Membership 1984-1997   3.0 folders.

7 6-8

 Partipack mailers #1 - 6 1990-1992 

2 5

 Politicians 1989-1995   2.0 folders.

2 6 - 7

 Reactions 1991 

2 8

 Other organizations 1988-1993 

2 9
Box Folder

 Ethics in fundraising 1990 

2 10

 Grant writing 1990 

2 11

 Informational materials 1984-1995 

Box Folder

 Brochure design 1986-1989 

2 12

 Brochure for Pasadena / Antelope Valley outreach circa 1992-1994 

2 13

 Information brochure 1992 

2 14

 Leaflets circa 1984-1995 

2 15
Box Folder

 Internet activity 1996 

2 16

 Letterhead circa 1985-1995 

2 17

 Logo re-design circa 1985-1995 

2 18

 Manuscript, unidentified circa 1990-1995 

2 19

 Membership 1984-1996 

Box Folder

 Applications and questionnaires circa 1984-1994 

2 20

 Mailing lists circa 1984-1996   2.0 folders.

2 21 - 22

 Membership forms and renewals circa 1984-1996 

2 23

 Prospective members circa 1994 

2 24
Box Folder

 Merchandizing 1990-1994 

2 25

 Names and addresses circa 1984-1996   2.0 folders.

2 26 - 27

 Our dearly departed 1988-1997 

2 28

 Outreach 1993-1996 

2 29

 Press releases and classified ads 1984-1995   2.0 folders.

2 30 - 31

 Religious right 1992-1994 

2 32

 Signage circa 1985-1995 

10 1 (oversize)

 Telephone records 1992-1993 

7 9

 Subseries 1.3. Other Veterans CARE Councils 1975-1995   0.4 linear foot.

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries comprises minutes, bylaws, correspondence, membership information, financial records, flyers, press releases and other records documenting the activities of two other Veterans CARE councils in San Francisco and the Redwood Empire, in Rohnert Park, CA. Veterans CARE also attempted to organize councils in Long Beach, Sacramento and San Diego.

Box Folder

 Long Beach chapter formation meeting 1985 

2 33

 Redwood Empire Council of Veterans CARE 1985-1995 

Box Folder

 Bylaws 1985 

2 34

 Correspondence 1986-1995 

2 35

 Membership circa 1985-1988 

2 36
Box Folder

 San Diego chapter formation meeting 1985 

2 37

 San Francisco Council of Veterans CARE 1975-1986 

Box Folder

 Charter 1985 

2 38

 Minutes and reports 1985 

2 39

 American Legion War Memorial Commission 1985 

2 40

 Applications circa 1985 

2 41

 Correspondence 1984-1985 

2 42

 Financial records 1985 

2 43

 Handouts circa 1985 

7 10

 Lesbian and Gay Freedom Day Committee 1985 

2 44

 Letterhead circa 1985 

2 45

 Membership list circa 1985 

2 46

 News clippings and press releases 1985-1986 

3 1

 Office of Federal Contract Compliance Bay Area Veterans Liaisons Group, Will Dotson Chair 1985 

3 2

 Opinion of City Attorney 1975-1985 

3 3

 United Veterans Council reports and minutes 1985 

3 4

 War Memorial Board of Trustees 1985 

7 11

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Series 2:  Series 2. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Veterans of America (GLBVA) 1991-2002   0.4 linear foot.

Series Scope and Content

This series comprises articles of incorporation, bylaws, correspondence, informational materials, paper from national conventions, notes, and various records related to the national gay veterans' organization, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Veterans of America (GLBVA), founded in 1991 by Miriam Ben-Shalom and representatives of dozens of gay veterans' groups throughout the country.

Box Folder

 Constitution, articles of incorporation and bylaws 1993 

7 12

 General information 1992-1995 

3 5

 Articles to newsletter circa 1991-1993 

7 13

 Chapter starter kit 1994 

3 6

 Correspondence 1992-1997 

3 7

 Fundraiser at Griff's 1993 

3 8

 Membership forms 1994 

3 9

 National conventions 1995-2002 

Box Folder

 1995 convention, West Hollywood, California March 1995 

7 14

 The Challenge of '95: Defending Our Service With Pride logo 1995 

3 10

 1997 convention, Corpus Christi, Texas 1997 

3 11

 2002 convention, San Diego, California 2002 

3 12
Box Folder

 Teleconference July 1994 

3 13

 Local chapters of GLBVA 1991-1997 

Box Folder

 Baltimore meetings 1992 

3 14

 Chicago chapter 1994-1997 

3 15

 Rocky Mountain (Denver, CO) chapter; James Redman 1995-1997 

3 16

 Florida Gold Coast chapter 1993-1994 

3 17

 Long Beach / Orange County chapter 1993-1997 

3 18

 Southeast Michigan chapter 1995 

3 19

 Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Veterans of Greater New York 1994-1995 

3 20

 Palm Springs 1993-1994 

3 21

 Puget Sound chapter 1991-1992 

3 22

 Gold Coast (Ventura County, CA) chapter; Tom Swann 1993-1997 

3 23

 Vermont State chapter 1992 

3 24

 Southwest regional 1994-1996 

Box Folder

 Conference 1995 

3 25

 Mack Thomas, Regional VP 1994 

3 26

 Meeting 1996 

3 27

 Regional newsletter planning circa 1994-1996 

3 28

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Series 3:  Series 3. Events and activities 1984-1997   2.2 linear feet.

Series Scope and Content

This series comprises correspondence, flyers, programs, photographs, clippings, a computer diskette, and other material related to the events and activities that the Los Angeles Veterans CARE organized, or in which it participated. These activities included annual fundraising events, parades, the 1987 and 1993 Marches on Washington, the West Hollywood Veterans Day Parade, surveys, petitions, political campaigns, conferences, memorials and other activities.

Box Folder

 Event flyers circa 1984-1997 

7 15

 Christopher Street West Parade and Festival 1984-1985 

3 29

 Test survey study of gay / lesbian American service veterans 1985 

7 16

 1st Anniversary of Veterans CARE July 5, 1985 

Box Folder

 Awards banquet planning July 5, 1985 

3 30

 Awards banquet guestbook July 5, 1985 

3 31
Box Folder

 West Hollywood Veterans Day Parade November 1985   5.0 folders.

3 32 - 36

 Vietnam Memorial Wall March 1986 

Box Folder

 General information March 1986 

3 37

 Speech March 1986 

3 38
Box Folder

 Christopher Street West Parade and Festival June 1986 

3 39

 Summer '86 benefit circa June 1986 

3 40

 No on LaRouche Initiative (California Proposition 64) November 1986 

3 41

 March on Washington October 1987 

Box Folder

 Los Angeles committee October 1987 

3 42

 Media coverage October 1987 

3 43

 Vet conference October 1987 

3 44

 Weekend events October 1987 

3 45

 Wreath laying planning October 1987 

7 17
Box Folder

 National Coalition for Gay and Lesbian Veterans October 1987 

3 46

 Long Beach Lesbian / Gay Pride May 1989 

3 47

 All American Man Contest September 1989 

3 48

 Declarations Concerning Military Policy on Homosexuality circa 1990-1995 

3 49

 Coalition of California Gay & Lesbian Veterans Organizations March 1990 

3 50

 Beer Bust May 1990 

3 51

 Christopher Street West Parade and Festival June 1990 

3 52

 To Hell With Helms October 1990 

3 53

 About Face: Combatting ROTC's Anti-Gay Policy, National Organizing Conference November 1990   2.0 folders.

4 1 - 2

 Christmas party fundraiser December 1990 

4 3

 Reading of "Therapy," by New Sun Productions February 1991 

4 4

 Memorial Day Beer Bust May 1991 

4 5

 Beer Bust circa May 1991 

4 6

 Christopher Street West Parade and Festival June 1991 

7 18

 Beer Bust September 1991 

4 7

 Creating Change Conference; media seminar October 1991 

4 8

 Holiday party and VA hospital trips December 1991 

4 9

 Miriam Ben-Shalom's visit January 1992 

4 10

 Uniform Stand-up Inspection and Beer Bust April 1992   6.0 photographs: col.

4 11

 Long Beach Lesbian / Gay Pride May 1992   4.0 photographs: col.

4 12

 Memorial Day Beer Bust May 1992 

4 13

 Christopher Street West Parade and Festival June 1992 

4 14

 Labor Day Beer Bust September 1992 

4 15

 National Creating Change Conference November 1992 

4 16

 Los Angeles Unified School District project 1992-1993 

4 17

 Bay Area Military Freedom Project; Lift the Ban 1993   1 computer diskette ; 3 1/2 in.

4 18

 End Military Discrimination petition 1993 

4 19

 National Mobilization Against the Ban 1993 

4 20

 Tom Swann 1993-1997 

4 21

 Allen Schindler Memorial March March 1993 

4 22

 Gays in the Armed Services Educational Conference April 1993 

7 19 (oversize)

 An Honorable Tradition, A Proud Record: A History of Homosexual Service in the Military April 1993 

7 20

 March on Washington April 1993 

Box Folder

 National steering committee April 1993 

4 23

 Events April 1993 

7 21

 Planning April 1993 

4 24

 Button design April 1993 

4 25
Box Folder

 West Hollywood Proclamation. Greater Los Angeles Sports Association Day May 1993 

4 26

 Rally and Remembrance on Memorial Day May 1993 

4 27

 Long Beach Lesbian / Gay Pride May 1993 

4 28

 Softball Tournament Opening Ceremonies May 1993 

4 29

 Griff's Memorial Day Beer Bust May 1993 

4 30

 Christopher Street West Parade and Festival June 1993 

4 31

 San Diego Gay and Lesbian Pride July 1993 

4 32

 Los Angeles Coalition for Military Service. Lesbian and Gay Community Roundtable August 1993 

4 33

 Sunset Junction Street Fair August 1993 

4 34

 Blue Max Motorcycle Club 25th Anniversary Run August 1993 

7 22

 Griff's Labor Day Fundraiser September 1993 

4 35

 National Coming Out Day. Pasadena event October 1993 

4 36

 Thanksgiving Party November 1993 

4 37

 Freedom Project / Los Angeles 1994 

4 38

 Lawrence Meholick Case 1994 

4 39

 Wolf's Fundraiser February 1994 

4 40

 Driveshaft Fundraiser May 1994 

4 41

 Faultline Fundraiser May 1994 

4 42

 Long Beach Lesbian / Gay Pride May 1994 

4 43

 Christopher Street West Parade and Festival June 1994 

4 44

 Gay Games IV June 1994 

4 45

 Stonewall 25 June 1994 

4 46

 Stonewall Veterans 25 Coalition June 1994 

4 47

 10th Anniversary Planning July 1994 

4 48

 Wolf's Fundraiser July 1994 

4 49

 Orange County Pride Festival August 1993 

4 50

 World War II Veterans Commemoration 1994-1995 

4 51

 Fighting the Right. Lawyers for Human Rights Conference January 1995 

4 52

 Dusty Pruitt Ceremonies, Memorial Day Weekend May 1995 

4 53

 Long Beach Lesbian / Gay Pride May 1995 

4 54

 A Report on Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Veterans' Problems at Veterans Administration Medical Centers May 1995 

4 55

 Christopher Street West 25 June 1995 

4 56

 2nd International Peace Officers' Convention program ad September 1995 

4 57

 Antelope Valley Pride (never got there) October 1995 

4 58

 Glendale World War II Parade October 1995 

4 59

 Palm Springs Lesbian and Gay Pride November 1995 

4 60

 Long Beach Lesbian / Gay Pride May 1996   4.0 photographs: col.

4 61

 Christopher Street West Parade and Festival June 1996 

7 23

 Washington D.C. Pride Festival and Parade June 1996 

4 62

 San Diego Gay and Lesbian Pride July 1996 

4 63

 Hawaii Witch Hunt Campaign August 1996 

4 64

 March for Tolerance, Long Beach August 1996 

4 65

 Protest G.O.P. August 1996 

4 66

 Creating Change Conference November 1996 

4 67

 Anti-Helvey Campaign, name collecting 1996-1997 

4 68

 Filipino World War II Veterans Cause; Regaining Their Benefits 1997 

4 69

 William Joiner Conference for the Concerns of Veterans May 1997 

4 70

 Long Beach Lesbian / Gay Pride May 1997   1.0 photograph: col.

4 71

 Christopher Street West Parade and Festival June 1997 

4 72

 Orange County Pride Festival August 1997 

4 73

 Sunset Junction Street Fair August 1997 

4 74

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Series 4:  Series 4. Newsletters 1984-1998 

Series Scope and Content

This series comprises resource materials and issues of the Los Angeles Veterans CARE newsletter, Aware, as well as newsletters from other Veterans CARE councils, GLBVA chapters, and veterans' and gay and lesbian veteran organizations.

 Los Angeles Council of Veterans CARE 1984-1997 

Box Folder

 Vet Net: Veterans Network News 1984-1985 

5 1

 Newsletter of Veterans CARE 1985 

5 2

 Aware: Newsletter of the Los Angeles Council of Veterans CARE 1986-1997 

Box Folder

  1986 

5 3

  1987 

5 4

  1988 

5 5

  1989   2.0 folders.

5 6 - 7

  1990 

5 8

  1991   2.0 folders.

5 9 - 10

  1992   3.0 folders.

5 11 - 13

  1993   3.0 folders.

5 14 - 16

  1994   2.0 folders.

5 17 - 18

  1995 

5 19

  1996 

5 20

  1997 

5 21
Box Folder

 Veterans CARE Redwood Empire Chapter Newsletter 1988-1994   2.0 folders.

5 22 - 23

 American Legion Alexander Hamilton Post #448. Post Intelligencer 1990-1998   2.0 folders.

5 24 - 25

 Federation of U.S. Gay & Lesbian Veterans. The Citadel Courier May 1987 

5 26

 Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Veterans of America. 1993-1997 

Box Folder

 Chicago. Vet Pride: Newsletter of the Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Veterans of America, Chicago Chapter 1994-1997 

6 1

 New York. On Alert: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Veterans of Greater New York 1994-1995 

6 2

 Orange County and Long Beach. Reveille!: Newsletter of the Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Veterans of America, Orange County / Long Beach Chapter 1993-1996 

6 3

 Palm Springs. The Gay Guidon: Newsletter of the Palm Springs Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Veterans of America 1994-1997 

6 4
Box Folder

 Lavender Veterans for Peace May 1988 

6 5

 National Lawyers Guild Military Law Task Force. On Watch 1990-1996 

6 6

 San Diego Veterans Association Newsletter 1985-1994 

6 7

 Twin Spirits Veterans Association Newsletter 1993 

6 8

 Vet Center. Salute 1984-1986 

6 9

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Series 5:  Series 5. Other organizations and resource material 1983-1998   1.0 linear foot.

Series Scope and Content

This series comprises clippings, correspondence, flyers, articles, newsletters, pamphlets, and other printed material relevant to Veterans CARE's research and activities. The bulk of this series is informational material from gay and lesbian and/or veterans organizations such as Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, the American Legion and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Box Folder

 American Federation of Veterans 1994-1995 

6 10

 American Legion, Alexander Hamilton Post #448 1990-1997 

6 11

 Brochures, flyers and press releases 1984-1995 

6 12

 Brotherhood Rally of All Veterans Organizations (BRAVO) 1984-1989 

6 13

 Campaign for Military Service 1993 

6 14

 Clippings circa 1984-1998   (3 folders)

7 24-26

 Fort Irwin murder / suicide 1990-1991 

7 27

 Gay Veterans Association, Inc. 1985 

6 15

 Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund 1994-1997 

6 16

 Legal cases 1986-1992 

6 17

 Los Angeles County Veterans Coordinating Council 1995 

6 18

 Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center circa 1985-1993 

6 19

 Metropolitan Community Church of Long Beach 1991 

6 20

 National Conference of Openly Lesbian and Gay Elected Officials, press statement November 1985 

6 21

 National Gay & Lesbian Task Force 1990-1996 

Box Folder

 General 1990-1996   2.0 folders.

6 22 - 23

 Anti-Gay Violence: Causes, Consequences, Responses 1986 

6 24
Box Folder

 National Lawyers Guild Military Law Task Force 1995-1996 

6 25

 New England Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Veterans 1989-1990 

7 28

 Pearl Harbor Remembered: USS Arizona Memorial 1991 

7 29

 Resource information for veterans 1983-1998 

6 26

 San Diego Veterans Association 1985-1993 

6 27

 Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) 1993-1997 

Box Folder

 General 1993-1997 

6 28

 Conduct Unbecoming: The Third Annual Report of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Pursue. 1997 

6 29

 Fundraiser with Keith Meinhold 1996   2.0 photographs: col.

6 30
Box Folder

 Texas Gay Veterans 1990 

6 31

 United States General Accounting Office (GAO). DOD's Policy on Homosexuality 1992 

6 32

 Veterans Affairs, Department of. 1986-1997   2.0 folders.

6 33 - 34

 Veterans' newsletters 1988-1997 

6 35

 Video project: "To Protect and Defend" 1993 

6 36

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Series 6:  Series 6. Edward Westrick 1982-1996   0.1 linear foot.

Series Scope and Content

This series comprises the personal papers of Edward Westrick, particularly his graphic design projects he did for the International Gay & Lesbian Archives, where he was a volunteer.

Box Folder

 Personal 1990-1996 

6 37

 James Scott 1995-1996 

6 38

 Design projects 1982-1995 

Box Folder

 Christopher Street West 1982-1995 

6 39

 Illustrations No date. 

6 40

 International Gay & Lesbian Archives brochure 1989 

6 41

 International Gay & Lesbian Archives exhibit timelines circa 1990-1995 

6 42

 John O'Brien pin collection circa 1990-1995 

7 30

 Unidentified No date. 

6 43

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Series 7:  Series 7. Photographs 1920-1996   0.1 linear foot.

Series Scope and Content

This series comprises photographs, photocopies of photographs, negatives and one contact sheet documenting Veterans CARE members and activities. Included are photographs of Veterans CARE members in parades and events, as well as images of Veterans CARE founder Jim Highland.

Box Folder

 Contact sheet. Veterans CARE circa 1985   1.0 contact sheet.

6 44

 Negatives No date.   12.0 negatives: col.

6 45

 Photographs 1920-1996 

Box Folder

 Eu, March Fong circa 1984   1.0 photograph: b&w.

6 46

 Highland, Jim and Veterans CARE circa 1950-1985   8 photographs: b&w , col.

6 47

 Martinez, Luke Anthony 1996   1.0 photograph: col.

6 48

 Reed, Joseph Mike 1971   1.0 photograph: col.

6 48

 USS Arizona Memorial 1994   7.0 photographs: col.

6 49

 Veterans CARE parades and meeting 1987-1995   3.0 photographs: col.

6 50

 Westrick, Edward circa 1985-1995   2.0

6 51

 Unidentified man circa 1960-1980   3 photographs: b&w , col.

6 52

 Unidentified military photograph from Frederick-Burkett Foto Service circa 1920-1940   1.0 photograph: b&w.

6 53

 Unidentified circa 1975-1995   4.0 photographs: col.

6 48

 Photocopies 1947-1985 

Box Folder

 Jim Highland and Veterans CARE 1947-1985 

6 54

 Unidentified man No date. 

6 55

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Series 8:  Series 8. Sound recordings 1985-1993   4.0 sound cassettes.

Series Scope and Content

This series comprises two audiotapes of songs from the "Operation Lift the Ban" Campaign; and two audiotapes from 1985 meetings of the Redwood Empire Council of Veterans CARE.

Box Folder

 Songs for Operation Lift the Ban 1993   2.0 sound cassettes.

9 1 - 2

 Veterans CARE (Redwood Empire) meetings 1985   2.0 sound cassettes.

Box Folder

 Pat Howard, Jack Harris, Chuck May 3, 1985   1.0 sound cassette.

9 3

 Herb Miles, Swords to Plowshares, keynote speaker June 7, 1985   1.0 sound cassette.

9 4

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Series 9:  Series 9. Textiles and memorabilia 1984-2002   3.1 linear feet.

Series Scope and Content

This series comprises buttons, flags, banners, a hat, a t-shirt, dog tags, a brief bag, a matchbox cover, and a license plate frame used in Veterans CARE or GLBVA activities, such as parades, marches and conventions. In particular, the t-shirt, donated by Paul Winders, was originally made for Veterans CARE charter members.

 Banners 1986-1995 

Box Folder

 A Grateful Nation Remembers World War II 1991-1995   1.0 banner.

8 1

 Official Sponsor, Liberty 1886 - 1986 1986   1.0 banner.

8 2
Box Folder

 Brief bag. 2002 GLBVA Convention, Operation: Lift the Ban, April 11 - 14, San Diego, California 2002   1.0 black brief bag.

10 2

 Buttons 1993-2002 

Box Folder

 California's Gay and Lesbian Veterans Came to March on Washington circa 1993   2.0 buttons.

9 5 - 6

 GLBVA, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Veterans of America circa 2002   1.0 button.

9 7

 March on Washington 1993; Taking Our Pride to the Commander-in-Chief 1993   2.0 buttons.

9 8 - 9

 Sept. 11, 2001, County of Los Angeles Employees Hearts United 2001   1.0 button.

9 10

 Servicemembers Legal Defense Network 1996   2.0 buttons.

9 11 - 12

 Support the Rights of Lesbian and Gay Veterans Around the World, March on Washington April 1993   2.0 buttons.

9 13 - 14
Box Folder

 Dog tag. Recruited to End Discrimination; Orange County / Long Beach GLBVA circa 1993 

9 15 - 16

 Flags 1993 

Box Folder

 American flags No dates.   10.0 flags.

8 3 - 12

 March on Washington; April 25, 1993 April 1993   2 plastic rainbow flags with yellow text.

10 3 - 4
Box Folder

 Hat. Veterans C.A.R.E. Redwood Empire circa 1985-1994   1.0 hat.

8 13

 License plate frame. I Support All Veterans; www.lifttheban.com circa 2002   1 plastic license plate frame.

10 5

 Match box. Bourbon Street, 4612 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116 circa 2002   1.0 match box.

9 17

 Plastic stars circa 1990-2000   4.0 stars.

8 14 - 17

 T-shirt. Veterans C.A.R.E. Charter Member, Est. July 4, 1984 1984   1.0 white t-shirt.

9 18

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