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Los Angeles Public Library and Langston Hughes Poster Complaint Collection

Collection no.:
Coll2011.064

Description:
Petition, memoranda, press releases, interdepartmental correspondence, articles, organizational statements, reports, and other material documenting controversy over "issues of equity, censorship, and discrimination" with regard to gay and lesbian patrons and employees by the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL), circa 1989-1994. According to a complaint filed in 1994 by library employees, in 1991 the City Librarian of the LAPL "censored and ordered destroyed Lesbian and Gay History Month materials."

Dates:
Bulk, 1991-1994
1989-1994

Extent:
0.1 linear foot.
[1 folder]

Language(s):
English

Subject(s):
Censorship
Gay activists--California--Los Angeles
Gay and lesbian writers
Lesbian activists

Conditions governing access:
Contact ONE archivist regarding access restrictions.

Preferred citation:
Box #, folder #, Los Angeles Public Library and Langston Hughes Poster Complaint Collection, Coll2011-064, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California

Record date:
(c) 2011

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