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Mark 40 Defense Fund Records

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Correspondence, meeting minutes, police reports, legal papers, defendant lists, notes, memoranda, financial documents, constitution, press releases, photograph, interview transcripts, clippings, fact sheets, flyers, and graphic design material from the Mark 40 Defense Fund, 1976-1983. The Mark 40 Defense Fund was organized to provide legal representation for 4 men (of 40 arrested) charged with "pandering" and "involuntary servitude" in the wake of a Los Angeles Police Department raid on a gay benefit "slave auction" held at the Mark IV Health Club on Melrose Ave. in 1976.

Bulk, 1976-1977

0.4 linear foot.
[9 folders]


Gay bathhouses
Gays--Law and legislation
Legal assistance to gays--California--Los Angeles

Conditions governing access:
Contact ONE archivist regarding access restrictions.

Preferred citation:
Mark 40 Defense Fund Records, Coll2011-093, 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