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Finding aid to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) theater committee collection, 1968-2008

Finding aid prepared by Jacquelyn Lopez, (c) 2012

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

Summary Information

Repository
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Creator
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (Los Angeles, Calif.).
Title
Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) theater committee collection
Collection no.
Coll2012.163
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1995-2008
Date [inclusive]
1968-2008
Extent
7.0 linear feet., 7 archive boxes.
Language
English
Abstract
Programs, playbills, fliers, agendas, clippings, notes and promotional photographs (1968-2008) collected by the Los Angeles theater committee of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) for its annual Media Awards. The annual ceremony honors outstanding representations in news, entertainment, and social media that have portrayed the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in just, precise and all-encompassing representations.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #] Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) theater committee collection, Coll2012-163, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Administrative History

The GLAAD Media Awards was first held in 1990 by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. The annual ceremony honors outstanding representations in news, entertainment, and social media that have portrayed the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in just, precise and all-encompassing representations.

In its first annual Media Awards, GLAAD acknowledged 34 nominees in 7 categories. In 2012, GLAAD had their 23rd Annual Media Awards, which takes place in three cities: Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. The theater category of the GLAAD Media Awards has three categories: Outstanding Los Angeles Theater; Outstanding New York Theater, Broadway & Off-Broadway; and Outstanding New York Theater, Off-Off-Broadway. The theater awards are local awards, and each city has its own selection committee.

Source: "GLAAD Media Awards Categories," GLAAD Media Awards, http://www.glaad.org/mediaawards/22/categories (accessed October 2, 2012).

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Scope and Content

Programs, playbills, fliers, agendas, notes, clippings, photographs and promotional materials collected by the Los Angeles theater committee of Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) for its annual Media Awards. The collection includes materials from Los Angeles theater productions from 1968 to 2008. While the GLAAD Media Awards is national in scope, the theater categories are local.

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Arrangement

The materials were originally organized alphabetically by title for each annual award.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
(c) 2012
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California, 90007
(213) 821-2771
askone@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Acquisition Information

Donor and date of acquisition unknown.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Jacquelyn Lopez, November 2012.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials

Program books for the 6th and 11th annual GLAAD Media Awards have been separated from the collection and cataloged in ONE Archives' collection of programs.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Gay theater
  • Homosexuality in the theater
  • Lesbian theater
  • Musical theater

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Theater committee collection 

 8th annual media awards 1995-1996 

Box Folder

 Administration 1996 

1 22-23

 A-G 1996 

1 24-30

 H-Z 1996 

2 1-14
Box Folder

 9th annual media awards, A-Z 1997 

2 15-34

 10th annual media awards, A-W 1998 

3 1-20

 11th annual media awards 1999 

Box Folder

 A-PQ 1999 

3 21-33

 R-W 1999 

4 1-5
Box Folder

 12th annual media awards, A-Z 2000 

4 6-26

 13th annual media awards, A-Z 2001 

5 1-21

 14th annual media awards, A-Z 2002 

5 22-42

 15th annual media awards 2003 

Box Folder

 A-J 2003 

5 43-51

 K-Z 2003 

6 1-12

 16th annual media awards 2004 

Box Folder

 Administration 2004 

6 13

 A-Z 2004 

6 14-33
Box Folder

 17th annual media awards, A-Z 2005 

6 34-54

 18th annual media awards 2006 

Box Folder

 A-C 2006 

6 55-57

 D-W 2006 

7 1-15
Box Folder

 19th annual media awards, A-Z 2007 

7 16-34

 20th annual media awards, A-T 2008 

7 35-48

 Annual media awards, undated 1968-2006 

Scope and Contents note

This subgroup comprises the theater committee's files of the GLAAD Media Awards for which the award selection years are not identified.

Box Folder

 A-Z 1972-2001 

1 1-21

 A-W 1968-2006 

7 50-69

 0-9 1982-2006 

7 49

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