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Finding aid to the Stonewall Democratic Club records, 1975-1995

Finding aid prepared by Kyle Morgan, (c) 2013

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
Stonewall Democratic Club (Los Angeles, Calif.).
Title
Stonewall Democratic Club records
Collection no.
Coll2013.001
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1975-1981
Date [inclusive]
1975-1995
Extent
1.4 linear feet., 1 archival box + 1 archival carton
Language
English
Abstract
Bylaws, meeting minutes, endorsements, informational pamphlets and flyers, promotional material, event programs, photographs, and clippings of the Los Angeles Stonewall Democratic Club, 1975-1995. Although the records include those from the Santa Monica and Pasadena/Glendale Stonewall Democratic Clubs as well as the San Francisco Stonewall Gay Democratic Club, the records primarily document the early years of the Los Angeles Stonewall Democratic Club, which started in 1975 as the first political action group for progressive Democrats who were lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and straight allies of the LGBT community.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] Stonewall Democratic Club Records, Coll2013-001, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Administrative History

"Stonewall Democratic Club was established [in Los Angeles] in 1975, the first 'Stonewall Democratic Club' in the country established for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals and our straight allies committed to achieving equality for all and to advancing progressive and feminist values through the Democratic Party. Stonewall is an all-volunteer grassroots non-profit political organization and is among the largest Democratic Clubs in California."[1] Early presidents include Morris Kight, Ivy Bottini, Daniel Whiteside, and Rick Saslaw. As of 2012, Stonewall Democratic Club remains actively involved in local, state, and federal political processes.

[1] http://www.stonewall-dems.org/index.html (accessed January 3, 2012)

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Scope and Contents

Bylaws, meeting minutes, endorsements, informational pamphlets and flyers, promotional material, event programs, photographs, and clippings of the Los Angeles Stonewall Democratic Club, 1975-1995. Although the records include those from the Santa Monica and Pasadena/Glendale Stonewall Democratic Clubs as well as the San Francisco Stonewall Gay Democratic Club, the records primarily document the early years of the Los Angeles Stonewall Democratic Club, 1975-1981.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
(c) 2013
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

Date and method of acquisition unknown

Processing Information

Collection processed by Kyle Morgan, 2013.

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Controlled Access Headings

Occupation(s)

  • Politicians

Subject(s)

  • Gays--Political activity
  • Political activists

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Series 1. Stonewall Democratic Club records 1975-1995  (Bulk, 1975-1981)

Arrangement

The files are arranged in alphabetical order.

Box Folder

 Bylaws 1976-1981, undated   [2 folders]

1 1-2

 Clippings 1975-1978   [2 folders]

1 3-4

 Democratic club charter forms and regulations 1976, undated 

1 5

 Endorsements 1976-1986, undated   [2 folders]

1 6-7

 Informational pamphlets and fliers undated 

1 8

 Meeting minutes 1975-1995   [7 folders]

1 9-15

 Newsletters 1977-1994   [3 folders]

Scope and Contents note

Incomplete sets of Stonewall Democratic Club newsletters from Los Angeles (1977-1994), San Francisco (1980-1983), and Santa Monica (1977-1978).

2 13-15

 Outreach outside the city of Los Angeles 1976-1977 

Scope and Contents note

Includes Santa Monica and Pasadena/Glendale Stonewall Democratic Club records.

1 16

 Photographs circa 1975-1980   [8 black and white prints and 7 negative strips]

Scope and Contents note

Includes images of politicians Jerry Brown, Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, Mervyn Dymally, and March Fong Eu, as well as two group pictures of Stonewall Club members (Morris Kight, Pat Rocco, and J.J. Belanger included).

1 17

 Promotional material, correspondence, and operational records November 1975 - October 1978   [3 folders]

Scope and Contents note

Includes the 1977 official charter recognition from the Los Angeles County Democratic Central Committee.

Processing Information

Three sets of chronologically organized records previously bound by brass fasteners. The meeting minutes and clippings have been pulled for collocation with like materials.

1 20-22

 Promotional material, correspondence, and operational records 1975-1977   [3 folders]

Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order

1 23-25

 Promotional material, correspondence, and operational records 1978-1997, undated   [12 folders]

Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order

2 1-12

 Programs 1979-1985 

1 18

 Stationary 1978, undated 

1 19

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