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Finding aid to the Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club records, 1977-1996

Finding aid prepared by Kyle Morgan, © 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
Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club.
Title
Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club records
Collection no.
Coll2013.006
Date [inclusive]
1977-1996
Extent
9.25 linear feet., 8 archive boxes + 1 flat box
Language
English
Abstract
The collection documents the Human Rights Awards Banquets, political projects, election and lobbying efforts, national and local collaborations, event participations, Democratic Party involvements, and administrative operations of the Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club, 1977-1995. Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club was formed as a Democratic Club under the guidelines and affiliation of the California Democratic Party and the California Democratic Council with the purpose of furthering the human and civil rights of all minorities, especially those of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club Records, Coll2013-006, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Administrative History

"Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club was formed as a Democratic Club under the guidelines and affiliation of the California Democratic Party and the California Democratic Council with the purpose of furthering the human and civil rights of all minorities, especially those of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people.... Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club started in late 1977 in response to the Briggs Initiative, an anti-gay-and-lesbian initiative to bar gay and lesbian teachers from the classroom. After Briggs was defeated, the club continued as a political voice for the community, recognized by both the California Democratic Party and the California Democratic Council, and soon after its inception received the award for the largest growing club in California.... The Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club strives to continue to be a voice not only for gay and lesbian, bisexual and transgendered individuals, but also as a proponent of human and civil rights for all minorities and an advocate for progressive issues."

Source: http://www.lblambdadems.org/about-us/ (accessed January 15, 2013)

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Scope and Contents note

The collection documents the Human Rights Awards Banquets, political projects, election and lobbying efforts, national and local collaborations, event participations, Democratic Party involvements, and administrative operations of the Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club, 1977-1995. Records include meeting agenda and minutes, correspondence, promotional flyers and mailings, office forms, photographs, clippings, financial and estate records, membership records, bylaws, certificates of appreciation, event records, voter registrations, newsletters, stationary, advertisements, event records and programs, questionnaires, disclosure statements, interview transcripts, and invoices and receipts.

The collection includes records from the following organizational presidents during the listed years: Robert Wechter, 1978; Richard F. Gaylord, 1978; Martin T. Van Strien, 1978; Frank Cook, 1980-1981; Michael Lonergan, 1981; Lorna A. Albertsen, 1982-1985; Robert Kramme, 1985-1986; David C. Newell, 1987-1990; Sue Matranga-Watson, 1990-1991; and Paul Self, 1993-1995. The records most represented in the collection are those maintained under the presidential reigns of Robert Kramme, David C. Newell, Sue Matranga-Watson, and Paul Self, covering the years 1985-1995.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
© 2013
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California, 90007
(213) 821-2771
askone@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

Access is restricted on some Awards Banquet, membership, and financial records. Consult the archivist for more information.

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

Donated by Robert Hilderbrand, August 10, 2007.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Kyle Morgan, 2013.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

California Democratic Council Collection, Coll2011-020, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California

Allen G. Shores Democratic National Convention Photographs, Coll2012-009, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California

Southern California Harvey Milk Gay and Lesbian Democratic Club Records, Coll2011-089, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California

Stonewall Democratic Club Records, Coll2013-001, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

The ONE Archives poster collection contains material from the Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club, including posters for the 2nd, 8th, 9th, and 10th Annual Human Rights Awards Banquets.

Separated Materials note

Programs and directories (integrated into the ONE Archives programs and directories collections)

The 1993 March on Washington

All Women, All Comedy, the 3rd annual

Black American Political Association of California, The Second Annual Awards Banquet, 1989

Connexxus Founding Celebration III, 1988

The Directory, Long Beach, v.10, n.2, 1988; v12, n.2, 1990

Golden State Gay Rodeo Association, Rodeo '88, 1988

The Great Gatsby Garden Party and Auction, Long Beach, 1985 and 1987

Iowa Gay and Lesbian Freedom Week, 1985

Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Parade and Festival, 1988, 1989, and 1991

National Black Gay and Lesbian Conference (photocopy), 1989

National Organization for Women Foundation, National Lesbian Rights Conference, 1988

Pacific Coast Freedom Band presents Putting It Together with PRIDE, May 11, 1991

PFLAG Banquet, Ninth International Convention, 1990

San Diego Democratic Club, Freedom Banquet, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Annual, 1984-1986

Periodicals (LGBT publications integrated into the ONE Archives periodical collection)

Alice Reports Daily, Convention Edition, Official Publication of the Alice B. Toklas Lesbian/Gay Democratic Club, 4 issues from July 15-19, 1984

The Campaign Fund Report, Human Rights Campaign Fund, Fall 1985

Center 55 Newsletter, March 1990

The Center Post, September 1989

...into the courts, the Newsletter of National Gay Rights Advocates, Fall 1985

The Gay Community News, v.21, n.2, February 1994

Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Veterans of America Reveille!, Orange County/Long Beach Chapter, June 1994

Gay Vote, News from the Harvey Milk Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club, 4 issues from 1984-1985

Jew Watch, issues 31 and 33.

The Journal, Lesbian and Gay Caucus, California Democratic Party, v.3, n.1, March 1987

The Optimist, a publication of the AIDS Project/Los Angeles, n.6, June 1985

PFLAG Orange County, February 1990, #5

Political Reports, Voice of the San Diego Democratic Club, 24 issues from 1984-1986

Stonewall Speaks, a Publication of the Stonewall Democratic Club, May and June 1984, May 1985

Task Force Report, Newsletter of the National Gay Task Force, November 1985

Women's Health Watch, Harvard, v.3, n.7, March 1996

AIDS-related materials (integrated into the AIDS History Project, Coll2007-015)

"Human Immunodeficiency Virus Monitoring Report," City of Long Beach, Department of Health and Human Services, June 1990

LIFELines, Newsletter of the LIFE AIDS Lobby and the LIFE League, 5 issues from 1986-1994

Surgeon General's Report on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

Democratic Party and other governmental materials (deaccessed)

California Democratic Council Convention: reports, programs, bylaws, and other mass-produced materials, 1980, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1994, 1995

California Young Democrats Newsletter, 1985

Campaign Disclosure manuals and forms (blank), 1990, 1992/1993

"The Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation: Rules and Procedures." Published by the Office of the Secretary of the State Bar of California. October 1988.

"Going West, California and the Future of the Democratic Party, 1984-88: A Discussion Paper." January 1985.

Rothman, David M. "California Judicial Conduct Handbook: Judicial Election Information." 1990.

Other publications

"Defense Force Management, DOD's Policy on Homosexuality." United States General Accounting Office, Report to Congressional Requesters. June 1992. (integrated into the ONE Archives manuscript collection)

Kepner, Jim. Our Movement Before Stonewall. 1992. (integrated into the ONE Archives library)

Press Kits

L.A. Cares, undated (integrated into the ONE Archives subject files collection)

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, 1987 (integrated into the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force records, Coll2011-056)

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Controlled Access Headings

Occupation(s)

  • Politicians--United States--California

Subject(s)

  • Gays--Political activity
  • Political activists--California--Long Beach

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Series 1. Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club records 1977-1996 

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in alphabetical order with the audiocassettes listed last.

Box Folder

 Administrative and promotional material, general 1977-1995   [7 folders]

Scope and Contents note

Includes 2 photographic prints and 1 negative of then California state assemblyman Art Agnos, circa 1977. Also includes a 1995 pin from Long Beach Transit.

1 1-7

 Affirmative action 1995   [2 folders]

1 8-9

 Agenda and minutes, assorted meetings 1985-1996   [11 folders]

1 10-20

 AIDS 1983-1987   [2 folders]

1 21-22

 Allied Business Political Action Group 1995 

1 23

 Annual Human Rights Awards Banquet administrative records 1980-1991   [23 folders]

2 1-23

 Annual Human Rights Awards Banquet administrative records 1990-1995   [12 folders]

3 1-12

 Annual Human Rights Awards Banquet programs 1980-1994   [9 folders]

8 23-31

 Annual Human Rights Awards Banquet program mockup 1989   [oversized]

9 2

 Artwork: promotional material and office forms 1989-1995   [2 folders]

1 24-25

 Bixby Park 1989 

1 26

 Barbara Boxer meeting July 2, 1993 

1 27

 Budget 1980-1989 

8 31

 Bylaws 1985-1988, undated 

1 28

 California Campaign '94 and '96 1993-1995   [3 folders]

3 13-15

 California and Los Angeles County democratic party materials 1984-1996   [2 folders]

Scope and Contents note

Includes Los Angeles County Democratic Party charter renewals for 1988, 1990, 1991, and 1994.

3 16-17

 California Association of Lesbian and Gay Democratic Clubs 1984-1987 

3 18

 Campaign Committee and voter registration 1994-1995 

3 19

 Campaign disclosure statement 1993-1995 

3 20

 Campaign statements 1977-1996   [4 folders]

8 32-35

 Candidate screenings, questionnaires and endorsements 1994, 1996   [3 folders]

3 21-23

 Coalition of Long Beach Organizations (COLBO) 1995 

3 24

 Certificates of appreciation 1987-1995   [oversized]

9 1

 Check stubs 1990-1991 

8 36

 Colorado boycott 1993 

3 25

 Community Coalition 1993-1994 

3 26

 Contacts: phone numbers 1990 

3 27

 Controversies 1993-1995 

8 37

 Community Organization for Resources and Education (CORE) 1992-1995 

4 1

 Correspondence 1980-1995   [15 folders]

4 2-16

 Domestic partnership 1991-1995   [5 folders]

4 17-21

 Domestic partnership 1991-1996   [4 folders]

5 1-4

 Education 1995 

5 5

 Elections 1985-1986, 1990-1996   [10 folders]

5 6-15

 Elections and events 1978-1995   [2 folders]

8 38-39

 Event, publicity, and promotional material 1989-1990, 1994-1995   [2 folders]

5 16-17

 Financial: accounts, invoices, and receipts 1995   [2 folders]

5 18-19

 Financial: correspondence and notes 1978-1991 

8 40

 Freedom of Choice 1993 

5 20

 Fundraising 1985-1986, 1992-1995   [2 folders]

Scope and Contents note

Includes some budget records.

5 21-22

 Greater Long Beach Democrats, Healthcare reform, and Homeless issues 1994 

5 23

 Greeting cards 1987 

5 24

 HIV Consortium 1995 

5 25

 Installation Brunch/Installation of Officers 1989-1995   [2 folders]

5 26-27

 International Network of Lesbian and Gay Officials November 1995 

5 28

 Internet, reference tool 1995 

5 29

 Lindberg estate 1995 

5 30

 Logo, ads, and stationary 1995, undated 

5 31

 LIFE AIDS Lobby 1992-1995   [13 folders]

6 1-13

 Long Beach Area Citizens Involved (LBACI) 1989, 1993-1995   [3 folders]

6 14-16

 Long Beach Community Business Network (LBCBN) 1992-1994 

6 17

 Lowenthal, Alan 1995 

6 18

 Lowenthal, Bonnie 1994 

6 19

 March on Washington 1993 

6 20

 Mayor-at-large issue 1985-1986 

6 21

 Membership: administration and renewals 1985-1986, 1993-1996   [5 folders]

6 22-27

 Military, gays 1993-1994 

6 28

 Militia Expo April 4-6, 1995 

6 29

 National Association of Gay and Lesbian Democratic Clubs (NAGLDC) 1984-1986 

6 30

 Needle exchange 1993 

6 31

 Newsletters 1978-1996   [22 folders]

8 1-22

 Ordinances, city of Long Beach 1986-1989   [3 folders]

7 1-3

 Organizations, Southern Californian and national 1983-1986 

7 4

 Osbourne, Ozzy 1989 

7 5

 Performance evaluation/directive 1986-1987 

7 6

 Philosophy 1985-1986 

7 7

 Photographs 1984, 1990-1995 

Scope and Contents note

Comprises 24 color and 2 black-and-white photographic prints, including images of club members attending a horse race (1984), receiving certificates of recognition from the California State Senate (circa 1990-1991), participating in the 1990 Long Beach pride parade, marching at the 1990 and 1991 Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade, and protesting the Militia Expo (1995).

7 8

 Police complaints 1984-1985 

7 9

 Police relations 1979, 1984-1990   [4 folders]

7 10-13

 Poltical Action Committee (PAC) 1982-1988, 1993-1995   [7 folders]

7 14-20

 Pride and festivals, Long Beach 1990-1991 

7 21

 Project 10 1990-1991 

7 22

 Proposition 1, police complaints 1990 

7 23

 Sanchez incident 1993 

7 24

 Self, Paul, personal papers 1992-1996 

7 25

 Southland Political Action Committee (SOLPAC) 1988 

7 26

 Steering Committee retreats 1984-1986 

7 27

 Stonewall Alliance for Youth 1994 

7 28

 Ten Days of Pride 1993 

7 29

 Treasurer reports 1980-1995 

8 41

 Voter registration 1992, 1994   [2 folders]

7 30-31

 Yes on civilian review 1989 

7 32

 Audiocassettes 

Scope and Contents note

One cassette (AC1815) contains the remarks of Councilman Doug Drummond from September 21, 1993. The other (AC1816) is labeled Pat Dallam from August 1988 and contains 1) Don't You Worry, S. Fink; 2) Good Morning Heartache, Fisher, Drake; and 3) Stay Awhile, S. Fink and J. Grippo.

9 AC1815-6

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