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Finding Aid to the Pikes Peak Gay Community Center (PPGCC) Records, 1968-2001

Finding aid prepared by Jeff Snapp, (c) 2013

Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources.

Summary Information

Repository
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Title
Pikes Peak Gay Community Center (PPGCC) records
Collection no.
Coll2013.018
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1977-1979
Date [inclusive]
1968-2001
Extent
0.4 linear foot., 1 archive carton
Language
English
Abstract
The Pikes Peak Gay Community Center (PPGCC) records consist of administrative records, promotional material, and correspondence from the late 1970's during its formation, including documentation of its relationships with the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Colorado, the Lambda Services Bureau, and other organizations and people. The collection includes promotional material from the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Colorado as well as a brief history of the center written by Gerald A. Gerash in 2001.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] Pikes Peak Gay Community Center (PPGCC) Records, Coll2013.18, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Biographical/Historical note

The Pikes Peak Gay & Lesbian Community Center was formed in 1978. The foundation for the center was developed through its Planning & Implementation Committee and with assistance from the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Colorado and the Lambda Services Bureau.

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Scope and Contents note

The Pikes Peak Gay Community Center (PPGCC) records, 1968-2001, include Planning and Implementation Committee documents, a statement of purpose, proposed by-laws, office procedure documents, board candidate applications, and other foundational records. The collection also includes member mailings; newsletters; correspondence with center members, the press, and periodical publishers; clippings; anti-gay flyers; court documents about gay marriage and gay arrests; tax-exempt status records; educational material; and exercises in creative writing. The collection includes a brief history of the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Colorado written by Gerald A. Gerash in 2001.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged in the following sections:

Community Center(s) communications and records [4 folders]

Personal and professional correspondence [6 folders]

Contemporary literature - writings and flyers [2 folders]

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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

The date and method of acquisition are not documented.

Processing Information

Formerly box A239. Collection processed by Jeff Snapp, 2013.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials note

Periodicals separated into the ONE periodical collection include newsletters from Denver and Colorado Springs spanning 1977-1985 including:

Gayspeak: Newsletter of the Pikes Peak Gay Community Center, Volume 7, Number 2-3, 1985

Update: Newsletter of the Gay Community Center of Colorado, Inc.,Volume 1, Edition 1-3, 1977

Gaynin': Newsletter of the Gay Community Center of Colorado, Volume 1, Issue 4, 6, 1977; Volume 1, Issue 6, 8-12, 1977; Volume 1, Issue 8-12, 1978; Volume 2, Issue 1-3, 5, 1978; Volume 2, Issue 7, 9-12, 1979; Volume 2, Issue 9, March 1979; Volume 3, Issue 1-6, 1979; Volume 3, Issue 7, [8], 1980; Volume 4, No. 3, 1980; Volume 4, Issue 5-12, 1980; Volume 5, Issue 1-6, 1981

Newsletter of the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Colorado, March, April, June, September 1985

Newsletter of the Pikes Peak Gay Community Center, Volume 1, Issue 1, November 1979

PIC-Notes, Volume 1, Number 1, 3, 4  Gayspeak: Newsletter of the Pikes Peak Gay Community Center, Volume 7, Number 2-3, 1985

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Colorado.
  • Pikes Peak Gay Community Center.

Subject(s)

  • Gay community--Colorado--Colorado Springs
  • Gays--Services for
  • Hate speech--United States
  • Same-sex marriage--United States

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Pikes Peak Gay Community Center (PPGCC) records 1968-2001 

Box Folder

 Pikes Peak Gay Community Center (PPGCC) circa 1976-1979 

Scope and Contents note

Includes a statement of purpose, by-laws, board nominations, office procedures.

1 1

 Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Colorado circa 1978-2001 

Scope and Contents note

Includes member mailings, promotional materials, and the agenda of the "First Annual Symposium on Contemporary Gay Issues" . Also includes "Origins of the Gay Community Center of Colorado" article written by Gerald A. Gerash on June 12, 2001.

1 2

 PPGCC membership communications circa 1979 

Scope and Contents note

Includes member mailings and promotional materials.

1 3

 Lambda Services Bureau circa 1975-1977 

1 4

 Correspondence with The Advocate 1976-1978 

1 5

 Correspondence with Blueboy using pseudonym circa 1977 

1 6

 Correspondence of Phil Nash and Penni Kimmel 1977-1979 

1 7

 Correspondence with Alternate Publishing circa 1979-1980 

1 8

 News clippings and letters to the editor circa 1976-1980 

Scope and Contents

Includes Air Force Academy postcard, and a photograph of Penni Kimmel and Ken Wood at the San Francisco Castro Street Fair in 1980.

1 9

 Same sex marriage civil action circa 1977 

1 10

 Writings of Malachi Truman Harris circa 1968-1976 

1 11

 The Homosexual Extermination Movement (THEM) circa 1978 

1 12

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