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Finding aid to the Valerie Johnson papers, 1992-2006

Finding aid prepared by Charlie Kaufhold and Loni Shibuyama, (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 - Creator
Johnson, Valerie
Title
Valerie Johnson Papers
Collection no.
Coll2013.019
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1998-2002
Date [inclusive]
1992-2006
Extent
0.8 linear foot., 2 archive cartons.
Language
English
Abstract
The Valerie Johnson collection, 1992-2006, focuses on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth, especially in education. A portion of the collection contains education material, teachers' handbooks, flyers, notes and other teaching material from organizations such as Project 10, Gay-Straight Alliance Network, California Teachers Association, National Education Association and Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). Another portion of the collection consists of subject files with clippings about LGBT youth, children and families; schooling and bullying; religious gays; and broader LGBT-related topics between 1992 and 2003.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] Valerie Johnson Papers, Coll2013-019, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Biography

Valerie Johnson is a high school teacher in fine arts photography from South Laguna, California. Since the 1970s, when she campaigned against the California Proposition 6 Briggs Initiative, she has remained politically active, particularly in regards to anti-discrimination based on gender and sexuality. She was an active member of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and both attended and led numerous workshops at various conferences. She was especially active in raising awareness of the Californian Assembly Bill AB 537, the California Student Safety and Violence Prevention Act of 2000, that changed California's education code by adding sexual orientation and gender to the nondiscrimination policy.

Source:

Box 1, Folder 1, Valerie Johnson Papers, Coll2013-019, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Scope and Content

The Valerie Johnson collection focuses on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth, especially in education. A portion of the collection contains education material, teachers' handbooks, flyers, notes and other teaching material from organizations such as Project 10, Gay-Straight Alliance Network, California Teachers Association, National Education Association, and Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). These materials were mostly compiled for workshops at conferences, including the 12th Annual University of California LGBT Association Conference in 2001 and the GLSEN Conference in 2000. Another portion of the collection consists of clippings and internet printouts with information about LGBT youth, children and families; schooling and bullying; religious gays; and broader LGBT-related topics between 1992 and 2003.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged in alphabetical order.

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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

Gift of Valerie Johnson, August 16, 2009.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Charlie Kaufhold and Loni Shibuyama, March 2013.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials

The following newsletters have been separated from the collection and cataloged in the ONE Archives periodicals collection:

Action Alert: International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, Volume IX (November 1, 2000).

Connections: National Education Association, Gay and Lesbian Caucus newsletter, September 2001.

Heartstrong, the National Newsletter for HeartStrong, Inc. 2000-2001.

Outright: Newsletter of Gay-Straight Alliance Network, Winter & Spring 2002.

PFLAG, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, South Orange County/Laguna Woods, September 2001.

The following items have been separated from the collection and cataloged into ONE Archives' collection of ephemera:

And Marriage for All Playing Cards, National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, 2004.

Gay & Lesbian Knowledge Cards, Rohnert Park, CA: Today's Out Look (Catalog Number K122).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • California Teachers Association.
  • Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.

Genre(s)

  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Teaching--Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Subject(s)

  • Gay and lesbian studies
  • Gay youth
  • Gays--Education
  • Homosexuality and education--United States
  • Lesbian youth
  • Lesbians--Education
  • Toleration--Study and teaching

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Valerie Johnson papers 

Box Folder

 Breaking the School Silence (BTSS) workshop 2000 

1 1-2

 Brochures 1999 

1 3

 California Teachers Association 

Box Folder

 Aliso Niguel High School (ANHS), Capistrano Unified Education Association (CUEA) workshop 1997-2000 

1 4

 Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) conference 2000 

1 5

 Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) conference; 1st GLSEN-Orange County conference May 1999 

1 6

 Teachers' guides and handbooks 1997-2001 

1 7

 Workshop material 1994-1999 

1 8

 Clippings and related notes and material 

Box Folder

 "Can't Take Color Out of Colorado" March 14, 2000 

1 9

 Cheney, Mary editorials August 10, 2000 

1 10

 "Dear Abby" October 11, 1999 

1 11

 Dyke March 2002 

1 12

 El Modena High School 2000 

1 13

 Gay athletes; Lorey Johnson September 17, 2000 

1 14

 Gay Christians, advice column 1999-2003 

1 15

 Gay Mormon suicide May 8, 2000 

1 16

 "Gay Today," Newsweek March 20, 2000 

1 17

 Gender and homophobia 2001-2002 

1 18

 Genetics and LGBT article, Los Angeles Times May 21, 2001 

1 19

 Goldwater, Barry 1998 

1 20

 Immigration; Tim Miller 2000-2001 

1 21

 Intersex articles February 27, 2001 

1 22

 Jennings, Kevin, biography May 18, 2000 

1 23

 Jennings, Kevin, editorial on bullying March 9, 2001 

1 24

 Kaiser Foundation, sex education October 1, 2000 

1 25

 Kids with LGBT parents, Los Angeles Times September 12, 1999 

1 26

 Nabozny, Jamie S., case 1996-1997 

1 27

 Phelps, Fred 1999-2000 

1 28

 Plumer, Fred, sermons 1992-2000 

1 29

 Prop 22 articles 1999-2000 

1 30

 Rainbow flag history January 11, 1997 

1 31

 Remembrance Day 2002 

1 32

 Reparative therapy August 21, 1998 

2 1

 Rustin, Bayard January 20, 2003 

2 2

 Santee incident, school bullying 1999-2001 

2 3-4

 Shepard, Matthew November 2, 1998 

2 5

 Spitzer, Robert, article May 23, 2001 

2 6

 Transgender, Los Angeles Times 2001-2003 

2 7

 Wussyboy.org article August 27, 2000 

2 8

 Youth activism, Washington Blade and  Advocate 2000-2001 

2 9
Box Folder

 Colin, Anthony et al. v. Orange Unified School District (OUSD) February 4, 2000 

2 10
Item

 Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network; Judy Shepard public service announcement [video recording] circa 1998-2005 

VV2783
Box Folder

 Gay-Straight Alliance Bay Area 2000 

2 11

 Gay-Straight Alliance Network 2002 

2 12

 Gay-Straight Alliance Network, articles and information 1997-2001 

2 13

 Gay-Straight Alliance Network, High Contrast circa 1995-2002 

2 14

 Heartstrong, information and handouts 1990-2001 

2 15-16

 Massachusetts Department of Education material 1993-1998 

2 17

 National Education Association guides 1999 

2 18

 Project 10 1998-2001 

2 19

 "Speaking Out 4 Tolerance," Culver City High School 2006 

2 20

 "That's a Family" and "It's Elementary" film publicity material 1999-2000 

2 21

 University of California Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Association (UCLGBTA) Conference at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) February 2001 

2 22

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