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Finding aid to the Sexual Law Reporter Records

Finding aid prepared by Lane Zajac-Goldszer, © 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
Creator
ACLU
Creator - Creator
Coleman, Thomas F., (Coleman, Thomas Frank), 1948-
Title
Sexual Law Reporter records
Collection no.
Coll2013.020
Date [inclusive]
1974-1980
Extent
1.0 linear foot., 1 archival box.
Language
English
Abstract
The Sexual Law Reporter was a non-profit organization founded in Los Angeles in 1974 to protect sexual civil liberties by informing the law community on statutory and case law in the field of sexuality. From 1974 to 1979, the Sexual Law Reporter performed research and presented analysis in the form of a quarterly, self-titled newsletter edited and published by Thomas F. Coleman. The collection includes editorial copies, rough drafts, and paste-ups of the newsletter. Also included in the collection are founding documents, mailing lists, and board of directors' records.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] Sexual Law Reporter records, Coll2013-020, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Administrative History

The Sexual Law Reporter (SLR) was a non-profit organization founded by the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Committee for Sexual Civil Liberties in 1974 in Los Angeles, California. The objective of the SLR was to perform research and present analysis on statutory and case law in the field of sexuality. For six years (1974-1979) the SLR published a quarterly newsletter which was distributed to federal judges, state appellate court judges, bar associations and libraries in order to educate and inform the members of the judiciary on current developments in the field of sexuality and the law. The Sexual Law Reporter was edited and published by Thomas F. Coleman.

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Scope and Content

The Sexual Law Reporter records include original founding documents, rough drafts, and paste-ups of the Sexual Law Reporter, 1974-1979. The majority of the material in the collection consists of proofs of articles with corrections and drafts of the newsletter at various stages. The collection also includes founding documents such as the articles of incorporation and records of the board of directors. Also included is a copy of the form used to collect case information including a list of legal topics. The collection also includes copies of the  Sexual Law Reporter volumes one through three and indexes for those volumes. Volume three, issue three, includes a special summary of legislation in all states that affected sexual civil liberties.

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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

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

The collection was formerly housed in boxes A026 and A030. The collection was processed by Sarah Pham and Lane Zajac-Goldszer, February 2013.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials

Thomas Coleman papers, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Newsletters

Subject(s)

  • Gay rights--United States
  • Homosexuality--Law and legislation

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Sexual Law Reporter records 1974-1980 

Arrangement

The contents of the collection are arranged chronologically.

Box Folder

 Formation proposal January 1974-March 1974 

1 1

 Incorporation and board actions May 1974-September 1976 

1 2

 Sexual Law Reporter, volumes 1-3 April 1975-October 1977 

1 3

 Sexual Law Reporter, indexes, volumes 1-4 1975-1978 

1 4

 Editorial copy, volume 1, number 2 June-July 1975 

1 5

 Editorial copy, volume 1, number 4 October-December 1975   [2 folders]

1 6-7

 Editorial copy, volume 2, number 1 January-February 1976   [2 folders]

1 8-9

 Editorial copy, volume 2, number 2 March-April 1976   [3 folders]

1 10-12

 Editorial copy, volume 2, number 3 May-June 1976   [3 folders]

1 13-15

 United States Postal Service mailing permit July 1976 

1 16

 Editorial copy, volume 2, number 4 July-August 1976   [2 folders]

1 17-18

 Internal Revenue Service correspondence August 1976 

1 19

 Editorial copy, volume 2, number 5 September-October 1976   [2 folders]

1 20-21

 Editorial copy, volume 2, number 6 November-December 1976 

1 22

 Editorial copy, volume 3, number 1 January-February 1977 

1 23

 Editorial copy, volume 3, number 2 March-April 1977 

1 24

 Editorial copy, volume 3, number 3 May-June 1977 

1 25

 Editorial copy, volume 3, number 4 July-August 1977   [2 folders]

1 26-27

 Miscellaneous material June 1979-May 1980 

1 28

 California Executive Order B-54-79 April-June 1980 

1 29

 Privacy cases April-May 1980 

1 30

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