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Finding Aid to the California Human Rights Advocates Records

Finding aid prepared by Katrina Sire and Kyle Morgan, © 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
California Human Rights Advocates.
Title
California Human Rights Advocates records
Collection no.
Coll2013.035
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1977-1981
Date [inclusive]
1973-1981
Extent
4.5 linear feet., 4 archive boxes
Language
English
Abstract
California State Legislature bills and resolutions, politician biographies, board of directors meeting minutes and agendas, press releases, bylaws, articles of incorporation, budget records, correspondence, job descriptions, contracts, fundraising records, reports, petitions, lobbying and mailing lists, position statements, clippings, lobby and staff reports, court records, brochures, newsletters, flyers, mock-ups of promotional material, and research records of the California Human Rights Advocates (CHRA), bulk 1977-1981. CHRA educated elected officials to the needs of their gay and lesbian constituents, lobbied for the passage of anti-discrimination assembly and senate bills, and battled against the passage of California Proposition 6, The Briggs Initiative, in 1978.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] California Human Rights Advocates Records, Coll2013-035, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Administrative history

The introduction of Art Agnos' anti-discrimination employment bill AB 1302 in January 1977 inspired the creation of a state lobby to advocate for legislation affecting lesbian and gay people. In May 1977, Northern California Human Rights Advocates and Southern California Human Rights Advocates formed. In January 1978, the northern and southern groups adopted a common set of bylaws and the first statewide gay lobby was born. California Human Rights Advocates educated elected officials to the needs of their gay and lesbian constituents, lobbied for the passage of anti-discrimination assembly and senate bills, and battled against the passage of California Proposition 6, The Briggs Initiative, in 1978.

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Scope and Contents

California State Legislature bills and resolutions, politician biographies, board of directors meeting minutes and agendas, press releases, bylaws, articles of incorporation, budget records, correspondence, job descriptions, contracts, fundraising records, reports, petitions, lobbying and mailing lists, position statements, clippings, lobby and staff reports, court records, brochures, newsletters, flyers, mock-ups of promotional material, and research records of the California Human Rights Advocates, bulk 1977-1981. Includes records from the Northern California, Southern California, Orange County, and other California county and district chapters as well as coalition records with groups supportive of gay and lesbian causes.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged in the following series:

Series 1. Administrative records, 1973-1981

Series 2. California State Legislature bill and resolution records, 1977-1980

Series 3. Politician records, 1979-1981

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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

Formerly boxes 103-055, 103-056, 103-117, and 104-006. Collection processed by Katrina Sire and Kyle Morgan, 2013.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials note

Gay Rights Guardian, American Civil Liberties Union Lesbian & Gay Rights Chapter newsletter, November 1979, December 1979.

Coalition for Human Rights Newsletter, Santa Barbara, July 1980.

The Community Voice, Wichita Gay Community Association newsletter, October 1977.

Stonewall Speaks, Stonewall Democratic Club newsletter, October 1979.

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Controlled Access Headings

Occupation(s)

  • Lobbyists
  • Politicians--United States--California

Subject(s)

  • Gays--Law and legislation
  • Gays--Political activity
  • Homosexuality--Law and legislation--California
  • Political activists--California

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Administrative records 1973-1981  (Bulk, 1977-1981)

Arrangement

The files are arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Contents

Board of directors meeting minutes and agendas, press releases, bylaws, articles of incorporation, budget records, correspondence, job descriptions, contracts, fundraising records, lobby and staff reports, brochures, newsletters, flyers, mock-ups of promotional material, and mailing lists of the California Human Rights Advocates, bulk 1977-1981. Includes records from the Northern California, Southern California, Orange County, and other California county and district chapters as well as coalition records with groups supportive of gay and lesbian causes.

Box Folder

 Alerts, legislative and AB-1 1979 

3 3

 American Civil Liberties Union 1974-1980 

2 18

 Articles of incorporation and organizational histories 1978-1979 

4 1

 Artwork for brochures 1979 

3 24

 Brochures circa 1980 

2 11

 Board of directors 1979-1981 

Scope and Contents

Includes meeting minutes, meeting agendas, correspondence, reports, budgets, job descriptions, resumes, board policies, and other administrative records.

4 2-13

 The Briggs Initiative (California Proposition 6) 1977 

3 12-13

 Bumper stickers circa 1980 

2 40

 Bylaws 1978-1980 

4 14-15

 California Champions Fund 1979 

3 8

 California district maps 1973 

1 3

 Commicion Feminine Nationale 1979 

2 19

 Committee on moral concerns 1980 

3 7

 Communications committee 1979 

1 152

 Coordinating council, disco party 1979 

2 41

 Correspondence 1977-1980 

2 23-29

 Crime statistics 1975-1977 

2 20

 Endorsements 1975-1982 

3 9-10

 Feminist information and articles 1979-1980 

2 43

 Fieldwork chapters 1978-1979 

3 25

 Fieldwork clippings circa 1980 

2 44

 Financial 1977-1981 

4 20-21

 Flyers 1977-1980 

3 20

 Fundraising 1977-1980 

3 4-5

 Gay religious groups 1979-1980 

2 15

 Gay Rights National Lobby 1977-1980 

1 147

 Gay support groups 1977-1980 

2 39

 Goals and principles 1979-1980 

3 23

 Government agencies 1977-1980 

3 22

 Government committees circa 1980 

2 8

 "How to" literature circa 1980 

1 148

 Internal memoranda 1977-1980 

3 14

 Job descriptions and contracts 1980 

2 22

 Legislative reports 1980 

1 149

 Letter writing circa 1980 

2 33

 Lists of organizations 1980 

2 9

 Lobbyist reports and information 1979 

2 34-38

 Mailing lists 1977-1979 

3 6

 March on Sacramento 1980 

3 17-19

 March on Washington 1979 

2 14

 Miscellaneous circa 1980 

4 19

 Mock-ups of newsletters and flyers 1977-1980 

3 26-27

 Newsletters 1978-1981 

2 52

 Newsletters received list circa 1980 

2 45

 Northern California Psychiatric Society 1977 

2 17

 National Organization for Women (NOW) 1980 

2 16

 Orange County chapter 1979   [3 folders]

2 46-48

 Oregon reports on sexual preferences 1977-1980 

2 42-43

 Organization proposal 1979-1980 

3 16

 Planning committee 1981 

1 151

 Police harassment of gays 1978-1979 

3 11

 Polls 1977 

3 21

 Press conference 1979 

2 51

 Press releases 1978-1980 

2 49-50

 Printing circa 1980 

2 13

 Publicity for events 1977-1979 

2 12

 Sacramento gay vote 1980 

1 1

 Sacramento lobby circa 1980 

1 2

 Senate district manager circa 1980 

3 30-32

 State conferences and meetings 1978-1980 

4 16-18

 Staff reports 1980 

1 150

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Series 2:  California State Legislature bill and resolution records 1977-1980 

Arrangement

The files are arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Contents

California State Assembly and Senate bills and resolutions, correspondence, reports, flyers, petitions, lobbying lists, position statements, clippings, lobby reports, court records, and research records of California Human Rights Advocates' lobbying efforts on California state bills and resolutions, 1977-1980.

Box Folder

 Assembly bill 1 1978-1980 

1 4-5

 Assembly bill 1 1979 

3 15

 Assembly bill 1 lobby day 1979 1978-1980 

1 6

 Assembly bill 188 Agnos 1979 

1 7

 Assembly bill 812 1979-1980 

1 8

 Assembly bill 1130 Agnos 1977 

1 9

 Assembly bill 1302 Agnos 1977-1978 

1 10

 Assembly bill 1302 Day 1977-1978 

1 11

 Assembly bill 1959 1979-1980 

1 12

 Assembly bill 2158 1980 

1 13

 Assembly bill 2597 1980 

1 14

 Assembly bill 2858 circa 1980 

1 15

 Assembly bill 3290 1980 

1 16

 Assembly joint resolution 4 1978 

1 17

 Assembly concurrent resolution 95 1980 

1 18

 Senate bill 3 Marks 1979 

1 19

 Senate bill 13 1978 

1 20

 Senate bill 18 Richardson 1978-1980 

1 21

 Senate bill 27 Marks 1977-1980 

1 22

 Senate bill 196 Presley 1979 

1 23

 Senate bill 325 Ayala 1979 

1 24

 Senate bill 500 Robbins 1979 

1 25

 Senate bill 539 1979 

1 26

 Senate bill 691 1979 

1 27

 Senate bill 705 Sieroty 1979 

1 28

 Senate bill 781 Egeland 1979 

1 29

 Senate bill 822 Song 1977 

1 30

 Senate bill 863 1979-1980 

1 31

 Senate bill 1216 1979-1980 

1 32

 Senate bill 1232 1980 

1 33

 Senate bill 1235 1977-1978 

1 34

 Senate bill 1351 1980 

1 35

 Senate bill 1392 1980 

1 36

 Senate bill 1632 H.L. Richardson 1980 

1 37

 Senate bill 2053 Marks 1978 

1 38

 Senate bill 2192 Sieroty 1978 

1 39

 Senate joint resolution 27 1979-1980 

1 40

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Series 3:  Politician records 1979-1981 

Arrangement

The files are arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Contents

Biographies, lists, California State Legislature bills and resolutions, press releases, correspondence, meeting reports, clippings, reports, and other materials maintained about politicians lobbied or monitored by the California Human Rights Advocates (CHRA), bulk 1979-1981.

Box Folder

 City council and board of supervisors list 1979-1981 

2 10

 Senate assembly roster 1979-1980 

1 41

 Legislators voting records 1977-1978 

1 42

 Art Agnos 1977-1980 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 16 San Francisco

1 43

 Richard Alatorre circa 1980 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 55 Los Angeles

1 44

 Alfred Alquist circa 1980 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 11 San Jose

1 45

 John Anderson circa 1980 

2 7

 Ruben Ayala 1980 

General note

Democrat, senatorial district 32 San Bernardino

1 108

 Tom Bane circa 1978 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 40 Van Nuys

1 46

 Tom Bates 1980 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 12 Oakland

1 47

 Daniel Boatwright 1979-1980 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 10 central and eastern Contra Costa County

1 48

 Anthony C. Beilenson 1980 

General note

Democrat, congressional district 23 Los Angeles

1 144

 Marian Bergeson 1979 

General note

Republican, assembly district 74 Newport Beach

1 51

 Howard Berman 1979-1980 

General note

Democrat,assembly district 43 Beverly Hills

1 52

 Robert Beverly circa 1980 

General note

Republican, senatorial district 27 Redondo Beach

1 109

 Douglas Bosco circa 1980 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 2 Eureka

1 53

 John Briggs 1977-1980 

General note

Republican, senatorial district 35 Fullerton

1 107

 Dennis Brown 1980 

General note

Republican, assembly district 58 Long Beach

1 54

 Jerry Brown 1977-1979 

3 1

 Willie Brown, Junior 1977-1981 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 17 San Francisco

1 49

 William Campbell 1979-1980 

General note

Republican, Assembly District 33 Whittier

1 97

 Paul Carpenter circa 1980 

General note

Democrat, senatorial district 37 Santa Ana

1 110

 President James Carter 1979-1980 

2 4

 Peter Chacon 1980 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 79 San Diego

1 55

 Dominic Cortese [empty] 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 24 Santa Clara

1 56

 Jim Costa 1980 

Description

Democrat, assembly district 30 Fresno

1 57

 Alan Cranston 1978-1980 

General note

Democrat, senatorial district

1 146

 William Craven circa 1980 

General note

Republican, senatorial district 38 Vista

1 111

 Mike Curb 1979 

2 5

 Wadie P. Deddeh 1979-1980 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 80 Chula Vista

1 58

 Ralph Dills 1980 

General note

Democrat, senatorial district 28 Gardena

1 112

 John Dollittle 1980 

General note

Republican, senatorial district 3 Sacramento

1 113

 Gordon Duffy 1980-1980 

General note

Republican, assembly district 32 Hanford

1 59

 Mervyn M. Dymally 1978 

2 6

 Dave Elder 1979-1980 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 57 Long Beach

1 60

 Jim Ellis 1979-1980 

General note

Republican, senatorial district 39 San Diego

1 114

 Fong Eu 1978 

2 3

 Gerald Felando 1979 

General note

Republican, assembly district 52 Torrance

1 61

 William Filante 1980 

General note

Republican, assembly district 9 San Rafael

1 62

 John Foran 1975-1980 

General note

Democrat, senatorial district 6 Daly City

1 115

 Robert Frazee 1980 

General note

Republican, assembly district 76

1 63

 John Garamendi circa 1980 

General note

Democrat, senatorial district 13 Stockton

1 116

 Alex Garcia 1980 

General note

Democrat, senatorial district 24 Los Angeles

1 117

 Marz Garcia circa 1980 

General note

Republican, senatorial district 10 Menlo Park

1 118

 Terry Goggin 1979-1980 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 66 San Bernardino

1 64

 Bill Greene 1978-1980 

General note

Democrat, senatorial district 29 Los Angeles

1 119

 Leroy Greene 1979-1980 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 6 most of the City of Sacramento, Cal Expo and Rancho Cordova

1 65

 Carol Hallett 1979-1981 

General note

Republican, district assembly 29 San Luis Obispo

1 69

 Tom Hannigan 1979-1980 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 4 Fairfield

1 66

 Elihu M. Harris 1979 

File Plan note

Democrat, assembly district 13 Berkeley

1 70

 Gary Hart 1979-1980 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 35 Santa Barbara

1 67

 S. I. Hayakawa 1977-1979 

General note

Republican,

2 1

 John Holmdahl circa 1980 

General note

Democrat, senatorial district 8 Hayward

1 120

 Teresa Hughes 1980 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 47 Los Angeles

1 68

 Charles M. Imbrecht 1979-1980 

General note

Republican, assembly district 36 Ventura

1 71

 Walter Ingalls 1979 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 68 Riverside

1 72

 William H. Ivers 1979 

General note

Republican, assembly district 42 Pasadena

1 73

 Ray Johnson 1979-1980 

General note

Republican, senatorial district 1 Chico

1 121

 Ross Johnson 1979-1980 

General note

Republican, assembly district 69 Fullerton

1 74

 Lawrence Kapiloff 1979 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 78 San Diego

1 75

 Barry Keene circa 1980 

General note

Democrat, senatorial district 2 Eureka

1 122

 David Kelly 1979-1980 

General note

Republican, assembly district 75 Hemet

1 76

 Stephen Lachs 1979 

3 2

 Bill Lancaster 1979-1980 

General note

Republican, assembly district 62 Covina

1 77

 Richard Lehman 1979-1980 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 31 Clovis

1 78

 William Leonard 1979-1980 

General note

Republican, assembly district 67 Redlands

1 79

 Mel Levine 1978-1980 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 44 Los Angeles

1 80

 Bill Lockyer 1979 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 14 Alameda County

1 80

 Kenneth Maddy circa 1980 

General note

Republican, senatorial district 14 Fresno

1 123

 Milton Marks 1978-1979 

General note

Republican, senatorial district 5 San Francisco

1 124

 Alister McAlister 1979 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 25 San Jose

1 81

 Leo McCarthy 1978-1979 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 18 San Francisco

1 82

 Robert T. Matsui 1979-1980 

General note

Democrat,

2 2

 Henry Mello circa 1980 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 28 Watsonville

1 125

 James Mills 1979-1980 

General note

Democrat, senatorial district 40 Chula Vista

1 126

 Joseph Montoya 1979-1980 

General note

Democrat, senatorial district 26 El Monte

1 127

 Gwen Moore circa 1980 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 49 Los Angeles

1 83

 Jean Moorhead 1979-1980 

General note

Republican, assembly district 5 Sacramento

1 84

 Richarde Mountjoy circa 1980 

General note

Republican, assembly district 61 Arcadia

1 85

 Robert Naylor 1979 

General note

Republican, assembly district 20 Redwood City

1 86

 John Nejedly circa 1980 

General note

Republican, senatorial district 7 Walnut Creek

1 129

 Jim Nielson 1979-1980 

General note

Republican senatorial district 4 Woodland

1 130

 Patrick Nolan circa 1980 

General note

Republican, assembly district 41 Glendale

1 87

 Leon Panetta 1979 

General note

Democrat, congressional district 16

1 45

 Louis Papan circa 1980 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 19 Daly City

1 88

 Nicholas Petris 1980 

General note

Democrat, senatorial district 9 Oakland

1 131

 Robert T. Presley 1980 

General note

Democrat, senate district 34 Riverside

1 132

 Omer Rains circa 1980 

General note

Democrat, senetorial district 18 Ventura

1 133

 H. L. "Bill" Richardson 1978 

General note

Republican, senatorial district 25 Arcadia

1 134

 David Roberti 1978-1981 

General note

Democrat, senatorial district 23 Hollywood

1 136

 Alan Robbins 1977-1980 

General note

Democrat, senatorial district 20 Van Nuys

1 135

 Richard Robinson 1979 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 72 Garden Grove

1 89

 Don Rogers circa 1980 

General note

Republican, assembly district 33 Bakersfield

1 90

 Michael Roos 1979-1980 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 46 Los Angeles

1 91

 Herschel Rosenthal 1980 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 45 Los Angeles

1 92

 Newton Russell 1979-1980 

General note

Republican, senatorial district 21, Glendale

1 137

 Marilyn Ryan 1979-1981 

General note

Republican, assembly district 51 Redondo Beach

1 93

 John Schmitz 1980 

General note

Republican, senatorial district 36 Newport Beach

1 138

 Alan Sieroty 1978-1980 

General note

Democrat, senatorial district 22 Los Angeles

1 139

 Ollie Speraw 1980 

General note

Republican, senatorial district 31 Long Beach

1 140

 Stan Statham 1979-1981 

General note

Republican, assembly district 1 Counties of Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity and the northwest half of Bute

1 94

 Walter Stiern 1979 

General note

Democrat, senatorial district 16 bakersfield

1 141

 Dave Stirling 1979-1980 

General note

Republican, assembly district 64 Hacienda Heights, Diamond Bar and Rowland Heights

1 95

 Sally Tanner 1979 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 60 El Monte

1 98

 John Thurman circa 1980 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 27 Modesto

1 96

 Art Torres 1979-1980 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 56, Los Angeles

1 99

 Curtis Tucker circa 1980 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 50 Inglewood

1 50

 Lionel Van Deerlin 1979 

General note

Democrat, congressional district 37 San Diego

1 143

 John Vasconcellos 1978-1980 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 23 San Jose

1 100

 Frank Vicencia 1980 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 54 Paramount

1 101

 Roseann Vuich circa 1980 

General note

Democrat, senatorial district 15 Dinuba

1 142

 Maxine Waters 1979-1980 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 48 Los Angeles

1 102

 Norman Waters 1979-1980 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 7 Plymouth

1 103

 Diane Watson 1980 

General note

Democrat, senatorial district 30 Los Angeles

1 128

 Chester Wray circa 1980 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 71 Garden Grove

1 104

 Phillip Wyman 1979 

General note

Republican, assembly district 34 Lancaster

1 105

 Bruce Young 1979-1980 

General note

Democrat, assembly district 63 Norwalk

1 106

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