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Finding Aid to the Marjorie Rushforth Papers

Finding aid prepared by Katrina Sire, © 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
Marjorie A., Rushforth, (Marjorie Alice), -2008
Title
Marjorie A. Rushforth papers
Collection no.
Coll2013.042
Date [inclusive]
1970-1994
Extent
0.2 linear feet.
Language
English
Abstract
The Marjorie Rushforth papers include a limited number of records from the Friends of the EAGLES Center, a continuation school of the Los Angeles Unified School District options program, Emphasizing Adolescent Gay/Lesbian Education Services (EAGLES). The collection also includes a file on the representation of Morris Kight concerning his residence at 1447 North Martel Avenue, Los Angeles along with personal correspondence, and reference materials on advertising, media, and sex. As a lawyer, Marjorie Rushforth was known for representing gay men and HIV positive individuals. She served on the executive boards of the AIDS Services Foundation Orange County and Friends of Emphasizing Adolscent Gay/Lesbian Education Services (EAGLES) Center, Los Angeles, California.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] Marjorie Rushforth Papers, Coll2013-042, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Biography

As a lawyer, Marjorie Rushforth was known for representing gay men and HIV positive individuals in discrimination lawsuits. Rushforth's work may be best known for her representation of Orange County teacher, Vincent Chalk. She was a founding member and served on the boards of AIDS Services Foundation Orange County and Friends of the EAGLES Center of Los Angeles, Incorporated.

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Scope and Content

The Marjorie Rushforth papers consist of a limited number of records including budgets, correspondence, fliers, and mailing lists from the Friends of the EAGLES Center, a continuation school of the Los Angeles Unified School District options program, Emphasizing Adolescent Gay/Lesbian Education Services (EAGLES). The EAGLES Center was founded to provide an optimal learning environment for gay and lesbian youth to obtain a high school diploma. The collection also includes correpondence and limited records on the representation of Morris Kight concerning his residence at 1447 North Martel Avenue, Los Angeles and the lawsuit brought by the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center to remove Kight from the properties. A limited personal correspondence file that includes a list of expenses from a trip to Italy and photocopies of reference materials from journals on advertising, media, and sex complete the collection.

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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

The Marjorie Rushforth papers were formerly housed with the Ivy Bottini papers, Coll2009-005, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Katrina Sire, April 20, 2013.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials

Box 7, Folder 6-7, 1447 North Martel Avenue, Morris Kight Papers and Photographs, Coll2010-008, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

Separated Materials

ONE Archives button collection:

Orange County Visibility League "March on Sacramento May 7, 1988"

ONE Subject Files:

Photocopied articles concerning LGBT topics

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Kight, Morris, (Venerable), 1919-2003

Subject(s)

  • EAGLES Center (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Lesbian activists--California--Los Angeles

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Marjorie Rushforth papers 1970-1994 

Box Folder

 Friends of the EAGLES Center 1992-1994 

1 1

 Morris Kight and 1447 North Martel Avenue 1993-1994 

1 2

 Personal correspondence circa 1991 

1 3

 Reference materials on advertising, media, and sex 1970-1989 

1 4

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