Finding Aid to the George Raya Papers, 1972-1979
Table of Contents
Finding aid prepared by Kyle Morgan, (c) 2013
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
- ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
- Creator - Creator
- Raya, George
- George Raya papers
- Collection no.
- Date [bulk]
- Bulk, 1975-1979
- Date [inclusive]
- 1.0 linear feet., 1 archive box
- Correspondence, promotional material, clippings, California legislature bills, financial records, and photographs documenting the lobbying efforts of George Raya, bulk 1975-1979. Raya lobbied the California State Legislature regarding the consensual sex (AB 489) and employment discrimination (AB 633) bills and was a part of the 1977 National Gay Task Force meeting at the White House.
[Box/folder #, or item name] George Raya Papers, Coll2013-049, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.
George Raya graduated from Sacramento State University where he was a founding member of the Society for Homosexual Freedom. While in law school at the University of California, Berkeley, he was active in student and local politics and championed a Berkeley ordinance to prohibit discrimination in employment. He worked as a liaison for the Society for Individual Rights (SIR) to the California State Legislature and lobbied for such gay causes as the consensual sex (AB 489) and employment discrimination (AB 633) bills. He was a member of the National Gay Task Force meeting at the White House in 1977.
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, promotional material, clippings, California legislature bills, financial records, and photographs documenting the lobbying efforts of George Raya, bulk 1975-1979.
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California, 90007
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.
Date and method of acquisition unknown.
Collection processed by Kyle Morgan, 2013.
Separated Materials note
The HARVEY MILK SUPERVISOR (blue and red text on a white background) and the MOSCONE (red text on a blue background) pins were separated to the ONE button collection.
Separated to the ONE periodical collection
Capitol Hill, Vol. 1, No. 5 and 6
Community News, No. 10, July 1975
Entertainment West, No. 130, May 1975
Gays On The Hill, Vol. I, No. 3 and 4, 1976
The Liberty Express, No. 1 and 2, 1975
On The Line, Vol. I, No. 3 and 4, 1977; Vol. 2, No. 1, March 1978
Controlled Access Headings
- Gay rights--United States
- Gays--Political activity
- Political activists
Series 1: George Raya papers 1972-1979
This collection is arranged in alphabetical order.
Al Best campaign for San Diego city council 1979
California State Legislature, lobbying 1975-1979 [5 folders]
Clippings 1975-1979 [4 folders]
Financial records, lobbying 1975-1976
Gay Academic Union, Golden Gate Business Association, and other organizational subject files circa 1974-1977
Gay rights legislation across the United States, subject files 1975-1979
Gay Rights National Lobby 1976-1978
George Moscone and Harvey Milk correspondence and subject files 1974-1979
Photograph of Raya and a student paper "Homosexuals and the Law" 1972, undated
White House National Gay Task Force meeting 1977
Scope and Contents note
Includes 2 black-and-white photographs.