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Finding Aid to the George Raya Papers, 1972-1979

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.

Summary Information

Repository
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Creator - Creator
Raya, George
Title
George Raya papers
Collection no.
Coll2013.049
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1975-1979
Date [inclusive]
1972-1979
Extent
1.0 linear feet., 1 archive box
Language
English
Abstract
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.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] George Raya Papers, Coll2013-049, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Biography

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.

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence, promotional material, clippings, California legislature bills, financial records, and photographs documenting the lobbying efforts of George Raya, bulk 1975-1979.

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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

Date and method of acquisition unknown.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Kyle Morgan, 2013.

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Related Materials

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

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Controlled Access Headings

Occupation(s)

  • Lobbyists

Subject(s)

  • Gay rights--United States
  • Gays--Political activity
  • Political activists

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  George Raya papers 1972-1979 

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in alphabetical order.

Box Folder

 Al Best campaign for San Diego city council 1979 

1 1

 California State Legislature, lobbying 1975-1979   [5 folders]

1 6-10

 Clippings 1975-1979   [4 folders]

1 2-5

 Financial records, lobbying 1975-1976 

1 11

 Gay Academic Union, Golden Gate Business Association, and other organizational subject files circa 1974-1977 

1 12

 Gay rights legislation across the United States, subject files 1975-1979 

1 13

 Gay Rights National Lobby 1976-1978 

1 14

 George Moscone and Harvey Milk correspondence and subject files 1974-1979 

1 15

 Photograph of Raya and a student paper "Homosexuals and the Law" 1972, undated 

1 16

 White House National Gay Task Force meeting 1977 

Scope and Contents note

Includes 2 black-and-white photographs.

1 17

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