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Finding Aid to the Dean Hansell papers, 1974-2010

Finding aid prepared by Kyle Morgan, (c) 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 - Creator
Hansell, Dean
Title
Dean Hansell papers
Collection no.
Coll2013.081
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1985-2010
Date [inclusive]
1974-2010
Extent
1.85 linear foot., 1 archive box + 1 archive carton
Language
English
Abstract
The papers document Dean Hansell's involvement with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation of Los Angeles (GLAAD/LA), the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, and LGBT discrimination dealings with the American Bar Association, Boy Scouts of America, California Proposition 8, City of Los Angeles, Explorers/Boy Scouts of Southern California, FBI, and Los Angeles Police Department, bulk 1985-2010. Dean Hansell co-founded GLAAD/LA, served as co-chair of the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, and worked as a partner at the international law firm of Hogan Lovells, among other achievements.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] Dean Hansell Papers, Coll2013-081, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Biography

Excerpted from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Blog: http://www.glaad.org/blog/glaad-co-founder-dean-hansell-receive-founders-award-glaad-media-awards-los-angeles (accessed on August, 15, 2013).

Dean Hansell was one of co-founders of what became known for many years as GLAAD/LA, and served as co-president for three years. Prior to GLAAD's founding, Dean had been involved with the Anti-Defamation League and the NAACP.... Dean Hansell has served a combined total of 17 years on then GLAAD/LA, and then later, the national GLAAD Board of Directors.

Dean is a Partner in the international law firm of Hogan Lovells (2,100 attorney firm in 40 cities on 4 continents.) He specializes in complex and cutting-edge litigation and arbitration. A former state and federal prosecutor, he has authored more than 25 book chapters and legal journal articles. He has argued before numerous courts including the California Supreme Court, the High Court of American Samoa, and the US Courts of Appeals for the 9th, 8th, 7th and DC Circuits.

Dean served on the Board of Trustees of Denison University, Chairs the UCLA School of Public Health Advisory Board, is the President of the Fire and Police Pension Board for the City of Los Angeles, and serves on the Boards of the California Bar Foundation, the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Community College Foundation, the Police Foundation of Los Angeles and the LA Gay & Lesbian Center (former co-Chair). He is a member of the Advisory Boards of the Christopher Isherwood Foundation and the Asian Pacific American Legal Center. Dean was the former Police Commissioner of Los Angeles.

Dean has also received the Distinguished Service Medal from the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners, the Herman Humanitarian Award from Beth Chayim Chadashim, the Co-President’s Award from Lawyers for Human Rights, the Alumni Citation from Denison University, and the Humanitarian Award from the Liberty Hill Foundation.

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Scope and Contents

Court records, sexual harassment policies, correspondence, clippings, article and book excerpts, financial statements, tax records, notes, editorial drafts, media and style guides, and pamphlets documenting Dean Hansell's involvement with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation of Los Angeles (GLAAD/LA), the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, and LGBT discrimination dealings with the American Bar Association, Boy Scouts of America, California Proposition 8, City of Los Angeles, Explorers/Boy Scouts of Southern California, FBI, and Los Angeles Police Department, bulk 1985-2010.

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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

Donations made by Dean Hansell on March 2, 2002; October 17, 2004; January 9, 2007; August 29, 2012; November 18, 2012; and January 26, 2013.

Processing Information

Formerly box 102-A073. Collection processed by Kyle Morgan, 2013.

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Related Materials

Separated to the ONE periodical, program, pamphlet, and non-LGBT newspaper front page collections

Christopher Isherwood Foundation, no.8, Fall 2006.

e/sa forum-60. "Homosexuality: A Re-examination."

Gardiner, S.L. "Rolling Back Civil Rights: The Oregon Citizens' Alliance at Religious War." Coalition for Human Dignity, 1992.

"Gay in America: An Examiner Special Report." San Francisco Examiner, June 4, 1989.

GLAAD LA Media Awards programs, April 11, 1992 and March 19, 1994.

More Light Update, Presbyterians for Lesbian & Gay Concerns, v.11, no.6, January 1991.

The Ride of a Lifetime (AIDS/ Lifecycle 5, June 4-10, 2006), January 2006.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Explorers (Boy Scouts).
  • Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (Los Angeles, Calif.).
  • L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center.

Occupation(s)

  • Attorney

Subject(s)

  • Discrimination--United States
  • Gay activists--California--Los Angeles

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Dean Hansell papers 

Box Folder

 American Bar endowment 1999-2004 

1 1

 The "Blue Petition": Petition for an Independent Commission on Selective and Prejudicial Enforcement Practices for the Los Angeles Police Department circa 1998-2001 

1 2-4

 Boy Scouts of America, anti-discrimination efforts 1992 

1 5

 Buttino v. FBI 1992-1995 

1 6

 Buttons, photocopies undated 

Separated Materials note

Buttons have been separated into the ONE Archives button collection.

1 7

 California Proposition 8 challenge: amici brief 2009 

2 8-9

 Domestic partnership benefits 2005 

1 8

 Explorers/Boy Scouts of Southern California anti-discrimination case 2000-2008 

1 10-13

 GLAAD 1988-1999 

Scope and Contents

Includes administrative records, media and style guides, policy drafts, a staff handbook, financial records, and information on the early history of the organization.

1 14-25

 L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center 1989-2010 

Scope and Contents

Includes administrative records, court records of a case against the IRS, and a strategic plan.

2 1-4

 Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund v. City of Los Angeles 1999-2000 

1 26

 Los Angeles City Bar Association Committee on Sexual Orientation Bias 1994 

1 27-31

 LeBoef, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, LLP, sexual harrassment policy and training materials 1996 

1 32

 March on Washington signage comps by Jason Murakawa 1993 

2 5

 Mayor Richard Riordan event 1991 

2 6

 National 4-H Council Board governance policies 2006 

2 7

 Research files 

Box Folder

 Gay & Lesbian Task Force of the Fellowship of Reconciliation 1987-1988 

2 19

 Judaism, Spirituality, and Homosexuality 1987-1993, 2006   [2 folders]

2 11-12

 Los Angeles Police Department 1974-2000 

2 13

 No on Proposition 64 (LaRouche initiative) 1985-1986 

2 14

 Rustin, Bayard 1987 

2 15

 Subject files, general topic undated 

2 16

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