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Finding Aid to the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights Records, 1978-1979

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
Los Angeles March on Washington Committee.
Title
National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights records
Collection no.
Coll2013.087
Date [inclusive]
1978-1979
Extent
0.4 linear feet., 1 archive carton
Language
English
Abstract
Records created or collected by the Los Angeles March on Washington Committee regarding the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, 1978-1979. The National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights was a grassroots effort to bring together gay and lesbian people and their supporters from across the nation to execute a celebration and demonstration in Washington, D.C., on October 14, 1979.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights Records, Coll2013-087, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Administrative history

The National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights was a grassroots effort to bring together gay and lesbian people and their supporters from across the nation to execute a celebration and demonstration in Washington, D.C., on October 14, 1979. The march was first proposed in Autumn 1978 by an ad hoc committee in Minneapolis, but didn't gain momentum until the assassination of Harvey Milk in November of that year.

The Los Angeles March on Washington Committee formed in 1979 to facilitate local participation in the march. In November 1979, the Los Angeles committee would change its name to the Los Angeles Committee for the March on Sacramento, and in February 1980, to the March Committee for Gay and Lesbian Rights/Los Angeles.

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Scope and Contents

Meeting minutes, flyers, pamphlets, clippings, correspondence, event programs and information, maps, calendar of events, press releases, logistical information, notes, sheet music, questionnaires, budget records, and travel information from the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights on October 14, 1979. Includes records of the Los Angeles March on Washington Committee, March on Washington National Office in New York, March on Washington National Logistics Office in Washington, D.C., and to a lesser extent, the March on Washington regional offices and Third World Lesbian and Gay Conference.

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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

Formerly box 103-257. Collection processed by Kyle Morgan, 2013.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

March Committee for Lesbian and Gay Rights/Los Angeles Records, Coll2013-088, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

California March on Sacramento for Lesbian and Gay Rights Records, Coll2012-182, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.

Subject(s)

  • Civil rights demonstrations--Washington (D.C.)
  • Gay liberation movement--United States

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

 National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights records 1978-1979   [6 folders]

1 1-6

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