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Finding Aid to the Advocate Experience Records

Finding aid prepared by Lizzie Hernandez, (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
Advocate Experience.
Title
Advocate Experience records
Collection no.
Coll2013.104
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1978-1981
Date [inclusive]
1978-2001
Extent
1.6 linear feet., 1 archive carton + 1 flat archive box
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of event materials, participation lists, address labels, forms, photographs, correspondence, promotional fliers, certificates of appreciation, clippings, sketches, and newsletters of the Advocate Experience, 1979-2001. The Advocate Experience was created by David Goodstein and Dr. Rob Eichberg in 1978. It was a two-weekend, all-day series of extensive self-realization workshops to bring self-acceptance, awareness and tolerance within the LGBT community.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] Advocate Experience Records, Coll2013-104, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Administrative History

The Advocate Experience was created by David Goodstein, owner of the Advocate magazine, and Dr. Rob Eichberg in 1978. It was a two-weekend, all-day series of extensive self-realization workshops to bring self-acceptance, awareness and tolerance within the LGBT community. Goodstein and Eichberg facilitated the workshops until their deaths in 1985 and 1995 respectively. Since 1987, fellow colleague Honey Ward facilitated what had become known as The Experience. As of 2013, it is known as Experience Your Power.

Source: http://www.experienceyourpower.com/fine-print/fine-print/about--contact.html (accessed on December 3, 2013)

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of event materials, participation lists, address labels, forms, photographs, correspondence, promotional fliers, certificates of appreciation, clippings, sketches, and newsletters of the Advocate Experience, 1979-2001. The collection includes David Goodstein's pen.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically.

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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

Donated by David Moore, August 23, 2006. Includes materials from the ONE subject files collection.

Processing Information

Formerly housed in box 103-362. Collection processed by Lizzie Hernandez, November 2013.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Advocate Records, Coll2012-030, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Advocate (Los Angeles, California).

Personal Name(s)

  • Eichberg, Rob, (Robert H.), 1945-1995
  • Goodstein, David, 1932-1985

Subject(s)

  • Events--United States
  • Spiritual retreats--California

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  The Advocate Experience records 1978-2001  (Bulk, 1978-1981)

Box Folder

 Address labels undated 

1 1

 Advocate Experience mouse pad undated 

2 2

 Correspondence and notes 1979-1981 

1 2

 David Goodstein's pen undated 

2 3

 Forms undated 

1 3

 Graduate support group event materials and participation lists 1981-1982 

1 4

 The Advocate Experience newsletters, calendars, and publications records 1979-1980 

1 5

 Photographs and clippings 1978-1987, undated 

Scope and Contents

Includes three black and white photographic prints with Rob Eichberg, Paul K. Froman, Honey Ward and Jean O' Leary.

1 6

 Promotional fliers and information 1978-2001  (Bulk, 1978-1979)   [2 folders]

1 7-8

 Recognition and proclamation certificates 1998 

2 1

 Rob Eichberg memorial materials 1995 

1 9

 Sketches undated 

1 10

 Weekend event participant list 1980-1981 

1 11

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