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American Civil Liberties Union, Greater Philadelphia Branch book production files for "Lesbians and Gay Men: The Law in Pennsylvania"

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-Coll-22
This collection consists of chapter drafts and correspondence with contributors, grant applications and fundraising materials, budgets and financial records, and various other papers relating to the writing and publication of Lesbians and Gay Men: The Law in Pennsylvania, A Handbook.

Dates

  • 1973 - 1981
  • Majority of material found within 1980 - 1981

Creator

General Physical Description note

2 boxes

Conditions Governing Access Note

Contact John J. Wilcox Jr. LGBT Archives of Philadelphia for information about accessing this collection.

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Abstract

The American Civil Liberties Union is a non-profit organization dedicated to defending and protecting individual rights and freedoms. The American Civil Liberties Union Greater Philadelphia Branch book production files for Lesbians and Gay Men: The Law in Pennsylvania, 1973-1981, are comprised of chapter drafts, correspondence, and financial records relating to the publication of the handbook.

Biographical/Historical Note

"Founded in 1920, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is the nation's foremost guardian of liberty. [It is] a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to defending and protecting our individual rights and personal freedoms.

"Through advocacy, education and litigation, [its] attorneys, advocates and volunteers work to preserve and promote civil liberties including the freedom of speech, the right to privacy, reproductive freedom, and equal treatment under the law. [The ACLU stands] in defense of the rights of women and minorities, workers, students, immigrants, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, and others who have seen bias and bigotry threaten the rights afforded to all of us in this country by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights." ("About Us")

"The ACLU of Pennsylvania actively supports the struggle for lesbian and gay civil rights, participating in a broad range of legal, legislative, and public education activities. [Its] legal clients have included numerous high school students working to form Gay-Straight Alliances at their schools, while [its] legislative department works to secure passage of statewide employment protections, anti-bullying statutes, and other beneficial legislation while opposing measures like the proposed anti-marriage amendment. The Greater Philadelphia Chapter serves Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties." ("LGBT Rights")

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania. "About the ACLU" and "LGBT Rights." Accessed June 29, 2012. http://www.aclupa.org/home/abouttheaclu/ and http://staging.aclupa.org/issues/lgbtrights/.

Location Note

Collections 14

Related Archival Materials Note

Princeton University, Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Public Policy Papers: American Civil Liberties Union records.

General Physical Description note

2 boxes

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2011-2012 as part of a pilot project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact John J. Wilcox Jr. LGBT Archives of Philadelphia directly for more information.
Title
American Civil Liberties Union, Greater Philadelphia Branch book production files for "Lesbians and Gay Men: The Law in Pennsylvania", 1973-1981 [bulk 1980-1981]
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories
Description rules
dacs
Sponsor
This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Repository Details

Part of the John J. Wilcox, Jr. LGBT Archives, William Way LGBT Community Center Repository

Contact:
1315 Spruce Street
Philadelphia PA 19107
215-732-2220