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Finding Aid to the North American Conference of Homophile Organizations Records, 1966-1970 Coll2011.065
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Description
Memoranda, financial reports, a manifesto, position papers, rosters, national organization lists, conference resolutions, meeting minutes, questionnaires, correspondence, committee reports, bylaws, articles, speech transcripts, news releases, clippings, and other material from the North American Conference of Homophile Organizations (NACHO), a conference of independent gay and lesbian rights organizations held annually from 1966-1970.
Background
The North American Conference of Homophile Organizations (NACHO) was an annual conference of independent gay and lesbian rights organizations "to discuss, plan and coordinate, as well as implement strategy and tactics in the fight to improve the status of the homosexual as a homosexual." Between 1966 and 1970, NACHO served as a clearing house for communication between gay organizations; provided guidance for founding new groups around the country; established a legal defense fund; and issued position papers on a range of gay and lesbian civil rights issues. Conflict between radical activists and more conservative members of NACHO at its 1970 conference in San Francisco led to the collapse of the organization.
Extent
1 Linear Feet 1 box.
Restrictions
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.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.