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Coors Boycott Committee Collection, 1975-1997 Coll2011.029*
Coll2011.029*  
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Description
Correspondence, memoranda, resolutions, flyers, articles, clippings, reports, sworn statements, newsletters, publicity, photographs, pamphlets, petitions, and ephemera documenting the activities of the Coors Boycott Committee (CBC), 1975-1997. Based in Los Angeles, the CBC advocated and coordinated gay and lesbian support for a boycott of Coors beer to protest the company's discriminatory employment and financial practices.
Background
The Los Angeles based Coors Boycott Committee was formed in 1977 by gay activist Morris Kight and others to advocate and coordinate a gay and lesbian boycott of Coors Brewery products. By this time Coors was already the target of boycotts by lesbians and gays, feminists, and other marginalized groups; as well as strikes by organized labor unions due to company practices that included invasions of employee privacy, discrimination against ethnic minorities, anti-union policies, and financial support for organizations with similar practices.
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1.0 linear foot. [16 folders]
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