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California Democratic Council Collection, 1971-1985 Coll2011.020*
Coll2011.020*  
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Description
Meeting minutes, memos, correspondence, membership lists, bylaws, resolutions, reports, pamphlets, articles, newsletters, news releases, clippings, flyers, notes, and other material documenting the activities of the California Democratic Council (CDC), 1976-1981, mostly in regard to its Gay and Lesbian Caucus. The CDC is a voluntary affiliation of "grassroots" Democratic Party activist clubs, formed in 1953 by individuals interested in improving the Party's prospects in California. The California Democratic Council recognized its gay caucus in 1972, one of the first state party councils to do so.
Background
The California Democratic Council is a voluntary affiliation of local activist Democratic Party clubs, formed in 1953 by individuals interested in improving the status of the Party in California. The Council was one of the first Democratic Party groups to recognize a gay caucus (1972). A gay caucus was recognized within the official structure of the California Democratic Party in 1977.
Extent
0.8 linear foot. [12 folders]
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