Dorian Group records, 1966-1990  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Dorian Group
Title
Dorian Group records
Dates
1966-1990 (inclusive)
Quantity
6.63 cubic ft. (8 boxes plus 5 sound tape reels)
Collection Number
5074
Summary
Records relating to a Seattle gay rights organization
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Dorian Group is a Seattle gay rights organization, mainly composed of professional gay men and some lesbians. It was founded in 1974 and incorporated in 1975 as a non-profit organization. The group focuses on public education and legal reform, such as opposition to Seattle's Initiative 13 in 1977.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Meeting notes, correspondence, committee records, newsletters, sound recordings, and other materials relating primarily to trustee Robert Wood's service on the Dorian Group's Board of Trustees and Membership Committee.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries. Some restrictions exist on copying, quotation or publication. Contact Repository for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 5074-001: Dorian Group records, 1977-1985Return to Top

0.63 cu. ft. (2 boxes)

Scope and Content: Meeting notes, correspondence, committee records, newsletters and other records kept by Robert W. Wood, trustee and member of the Membership Development Committee; 1977-1985.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Container(s) Description Dates
Organizational Records
Organizational Features
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 5074-001
"Administration, Policy, and Procedures Manual"
1/2 5074-001
Organization
Box/Folder Accession
1/3 5074-001
Announcements
1980
Newsletters
1978-1980
Box/Folder Accession
1/4 5074-001
Dorian Newsletter
1978-1980
1/5 5074-001
Gay Community Center Newsletter
1979-1980
1/5 5074-001
It's Time
1979
1/5 5074-001
NGTF Action Report
1979
1/5 5074-001
Sexual Law Reporter
1978
Box/Folder Accession
1/6 5074-001
Ephemera
1/7 5074-001
Clippings
1978-1981
Board of Trustees
Box/Folder Accession
1/8 5074-001
By-Laws
1/9 5074-001
Incoming Letters
1979-1981
1/10 5074-001
Outgoing Letters
1978-1985
1/11 5074-001
Intra-Organizational Correspondence
1978-1982
1/12 5074-001
Minutes
1978-1981
1/13 5074-001
Co-Presidents' Reports
1978-1980
1/14 5074-001
Membership Lists
1/15 5074-001
Financial Records
1978-1981
1/16 5074-001
Press Releases
1978-1979
Subject Series
Box/Folder Accession
1/17 5074-001
Action
1/18 5074-001
Activities
1977-1978
1/19 5074-001
Administration
1977-1980
1/20 5074-001
Finance/Budget/Fund-Raising
1977-1978
1/21 5074-001
Goals/Plans/Proposals
1977-1981
Box/Folder Accession
1/22 5074-001
Board Training Packet
Executive Committee
Box/Folder Accession
1/23 5074-001
Intra-Organizational Correspondence
1978-1979
1/24 5074-001
Minutes
1978-1981
Finance Committee
Box/Folder Accession
1/25 5074-001
Intra-Organizational Correspondence
1978-1979
1/26 5074-001
Minutes
1978-1980
Box/Folder Accession
1/27 5074-001
Legislative Action Committee
1978-1981
Membership Committee
Box/Folder Accession
1/28 5074-001
General Correspondence
1979-1980
1/29 5074-001
Intra-Organizational Correspondence
1978-1981
2/1 5074-001
Minutes
1978-1981
2/2 5074-001
Brochure
2/3 5074-001
Survey
2/4 5074-001
Notes
2/5 5074-001
Membership Records
2/6 5074-001
Membership Poll
2/7 5074-001
Report
2/8 5074-001
Resolution
2/9 5074-001
Budget
1978
Box/Folder Accession
2/10 5074-001
Nominations Committee
Personnel Committee
Box/Folder Accession
2/11 5074-001
Intra-Organizational Correspondence
1978-1979
2/12 5074-001
Minutes
1979
2/13 5074-001
Personnel Records
Box/Folder Accession
2/14 5074-001
Public Education Committee
1979-1981

Accession No. 5074-002: Dorian Group records, 1977-1990Return to Top

6.00 cu. ft. (6 boxes); 10 sound cassettes

Scope and Content: Correspondence, draft legislation, ephemera, financial records, lists, sound cassettes, clippings, and other records and those of its lobbying group, The Privacy Lobby; 1977-1990.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries. Some restrictions exist on copying, quotation or publication. Contact Repository for details. Membership lists may not be photocopied or published for 25 years from date of gift (restriction ends March 16, 2026).

Acquisition Info: Bibliographic Source: Bill Swigart

Accession No. 5074-003: Dorian Group records, 1966-1968Return to Top

five sound tape reels.

Scope and Content: 5 reel-to-reel tapes from/about the Dorian Society. They were given by Ward Folsom and Leigh Champlin to the Pacific Northwest Lesbian and Gay History Museum Project. The subjects of the tapes are talks that Dorian Society members gave, along with recordings of broadcasts of news or interviews on gay subjects by commercial media.

Restrictions on Access: No restrictions on access.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Ruth Pettis of Northwest Lesbian and Gay History Museum project. It was donated to her by Wade Folson and Leigh Champlin., 2015-12-29

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Gay clubs--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Gay liberation movement--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Gay press publications--United States
  • Gay rights--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Gays--Legal status, laws, etc.--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Wood, Robert, 1943-
  • Corporate Names :
  • Dorian Group--Archives
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Clippings
  • Newsletters

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)