Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians (PFLAG) of Ashland, Oregon records, 1990s  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. Ashland/Rogue Valley ChapterParents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. Ashland/Rogue Valley Chapter
Title
Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians (PFLAG) of Ashland, Oregon records
Dates
1990s (inclusive)
Quantity
1.5 linear feet, (1 container)  :  1 record storage box
Collection Number
Coll 418
Summary
The National Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians (PFLAG) organization was founded in 1972 by a mother of a gay son, and there are local chapters in every state. The collection contains the records of the Ashland, Oregon chapter.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time. Collection includes sound recordings, moving images, and digital files to which access is restricted. Access to these materials is governed by repository policy and may require the production of listening or viewing copies. Researchers requiring access must notify Special Collections and University Archives in advance and pay fees for reproduction services as necessary.

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Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians (PFLAG) was founded in 1972 by a mother who wanted to publicly support her gay son. It is "made up of parents, families, friends, and straight allies uniting with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people."

"PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education and advocacy. PFLAG is a national non-profit organization [and] has over 350 chapters and 200,000 supporters in major urban centers, small cities and rural areas in all 50 states."

[Source: pflag.org website]

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection is organized by accession; as of 2013 there is only one accession.

Accession 02.073.M: contains PFLAG ephemera, newsletters, "battle plans," copies of legal transcripts from discrimination cases, a history of gay-rights and discrimination in Oregon, and scrapbooks of articles, opinions, and clippings regarding pro and anti-gay rights groups.

The collection also contains ephemera and research on anti-gay organizations.

Many of the records are undated; most of the records seem to have originated in the 1990s.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Gay liberation movement--Oregon
  • Gay rights--Oregon
  • Gays--Oregon--Ashland
  • Gays--Oregon--Rogue River Valley (Klamath County-Curry County)
  • Gays--Political activity--Oregon
  • Homophobia--Oregon
  • Homosexuality--Social aspects--Oregon
  • Parents of gays--Oregon--Ashland
  • Parents of gays--Oregon--Rogue River Valley (Klamath County-Curry County)
  • Parents of gays--Political activity--Oregon
  • Corporate Names :
  • Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. Ashland/Rogue Valley Chapter
  • Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. Ashland/Rogue Valley Chapter
  • Geographical Names :
  • Ashland (Or.)--Social life and customs--20th century
  • Rogue River Valley (Klamath County-Curry County, Or.)--Social life and customs--20th century
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Clippings
  • Ephemera
  • Newsletters
  • Propaganda
  • Scrapbooks