Lesbian Community Project records, 1976-2008  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Lesbian Community Project
Title
Lesbian Community Project records
Dates
1976-2008 (inclusive)
1985-2008 (bulk)
Quantity
13 cubic feet, (26 document cases, 1 card file box, 1 oversize folder, 1 tube)
Collection Number
Mss 2988-12
Summary
Records of lesbian community and political activism group headquartered in Portland, Oregon. Includes correspondence, minutes of meetings, publications, files on organizations and issues, and photographs. Materials date primarily from the late 1980s to the early 2000s.
Repository
Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Davies Family Research Library
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR
97205
Telephone: 503-306-5240
Fax: 503-219-2040
libreference@ohs.org
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

In 1985, the Lesbian Community Project (LCP) began its mission to promote, as it states in its first mission statement, the “well-being of the lesbian community through a grassroots organization with an evolving multi-issue, multi-cultural perspective.” Over the course of the next 23 years until closing its doors in 2008, LCP became a champion of lesbians in the greater Portland area as well as the stretches of Oregon and nearby Vancouver, WA. In its history, the LCP has expanded the visibility of Pacific Northwest’s lesbian and gay community as can be seen in grants received, the conferences and programs they offered, the political fights lost and won, the individuals LCP stood behind, the directors who led the charge, and the activities of countless members and volunteers; all of which are part of the collection.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

As a grassroots nonprofit organization, LCP records show the establishment of an organization from the initial thoughts of its founding members through the passing of its 20th Anniversary; its connecting ties to the Community Education Project; the by-laws and mission statements that developed over the years to best represent the changing lesbian community; the financial struggle of depending on grants and donations to survive while best serving its community; and the shaping of an organization as the issues and images of the lesbian, gay and transgender community shifted over time.

The LCP collection includes records of administrative, financial, legal, personnel, board of director, committee, media, and membership activities within the organization as well as key social and political issues, events, and organizations of interest to LCP during its tenure. The collection also includes the LCP publication On Track. Letters from the lesbians throughout Oregon in thanks of the LCP can also be found in the collection.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The Oregon Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library prior to any use of reproductions. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use of reproductions may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright holders.

Preferred Citation

Lesbian Community Project records, Mss 2988-12, Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series A:   Administrative Records, 1985-2008Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Establishment
1985-2008
Box/Folder
1/1-1/4
By Laws 1987-1988
1/1: 1987-1988; 1/2: 1992-1996; 1/3: 2000; 1/4: 2003
1987-2003
1/5
Community Education Project (CEP)
1985-2008
CFB-1
Computer diskettes and compact disks
circa 1985-2008
1/6
Executive Director Introductory Manual, State of Affairs, and Director's Reports
1985-2008
1/7
Leases
1985-2008
1/8
Letters of Support & Certificates
1985-2008
1/9
Mission Statement
1985-2008
1/10
Policies
1985-2008
1/11
Proposals
1985-2008
2/1
Protocol
1985-2008
2/2
Retrospectives
1985-2000
2/3
State Employment Compliance
1987-1991
2/4
Structure
1985-2008
Legal Matters
Box/Folder
2/5
Estate of Henry Dew
1997-1999
2/6
Inyoswan vs. Hanvey
2001
2/7-8
Paul C. deParne (OCA) vs. LCP et. al.
1992-1994
3/1
Robert Vervloet vs. LCP
1987-1988
3/2
Roma Harvey & Judith Applegate vs. LCP/CEP
2002
Employee Information & Positions
Box/Folder
3/3
Anti-Violence Project Coordinator Hiring Information
1995
3/4
Executive Director Hiring Information
1988-1993
3/5
Internships Applications and Evaluations
1993-1995
3/6
Personnel Policies
1985-2008
3/7
Judith Applegate, Executive Director & Board of Directors
2001
3/8
Kristen Aspen, Executive Director
2000-2001
3/9
Sara Cleveland, Administrative Assistant
1992-1994
3/10
Sally Cohen, Volunteer Coordinator
1992-1996
3/11
Jann Gilbert, Project & Development Assistant
1994-1996
3/12
LaVerne Lewis, Executive Director
1994-1996
3/13
Donna Redwig, Executive Director
1988-1993
3/14
Hillary Smith, Anti-Violence Porject Director
1995
3/15
Short Term Employees
1985-2008
Board of Directors
Box/Folder
4/1-4/10
Annual Reports
1988-2001
4/11-4/15, 5/1-5/6
Agendas & Reports
1985-2002
Maintenance
Box/Folder
5/7
Board Applications
1985-2008
5/8
Board Member Lists
1985-2008
5/9
Board Member Retreats
1985-2008
5/10
Elections
1985-2008
5/11
Letters of Resignation
1985-2008
5/12
Miscellaneous
1985-2008
5/13
Policy
1985-2008
5/14
Responsibilities & Duties
1985-2008
Box/Folder
6/1-6/6
Meeting Minutes
1985-1994
7/1-7/8
Meeting Minutes
1995-2007
Committees
Box/Folder
8/1
Community Center Committee
1987-1988
8/2
Development Committee
1991-1992
8/3
Diversity Committee
1987-1988
8/4
Election Committee
1987-1988
8/5
Membership Committee
1987-1988
8/6
Miscellaneous Committees
1987-1997
8/7
Political Effectiveness Committee
1987-1988
8/8
Speakers Bureau Committee
1991-1995
8/9-8/14
Steering Committee Agendas & Reports
8/9: 1986; 8/10-8/11: 1987; 8/12: 1988; 8/13: 1989; 8/14: 1995
1986-1995
8/15-8/17
Steering Committee Meeting Minutes
8/15: 1987; 8/16-8/17: 1988
1987-1988
Correspondance
Box/Folder
9/1
Community Mail
1985-2008
9/2
Harrassment Call Log
1993
Financial Records
Box/Folder
9-10
Budget
9/2-9/7: 1986-1993; 10/1-10/13: 1993-2006; 2004 not available
1986-2006
CEP (Community Education Project)
Box/Folder
11/1-11/3
CEP Budget
Separate folders for years 1993-1995
1993-1995
11/4
CEP IRS Documents & Bylaws
1987-1992
11/5
CEP Tax Exemption Applications
1987-1992
Deposits & Withdrawals
Box/Folder
11/6
Bank Statements
1985-2008
11/7
CEP Deposits
1985-2008
11/8
LCP Deposits
1985-2008
Income
Box/Folder
11/9
Donations
1985-2008
11/10
Fundraising
1985-2008
Grants
Box/Folder
12/1
A Territory Resource
1985-2008
12/2
Astraea
1985-2008
12/3
Ben & Jerry Foundation
1985-2008
12/4
Equity Foundation
1985-2008
12/5
Pride Foundation
1985-2008
12/6
Resist
1985-2008
12/7
Mckenzie River Gathering (MRG) Foundation
1985-2008
12/8
VOCA
1985-2008
12/9
Miscellaneous
1985-2008
Financial Reports
Box/Folder
13/1
CEP Reports
1985-2008
13/2
LCP Reports
1985-2008
Government
Box/Folder
13/3
501c3 Nonprofit Status
1985-2008
13/4
c3 & c4 Status
1985-2008
13/5
Corporation (LCP & CEP)
1985-2008
13/6
OR State Tax Forms
1985-2008
13/7
Quarterly Tax Reports
1985-2008
13/8
Tax Audit 2002
2002
13/9
Tax Exemption Forms
1985-2008
13/10-13/20
Tax Forms & Information
Folder for 13/10: 1986-1989; 13/11: 1990; 13/12: 1991; 13/13: 1992; 13/14: 1993; 13/15: 1994; 13/16: 1995; 13/17: 1996; 13/18: 1997; 13/19: 1998; 13/20: 1999
1986-1999
Insurance
Box/Folder
14/1
Commercial Property Insurance
1985-2008
14/2
Health & Dental Insurance
1985-2008
14/3
Liability Insurance
1985-2008
14/4
Life Insurance
1985-2008
14/5
Workers Compensation Insurance
1985-2008
14/6
Workers Compensation Audit 1991
1991
Media
Box/Folder
14/7
Advertisements for LCP/On Track
1985-2008
15/1
Graphics
1985-2008
15/3
Pamphlets by LCP
1985-2008
15/2
LCP Ads
1985-2008
15/5
Reprint Permissions
1985-2008
15/4
Publicity Strategies
1985-2008
Oversize folder
Posters
undated
Tube
Parade banners (2)
undated
Membership
Box/Folder
15/6
Annual Member Meetings
1985-2008
15/7
Membership Communications
1985-2008
15/8
Membership Profiles
1985-2008
15/9-15/10
Membership Questionnaire Results 1986
1986
Box/Folder
15/11
Volunteering
1985-2008

Series B:  Political & Social IssuesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
16/1
Baltimore, MD Gay & Lesbian Civil Rights Bill 1988
1988
Oregon State Legislation
Box/Folder
16/2
Ballot Measure 7 (Equal Protection Amendment – Springfield, OR) 1994
1994
16/3
Ballot Measure 8 (Anti-Non Discrimination Employment – OCA) 1988
1988
16/4
Ballot Measure 9 (Sexual Minority Discrimination – OCA) 1991
1991
16/5
HB 3211 (Foster Parents, 1989), HB 3482 (Surrogacy Agreements, 1991) & Child Emancipation (1984)
1984-1991
16/6
LC 241 (Campaign Contributions) 1990
1990
16/7
SB 606 (Bias Crime Reporting & Training) 1990
1990
16/8
SB 708 & 631 (Tenant Rights) 1989, 1991
1989-1991
Non-Oregon Political Activities
Box/Folder
16/9
Hospital Visitation & Guardianship Lawsuit 1986-1988
1986-1988
16/10
New York State Governor’s Task Force on Gay Issues 1986
1986
Oregon Political Activities
Box/Folder
16/11
Hate Crime Legislation
1985-2008
17/1
Lobbying Resources
1985-2008
17/2
Multnomah County: Metropolitan Human Relations Commission
1989-1990
17/3
Oregon Citizens Alliance (OCA)
1985-2008
17/4
Portland City Police & Gay Community
1985-2008
17/5
Portland City Police: Glove Use Controversy 1989-1990
1989-1990
17/6
Portland Civil Rights Ordinance 1991
1991
Social Issues
Box/Folder
17/7
Anti-LGBTQ Violence
1985-2008
17/8
Homophobia & Homophobia Propaganda
1985-2008
17/9
LCP Compilations
1985-2008
17/10
Lesbian Health
1985-2008
17/11
LGBTQ Academic Essays
1985-2008
Ephemera
Box/Folder
18/1
Alix Dobkin's adventures in women's musem (songbook)
1976
18/2
The gay desk calendar
1990
18/3
Stepping out of line : a workbook on lesbianism and feminism by Nym Hughes, Yvonne Johnson, and Yvette Perreault
Personal copy of Tamara Janetdatter, with notes and essay
1984
18/4
You're never too old to love--original drawing by Carolyn Bass
1985
LGBTQ Organizations
Box/Folder
18/5
LCP Compilation
1985-2008
18/6
National LGBTQ Organizations
Fund for Human Dignity; GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network); HRC (Human Rights Campaign); Lavender Law; Lesbian Rights Project; March on Washington; National Education Association Gay & Lesbian Caucus; NGLTF (National Gay & Lesbian Task Force); PFLAG (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
1985-2008
18/7
National & Regional LGBTQ-Supportive Organizations & Businesses
Center for Democratic Renewal; Department of Health & Human Services; Ms. Foundation for Women; People for the American Way; Women’s Foundation of Oregon & SW Washington
1985-2008
19/1
Non-Oregon LGBTQ Organizations
Alternative Connections; ALPS (Assoc. of Lesbian Professions) Seattle; Equity Institute; Lesbian Mothers National Defense Fund; Misc; Partners; Women’s Building
1985-2008
19/2
Oregon LGBTQ Organizations
Hambletun Project (Portland Lesbian Cancer Network); Our House; PFLAG Northwest; PPOW (Portland Professional Organization of Women); Right to Privacy PAC
1985-2008
19/3
Oregon LGBTQ-Supportive Organizations & Businesses
ACLU Oregon; Allies People to People; ALLOW (Alliance of Local Organizations for Women); Campaign for Parity; Citizens for 1 Oregon “The Coalition”; Coalition for Human Dignity; Misc; Oregon Women’s Conference; Oregon Women’s Political Caucus
1985-2008

Series C:  LCP ActivitiesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Events & Conferences
Box/Folder
20/1
A Forest Fantasy Fundraiser
1990
20/2
Affirming Our Choice Conference
1989
20/3-20/5
Lesbian Families Conference
1988-1989
20/6
Miscellaneous
1985-2008
21/1
New Year’s Eve Parties
1985-2008
21/2
Party with Pride
1988
21/3
Performers Contracted by LCP
1985-2008
21/4
Pride at the Pittock
1987
21/5-21/6
Portland’s First Lesbian Conference 1986
1986
21/7
Walk Against Hate
1992
LCP Affiliated/Partnered Events & Programs
Box/Folder
22/1
Chase the Blues Dance (with National Organization of Women – NOW)
1988
22/2
Coke Boycott Project
1989
22/3-22/4
Gay Pride Events 1982
1982
22/5
Gay Pride Events 1991 & 1996
1991,1996
22/6
International Women’s Day
1995
22/7
LCP & Cascade AIDS Project (CAP)
1985-2008
22/8
National Lesbian Conference 1988-1989
1988-1989
22/9
National Lesbian Conference Portland Meeting 1989
1989
22/10
Public Conversation Project
2001
22/11
Starlight Parade Gay & Lesbian Float 1989 & 1990
1989-1990
Programs & Projects
Box/Folder
23/1
Anti-Violence Hotline
1985-2008
23/2
Bingo
1985-2008
23/3
Film Festivals & Film Nights
1985-2008
23/4
Miscellaneous
1985-2008
23/5
LCP Community Packet
1985-2008
23/6
LCP Community Questionnaire
undated
23/7-23/9
LCP Resource Guides
1986, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
23/10
Lesbian Healthcare Directory
2002
23/11
Lesbian Health Project & Safe Sex Kits
1995
23/12
Seniors Programs
1985-2008
23/13
Softball Tournament
1985-2008
23/14
Yappy Dog No on 9 Donations Campaign
1991
23/15
Youth Leadership Camps
2000
On Track Journal
Box/Folder
24/1
Content
1987-2008
24/2
Graphics
1987-2008
24/3
Log & Tasks
1987-2008
24/4
Procedures
1987-2008
24/5
Production
1987-2008
24/6
Publication Issues 1987-1990
1987-1990
24/7
Publication Issues 1991-1994
1991-1994
25/1
Publication Issues 1995-1999
1995-1999
25/2
Publication Issues 2000-2004
2000-2004
25/3
Publication Issues 2005-2008
2005-2008
25/4
Supplimental Newsletters
1987-2008
Box/Folder
26/1-26/8
Photos
Candids and professional photos, mostly from LCP events.
1985-2008

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Gay liberation movement--Northwest, Pacific.
  • Gay liberation movement--Oregon.
  • Lesbians--Northwest, Pacific.
  • Lesbians--Oregon.
  • Lesbians--Societies and Clubs--Northwest, Pacific.
  • Women--Societies and Clubs--Northwest, Pacific
  • Women--Societies and Clubs--Oregon.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Lesiban Community Project--Archives. (creator)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Portland (Or.)--Social life and customs.
  • Portland (Or.)--Social life and customs.
  • Portland (Or.)--Societies and clubs.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • On track