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Right to Privacy Political Action Committee records, 1983-1991
- Right to Privacy (organization)
- Right to Privacy Political Action Committee records
- 1983-1991 (inclusive)
- .8 cubic feet, (2 document cases)
- Collection Number
- Coll 281
- Records of a lesbian and gay political action organization headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and active in fundraising for state politics in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Materials were collected by John E. Baker, who chaired the organization.
Oregon Historical Society Research Library
1200 SW Park Avenue
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open to the public.
- Conversion of this record was made possible by a grant from the National Historic Publications and Records Commission, an agency of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Right to Privacy Political Action Committee was a lesbian and gay organization formed in 1982 in Portland, Oregon, by members of Portland Town Council, which flourished in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Among the founders was John E. Baker, who served as the chairman of the board. A press release of July 8, 1987, stated, "Right to Privacy, the state's eighth largest political action committee, supports candidates on the basis of their positions on the following key issues: civil rights for lesbians and gay men, a woman's right to choose abortion, the Equal Rights Amendment, and public policy related to the AIDs crisis." The group actively raised money in support of candidates; sponsored the annual Lucille Hart fundraising dinner; and also held a garden party leading up the this event.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
Materials in the collection date from the late 1980s and early 1990s and include minutes of meetings, lists of campaign contributors, reports, ephemera, and a small amount of correspondence.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
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.
Right to Privacy Politcal Action Committee records, Coll 281, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The collection is arranged in one alphabetical series by folder title.
The materials were collected by John E. Baker, who donated them to the Oregon Historical Society via the Gay and Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest.
Acquired December 2000, Library Accession 24346; and January 2008, Accession 26423.
Materials related to the Portland Town Council, which were received with this collection, are designated Coll 256 in the Oregon Historical Society Research Library.
Additional records relating to Right To Privacy can be found in Mss 2988-3, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.
Right to Privacy Political Action Committee records, 1987-1991Return to Top
Board materials, general
Board meeting notes and minutes
"Creating safety, valuing diversity : lesbians and gay men in the university : a report to the President of the University of Oregon by the Task Force on Lesbian and Gay Concerns"
|1990 October 1|
Equity Foundation board
Includes legislative candidate questionnaire form, 1988; and newsletter for February 1989.
"Interest group politics : a comparison of Right to Privacy P.A.C. and Act-up Portland," by Norman R. Sikes (senior thesis, Lewis & Clark College)
"Lobby day : gay and lesbian civil rights bill," Massachusetts Gay & Lesbian Political Caucus,
Lucille Hart dinners
Includes materials related to logistics, fund-raising, and programming
Nonprofit policy and management class materials
Oregonians for Fairness
Other organizations' materials
Pioneer Courthouse Square event
"A survey of the Seattle area lesbian and gay community : identity and issues," Seattle Commission for Lesbians and Gays
Voter survey re: Measure 8
"Winners Circle" and fundraising
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Gay liberation--Oregon.
- Baker, John E.--Archives (creator)
- Right to Privacy (organization)--Archives (creator)
- Gay and Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest (creator)
Form or Genre Terms