Reference code(s): GB 0097 HCA/GLC Gay Rights Working Party
Held at: British Library of Political and Economic Science
Title: GLC Gay Rights Working Party
Level of description: sub-fonds
Extent: 7 boxes and 1 file
Name of creator(s): Greater London Council | Gay Rights Working Party
The Greater London Council Gay Rights Working Party was formed in 1981 to investigate gay issues in the London area. Its work culminated in the publication of Changing the world: a London charter for gay and lesbian rights (GLC, London, 1985). The working party was particularly concerned with employment rights and police attitudes, and liaised with gay groups throughout the capital. It ceased to exist following the dissolution of the GLC in 1986.
Scope and content/abstract:
Papers of the Greater London Council (GLC) Gay Rights Working Party, 1976-1987, notably minutes and working papers, 1981-1986, including material of the Gay London Police Monitoring Group, 1982, and the Association of Labour Authorities Lesbian and Gay Committee, 1986; papers relating to the production and publication of Changing the world: a London charter for gay and lesbian rights (1985), 1984-1985, including early drafts and administrative and financial material; files of background material on gay issues collated during the compilation of the Charter, 1976-1986, on subjects including discrimination in housing and employment, the GLC Gay Society, homosexual civil rights, gay organisations, and the GLC Women's Committee; correspondence, 1982-1986, mainly relating to the work undertaken by the working party, and its future following the dissolution of the GLC.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
Arranged in the following sections: minutes, papers relating to the Charter, subject files and correspondence.
Conditions governing access:
Apply to Archivist.
Conditions governing reproduction:
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:
Deposited in the Hall-Carpenter Archives prior to their move to the British Library of Political and Economic Science in 1988.
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Archivist's note: Sources: British Library of Political and Economic Science Archives catalogue. Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: Nov 2000