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HART, Alan (fl 1970s), gay activist, and MCLEAN, David (fl 1970s), gay activist


Reference code(s): HCA/HART AND MCLEAN

Held at: British Library of Political and Economic Science

Title: HART, Alan (fl 1970s), gay activist, and MCLEAN, David (fl 1970s), gay activist

Date(s): [1974-1999]

Level of description: sub-fonds

Extent: 24 boxes

Name of creator(s): Hart | Alan | fl 1970 | gay activist
McLean | David | fl 1970s | gay activist


Administrative/Biographical history:

No information available.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers collected by Alan Hart and David McLean, including material relating to the following organisations: AIDS AHEAD (AIDS Health Education and Advice for the Deaf): correspondence and papers, newsletters, press cuttings, c 1987-1990; Campaign for Homosexual Equality, c 1979-1985, including conference papers, reports and newsletters of Croydon, Lewisham, Hampstead and Islington and Haringey CHE groups; Frontliners, a self-help group for people with AIDS or ARC, 1988-1992, including annual reports and accounts, financial records, correspondence, minutes and issues of Frontiers, the Frontliners magazine; Gays and Lesbians in Accountancy (GALIA), 1995-1996: newsletters and circulars; Albany Society, 1983, and London Lesbian and Gay Centre, 1983; Gay Community Organisation and GCO Distribution Services, 1980-1984, including papers relating to the foundation of GCO, minutes of meetings, correspondence, financial accounts, grant applications; Greater London Council (GLC) Gay Working Party, Haringey and Islington Councils Lesbian and Gay Working Groups, 1984-1986: minutes, correspondence and other papers; Open University Gay Society/Open University Lesbian and Gay Society, 1975-1985, including correspondence, newsletters; Terrence Higgins Trust, 1985-1987: newsletters, reports, circulars. Also includes: World Health Organisation papers relating to AIDS, including papers of WHO 'First International Conference on the Global Impact of AIDS', London, March 1988, newsletters and other publications, 1987-1990; publications, leaflets and press cuttings, [1974-1995], mainly regarding AIDS (including AIDS and the deaf), gay rights, gay parenting and sex education; gay fiction and photo magazines (including Gay Confessions, Kurt), brochures issued by travel agents specialising in gay holidays, gay and lesbian guides to London and other ephemera, 1970-1995; publications isssued by Inner London Education Authority and other education-related organisations re racial and sexual equality, c 1985-1987; letters to Alan Hart and David McLean, 1994-1999, mainly from MPs and politicians re debates on age of homosexual consent and Section 28; two Thethil Gay News cartoons by Peter Wicker, 1974; badges.


Language/scripts of material: English

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Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

No material may be published without the prior permission of both the copyright holder and the Library. All applications for publication must be made to the Archivist in the first instance, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user.

Finding aids:

No additional finding aids.



Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited by Hart and McLean in 2000.



Archivist's note: Sources: Copied from LSE Archives CALM database by Anna Towlson.

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: Apr 2008

AIDS | Venereal diseases | Infectious diseases | Diseases | Pathology
AIDS education | Health education
Deafness | Disabilities | Pathology
Gay rights | Civil and political rights | Human rights
Sex education | Health education
Social issues | Social policy
Support groups | Groups

Personal names
Hart | Alan | fl 1970 | gay activist
McLean | David | fl 1970s | gay activist
Wicker | Peter | fl 1970 | cartoonist for Gay News

Corporate names
AIDS AHEAD x AIDS Health Education and Advice for the Deaf
Albany Society | sexual research and counselling organisation
Campaign for Homosexual Equality
GALIA | Gays and Lesbians in Accountancy x Gays and Lesbians in Accountancy
Gay Community Organisation
Greater London Council | Gay Rights Working Party
Haringey Council
ILEA | Inner London Education Authority
Islington Council
London Lesbian and Gay Centre
Open University
Terrence Higgins Trust
World Health Organisation

London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe