Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4539
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: CAMPAIGN FOR HOMOSEXUAL EQUALITY: SOUTHWARK/LAMBETH GROUP
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.07 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Campaign for Homosexual Equality | Southwark/Lambeth Group
The Southwark/Lambeth branch of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality (CHE) was formed in August 1976. The branch was partly intended as a campaign group but also a social group. The group dissolved in 1980, and its members either joined the national CHE or the Lewisham branch.
This archive was donated to London Metropolitan Archives by Jeff Doorn, former convenor of the Southwark and Lambeth branch. Jeff Doorn joined the Campaign for Homosexual Equality in 1976 and became a founder member of the Southwark Lambeth Area Gay Society (SLAGS) which developed into the Southwark/Lambeth CHE. He produced many of the newsletters and was a member of the committee until the branch was dissolved.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the Southwark and Lambeth Group of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality. The records reflect a number of issues being dealt with by gay rights campaigners in the '70s including the trial of Gay News for blasphemy, the fight against fascism, and an involvement in women's and lesbian rights. Local matters touched on in the papers include the branch's deliberation over joining the Southwark Campaign against Rascism and Fascism, and application for recognition by the national council.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
LMA/4539/01: Minutes, correspondence and printed material; LMA/4539/02: Conference papers; LMA/4539/03: Collected papers.
Conditions governing access:
Available for general access.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to these records rests with the City of London.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
Records deposited in 2004.
Records of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality, 1940-96, are held as part of the Hall-Carpenter Archive at the British Library of Political and Economic Science (GB 0097 HCA/Campaign for Homosexual Equality).
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: June to August 2010.