Scope and Contents
The collection contains records from several state and local community organizations and is composed primarily of general administrative, campaign, and financial records, correspondence, newsletters and pamphlets, volunteer lists, audio and video tapes and reels, and artifacts.
Campaigns represented in the collection include, but are not limited to: Campaign for a Hate Free Oregon, No on 9, SOC-PAC (Support Our Communities), No on 13, No on Hate (Lane County), No on 9 (Lane County), CAD-PAC (Citizens United Against Discrimination), No on 20-06 (Corvallis), No on 20-08 (Springfield), No on 13 (Lane County), and STOP-PAC.
The State series (boxes 1-21) includes records from a number of state level organizations and campaigns. Material includes administrative records, correspondence, campaign manuals, election and voting information, donor and volunteer information, audio and video, auction, fundraising, and other financial records, artifacts and ephemera such as calendars, bumper stickers, pledge cards, and publicity materials.
The Local series (boxes 22-30) includes records from both major state campaigns (“No on 9” and “No on 13”) as well as local initiatives. Material includes administrative records, correspondence, campaign manuals, volunteer and donor information, newsletters, pamphlets, and other printed matter, financial records, polling and voting statistics, publicity and media, ephemera, and financial records from the No Special Rights Committee/Oregon Citizens Alliance.
- Creation: 1993-1997
- Basic Rights Oregon (Organization) (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time. Collection includes sound recordings, moving images, and digital files to which access is restricted. Access to these materials is governed by repository policy and may require the production of listening or viewing copies. Researchers requiring access must notify Special Collections and University Archives in advance and pay fees for reproduction services as necessary.
Conditions Governing Use
Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.
Biographical / Historical
During the 1990s, a group of activists formed a political action committee called Basic Rights Oregon (BRO) to fight against legislative measures in Oregon aimed at limiting gay and lesbian civil rights. BRO activities included the 1992 "No on 9" and the 1994 "No on 13" campaigns.
42 linear feet (29 containers) : 29 record storage boxes
Language of Materials
During the 1990s, a group of activists formed a political action committee called Basic Rights Oregon (BRO) to fight against legislative measures in Oregon aimed at limiting gay and lesbian civil rights. The collection contains records from several state and local community organizations and is composed primarily of general administrative, campaign, and financial records, correspondence, newsletters and pamphlets, volunteer lists, audio and video tapes and reels, and artifacts.
Collection is organized into the following series:
Series I: State Organizations and Campaigns Series II: Local Organizations and Campaigns
Material within this collection is minimally arranged. Any arrangement is either derived from the records' creators or custodians or from staff at the time of initial processing. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.
Collection processed by Tanya Parlet, 2012.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.
Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents. Folder titles are based on those created by the creators or previous custodians. Titles have not all been verified against the contents of the folders. In some cases, staff supplied folder titles during initial processing.
Genre / Form
- Administrative records
- Campaign literature
- Financial records
- Video recordings (physical artifacts)
- Guide to the Basic Rights Oregon (BRO) records
- Complete Description
- Tanya Parlet
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).