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Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians (PFLAG) of Grants Pass, Oregon records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll 417

Scope and Contents

The collection is organized by accession; as of 2013 there is only one accession.

Accession Up 051: contains PFLAG Grants Pass pamphlets and newsletters, buttons, and a banner. There are also audio cassette and video cassette recordings of events and interviews.

The collection also contains ephemera from the anti-gay organizations.

Many of the records are undated; most of the records seem to have originated in the 1990s.


  • Creation: 1990s


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

Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians (PFLAG) was founded in 1972 by a mother who wanted to publicly support her gay son. It is "made up of parents, families, friends, and straight allies uniting with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people."

"PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education and advocacy. PFLAG is a national non-profit organization [and] has over 350 chapters and 200,000 supporters in major urban centers, small cities and rural areas in all 50 states."

[Source: website]


1.5 linear feet (1 container)

Language of Materials



The National Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians (PFLAG) organization was founded in 1972 by a mother of a gay son, and there are local chapters in every state. The collection contains the records of the Grants Pass, Oregon chapter.


Material within this collection has been organized by accession. This organization reflects the fact that the collection has been acquired in increments over time. This organization is also based on the decision not to merge the various accessions and organize them as a whole at this point in time, give the fact that future accruals are anticipated and/or that this organization is deemed sufficient for access.

Researchers should note that materials within a series or accession may overlap and/or relate to materials found in other accessions or initially processed materials. For example, correspondence may be found in all or only some groupings. In order to locate all relevant material within this collection, researchers may need to consult each accession.

Researchers should also note that similar materials can be arranged differently in each accession, depending on how the material is organized upon receipt or during initial processing. For instance, correspondence is one accession may be arranged alphabetically, while correspondence in another accession is arranged chronologically.

Related Materials

Other collections relating to Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians (PFLAG) at Special Collections and University Archives include: Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians (PFLAG) of Ashland, Oregon records, Coll 418.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Tanya Parlet, 2013.

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 to no organization and rehousing. Multiple accession(s) for the collection have not been merged or organized as a whole. Each accession is described separately.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

Guide to the Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians (PFLAG) of Grants Pass, Oregon Records
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Tanya Parlet.
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA