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Log Cabin Republicans of Houston Records

 Collection
Identifier: RG 1125

Scope and Contents

The Log Cabin Republicans Records are comprised of incorporation papers of the Texas and Houston chapters, meeting information, and the Houston chapter publication, “Log On.”

Dates

  • 1993-1995

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Log Cabin Republicans of Houston Records must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.

Historical Note

The Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) is a federated gay and lesbian political organization in the United States with state chapters and a national office in Washington, D.C. The Texas Chapter was founded in 1993. The Houston Chapter was founded in 1995. The group's constituency supports the Republican Party and advocates for gay and lesbian rights.

Gay conservatives in California formed the Log Cabin Republicans in response to the Briggs campaign which sought to ban gays and lesbians, and possibly anyone who supported gay rights, from working in California's public schools. The name of the organization is a reference to the first Republican President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, who was born in a log cabin. President Lincoln built the Republican Party on the principles of liberty and equality.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into three series based on contents. Series 1 Incorporation Papers Series 2 Log Cabin Republicans, Meetings Series 3 Publications and Press Releases

Acquisition Information

Donated by Kelly R. Jones, 1995.

General Physical Description note

0.25 linear feet: one small document box

Processing Information

Processed by Jo Collier, 2009. Finding aid updated by Natalia Kapacinskas in August 2018.
Title
Log Cabin Republicans of Houston Records
Author
Jo Collier
Language of description
Finding Aid Written In English

Repository Details

Part of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center Repository

Contact:

(832) 393-1662

The African American Library at the Gregory School
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Houston, Texas 77019
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Houston Metropolitan Research Center
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Houston, Texas 77002
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