University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the San Antonio Lesbian Gay Assemby (SALGA) Records, 1990-1998



Descriptive Summary

Creator: San Antonio Lesbian and Gay Assembly (SALGA)
Title: San Antonio Lesbian and Gay Assembly Records
Dates: 1990-1998
Abstract: The San Antonio Lesbian and Gay Assembly (SALGA), 1990-1998, was organized to bring together lesbian and gay organizations, businesses, and individuals to network for mutual support, share and disperse information, educate and serve the community as a whole and to promote the social welfare of, eliminate discrimination and prejudice against and defend the human and civil rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people.
Abstract: The collection consists of board agendas and minutes, by-laws and membership information, correspondence, Conference documents, Gay Pride Picnic planning materials, magazines, news clippings and newsletters.
Identification: MS 118
Extent: 2.1 linear feet (approximately 1,000 items)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Note

The San Antonio Lesbian and Gay Assembly (SALGA), 1990-1998, was organized to bring together lesbian and gay organizations, businesses, and individuals to network for mutual support, share and disperse information, educate and serve the community as a whole and to promote the social welfare of, eliminate discrimination and prejudice against and defend the human and civil rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people. Dulce Benavides and Brad Veloz were co-chairs and leaders of SALGA. throughout its life.

In addition to sponsoring the Gay/Lesbian Conference from 1992-1994, SALGA was the sponsor of the San Antonio Annual Lesbian/Gay Pride Picnic from 1990 until 1997.

SALGA was formally dissolved in 1998.


Scope and Content Note

The collection documents the San Antonio Lesbian and Gay Assembly from 1990-1998. The bulk of the records are from 1993 to1997. There are a few records documenting the start up of the organization, and after the 1997 picnic, the organization came to a virtual halt.

The collection consists of board agendas and minutes, by-laws and membership information, correspondence, Conference documents, Gay Pride Picnic planning materials, magazines, news clippings and newsletters. The conflict that ultimately led to SALGA’s dissolution is documented in the correspondence and Gay Pride Picnic information. This collection also includes materials on the Latino Lesbian and Gay Organization.


 

Arrangement

The papers are arranged as follows:
Agendas and Minutes
Bylaws and Membership
Conferences and other Sponsored Events
Correspondence
Esperanza
Gay Pride Picnics
Other Organizations
Publications
Office and Financial
Unity
Ephemera and Artifacts

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research except bank statements, which are closed to researchers.

This collection is housed at UTSA's Main Campus and must be accessed via the John Peace Library Special Collections reading room. To request access, please use the Collections Request Form.

Usage Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the San Antonio Lesbian and Gay Assembly collection must be obtained from University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.


Index Terms

Persons
Baer, Monty.
Benavides, Dulce.
Blanchard, Rob.
Castor, Dan.
Switzer, Ted.
Veloz, Brad.
Organizations
San Antonio Lesbian and Gay Assembly.
Latino Lesbian and Gay Organization.
Gay/Lesbian Conference--San Antonio (Tex.)
Gay Price Picnic--San Antonio (Tex.)
Topics
Gay community--Texas--San Antonio.
Gay rights--Texas--San Antonio.
Gays--Legal status, laws, etc.--United States.
Gays--Texas--San Antonio--Social conditions.
Gays--Texas--San Antonio--Societies and clubs.
Gays--Texas--San Antonio--Political activity.
Lesbians--Legal status, laws, etc.--United States.
Lesbians--Political activity.
Lesbians--Texas--San Antonio
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)
Genres/formats
Agendas.
Bylaws.
Correspondence.
Minutes.
Newsletters.
Local Subjects
Activism/Activists
Clubs and Organizations
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resources
San Antonio History

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], San Antonio Lesbian and Gay Assembly, 1990-1998, MS 118, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

All the materials in this collection were donated by Dulce Benavides in January 2002 (Acc. 2002-01).

Processing Information

Processed by Kassandra Green, History Student, March 2003.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Bylaws and Membership

Box Folder
1 7 1992
8 1993
9 1994
10 1995
11 1996
12 1997



 

Agendas and Minutes

Box Folder
1 1 1992
2 1993
3 1994
4 1995
5 1996
6 1997



 

Correspondence

Box Folder
2 5 1992
6 1993
7 1994
8 1996
9 1997



 

Office and Financial

Box Folder
1 17 Letterhead
18 Office Receipt, 1996
Restricted: Bank Statements, 1993-1994



 

Conference and Other Sponsored Events

Box Folder
1 13 1992
14 1993
15 1993
Box Folder
2 1 1994
2 1995
3 1996
4 1997



 

Gay Pride Picnics

Box Folder
2 10 1990-1991
11 1992
12 1993
13 1994
14 1995
15 1996
16 1996
17 1996
18-19 1997



 

Publications

Box Folder
3 3 Magazines (various), 1996
4 Newsclippings/Flyers, 1993-1997
5 Newsletters, 1992
6 Newsletters, 1995
7 Newsletters, 1997
8 San Antonio Marquise, 1995
9 San Antonio Marquise, 1996
10 San Antonio Marquise, 1997
17 San Antonio Black Tie Dinner, Inc. Out Vote '96, 1996



 

Esperanza Center

Box Folder
1 16 1996-1997 undated



 

Unity

Box Folder
3 11 Unity, 1998



 

Ephemera and Artifacts

Box
OM1 Oversize: Enamel rainbow pins, undated
Oversize: "Lift the Ban" rubber stamp, undated
Oversize: Gay Pride T-shirt (2 count), 1996



 

Other Organizations

Box Folder
3 1-2 Latino/Lesbian & Gay Organization, undated