Guide to the Empire State Pride Agenda Records,
1990-1998

Collection Number: 7630

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

Contact Information:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
2B Carl A. Kroch Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-3530
Fax: (607) 255-9524
rareref@cornell.edu
http://rmc.library.cornell.edu
Compiled by:
Cheryl Beredo
Date completed:
April 2000
EAD encoding:
Peter Martinez, June 2001

© 2001 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Empire State Pride Agenda records, 1990-1998
Collection Number:
7630
Creator:
Empire State Pride Agenda
Quantity:
4.3 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Manuscripts, graphics, ephemera.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Subject files, publicity items, programs for fund raising and political events, news and flyers on gay and lesbian issues; also, minutes (1991-1994), chronological files on Pride Agenda's activities, posters, t-shirts, stickers, and other ephemera relating to fund raising and political events.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

Incorporated in 1990 as the the result of a merger between two statewide organizations: the New York State Lesbian and Gay Lobby based in Albany, and FAIRPAC based in New York City. The Empire State Pride Agenda is a political organization that lobbies the New York State government for legal protection and equal rights for lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals. Libby Post and Mark D'Alessio were the Pride Agenda's first co-chairs of the Board, and Richard D. Dadey, Jr., the first executive director (following Lisa Parrish as acting executive director for three months). The new organization was more successful at fundraising.
Maintaining offices both in Albany and New York City, the first issue the Pride Agenda tackled was the creation of a New York City council district drawn in a way that included enough gay and lesbian supportive voters to make the election of a lesbian or gay city councilperson a possibility. This was achieved in 1991.
The Pride Agenda adopts legislative agendas each year and has lobbied on the state level for a bias-related violence bill, a civil rights bill, and a domestic partnership bill. The organization endorses pro-gay candidates for local and state office, and remains active in New York City politics. In July 1998, New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani signed into law legislation recognizing domestic partners in New York City.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Subject files, publicity items, programs for fund raising and political events, news and flyers on gay and lesbian issues; also, minutes (1991-1994), chronological files on Pride Agenda's activities, posters, t-shirts, stickers, and other ephemera relating to fund raising and political events.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Dadey, Richard D.
Piel, Candida Scott.
Post, Libby.
Parrish, Lisa.
D'Alessio, Mark.
FAIRPAC.
New York State Gay and Lesbian Lobby.

Subjects:
Homosexuality--Law and legislation.
Gays--Legal status, laws, etc.
Lesbians--Legal status, laws, etc.
Bias (Law).
Civil rights--Law and legislation.
Unmarried couples--Legal status, laws, etc.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Empire State Pride Agenda Records, #7630. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

SERIES LIST

Series I. Internal Files Boxes 1-5
Series II. Subject Files Boxes 1,5-6

CONTAINER LIST

Date
Description
Container
Series I. Internal Files
1996
Albany Domestic Partnership Challenge
Box 1 Folder 12
1989-1997
Awards Dinner
Box 1 Folder 13
1995-1996
Co-Parent Adoption
Box 1 Folder 14
1995-1996
Correspondence, General
Box 1 Folder 15
1995-1996
Correspondence, Paula Ettlebrick
Box 1 Folder 16
1996-1997
Division of AIDS Services
Box 1 Folder 17
1995
[Empire State Pride Agenda Folder]
Box 1 Folder 18
1995-1997
ESPA Internal Notes
Box 1 Folder 19
1996
Funding Lesbian and Gay Family Issues
Box 1 Folder 20
1996
Gentile, Vincent
Box 1 Folder 21
1995-1996
Health and Human Services Network Budget
Box 1 Folder 22-23
1997
Health and Human Services Network: Meetings (Albany)
Box 1 Folder 24
1990-1992
History
Box 1 Folder 25
1995-1996
HIV Testing--Kaufman--Final Drafting
Box 1 Folder 26
1997-1998
Lesbian and Gay Health and Human Services: $2 Million
Box 1 Folder 27-28
1995
Lobby Day
Box 1 Folder 29
1996
Lobby Day
Box 1 Folder 30
1997
Lobby Day
Box 1 Folder 31
1998
Lobby Day
Box 1 Folder 32
1995
Lobby Day, Perry Institute
Box 1 Folder 33
1995
Memorandums
Box 1 Folder 34-35
1991-1994
Minutes
Box 1 Folder 36
1994-1995
New York City: Regulation of Sex-Related Businesses
Box 1 Folder 37-38
1997
New York Gay and Lesbian Legislation
Box 1 Folder 39
1995-1996
New York State: Lesbian and Gay Health and Human Services Network
Box 2 Folder 1
1992-1997
Night of 100 Parties
Box 2 Folder 2
1994-1995
Papers
Box 2 Folder 3
1997
Perry Leadership Institute
Box 2 Folder 4
1996
Pride Vote
Box 2 Folder 5
1995
Public Policy Agenda
Box 2 Folder 6
1995
Public Policy Committee
Box 2 Folder 7
1990-1997
Publicity for Events, News, Flyers on Issues
Box 2 Folder 8
Publicity, Programs (small size)
Box 2 Folder 9-10
1997
Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Bill
Box 2 Folder 11
1995
Social Service Agency Funding
Box 2 Folder 12
1995-1997
Testimony on DAS Bill--City Council
Box 2 Folder 13
1997
Welfare
Box 2 Folder 14-15
1995
1995
Box 2 Folder 16
1996
1996
Box 2 Folder 17
1997
1997 Agendas, memos, flyers
Box 2 Folder 18
1997
1997 Constitutional Convention
Box 2 Folder 19
1998
1998
Box 2 Folder 20
1998
1998 Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act
Box 2 Folder 21
1998
"Flyers handed out at Pride Events in the city June 1998 created by Tim Sweeney
Box 2 Folder 22
Pins(2)
Box 3 Folder 1
Stickers
Box 3 Folder 2
T-Shirts(4)
Box 3 Folder 3
Pride Agenda Organizational and Board Files
1995
Adult Establishment Rezoning
Box 4 Folder 1-3
1991
Board Packets--originals
Box 4 Folder 4
1991
Board Meeting, January
Box 4 Folder 5
1991
Board Meeting, April 13-14
Box 4 Folder 6
1991
Board Meeting, April 13
Box 4 Folder 7
1991
Board Meeting, June 23
Box 4 Folder 8
1991
Board Meeting, July 27
Box 4 Folder 9
1991
Board Meeting, July
Box 4 Folder 10-11
1991
Board Meeting, September
Box 4 Folder 12
1991
Board Meeting, November 16
Box 4 Folder 13
1991
Board Meeting, November
Box 4 Folder 14
1990
Board Minutes
Box 4 Folder 15
1990
Catalog of Trainings: AIDS Training Institute
Box 4 Folder 16
1989
CERF-PAC of Long Island
Box 4 Folder 17
1991
Channel 14 Boycott
Box 4 Folder 18
1992
Civil Rights
Box 4 Folder 19-20
1991
Correspondence (incoming)
Box 4 Folder 21
1991
Correspondence (outgoing)
Box 4 Folder 22
1993
Correspondence (re:conference)
Box 4 Folder 23
1991
Development Associate Job Search
Box 4 Folder 24-25
1995
Empire State Pride Agenda Statewide Organizational Directory
Box 4 Folder 26
1992
Enoch Williams Committee
Box 4 Folder 27
"Fax flyer to send to membership organizations"
Box 4 Folder 28
1991
Fundraising Plans: Board Members
Box 4 Folder 29
1987
Guide to Elected Representatives in Albany and Washington
Box 4 Folder 30
1993
Hotels and Community Housing
Box 4 Folder 31
Information Packet on Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act (S.425-A)
Box 4 Folder 32
1988-1990
Invitations (other organizations)
Box 4 Folder 33-34
[Irving Roast Negatives]
Box 4 Folder 35
1986
Law on Human Rights
Box 4 Folder 36
1994
Legislative Briefing, May
Box 4 Folder 37
1988-1991
Lesbian and Gay Community Service Centers
Box 4 Folder 38
1997
Letter from Bill Clinton
Box 4 Folder 39
1995
Lobby Day
Box 4 Folder 40
1993
Lobby Day Registration and Bus Trip
Box 4 Folder 41
Manhattan [Volunteer Registration and Senate District Coordinator Application Forms]
Box 4 Folder 42
1997
Media File: June-August
Box 4 Folder 43
1993-1994
Memos form Dick Dadey [Executive Director]
Box 4 Folder 44
1989-1993
New York City AIDS Case Projections
Box 4 Folder 45
New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project Program Description
Box 4 Folder 46
1987
New York City Proclamation Photograph
Box 4 Folder 47
New York Division of Human Rights Press Information
Box 4 Folder 48
1991
Newsletter, Spring/Summer
Box 5 Folder 1
1991
Newsletter, Winter
Box 5 Folder 2
1990
Night of 100 Parties Publicity Material
Box 5 Folder 3
1990-1991
Organizational List
Box 5 Folder 4
1993
PAC, General
Box 5 Folder 5-6
1989
PAC, Reports
Box 5 Folder 7
1991
PAC, Reports
Box 5 Folder 8
1994
Pacheco Contributions
Box 5 Folder 9
1991
Periodic Board Reports
Box 5 Folder 10
1993
Perry Leadership Institute
Box 5 Folder 11
1993
Perry Institute Registrant
Box 5 Folder 12
[Photographs of FAIRPAC event]
Box 5 Folder 13
[1988?]
[Photographs of FAIRPAC event]
Box 5 Folder 14
[Photographs of Night of 100 Parties]
Box 5 Folder 15
[1988?]
[Photographs of Night of 100 Parties]
Box 5 Folder 16
[1989?]
[Photographs of Night of 100 Parties]
Box 5 Folder 17
[Photographs of Piel, Candida Scott]
Box 5 Folder 18
1993
Press Releases
Box 5 Folder 19
1990-1991
Pride Agenda Board
Box 5 Folder 20
1988
"Prom '63" FAIRPAC Event, October 15
Box Folder 21
1990
Training Manual by Citizen Action Campaign for Citizen Action of New York
Box 5 Folder 22
1986-1991
Programs
Box 5 Folder 23-25
1992
Program Book
Box 5 Folder 26
1996-1998
Publicity Materials
Box 5 Folder 27
1990
"Roast of Candida Scott Piel"
Box 5 Folder 28
Room Assignments
Box 5 Folder 29
1994
Ruben Diaz Affair
Box 5 Folder 30
[Russell]
Box 5 Folder 31
[Russell Negatives]
Box 5 Folder 32
1994
Stonewall 25
Box 5 Folder 33-35
1991
Stride Pride Button
Box 5 Folder 36
Volunteer Registration Form
Box 5 Folder 37
Whistles
Box 5 Folder 38
1992
Williams--New York City Controversy
Box 5 Folder 39-40
Empire State Pride Bylaws
Box 5 Folder 41
Series II. Subject Files
New York State Civil Rights Bill, 1994-1996
1993
Civil Rights Bill
Box 1 Folder 1
1994
Clippings
Box 1 Folder 2
1993-1995
ESPA: Internal Notes
Box 1 Folder 3
1993
Letters, Support
Box 1 Folder 4
1993-1994
Public Materials
Box 1 Folder 5
1993
Roll Call
Box 1 Folder 6
1993-1994
State Law
Box 1 Folder 7
1993
Strategy
Box 1 Folder 8
1994
Strategy
Box 1 Folder 9
1995
Strategy
Box 1 Folder 10
1996
Strategy
Box 1 Folder 11
Senate Bills
1991
Assessment of Discrimination on Basis of Sexual Orientation
Box 5 Folder 42
1991
Assembly Bill 1336: Prohibition of Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation
Box 5 Folder 43
1991
Senate Bill 3126-B: Bias Related Violence Protection
Box 5 Folder 44
1992
Senate Bill 6950-A: Gang Assault/Bias Related Violence Bill
Box 5 Folder 45
1992
Senate Bill 7551: Emergency Health Care Fund
Box 5 Folder 46
1992
Senate Bill 7608: Health Insurance Community Rating Bill
Box 5 Folder 47
1993
Senate Bill 5227: Crime and Correction
Box 5 Folder 48
1993
Senate Bill 1890: Civil Rights Bill
Box 5 Folder 49
1994
Senate Bill 6580-A: Deletion of Gender Classification for Sex Offenses
Box 5 Folder 50
1993
ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union)
Box 6 Folder 1
Action Alerts
Box 6 Folder 2
Albany Lobby Day
Box 6 Folder 3
Andrew Stein Newsclippings
Box 6 Folder 4
Boycott Colorado
Box 6 Folder 5
Campaign Finance Board, New York City
Box 6 Folder 6
Comptroller Office
Box 6 Folder 7
Civil Rights Bill
Box 6 Folder 8-13
Civil Rights Bill Background Information
Box 6 Folder 14
Civil Rights Bill Correspondence
Box 6 Folder 15
Civil Rights Bill Information
Box 6 Folder 16
Civil Rights Bill Press, News Articles
Box 6 Folder 17
Civil Rights Bill, Signatures
Box 6 Folder 18
Civil Rights Bill (Active)
Box 6 Folder 19
Cuomo, Governor
Box 6 Folder 20
Endorsed Candidate Questionnaire, Albany
Box 6 Folder 21
Endorsed Candidate Questionnaire, New York City
Box 6 Folder 22-23
Endorsed Candidate Questionnaire, Rochester
Box 6 Folder 24
Endorsement, Final
Box 6 Folder 25-27
Irish Gay and Lesbian Organizations
Box 6 Folder 28
Ithaca/Tompkins Endorsed Candidate Questionnaire
Box 6 Folder 29
March on Washington
Box 6 Folder 30
Multi-Cultural Education
Box 6 Folder 31
PAC, Candidate Addresses
Box 6 Folder 32
PAC, Not Endorsed Candidates
Box 6 Folder 33-34
Religious Right
Box 6 Folder 35
School Board
Box 6 Folder 36
School Board Elections
Box 6 Folder 37-38
Senate District Coordinators
Box 6 Folder 39
Volunteers
Box 6 Folder 40
Winter Newsletter
Box 6 Folder 41