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Golden State Mutual Processing Project
The Haynes Foundation is supporting the processing of the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Co., Inc. historical records, which date from 1866 to 2008. These records provide unparalleled documentation of the activities of the largest African-American-owned insurance business, and historically one of the largest black-owned businesses, in the western United States. GSM also functioned as a civic hub and a cultural icon for African-American Angelenos on the rise. The project will integrate UCLA’s existing holdings of GSM material, donated by one of the founders in 1986, with a significant new donation acquired after the company ceased operations, and produce a new finding aid that will greatly enhance researchers’ access to the collection.
Project completed in 2014.
June L. Mazer Lesbian Archive
The June L. Mazer Lesbian Archive at UCLA is an outreach and collection-building partnership between the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives, the UCLA Center for the Study of Women (CSW) and the UCLA Library. These collections expand the pool of primary source materials available to researchers and to the community at large. This partnership was initiated by CSW and is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to inventory, organize, preserve, and digitize more than eighty Mazer collections pertaining to lesbian and feminist activism and writings.
Project completed in 2013.