History of ISHR: Institute for the Study of Human Resources
by Reid Rasmussen
Submitted June 18, 2010.
June 18, 2010.
We need to gets the fact straight about ISHR [The Institute for The Study of Human Resources].
The Board of Directors of ISHR never gave its material to The Williams Institute at UCLA. All the original and archival material and documents were given to the One Institute Gay & Lesbian Archives at USC.
I had copies made of the same archival material and documents and gave them to Cal State Northridge.
The Williams Institute was given our money to carry on ISHR’s work to support gay scholars around the world and to change law s that hinder the gay and lesbian community.
The ISHR Board of Directors voted to dissolved our Non-Profit Corporation October 2008.
ONE, INC. FOUNDED IN 1952
I.S.H.R ESTABLISHED IN 1964 AND INC. 1965
THE INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF HUMAN RESOURCES (ISHR), doing business as ONE, INC., HAS TAX EXEMPTION UNDER SECTION 501 (C3) OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE.
ISHR WAS FOUNDED IN 1964 AND INC 1965. IT’S PARENT ORGANIZATION, ONE. INC. WAS FOUNDED IN 1952 .
ONE INSTITUTE, ITS PARENT ORGANIZATION, WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1956 AS ADULT EDUCATION FACILITY OFFERING NONCREDIT COURSES AT A SCHOLARLY LEVEL. THE NAME ONE INSTITUTE WAS GIVEN TO THE LIBRARY AT U.S.C. TO FORM THE ONE INSTITUTE ARCHIVES
ON DECEMBER 18, 2000. ISHR CONVEYED, TRANSFERRED AND ASSIGNED TO ONE INSTITUTE AND ALL OF ITS RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST IN AND TO and/or materials previously owned and/or published by either ONE, INC. and/or ISHR, including any and all publications
ONE, INCORPORATED, (“ONE, INC.” ) and the Institute for the Study of Human Resources (ISHR) previously conveyed all of their collections, including all of their copies of items published by one, inc. and/or ISHR TO one institute (including ONEE Institute Press and the International Gay & Lesbian Archives Collectively, “ONE Institute ).
THE INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF HUMAN RESOURCES (I.S.H.R.) d/b/a ONE, INC.
I.S.H.R is a California Charitable Corporation Founded in 1962 and Incorporated in 1965. It’s Parent Organization, ONE, INC., was founded in 1952 as a non-profit California Corp., American’s oldest homophile organization.
Merger of the two nonprofit corporations November 25, 1996, I.S.H.R “Surviving Corporation” and ONE INC. “Merging Corporation.”
The Institute for the Study of Human Resources (I.S.H.R.), doing business as ONE, INC., has tax exemption as an “private operating foundation” as defined in Section 4952 (j) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, with a federal income tax exemption under section.501 (c)(3), issued November 15, 1985.
I.S.H.R’s Federal Employer Identification Tax Number is 95-2369815.
I.S.H.R. was established in 1964 and Incorporated in 1965.
I.S.H.R’s Parent Organization, ONE. INC., was founded in 1952 as a non-profit California Corporation. I.S.H.R. was the financial branch of ONE. INC.
ONE INSTITUTE was established in 1956 as an adult education facility offering noncredit courses at a scholarly level. ONE Institute had a Speakers Bureau that sent trained speakers all over the country and abroad, speaking to church, school, and professional groups, on radio and television.
ONE Institute Quarterly was the first scholarly journal of homosexuality in America, starting in 1958. ONE Institute initiated the first gay World Travel Club, inaugurated in 1964, and under the creation and direction of Chet Sampson, aka Chuck Thompson, a director and generous benefactor of ONE, INC. He conducted annual customized group tours to Europe, Africa, South America, and Asia.
One Institute’s activities ceased in 1994. On October 30, 1994 plans were approved for the merger of the International Gay and Lesbian Archives to form the largest Gay and Lesbian Library in the World. One Institute Archives is now located at 1101 So. Adams Blvd, L.A., Ca. in a building generously provided by U.S.C.
The final assignment of I.S.H.R,/ ONE, INC.’S vast library, publications, art, collections, and the name “ONE Institute” were conveyed, transferred, and assigned to the new ONE Institute December 18, 2000.
Grants given by ISHR from 1998 to 2008…..$220,650.00
This text is printed in its entirety with minor typographic corrections. It should be noted that there are some significant errors in this document; for one, ONE, Inc. was not a non-profit organization. Though business manager Bill Lambert / W. Dorr Legg said they had this status, he had never filed the paper work. When Reid Erickson discovered ONE, Inc., was not a non-profit organization, he created ISHR to secure a tax deduction while channeling funds toward ONE and other homophile organizations.
In essence, though, this document provides Reid Rasmussen’s crucial perspective on this important history.