Wednesday, May 31st, 2023


Don Slater, reading in the Tangent Group office circa 1966Index of Historical Material

HIC founder Don Slater began collecting materials pertaining to the history of homosexual rights in the United States when he helped to launch ONE magazine in the fall of 1952, making his collection the oldest formally established homophile archives in the United States.

Slater continued to collect and organize these items through in his role as Editor of ONE and Tangents magazines until his death on February 14, 1997, when the collection’s care fell to Jim Schneider, Joseph Hansen, Billy Glover, and the other Directors of the HIC.

Where noted, these materials are curated in the HIC Collection, a subset of the Vern and Bonnie Bullough Collection on Sex and Gender curated as a Special Collection at Oviatt Library of the California State University, Northridge, where they are available for public perusal.

Don Slater, reading in the Tangent Group office on Cahuenga Blvd., circa 1966

HIC Publications

Tangents—News and Letters

1965.06NewsONE, June 1965 (HIC version)
1965.10LettersTangents 1.1
1965.10NewsTangents 1.1
1965.11LettersTangents 1:2
1965.11NewsTangents 1:2
1965.12LettersTangents 1.3
1965.12NewsTangents 1.3
1966.01LettersTangents 1:4
1966.01NewsTangents 1:4
1966.02NewsTangents 1.5
1966.02LettersTangents 1.5
1966.03NewsTangents 1.6
1966.03LettersTangents 1.6
1966.04NewsTangents 1.7
1966.04LettersTangents 1.7
1966.05NewsTangents 1.8
1966.05LettersTangents 1.8
1966.06NewsTangents 1.9
1966.06LettersTangents 1.9
1966.07NewsTangents 1.10
1966.07LettersTangents 1.10
1966.08NewsTangents 1.11
1966.08LettersTangents 1.11
1966.09NewsTangents 1.12
1966.09LettersTangents 1.12

Essays—History, Journalism, and Travel

2018.05.29HistoryThe Genesis of Boy Wives and Female HusbandsMurray, Stephen O.Tangents Online
2018.05.23HistoryA Brief History of the Anthropology of Sub-Saharan African HomosexualitiesMurray, Stephen O.Tangents Online
2018.01.04HistoryBlown Cover: The Arrest of Dale JenningsHughes, DavidTangents Online
2018.01.04HistoryMattachine’s Queer Questionnaire and the Coates ColumnHughes, DavidTangents Online
2016.08.28HistoryVile Vault: The FBI Gets its Man (or Woman)Hughes, DavidTangents Online
2014.01.21EventArmistead Maupin reads from Days of Anna Madrigal at San Francisco‘s Book CrossingMurray, Stephen O.Tangents Online
2012.03.28HistoryMemories of the Founding of Gay/Lesbian Organizations within the American Sociological Association and the American Anthropological Association: SGC and ARGOHMurray, Stephen O. Tangents Online
2008.06.28EventAndrew Sean Greer reads from The Story of a Marriage, SF Public LibraryMurray, Stephen O.Tangents Online
2001.02.03HistoryNotes on the Launch of ONE MagazineFrisbie, FredHIC Archives
1999.11.17EventMemorable Afternoon with Gore VidalMurray, Stephen O.Tangents Online
1997.11.01EventDiscussion of Edward Sagarin with Donald Beckerman
Murray, Stephen O.epinions
1996.01.20EventDale Peck reads from
The Law of Enclosures in San Francisco
Murray, Stephen O.epinions
1988.01.01HistoryGay Los Angeles: The Early DaysKepner, JimHIC Archives
1988.01.01HistoryWomen of ONE (1954–1960)Kepner, JimHIC Archives
1966.09.03HistoryCase of the Mistreated Minister, TheWaltrip, BobTangents 1.12
1966.08.03EventSecond National Planning Conference Discusses the Homophile MovementConger, Richard and Sidney RothmanTangents 1.11
1966.05.03EventProtest on WheelsSlater, DonTangents 1.8
1966.04.06TravelFour Trips to Cherry Grove, pt. 3MacAlbert, LeoTangents 1.7
1966.03.07EventTogether—Toward a Common Goal (The National Planning Conference of Homosexual Organizations)Grier, Barbara (as Gene Damon)Tangents 1.6
1966.03.06TravelFour Trips to Cherry Grove, pt. 2MacAlbert, LeoTangents 1.6
1966.02.03TravelFour Trips to Cherry Grove, pt. 1MacAlbert, LeoTangents 1.5
1965.11.05EventHighlights from the ECHO Conference SpeechesI. MacA.Tangents 1.2
1965.11.04EventEast Coast Homophile Organizations Discuss the Great SocietyShotwell, JodyTangents 1.2
1965.11.03HistoryNonconformism in La Belle Epoque, pt. 5Daniel, Mark (trans. by Marcel Martin)Tangents 1.2
HistoryNonconformism in La Belle Epoque, pt. 4Daniel, Mark (trans. by Marcel Martin)Tangents 1.1


1958.10Home of Bill LambertONE Magazine, Oct. 1958
1970Tangents Office on Cahuenga Blvd.HIC Archives
1990.11.27Young Dale Jennings, dancingHIC Archives


Symposium on OutingHIC Archives

Historic Documents

Corporate Papers

1952.10.15Founding DocumentBy-laws of ONE, IncorporatedONE, Inc.
1953.02.07MinutesMeeting RecordsONE, Inc.
1953.02.07Founding DocumentArticles of IncorporationONE, Inc.
1953.03.21MinutesMeeting RecordsONE, Inc.
1953.06.07MinutesMeeting RecordsONE, Inc.
1953.11.01MinutesMeeting Records (first official meeting of the new corporation)ONE, Inc.
1953.11.13AddressDale Jennings: Address to Mattachine Society BanquetMattachine Society
1955.02.22ResignationJim Kepner: first resignationONE, Inc.
1959.01.30ReportJim Kepner: ONE Institute Quarterly ReportONE, Inc.
1959.01.30ReportDon Slater: Editorial ReportONE, Inc.
1960.11.01ResignationJim Kepner: reasons for leavingONE, Inc.
1960.11.15ResignationJim Kepner: second resignationONE, Inc.
1961.07.23ResignationStella Rush: letter of resignationONE, Inc.
1962.01.26AddressGeorge Mortenson: Address to the Assembly for the 10th Annual Business Meeting of ONE, Inc.ONE, Inc.
1962.08.16ReportProposed Blanche M. Baker Foundation: Organizational Meeting RecordsBlanche M. Baker Foundation
1962.12.02ResignationMorgan Farley: letter of resignationONE, Inc.


1952.10.06Hay, HarryClark, JayOur long awaited trial...
1990.12.03Slater, DonGlover, BillyThe Trouble with Harry Hay...
1991.08.04Slater, DonJennings, DaleA new information age...
2000.05.12Schneider, JimONE Institute & ArchivesReporting the death of Dale Jennings

Press Releases

1966.03.18StatementStatement of the Committee to Fight Exclusion of Homosexuals from the Armed ForcesCommittee to Fight Exclusion of Homosexuals from the Armed Forces
1969.10.16Press ReleaseLos Angeles Homophile Community Organizes Boycott of the Los Angeles TimesHIC
1970.02.02Press ReleaseFagots for Staying Out of Barney’s, ForeverHIC
1974.05.30FlyerFirst Griffith Park Gay-InLos Angeles "Gay-In" Committee
1977.00.00Press ReleaseWilliam Dale JenningsWarner Brothers Studios
1997.11.17Press ReleaseJim Kepner dead at 74Ernie Potvin

Legal Documents

1956ONE v Oleson: Appellant's Opening Brief9th Circuit Court of AppealsOpening Brief
1956ONE v Oleson: Appellant's Opening Brief9th Circuit Court of AppealsOpening Brief (Appendices)
1966.11.01Don Odorizzi v. Bloomfield School DistrictCaliforniaCase (appeal)


History of ONE, Incorporated1952–1969

As we processes our extensive collection, select pieces will be posted here for the public to view and read online. In time, we hope to digitally process the entire collection of HIC materials. Until then, your help by making a donation to the HIC will help us to protect and disseminate this information. Your generous contribution will help us to get more of our historic materials online.