HIC seeks funds to archive rare materialAround the City Thursday, July 5th, 2012
The Homosexual Information Center (HIC), one of the oldest gay and lesbian non-profit organizations in the nation, is seeking funds to cover basic operational expenses to process and archive rare newsletters, clippings and correspondence – some dating back to the early 1950s – and make them publicly accessible through California State University Northridge, the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, and their own Web site, tangentgroup.org
Launching the appeal for funds, HIC Chair C. Todd White said, “We’re seeking donors to help us to cover our $300 monthly storage costs for our remaining archives. We would very much like to purchase computer equipment for use by our volunteers. As with many nonprofits, the list of our needs grows long, even though we’ve done a lot at accomplishing the primary goals of the HIC on a very limited to minimal budget. We’re also hoping to increase our membership and volunteer base so that we can get more done, faster.”
Four levels of sponsorship are available, $25, $50, $75 and $100 and all donations are tax deductible by law as a Non-Profit 501(c)3 entity. Donations can be sent to Chair, Homosexual Information Center, 8721 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 37, West Hollywood, CA 90069. For more information visit tangentgroup.org
“Each year, more and more students turn to the Internet for information on their heritage and the history of the LGBT movement, and they come to us for original historical materials that would otherwise be unavailable. We hope you will take a moment to browse the abundant resources we’ve helped create for the HIC. There is a lot more to come and many plans in place for future content,” White said.
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