- 1960 - 1999 (Creation)
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The Campaign for Homosexual Equality is a voluntary organisation, founded in 1964 by Allan Horsfall and others as the North Western Committee for Homosexual Law Reform. It played a key part in the campaigns leading up to the decriminalisation of male homosexual activities in 1967. Thereafter it broadened its activity, and in 1969 it was renamed the Committee for Homosexual Equality. In 1971 CHE changed its name to the Campaign for Homosexual Equality, and over the next few years grew to have a membership of over 6,000 with more than 100 local groups in all parts of England and Wales. This archive relates specifically to the Tyneside branch of the organisation which was active from the 1970s - 1990s.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Transferred from the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University to Newcastle University Libraries in 2016. The collection was originally gifted to the Sociology unit by Chris Perriam, a former member of Newcastle University staff.
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Administration, correspondence, research and campaign materials produced by the Tyneside Campaign for Homosexual Equality, and associated material relating to lesbian and gay politics from the 1970s to the 1990s, including newspaper cuttings, campaign material, leaflets, and magazines and journals.Administration, correspondence, research and campaign materials produced by the Tyneside Campaign for Homosexual Equality, and associated material relating to lesbian and gay politics from the 1970s to the 1990s, including newspaper cuttings, campaign material, leaflets, and magazines and journals.
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No further accruals are expected.
System of arrangement
Original filing order of the CHE has been retained. The archive is largely ordered by topic, with a small administrative file ordered roughly chronologically.
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Open with some restrictions (researcher interview may be required)
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UK copyright law applies
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Preferred citation: Tyneside Campaign for Homosexual Equality (Tyneside CHE) Archive, CHE, held at Special Collections Newcastle University Library.
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This EAD description created 9/7/2018.