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Peninsula Professional Network newsletters and records

 Collection
Identifier: MS-04

This collection contains newsletters and records documenting the activities of the Peninsula Professional Network (PPN), also known as The Network, a Monterey Bay area LGBTQ professional, social, and educational organization founded in 1983. The bulk of the collection contains issues of PPN’s newsletter, published monthly from 1984-2005, and mailed to members. Newsletters initially contained information regarding past and future PPN meetings, such as guest speakers and topics addressed, details of PPN sponsored events, and information about community events and organizations. Occasionally, photocopies of newsclippings and political cartoons were included in the newsletters. The newsletters expanded in the September 1, 1987 issue with the addition of a “Bulletin Board” section to include announcements from PPN members.



Additional materials include promotional fliers for events or organizations related to PPN or considered to be of interest to PPN members. Also included are financial statements from 1990-2003, reflecting revenue from membership dues and events and expenses associated with operations and donations. Other materials include meeting planning notes, general correspondence, a circa 1996 press release, and information related to the Monterey County AIDS Project.

Dates

  • 1983-2005

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is available for research by appointment only. Please contact Archives and Special Collections staff in advance to request access.

Conditions Governing Use

California State University, Monterey Bay does not hold copyright to this collection. Archives and Special Collections recognizes that it is incumbent upon the researcher to procure permission to publish information from this collection from the owner of copyright.

Extent

.21 Linear Feet (1 half box)

Overview

This collection documents the activities of the Peninsula Professional Network (PPN), a Monterey Bay area LGBTQ professional, social, and educational organization founded in 1983. The bulk of the collection consists of monthly newsletters containing meeting information and member announcements from 1984-2005. Additional materials include event fliers, financial statements, meeting details, and correspondence.

Historical

The Peninsula Professional Network (PPN), also known as The Network, was a Monterey Bay area LGBTQ professional, social, and educational organization founded in 1983. As stated in the organization's original invitational flier, “The Peninsula Professional Network is an invitational association of men and women who live and work in the Monterey and Santa Cruz counties. We define professional as a matter of attitude and seek a way to meet and make friends with people of similar interests in a way which celebrates the best we have to offer as complete and whole human beings.”

Arrangement

The basic arrangement of the newsletters and fliers reflects the original order. Other materials arranged by type or format.



All folders arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by David Reichard, 2016.

Processing Information

Materials were originally housed in a binder and were rehoused in folders during processing. Newsletters and fliers were kept in original order, as most fliers were included as part of the newsletter mailing, and events promoted in the flier were often mentioned in that month’s newsletter. General correspondence, financial information, and other miscellaneous materials were separated for ease of access.

Processing Information Collection processed by Robin Guthrie, 2017.

Creator

Title
Finding Aid to Peninsula Professional Network newsletters and records
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Robin Guthrie
Date
2017
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the California State University, Monterey Bay Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library
100 Campus Center
Seaside CA 93955 United States