PALMER, Robert, fl 1970-1983, gay activist

Scope and Content

Papers of Robert Palmer, 1970-1983, mainly relating to gay rights, and including correspondence created during his role as Treasurer and Chair of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality (CHE), 1976-1980, notably relating to the media, the administration of CHE, research and surveys into homosexuality, local groups, and publications; financial papers of CHE, 1973-1981, including general accounts and progress reports, material relating to fund raising activities, and Treasurer's papers; minutes of the CHE Executive Committee management group, 1977-1978; minutes of the Gay Rights Committee of the National Council for Civil Liberties, 1978; CHE administrative and working files, 1970-1981, on subjects including the history of CHE, the Friend counselling service, education, social services, Gays in Media, women's issues and campaigns, trade unions, law reform and legal campaigns, and discrimination cases; correspondence and newsletters relating to CHE local groups, 1976-1980; CHE conference papers, 1975-1980; CHE files on other gay organisations, 1975-1980; CHE files on anti-gay associations, 1976-1983, gathered by Palmer under a pseudonym; CHE files on international gay organisations, 1973-1980; CHE reports and articles, 1976-1980; personal papers of Palmer, 1977-1980, mainly relating to his work for CHE.


Arranged in sections as follows: correspondence, financial, minutes, general papers, local groups, conferences, other organisations, reports and articles, personal and miscellaneous. The general papers are arranged according to function of file, then in chronological order.