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Series I. Administrative Files [series]:
Files from the top-level of Human Rights Campaign (Fund) administration, including files of executive directors, presidents, and Boards, and files relating to membership, fundraising, and planning, including plans for HRC's office building. Currently, there is no separate subseries for founding documents. Articles of incorporation, bylaws and their revisions, and other key records relating to the founding and development of HRC(F) as an organization can be found in the Education Department's 20th Year History Project files (Series VII). Files regarding various mergers with other organizations are also found primarily in the 20th Year History Project files.

Note that most of the official records of the HRC(F) Board of Directors, Board of Governors, and Human Rights Campaign Foundation Board have not yet been transferred to the archives, and the use of Board and Executive Director files is currently restricted.

 
Executive Staff [subseries]:
Included here are the correspondence, subject files, and other files maintained by each head of HRC(F).  Currently it consists primarily of the records of Elizabeth Birch, with scattered files from others. The early files contain a lot of correspondence from long-time Administrative Assistant Farley Peterson. These boxes are not yet open for research use. HRC has yet to determine the length of their restriction.

Early files of Stephen Endean, 1970-1985, came with Gay Rights National Lobby files HRC inherited and are in Series II. Additional Endean files may be found in the Fairness Fund and Field Division files in Series V and in the Right to Privacy Foundation files in Series VIII. Some files from Steve Endean's tenure as HRC Treasurer and a few additional files from executive directors Vic Basile and Tim McFeeley are in the 20th Year History Project files (Series VII).

  54, 78, 79  
Stephen R. Endean, 1980-1983 [subseries]:
  79  
Vic Basile, 1983-1989 [subseries]:
  79, 108-109  
Tim McFeeley, 1989-1995 [subseries]:
  94-98, 100, 103-107, 110-113, 116-121  
Elizabeth Birch, 1995-2004

[subseries]:
  90  
Harvey Hurdle (Chief Operating Officer), 2001-2005

[subseries]:
  91  
Cheryl Jacques, 2004

[subseries]:
  54, 79, 82-84, 93  
Board Materials [subseries]:
Included here are the agenda, minutes, and correspondence from Board meetings, drafts of reports they produce, and other files produced by HRC's Board of Directors, Board of Governors, and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Board. Note that most of these vital records have not yet been transferred to the archives, and their use is currently restricted. Some memoranda from the Board are found throughout the collection, in the files of various departments and units of HRC(F).

  1, 54-56, 70  
HRC Legal Department, 1997-2000

[subseries]:
  1, 59, 65-67, 69, 70  
Reports and Operations [subseries]:
Annual reports, financial reports, staff rosters and staff reports, personnel manuals, and other files from the overall operation and administration of the agency. Additional annual reports were cataloged separately in a collection titled "Miscellaneous Human Rights Campaign periodicals and newsletters."

 
Membership and Fundraising [subseries]:
Included here are files from HRC(F)'s efforts to encourage membership, including files from the Insider Program, later the Federal Club, and the Sustainer Program.  Much of the work to encourage new members happened at the local level at events planned by the Constituent Mobilization Division and Field office, so researchers should look in those series too.  Also here is documentation of HRC's communication with its members, including member feedback on issues, both protest and support. The direct marketing files show HRC's efforts at communicating with members and appealing for funds through the years. Also included are correspondence and files from the Development Department. Records containing financial information are restricted for 25 years from date of creation.

  1  
Membership Programs [subseries]:
  2  
Member Feedback on Issues [subseries]:
  3, 28  
Direct Mail Examples [subseries]:
  1, 58, 61, 66-67  
Development

[subseries]:
  1, 101  
HRC Office Building, 1640 Rhode Island Ave., N.W. [subseries]:
Files relating to the design, building, furnishing, and funding of HRC's building, which opened in 2003, including correspondence regarding awards won. Except for the two folders in Box 1 and two folders in Education Director Kim Mill's files in Series VII, these files are not yet open for research use. Blueprints to existing HRC facilities will be restricted to permission of HRC.