Records, 1962-1989


Records, 1962-1989

Correspondence, position papers, photographs, etc., of COYOTE (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics), an organization advocating the decriminalization of prostitution.

19 cartons, 3+1/2 file boxes, 1 folio box, 2 folio folders, 4 folio+ folders, 3 oversize folders, 1 supersize folder, 8 audiotapes, 5 videotapes, 5 reels of microfilm (M-143)

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