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Trevor Hailey papers
2008-49  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Trevor Hailey papers
    Dates: 1968-2007
    Collection Number: 2008-49
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: 2.2 linear feet (1 carton, 1 oversize box )
    Repository: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
    San Francisco, California 94105
    Abstract: The Trevor Hailey papers provide a snapshot of the life of one of San Francisco’s iconic residents, the unofficial historian of the Cstro District where she led her popular “Cruisin’ the Castro” walking tours. The collection contains materials related to the tours, including a scrapbook, fan mail, flyers, notes for the tour, photographs, local and foreign newsclippings and artifacts.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    The collection is open for research. Funding for processing this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has been transferred to the GLBT Historical Society.

    Preferred Citation

    Trevor Hailey papers. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Martha Fondren Spisso and David Spisso on Octover 21, 2008.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Trevor Hailey papers provide a snapshot of the life of one of San Francisco’s iconic residents, the unofficial historian of the city’s Castro District. Hailey, born Dorothy Evelyn Fondren, grew up in Mississipi, joined the Navy and, in 1972, was transferred to the Naval Hospital in Oakland, where she worked as a nurse. From 1989-1995, Hailey led her popular “Cruisin’ the Castro” walking tours through her neighborhood, regaling thousands with tales of LGBT history and personal anecdotes. The bulk of the collection contains materials related to the tours, including a scrapbook, fan mail, flyers, notes for the tour, photographs, local and foreign newsclippings and artifacts. There is also personal correspondence, e-mails and photographs; materials related to her career as a Navy nurse, ranging from photographs that date back to at least 1968 to appreciations upon her retirement in 1995; datebooks; an article on “Lesbian San Francisco” by Hailey; and ephemera from LGBT events that she collected over the years. Personal mail has not been separated from fan mail and photos have not been sorted.

    Indexing Terms

    San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)--Tours.
    Lesbians--History--20th century.
    San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)--History, Local.

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