Anson Reinhart papers

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
657 Mission Street, #300
San Francisco, California 94105
(415) 777-5455
reference@glbthistory.org
http://www.glbthistory.org/
2013


Descriptive Summary

Title: Anson Reinhart papers
Dates: 1970-1978
Collection Number: 1994-25
Creator/Collector: Reinhart, Anson
Extent: 0.2 linear feet
Repository: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
San Francisco, California 94105
Abstract: Almost all the materials in the Anson Reinhart collection are from the years 1970 to 1972 and consist of gay liberation, gay male consciousness raising, feminist, and lesbian printed materials from a radical/socialist point of view.
Language of Material: English

Access

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

Preferred Citation

Anson Reinhart papers. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society

Acquisition Information

Gift of Anson Reinhart in 1994.

Scope and Content of Collection

Almost all the materials in the Anson Reinhart collection are from the years 1970 to 1972 and consist of gay liberation, gay male consciousness raising, feminist, and lesbian printed materials from a radical/socialist point of view. Reinhart was a member of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF). Many are Bay Area materials; the rest are national in scope. Included in the “Lesbians” folder is an early lesbian anthology, Lesbians Speak Out, printed by a San Francisco woman’s press collective and containing writings from 1965 to 1970. Another file of literary interest is The Image of Women in Homophile Novels, an early piece of feminist literary criticism of gay male novels. Also of interest are the campaign speeches and flyers from the Frank Kameny for Congress run in 1971, and a selection of Socialist Workers Party Discussion Bulletins on gay liberation and feminism. The Papers also include 10 audio cassette tapes of board meetings of Golden Gate Gay Liberation, Inc. (Golden Gate Gay Liberation House and Survival Project) from 1978. The are no transcripts of these tapes but they do contain the official board minutes of the organization. Golden Gate Gay Liberation House was a gay halfway house in the Lower Haight neighborhood that provided temporary housing and counseling to marginalized gay youth and helped connect them with social services available in the Bay Area.

Indexing Terms

West Coast Gay Liberation Front
Gay liberation movement --United States.
Lesbian feminism
Male feminists
Gay youth--California--San Francisco--Social conditions.

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