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Collection of Gay Games, Gay Tennis and Gay Softball Materials
1997-17  
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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: Collection of Gay Games, Gay Tennis and Gay Softball Materials
    Dates: ca. 1973-1990
    Collection Number: 1997-17
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: 2 linear feet
    Repository: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
    San Francisco, California 94105
    Abstract: This collection contains a wide variety of materials related to the Gay Games I and II (San Francisco) and III (Vancouver); tennis at the Gay Games; the Gay and Lesbian Tennis Alliance, the Gay Tennis Federation of San Francisco (GTF) and its founder Leslie Hilton Balmain; the Community Softball League (CSL) and gay softball more generally. There are also a small amount of materials related to gay sports in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Atlas, the first gay savings and loan.
    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

    Collection of Gay Games, Gay Tennis and Gay Softball Materials. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Corinne Barrecia/We Haul in 1997.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection contains a wide variety of materials related to the Gay Games I and II (San Francisco) and III (Vancouver); tennis at the Gay Games; the Gay and Lesbian Tennis Alliance, the Gay Tennis Federation of San Francisco (GTF) and its founder Leslie Hilton Balmain; the Community Softball League (CSL) and gay softball more generally. There are also a small amount of materials related to gay sports in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Atlas, the first gay savings and loan. Papers from the Gay Games and the GTF include certificates and awards; committee meeting materials; materials related to equipment, uniforms, security and match results; entry forms; ephemera; information handbooks; media relations materials; newsletters; news clippings; and programs. Materials related to CSL include organizational records; correspondence; the "Data Boy" newsletter; ephemera from bars and restaurants that held fundraisers and sponsored teams; meeting minutes; programs and ephemera from gay softball games and world series; rosters, score books and statistic sheets. Most of the slides and photographs are tennis-related, but some are from softball events and from tricycle races at the Mint, which sponsored a softball team. Carton 1 primarily contains materials related to the Gay Games and gay tennis. Carton 2 primarily contains materials related to the Community Softball League. (This collection was formerly the Corinne Barrecia papers.)

    Indexing Terms

    Gay Games
    Tennis.
    Softball.
    Gays and sports.
    Gay bars--California--San Francisco.

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