Scope and Contents
Title: Vincent Diaries,
Date (inclusive): 1976-2002
Date (bulk): 1984-1995
Collection Identifier: GLC 45
Vincent, d. 1995
1.0 box (15 diaries, 2 folders, 1 volume)
(1.0 cubic feet)
James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
The collection contains 15 diaries and a small amount of correspondence documenting Vincent's life from 1984 until his death
due to AIDS in 1995.
Collection is stored onsite.
Language of Materials: Collection materials are in
The collection is open for research.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission
for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
[Identification of item], Vincent Diaries (GLC 45), Gay and Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library.
The Vincent Diaries were donated to The San Francisco Public Library by Elizabeth Stone in 2002.
Vincent was a gay man who died of AIDS in 1995. He was a diarist who chronicled his day-to-day life in San Francisco.
Scope and Contents
The collection documents Vincent's life starting in 1984 and includes his years living with AIDS. The diaries were the basis
for Elizabeth Stone's
A Boy I Once Knew (Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2002) which recounts how she was affected by the bequest of these diaries from her former
high school student.
The material is arranged by format: Diaries arranged in chronological order; 2 folders in alphabetical order; and the bound
advanced uncorrected proof of
A Boy I Once Knew.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Stone, Elizabeth, 1946-
Vincent, d. 1995 -- Correspondence
Vincent, d. 1995 -- Diaries
AIDS (Disease)--Patients--California--San Francisco--Diaries
AIDS (Disease)--Patients--United States--Diaries
Gay men--California--San Francisco--Diaries
Gay men--California--San Francisco--Social life and customs--20th century
Gay men--United States--Diaries
San Francisco (Calif.)--Biography