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Finding Aid to the Mike Weiss Double Play Collection, 1961-2011 SFH 34
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Series 1 Interview Notes, 1974-1984 (bulk 1981-1982)

Physical Description: 79.0 folders

Scope and Contents

This series contains interview notes, transcriptions of interviews, notes on the important details from each interview, newspaper and magazine clippings about interview subjects and incidents discussed, and scattered campaign literature for Dan White's Supervisor campaign. Notables among the interview subjects include: Quentin Kopp, Ray Sloan, Tom Norman, Carol Ruth Silver, Scott Smith, Medical Examiner Boyd Stephens, Charles Gain, Sue Bierman, Willie Brown and Joe Freitas.


The series is arranged in roughly alphabetical order by name of interview subject.
Box 1, Folder 1

Agnost, George (city attorney), undated

Box 1, Folder 2

Alfred, Randy (gay journalist and radio talk show host), undated

Box 1, Folder 3

Besio, Jim (district attorney investigator for Dan White case), undated

Box 1, Folder 4

Bierman, Art (anti-freeway activist and San Francisco State University professor), April 16, [1982]

Box 1, Folder 5

Bierman, Sue (political activist and San Francisco Supervisor), April 13, 1982

Box 1, Folder 6

Blomberg, Paul (gay journalist and friend of Ray Sloan), June 14, 1982

Box 1, Folder 7

Brady, Margaret "Marg" (campaign organizer and state senate district office manager for George Moscone), April 20, 1982 and October 13, 1982

Box 1, Folder 8

Brock, Hartman & Morgan, Attorneys, undated

Historical note

The firm where George Moscone worked after graduating from law school; Dal Brock, John Hartman, and Charlie Morgan.
Box 1, Folder 9

Brooks, Mary (neighbor of Charlie White family), January 15, 1982 and January 30, 1982

Box 1, Folder 10

Brown, Ray (co-chairman of Board of Realtors Government Relations Committee), May 17, 1982

Box 1, Folder 11

Brown, Willie (friend and political ally of George Moscone), 1977, 1982, 1984

Box 1, Folder 12

Burns, Father Michael (of Our Lady of Visitacion parish), March 27, 1982

Box 1, Folder 13

Busch, Corey (George Moscone's press secretary), January 6, 1982

Box 1, Folder 14

Copertini, Cyr (George Moscone's confidential secretary), February 5, 1982

Box 1, Folder 15

Cox, Darryl (boyhood friend of Dan White), November 17, 1981

Box 1, Folder 16

Davies, Sheila (neighbor of Youth Center), undated

Box 1, Folder 17

Denman, Jim (undersheriff of San Francisco), March 25, 1982 and July 16, 1982

Box 1, Folder 18

Dolson, Lee (San Francisco Supervisor), May 4, 1982

Box 1, Folder 19

Elba LaBarca (Dan White's lover), December 7, [1981?]

Box 1, Folder 20

English, Carl (friend of Dan White and San Francisco Fire Department co-worker), undated

Box 1, Folder 21

Fogarty, Brian (George Moscone's high school teacher), May 4, 1982

Box 1, Folder 22

Fortner, Ed (Dan White's former police partner), undated

Box 1, Folder 23

Garduno, Don (schoolmate of Dan White), March 24, 1982

Box 1, Folder 24

Getlin, Josh (deputy press secretary for George Moscone), December 6, 1982

Box 1, Folder 25

Jobling, Marie and Tony Fazio, February 14, 1982

Biographical note

Jobling was staff director of COMO (Committee of Outer Mission Organization) in the Excelsior and Crocker-Amazon districts, and Fazio was a worker with Catholic Social Services in Visitacion Valley.
Box 1, Folder 26

Grimsey, George; Earl Gage and Bill Downing, March 15, 1974 and May 12, 1982

Biographical note

San Francisco Fire Department co-workers and friends of Charlie White. Earl Gage was San Francisco's first black firefighter.

General note

Includes 1982 clipping about racial tensions in San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) and copy of March 15, 1974 graduation speech from Daniel James White, Valedictorian 48th Training Class, SFFD.
Box 1, Folder 27

Francois, Terry (San Francisco Supervisor), 1980 and March 30, 1982

Box 1, Folder 28

Freitas, Joe (District Attorney), 1975-1979 and December 7, 1982

Box 1, Folder 29

Gain, Charles (Chief of Police, San Francisco Police Department), 1976 and June 9, 1982

Box 1, Folder 30

Graham, Bob (District Attorney's chief of special prosecutions for police corruption), January 12, 1982

Box 1, Folder 31

Gilford, Rotea and Earl Sanders (San Francisco police officers), November 3, 1982

Box 1, Folder 32

Halstead, Jane and Mary Isham (Public health nurse), September 22, 1982

Box 1, Folder 33

Halvonik, Paul (legislative liaison for Governor Edmund G. Brown), undated

Box 1, Folder 34

Heinz, Len (high school teacher of Dan White), 1978

General note

Includes Supervisor campaign literature for Heinz; carbon copy of Letter to the Editor, San Francisco Chronicle dated May 21, 1978 re: recall of Dan White.
Box 1, Folder 35

Heisler, Candy (assistant district attorney), May 13, [1982?]

General note

Includes notes on Ron London, a strip club owner, and mention of Francine B. Andreson, a night club manager.
Box 1, Folder 36

Holly, Jay (San Francisco police officer), July 19, 1982

General note

Includes George Bodrove, San Francisco police officer; and Captain Ed Laherty on Shy Fox incident.
Box 1, Folder 37

Horanzy, Don (neighborhood activist and San Francisco Supervisor), January 20, 1982

Box 1, Folder 38

Judge, Goldie (Dan White's first campaign manager), undated

General note

Includes transcript of interview. Also includes Dan White campaign literature and mock-up of campaign brochure.
Box 1, Folder 39

Kaufman, Gail (City Hall aide to Quentin Kopp), June 19, 1982

Box 1, Folder 40

Kessenheimer, Rudy (Dan White's scoutmaster), June 15, 1982

Box 1, Folder 41

Khan, Kayla (American Civil Liberties Union; acquaintance of George Moscone), undated

Box 1, Folder 42

Kopp, Quentin (San Francisco Supervisor), February 25, 1982

Box 1, Folder 43

Kronenberg, Anne (Harvey Milk's campaign manager and City Hall aide), undated

Box 1, Folder 44

Lacey, Father Tom (of Our Lady of Visitacion parish), January 17, 1982

Box 1, Folder 45

Lavin, Cappy (friend of George Moscone), March 31, 1982 and April 20, [1982]

Box 1, Folder 46

Madfes, Saul (assistant principal of Woodrow Wilson High School), February 9, 1982

Box 1, Folder 47

Maher, Bill, January 13, 1982

Biographical note

City commissioner and friend of George Moscone and Harvey Milk; future San Francisco Supervisor.
Box 1, Folder 48

Morrison, Jack (San Francisco Supervisor), undated

Box 1, Folder 49

Nesby, Norman (Worker with SAFE, Safety Awareness for Everyone), January 19, 1982

Box 1, Folder 50

Norman, Tom (prosecutor), November 29, 1982

Box 1, Folder 51

Nothenberg, Rudy (deputy mayor), January 26, 1982

Box 1, Folder 52

O'Malley, Kevin (boyhood friend of Dan White), undated

Box 1, Folder 53

O'Rourke, Gary (schoolmate of Charlie White and friend of White family), undated

Biographical note

Schoolmate of Charlie White and friend of White family.
Box 1, Folder 54

Pabich, Dick (Harvey Milk's City Hall aide),

Box 1, Folder 55

Tracy, Phil (reporter) and Penny Tracy, (acquaintance of Moscone), February 28, 1982

Box 1, Folder 56

Police Athletic League, undated

General note

Sergeant Herb Lee and Lieutenant Stephen Spelman. Includes flyer "PAL needs support at Public Hearing. Wednesday, January 25, 7:30 pm, Portola Jr. High School Auditorium."
Box 1, Folder 57

Rasmussen, Father Walter (of St. Elizabeth's Parish), January 28, 1982

Box 1, Folder 58

Robinson, Marvin and Ed Rueda, undated

Biographical note

Robinson was a Wilson High schoolmate of Dan White and Rueda was a Wilson High School teacher and football coach.
Box 1, Folder 59

Ryan, Joe (vice squad policeman), March 23, [1982?]

Box 1, Folder 60

Sanders, Earl (police inspector), undated

Box 1, Folder 61

Selvin, David (labor and civil rights advocate), January 22, 1982

Box 1, Folder 62

Sherratt, John (San Francisco fire chief; friend of Charlie White; co-worker of Dan White), May 4, 1982

Box 1, Folder 63

Silver, Carol Ruth (San Francisco Supervisor), undated

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
Box 1, Folder 64

Sisters of the Good Shepherd. [Sister Mary Columba (Mother Superior), Sister Consolata, Sister Bernardine], February 8

Box 1, Folder 65

Sloan, Ray (Dan White's campaign manager, City Hall aide, and business partner), April 27, 1982 and October 4, 1982

General note

Includes two-page press release "Biography--Dan White, Candidate for Supervisor-8th District."
Box 1, Folder 66

Smith, Scott (Harvey Milk's lover and business partner), June 10, 1982

Box 1, Folder 67

Stein, Dorothea (college classmate of Mary Ann Burns White), January 7, 1982

Box 1, Folder 68

Stephens, Dr. Boyd G. (San Francisco Chief Medical Examiner and Coroner), December 10, 1981 and December 15, 1981; July 12, 1982

General note

Includes Stephens' diagrams of Milk and Moscone crime scenes.
Box 1, Folder 69

Wallace, Jay (police officer), undated

Box 1, Folder 70

Ward, Phil (city attorney), undated

Box 1, Folder 71

Wax, Mel (Moscone's press secretary), October 1981

Box 1, Folder 72

Webb, Jack (criminal defense investigator for Ron London, friend of Moscone), January 16, 1982

Box 1, Folder 73

Wommack, Gary (chief of City Hall security), February 9, 1982

Box 1, Folder 74

Welch, Calvin (neighborhood activist and friend of Harvey Milk), June 3, 1982

Box 1, Folder 75

Witt, Jim (high school baseball coach of Dan White), February 12, 1982

Box 1, Folder 76

Wong, Michael (political activist and friend of Milk), undated

Box 1, Folder 77

Wonder, Robin (Dan White's City Hall aide), February 13, 1982

Box 1, Folder 78

Wurdinger, Al (high school friend and campaign volunteer for Dan White), March 24, 1982

Box 1, Folder 79

Yoes, Gary (chief organizer for SAFE, Safety Awareness for Everyone), January 31, 1982


Series 2 Research Files, 1961-1984

Physical Description: 68.0 folders

Scope and Contents

This series contains the research materials collected by Weiss to place the murders of Moscone and Milk within the backdrop of San Francisco government, district history, district elections, and the political and personal lives of George Moscone, Harvey Milk and Daniel J. White. Of primary interest are the photocopies of San Francisco Police Department documents including crime reports, coroner's reports, incident reports, radio communications, and interviews.
Original materials include the two trial notebooks kept by Mike Weiss and some original newspapers. There are also photocopies of newspaper and magazine articles and clippings. There is a complete transcript of Dan White's trial in May 1979, including the preliminary hearing in January 1979. The research files also include Dan White's suicide autopsy report from 1985. Weiss attempted to obtain the police report of the suicide, but the Police Department could not find the report and said that they threw them all out.
Box 1, Folder 80

Police Reports on George Moscone and Harvey Milk, 1978-1979

General note

53 pages of photocopies. Includes: incident reports for November 27, 1978; witness statement reports, death threat report regarding Maryanne White; arrest of Dan White; brief description of jury verdict of May 1979.
Box 1, Folder 81

Crime Lab Reports, 1978

General note

20 pages of photocopies. Includes: fingerprint examination, evidence list, tracing firearm report.
Box 1, Folder 82

Coroner's Reports on George Moscone and Harvey Milk, 1978-1979

General note

67 pages of photocopies. Also includes: subpoena to Medical Examiner Boyd Stephens; investigative checklist and chronological report of investigation; note from Raymond Shine; notes on taped interviews with Ray Sloan, Inspector H. Clark, Mary Ann White, Boyd Stephens, Cyr Copertini, Carl Henry Carlson, Dan White.
Box 1, Folder 83

Note Pad, May 1, 1979

General note

32 pages of photocopies. Notes on Dan White trial.
Box 1, Folder 84

Search Warrants served at 150 Shawnee St., November 27, 1978

General note

8 pages of photocopies. Includes affidavit of Frank Falzon.
Box 1, Folder 85

Milk/Moscone: Tapes Transcribed, 1975-1979

General note

58 pages of photocopies. Includes: transcript of Dan White interview/confession; "Did Dan White Act Alone? A report for news release" by Don Depew which was sent to Quentin Kopp and other Board of Supervisors; San Francisco Police Department interdepartmental memoranda regarding subpoenas to appear at Dan White trial; transcript of December 1, 1978 police interview with Patrick Shannon regarding Quentin Kopp and George Moscone conversation.
Box 1, Folder 86

San Francisco Police Department. Incident Reports, 1978-1979

General note

"Concerning threats made to members of the Board of Supervisors, The Board of Supervisors as a whole, the person and family of Dan White, and their respective addresses and places of business." Collected for discovery phase of Dan White trial.
Box 1, Folder 87

San Francisco Police Department. Homicide Detail. Transcripts of interrogations by Inspector Herman Clark, 1978

General note

Corrections made in pencil. Includes: Gilbert Boreman, Carl Carlson, Ann McCrystle, Robin Lynn Wonder, Phillip J. Carney, Rudy Notenberg, Ray Sloan, Zoraina Harris, Craig Martin, Jean Caramatti, John Molinari, Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Taylor, Mildred Tango, Melvin S. Wax, Denise Apcar.
Box 1, Folder 88

San Francisco Police Department. Communication tapes, 1978

General note

Photocopies of "C.R. slips obtained from Captain J. W. Conroy, Communications Division."
Box 1, Folder 89

Weiss, Mike. Note pads, 1975, 1979

General note

Includes Dan White trial notes, unsigned Freedom of Information letter dated September 10, 1975.
Box 1, Folder 90, Box 5, Oversize-folder 18

Aftermath, 1978-1983

General note

Photocopies of: Board of Supervisors resolutions regarding the naming of George Moscone convention and its construction, notes on Dan White trial verdict, "The Wonderful World of Dan White" and "Dan in 'Prison'" cartoons, Inquiry October 29, 1979 with "Dan White's San Francisco" by Warren Hinckle, program for Illustrated Stage Company Presents "The Dan White Incident" written by Steve Dobbins (1983), Letter from "The Coalition against the survival of Dan 'Killer' White" to "Editors, San Francisco Chronicle" postmarked April 14, 1983, Press release from U.S. Department of Justice dated November 21, 1983 regarding federal government decision not prosecute Daniel James White for the killings of George R. Moscone and Harvey Milk, includes letter by Assistant Attorney General Stephen S. Trott. Newspapers were separated to Box 5 "Aftermath."
Box 1, Folder 91, Box 5, Oversize-folder 19

Riot, 1979-1981

General note

Includes: newspaper clippings envelopes labeled "Cops," "Aftermath" (1979-1981); "The May 1979 Riot in San Francisco--Police Issues" prepared for the Police Commission, City and County of San Francisco, October 1979; Mike Weiss notes on Gary Wommack's riot reminiscences; "San Francisco's White Night Riot: Justice Deferred" by David J. Thomas, University of California, Santa Cruz. Newspapers were separated to Box 5 "Riot."
Box 1, Folder 92

Moscone/Milk: Police Notes, part 1, 1978-1979

General note

Photocopies. Includes intra-departmental memoranda regarding subpoenas to appear as witnesses for the Dan White trial, appear to be notes on potential jurors, SFPD statement forms; flyer "The Crimes of Theadore Venous of Boston, Mass." which states that "Theadore Venous is the mastermind in the murder of Mayor Geo. Moscone and Superviser [sic] Harvey Milk. Dan White was the hit man for Venous."
Box 1, Folder 93

Moscone/Milk: Police Notes, part 2, 1978

General note

Photocopies of witness accounts.
Box 2, Folder 1

Neighborhood--San Francisco Youth Campus, 1977-1981

General note

Includes: Dan White for Supervisor campaign literature, Sheila Davies letters (December 1 & 7, 1977) to Board of Supervisors regarding Convent of the Good Shepherd and proposed treatment center; newspaper clippings from November 30-December 20, 1977; Dan White campaign literature; Sheila Davies letter to editor, San Francisco Chronicle, December 6, 1977; Sheila Davies letter to Mayor George Moscone, December 9 & 15, 1977; Mervyn Silverman letter to Sheila Davies, December 15, 1977; George Moscone letter to Sheila Davies, December 16, 1977; "A David Frankel Sampler: poems & such" (1981) with pieces about Dan White.
Box 2, Folder 2

Friends and Neighbors of S.F. Youth Campus, 1977-1978


Davies, Sheila

Box 2, Folder 3

Trial related, 1979-1982

Box 2, Folder 4

Daniel J. White. San Francisco Police Department Personnel report, 1971-1973

Box 2, Folder 5

Police tape, November 27, 1978

General note

Notes taken by Weiss on two audiotapes. Chronology of police activity beginning with the 10:55 am call by Molinari through 12:29 pm "everything secure."
Box 2, Folder 6

Trial articles, 1979

General note

"Trial and Error" by Michael Weiss ( Rolling Stone, July 12, 1979); and "The Parts Left Out of the Dan White Trial" by Paul Krassner (unpublished).
Box 2, Folder 7, Box 5, Oversize-folder 1

Police and Firemen's strike, 1975

General note

"The Police Strike of 1975". Copies of public statements by: Dianne Feinstein, president of San Francisco Board of Supervisors; Leon Bruschera, secretary of San Francisco Firefighter local No. 798; and Jerry Crowley, president of the Police Officers Association. Newspaper articles, August 1975. Oversized photostat copies separated to Box 5 "Police and Firemen's Strike."
Box 2, Folder 8, Box 5, Oversize-folder 2

Shrinks, 1978-1979

General note

Dr. Roland Levy letter to Thomas Norman, Assistant District Attorney, dated November 27, 1978 regarding Daniel James White psychiatric consultation; Martin Blinder Psychiatry in the Everyday Practice of Law cumulative supplement issued May 1979. Notes. Dr. Martin Blinder letter to Douglas R. Schmidt, [attorney], dated April 23, 1979 regarding Dan White psychiatric examination. Mike Weiss notes on his Martin Blinder interview. Oversized photostat copies and clippings separated to Box 5 "Shrinks."
Box 2, Folder 9

Frank Falzon: Notes from Negotiations and Signed Contracts, 1978, 1982

General note

Notes on Weiss conversation with Frank Falzon, December 3, 1982; S.F. Police Dept. intradepartmental from Paul C. Chignell to Inspectors Klotz and Bailey memo regarding circumstances surrounding the surrender of Dan White, November 27, 1978 (photocopy); memo from Officer Jake Prentice, 1978.
Box 2, Folder 10

Frank Falzon, 1977-1982

General note

Includes photocopy of Dan White's letter of resignation; photocopies of morgue photos of George Moscone and Harvey Milk; Nov. 22, 1978 letter from Dan White to City Attorney George Agnost regarding resignation; Nov. 21, 1978 letter from George Agnost to George Moscone regarding resignation; photocopies of photos of crime scenes; photocopies of photos of White residence; photocopies of Dan White’s driver’s license. [Photocopy of Thomas M. O'Connor, city attorney, letter (opinion no. 77-49) to Andrew C. Casper, Chief, San Francisco Fire Dept., dated December 2, 1977 regarding leave of absence to employee elected to Board of Supervisors (Daniel J. White); notes 12/3/1982; carbon copy notes of December 3, 1982 phone call from Falzon to Weiss.
Box 2, Folder 11

Frank Falzon. Interviews by Falzon and others, 1978

General note

Denise Apcar (Dan White's City Hall aide); Cyr Copertini (Moscone's confidential secretary); James Lazarus (senior deputy city attorney); Warren Omholt (police officer; 2 interviews); James H. Smith (First Unitarian Church custodian who saw White leave Denise Apcar's car in front of the Unitarian church and walk toward Saint Mary's Cathedral); Bernard Tietelbaum (mayor's liaison to supervisors); Thomas Toomey (chief deputy city attorney); Mary Ann White.
Box 2, Folder 12

Television quotes from White and Moscone regarding resignation, [1978]

Box 2, Folder 13

Miscellaneous [notes, photo, clippings], 1977-1979

Box 2, Folder 14

Herb Caen newspaper columns, November 28-December 1, 1978

Box 2, Folder 15

Election results, 1975-1979

Box 2, Folder 16

City Jail visitor's log, 1978-1979

Box 2, Folder 17

Newspaper articles, November 27, 1978

Box 2, Folder 18, Box 5, Oversize-folder 3

San Francisco Police Department newspaper clippings, 1982

Box 2, Folder 19

San Francisco Police Department, 1979-1982

Box 2, Folder 20, Box 5, Oversize-folder 4

Pier 39 (C.L.'s notes, news clips), 1978

Box 2, Folder 21

Friends of Dan White, 1978

Box 2, Folder 22

Voting Machine: news clippings, 1978

Box 2, Folder 23

Moscone, George. Probated will, 1980

Box 2, Folder 24, Box 5, Oversize-folder 5

Youth Campus--Board of Supervisors, 1978-1982

Box 2, Folder 25, Box 5, Oversize-folder 6

Jones, Jim, 1977

Box 2, Folder 26

Campaign filings, 1977-1978

Box 2, Folder 27

Marshall, John A., 1978

Box 2, Folder 28, Box 5, Oversize-folder 7

City Strike, 1976

Box 2, Folder 29

White family (Vital statistics, biography, clippings), 1961-1982

Box 2, Folder 30

Falzon, Frank (police investigator): notes from conversations, 1982

Box 2, Folder 31, Box 5, Oversize-folder 8

Moscone, George (clippings, curriculum vitae, postcard), 1965-1978

See also:

Box 5 / Folder ?? oversized
Box 5, Oversize-folder 9

Election Special, [1979?]

Box 2, Folder 32

District 8 (includes "The People Fight Back: Building a Tenant Union" by Mike Miller), 1978

Box 2, Folder 33, Box 5, Oversize-folder 10

Newspaper clippings, 1977-1979

Box 2, Folder 34, Box 5, Oversize-folder 11

Milk, Harvey (includes Michael Wong's journal "Harvey," and clippings),

Box 2, Folder 35

Corporations headquartered in San Francisco, 1981-1982

Box 2, Folder 36

Barry, Kevin, undated

Box 5, Oversize-folder 12

Golden Gloves [photostats of newspapers], 1976

Box 2, Folder 37, Box 5, Oversize-folder 13

San Francisco History and Culture, 1979-1982

Box 5, Oversize-folder 14

Map: San Francisco Supervisorial Districts, 1976

Box 2, Folders 38-39, Box 5, Oversize-folder 15

Gays, 1978-1979

Box 2, Folder 40

Mike Weiss. Notes, undated

Box 2, Folder 41

San Francisco Board of Supervisors: notes on key issues, 1978-1979

Box 2, Folder 42

Daniel J. White: 173rd Airborne Brigade, 1982

Box 2, Folder 43

Calendar, December 1977-January 1979

Box 2, Folder 44

San Francisco's Strategic Plan : making a great city greater. Phase I: Management Summary, May 1982

Box 2, Folder 45, Box 5, Oversize-folder 16

Aftermath--news clippings, 1983-1985

General note

Includes Art Agnos press release, March 7, 1983 regarding Dan White Bill; and "Dan White to be Freed in One Year."
Box 2, Folder 46

Margo St. James and Kayla Kahn, 1982

General note

Includes interview notes, "The Macho Conspiracy That Murdered Harvey Milk" by Margo St. James, resume, photos.
Box 2, Folder 47, Box 5, Oversize-folder 17

Daniel J. White campaign literature, [1977]

Box 2, Folder 48

Interviews: miscellaneous. Carolyn Craven (fundraiser for Israel); Bill Dauer (president, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce); Chester Hartman (housing activist and historian); Greg Hurst (president of West Portal Merchants Association); Cleve Jones (gay rights activist); Bev Theis; John Valesquez (police officer), 1982

Box 2, Folder 49

Maps and plan: San Francisco and City Hall, 1978

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
Box 2, Folder 50

Photocopies of photographs, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 folder

General note

These images may be from the San Francisco Examiner.


To access original images, please see San Francisco Historical Photographs Collection by individual’s name. Check for hours and information at 415-557-4567.
Box 3, Folder 3

Trial Notebook I, 1979

Physical Description: 1.0 folder

General note

Spiral bound notebook with notes made by Mike Weiss.
Box 3, Folder 4

Trial Notebook II, 1979

Physical Description: 1.0 folder

General note

Spiral bound notebook with notes made by Mike Weiss.

Dan White Trial. Transcripts, 1979

Box 3, Folders 5-6

Preliminary hearing, January 1979

Box 4, Folder 1

May 1, 1979

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
Box 4, Folder 2

May 2, 1979

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
Box 4, Folder 3

May 3, 1979

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
Box 4, Folder 4

May 4, 1979

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
Box 4, Folder 5

May 7, 1979

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
Box 4, Folder 6

May 8, 1979

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
Box 4, Folder 7

May 9, 1979

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
Box 4, Folder 8

May 10, 1979

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
Box 4, Folder 9

May 11, 1979

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
Box 4, Folder 10

May 14, 1979

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
Box 4, Folder 11

May 15, 1979

Physical Description: 1.0 folder

Series 3 Book Files, 1983, 2010

Physical Description: 12.0 folders

Scope and Contents

The series contains two drafts of the first edition with corrections and revisions, and the advance reading copy of the second edition. There is also a folder with notes on sources for both editions and a poster.


Arranged chronologically.
Box 4, Folders 12-15

Double Play (Weiss ms). First completed draft, 1983

Box 4, Folders 16-20

Double Play (Weiss ms). Final copyedited draft, 1983

Box 4, Folder 21

Double Play. 2nd edition. Advance reading copy, 2010

Box 4, Folder 22

Double Play. Sources, [1983, 2010]

Box 5, Oversize-folder 20

Books, Inc. poster for Mike Weiss speaking engagement, [2010]


Series 4 Audiovisual Materials, 1978

Physical Description: 10.0 items (4 original audiotapes + 4 duplicates for patron use, 1 DVD, 1 audio CD)

Scope and Contents

This series contains an interview with Harvey Milk by Aaron Berg, a recording of the police radio communications on the morning of the Milk and Moscone killings and a recording of Dan White's confession to the murders. It also includes a radio interview with Mike Weiss and a DVD recording about the Milk and Moscone assassinations.


Arranged chronologically.
Box 3, Folder 1

Audiocassette tapes, 1978, undated

Physical Description: 8.0 audiotapes (4 originals + 4 duplicates)

Publication Rights

Use duplicates.

"Harvey Milk interview," undated


"Moscone/Milk 187." side 1 (10:55 to 11:25); side 2 (11:25 to 12:02), [November 27, 1978]


"Moscone/Milk 187." side 1 (12:02 to 12:30), [November 27, 1978]


"Confession" [Dan White's confession], [November 27, 1978]

Box 3, Folder 2

"Milk and Moscone: Assassination at City Hall," KRON-TV (48 minutes), 2003

Physical Description: 1.0 videotape (1 DVD)
Box 3, Folder 2

Mike Weiss interviewed by John Rothman, KGO Radio (33 minutes), February 16, 2011

Physical Description: 1.0 audiotapes (1 audio CD)
Box 5, Oversize-folder 21

Series 5 Newspapers, 1977-1979

Physical Description: 34.0 items (34 newspaper sections)

Scope and Contents

This series contains newspapers that document press coverage of events in San Francisco between 1978 and 1979 with a focus on the murders, aftermath, and Dan White's trial and the White Night riots.


Arranged chronologically.

East Hampshire Post (England), October 13, 1977


San Francisco Sentinel, vol. 5, no. 6, March 23, 1978


San Francisco Examiner Extra edition (front section), November 27, 1978


San Francisco Examiner (front section), November 28, 1978


San Francisco Chronicle (front section), November 29, 1978


San Francisco Chronicle (front section), November 30, 1978


San Francisco Chronicle (front section), December 5, 1978


San Francisco Chronicle (front section), December 7, 1978


San Francisco Examiner (front section), December 17, 1978


San Francisco Chronicle (front section), February 9, 1979


San Francisco Examiner (front page plus photocopies of Dan White trial court drawings by Harry Aung), May 2, 1979


San Francisco Chronicle (photocopy of Dan White trial court drawing by Don Juhlin), May 3, 1979


San Francisco Chronicle (front section), May 4, 1979


San Francisco Chronicle (front page), May 5, 1979


San Francisco Examiner (front page), May 6, 1979


San Francisco Examiner (front page), May 7, 1979


San Francisco Chronicle (front page), May 8, 1979


San Francisco Chronicle (front pages), May 9, 1979


San Francisco Examiner, pages 3-4, 15-16, May 9, 1979


San Francisco Chronicle (front page), May 10, 1979


San Francisco Chronicle (front page), May 11, 1979


San Francisco Examiner (front page), May 14, 1979


San Francisco Examiner (front page), May 15, 1979


San Francisco Chronicle (front page), May 16, 1979


San Francisco Examiner (front page), May 18, 1979


San Francisco Examiner (front section), May 22, 1979


San Francisco Chronicle (front pages), May 22, 1979


San Francisco Chronicle (front section), May 23, 1979


San Francisco Examiner (front pages), May 23, 1979


San Francisco Bay Guardian (vol. 13, no.30), May 23-June 1, 1979


San Francisco Examiner, Home edition (front pages), May 24, 1979


San Francisco Examiner, California edition, (front pages), May 24, 1979


San Francisco Chronicle (front pages), May 25, 1979


American Lawyer (vol. 1, no. 5), July 1979