Cora Latz and Etta Perkins photographs

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/
2014


Descriptive Summary

Title: Cora Latz and Etta Perkins photographs
Dates: 1973-1998
Collection Number: 2003-43
Creator/Collector:
Extent: 1 box (0.4 linear feet)
Repository: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
San Francisco, California 94105
Abstract: This collection consists of a three photo albums documenting the life Cora Latz and Etta Perkins, an interracial couple, shared together. The two met in 1972 and were together 26 years.
Language of Material: English

Access

Collection is open for research. Funding for processing this collection was provided by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been transferred to the GLBT Historical Society.

Preferred Citation

Cora Latz and Etta Perkins photographs. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society

Acquisition Information

Gift of Gerald Hyman in 2003.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection consists of a three photo albums documenting the life Cora Latz and Etta Perkins shared together. The two met in 1972 and were together 26 years. There is an album of their commitment ceremony, one of their twenty-fifth anniversary recommitment ceremony, and one filled with miscellaneous family and travel photos. There is also a photographs of Latz and one of Perkins. At the end of their lives, Latz and Perkins lived openly together at the Jewish Home for the Aged in San Francisco. Perkins, who converted to Judaism, was the only African American at the home. She died in November 1998 and Latz died shortly thereafter.