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James E. Gordon Color Slide Collection of San Francisco Murals
SFP 90  
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Description
This collection contains 465 color slides which document murals, primarily in San Francisco between 1976 and 1984. Collection contains significant documentation of murals at North Beach Place public housing and the O’Farrell Theater as well as many neighborhoods throughout San Francisco.
Background
James E. (Jim) Gordon was born in 1938 in Buffalo, New York and received a B.S. in Zoology from the University of Miami, Florida. He served four years in the United States Navy and was employed for over 14 years at Golden Gate Regional Center in San Francisco. He served as first secretary of Bay Area Gay Liberation and co-founded the San Francisco Gay Democratic Club (now the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club). Gordon later co-founded the Harvey Milk Archives, in partnership with Milk’s partner Scott Smith, the holdings of which are divided between the Hormel LGBTQIA Center of the San Francisco Public Library and the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco.
Extent
1 manuscript box with 465 color slides
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Photo Curator. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
Availability
The collection is available for use during Photo Desk hours.