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Francine Logandice collection
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The Francine Logandice collection contains materials related to her Bibliography of Impersonation, Transvestism and Transexualism [sic]. The bulk of the collection is comprised of books listed in the bibliography; publications, periodicals, subject files, ephemera and news clippings related to the transgender, s/m and D/s communities.
Francine Logandice is a transgender individual who began living as a woman in 1969. She was born in New Jersey in 1928, joined the merchant marine at age 14 during World War II, and relocated to California in the mid-1960s. Logandice owned a resort on the Russian River and a number of successful bars in San Francisco – the 222 Club on Hyde, the Black Rose, The Depot in the Outer Mission, Francine’s, Elaine’s, Déjà Vu and Café San Marcos—before retiring from business in 1991. She was a prolific collector of transgender-related materials, and she wrote about and lectured on the topic of transgenderism.
5 cartons, 59 boxes, 1 oversize box, 2 oversize folders (29.9 linear feet)
Collection is open for research, with the exception of Logandice’s rolodexes, which are restricted until January 1, 2022. Funding for processing this collection was provided by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).