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Gay Library Project records
1998-12  
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Description
The bulk of the collection is the operating policies of the library which lists scope of materials, gifts and exchanges. Also included in the records are minutes, letters and funding sources.
Background
The idea of creating a library of homosexual reading material and resources started in 1977 with a group of people, including Terry Mangan who wanted the public to have access to a collection documenting the homosexual experience. With the death of Mangan, Harvey Milk took over in 1978 and with his assassination Charles Gilman organized a meeting. Funds were made available by the San Francisco Public Library to establish a gay section in the Eureka Valley branch.
Extent
.2 linear feet (1 box)
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Availability
Collection is open for research. Funding for processing this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).