The collection contains photographs of the Cockettes, especially Sylvester and John Rothermel, flyers, show sequence sheets
and some scripts for Cockettes performances, correspondence and contracts, newspaper clippings and published articles about
the Cockettes, and some audiorecordings.
Peter Mintun is a pianist. Due to his talent playing 1920s and 1930s songs, Mintun was recruited by John Rothermel to become
the piano accompanist for the Cockettes, an experimental theater troupe. Mintun has performed with many singers and groups
including The Cockettes, John Rothermel, and Sylvester. He is credited as Peter Arden in some productions.
2 document cases + 1 oversized box
(1.0 cubic feet)
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission
for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk
hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance.