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Gay Freedom Day Committee (San Francisco) Records, 1973-1991 Coll2011.052*
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  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Content

  • Title: Gay Freedom Day Committee (San Francisco) Records
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2011.052*
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Storage Unit: 1
    Physical Description: 1.6 linear feet. [1 archive box + 1 archive carton.]
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1977-1979
    Date (inclusive): 1973-1991
    Abstract: Press releases, bylaws, flyers, event permit documents, parade participant lists, financial records, contractual agreements, clippings, correspondence, legal documents, event schedules, police ordinances, and other material documenting the activities of the Gay Freedom Day Committee in San Francisco, 1973-1991, the organization responsible for San Francisco's annual Gay Freedom Day Parade and Fair.
    creator: Gay Freedom Day Committee.

    Historical Note

    The Gay Freedom Day Parade and Fair was the name of San Francisco's annual gay pride parade (by the early 1980s the event was referred to as Lesbian/Gay Freedom Day). In 1977 parade and festival attendance burgeoned in response to national anti-LGBT initiatives supported by Anita Bryant and others.

    Access

    Contact ONE archivist regarding access restrictions.

    Publication Rights

    Contact ONE archivist regarding publication and use restrictions.

    Preferred Citation

    Gay Freedom Day Committee (San Francisco) Records, Coll2011-052, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California

    Processing Information

    Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
    In order to provide access to this collection, minimal processing on this collection was expedited in 2011. Date spans were given wherever possible, but do not reflect the most accurate inclusive dates.

    Scope and Content

    Press releases, bylaws, flyers, event permit documents, parade participant lists, financial records, contractual agreements, clippings, correspondence, legal documents, event schedules, police ordinances, and other material documenting the activities of the Gay Freedom Day Committee in San Francisco, 1973-1991. The committee was responsible for publicity, logistics, permitting, and financing of San Francisco's Gay Freedom Day Parade and Fair, held annually at the end of Gay Pride Week in late June. The bulk of the collection documents permitting and financing of the 1977 and 1978 Gay Freedom Day events.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Gay pride festivals
    Gay pride parades--California--San Francisco
    Gays--California--San Francisco