Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Finding Aid of the Jordy Jones Papers
Dates: 1977 -- 2002
Bulk Dates: 1992 -- 2002
Collection number: 1999-32
1.5 linear feet
1 manuscript box + 1 half-manuscript box + 1 oversize box
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
San Francisco, California 94105
Abstract: This collection documents the activities of graphic artist and transgender activist Jordy Jones in San Francisco primarily
during the years of 1992 to 2002. The collection has an emphasis on Jones� political activism and personal activities with
queer and transgender causes. It also includes photographs of various San Francisco gay pride events from 1977 through 1998.
The collection includes flyers, meeting minutes, news clippings, organizational charters, photographs, postcards, promotional
materials, reports and slides.
Physical location: Stored at the Archives of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society in San Francisco, California
Languages represented in the collection:
Collection open for research.
Copyright to unpublished manuscript materials has been transferred to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.
[Identification of item], Finding Aid of the Jordy Jones Papers, 1999-32, The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical
Donated to the Library by Jordy Jones in June of 2003.
Scope and Content of Collection
This collection documents the activities of graphic artist and transgender activist Jordy Jones in San Francisco primarily
during the years of 1992 to 2002. The collection has an emphasis on Jones� political activism and personal activities surrounding
queer and transgender causes. It also includes photographs of various San Francisco gay pride events during the years of 1977
through 1998. Types of materials in the collection include flyers, meeting minutes, news clippings, organizational charters,
photographs, promotional materials, publications, t-shirts, reports and slides.
The collection has a strong focus on Jones� work with the Transgender Civil Rights Implementation Task Force, which existed
during 2000-2002 and was successful in passing a plan to cover health benefits for transgender city employees. The collection
also includes some papers from several of the subcommittees of this Task Force. These papers could also be of interest to
those researching Marcus Arana, Mark Leno, Claire Skiffington or Theresa Sparks, all of whom were involved with the Transgender
Civil Rights Implementation Task Force in some way, and have been actively involved in issues of transgender equality in San
Another organization represented in the collection is the San Francisco Human Rights Commission, which oversaw the Transgender
Civil Rights Implementation Task Force and initiated the original investigation into transgender civil rights violations.
Thus, most of these papers predate the establishment of the Task Force. Finally, the collection also includes a small set
of papers from the Transgender Political Caucus, which, for the 2000 election, endorsed various candidates based on their
stance on transgender issues.
The collection also includes newspaper clippings maintained by Jones that documented the initiation of the Task Force, the
passage of city health plan that included transgender benefits, and of Jones� himself.
In Jones� personal life, the collection includes flyers for various transgender, queer and arts events that Jones hosted and
participated in. Flyers that Jordy designed are also prominent. The collection also includes a large amount of flyers that
have no apparent relationship to Jones.
Finally, the collection includes a series of photographs that show various gay pride events and other activities primarily
in San Francisco between the years of 1977 and 1998. These include photographs of Loren Cameron, Bill Clinton, Jamison Green,
Holly Near, Nancy Pelosi, and Dennis Peron. The photographs also include a subseries of promotional materials from various
films and bands, and two sheets of slides from gay-themed movies.
This collection is organized in 6 series:
The arrangement of the collection was imposed during processing.
- Series 1. Organizations/Committees
- Series 2. Newspaper Clippings
- Series 3. Flyers
- Series 4. Publications
- Series 5. Photographs/Slides
- Series 6. Artifacts
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in
the library's online public access catalog.