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Guide to the Jordy Jones Papers
1999-32  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Finding Aid of the Jordy Jones Papers
    Dates: 1977 -- 2002
    Bulk Dates: 1992 -- 2002
    Collection number: 1999-32
    Creator: Jordy Jones
    Collection Size: 1.5 linear feet 1 manuscript box + 1 half-manuscript box + 1 oversize box
    Repository: 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: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright to unpublished manuscript materials has been transferred to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Finding Aid of the Jordy Jones Papers, 1999-32, The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.

    Acquisition Information

    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 Francisco.
    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.

    Arrangement

    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

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Jones, Jordy
    Transexual
    Transgender
    FTM
    Female-to-male