Guide to the Ted Sahl Social Justice Collection MSS.2010.10.25

Finding Aid revised by Victor Rodriguez II spring of 2017.
SJSU Special Collections & Archives
© 2011
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
San José State University
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0028
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Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: SJSU Special Collections & Archives
Title: Ted Sahl Social Justice Collection
creator: Sahl, Ted
Identifier/Call Number: MSS.2010.10.25
Physical Description: 53 boxes (33.93 linear feet)
Date (inclusive): 1970-2011
Abstract: The Ted Sahl Social Justice Collection represents thirty years of the work of local photojournalist Theodore (Ted) Sahl documenting social, political, and cultural events in the Bay Area.

Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

Ted Sahl Social Justice Collection, MSS-2010-10-25, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Jeannette Eaton. Finding aid EAD encoded by Mary Alexander. Reviewed by Danelle Moon.
Accruals addeed and collection reprocessed by Victor Rodriguez II, 2017.

Organizational/Biographical History

Theodore Sahl was an award winning photographer in San José, California. Sahl spent 30 years as a photojournalist, documenting social and political events in the Bay Area. Born May 5, 1927 to a poor Jewish family in Roxbury, an Irish suburb near Boston, he faced discrimination on a daily basis living in the tenements of South Boston. He served in the U.S. Navy (1947) and was stationed in Charleston, South Carolina where he first witnessed separate facilities and drinking fountains for African Americans. These early experiences formed his views on social justice and civil rights. He spent his primary career working as a welder in California, and in the 1970s he became an active photojournalist in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.
Although best known for his involvement with the LGBT community in San José, he also covered the anti-nuclear demonstrations at the Lawrence Livermore Radiation Laboratory (1980-1987), the Mt. Diablo Nuclear Plant protests (1980-1987), the United Farm Workers strikes (1970-1980s), and many other social protest movements in the region. Sahl's long-time association with the LGBT community began in 1978 after a bitter dispute took place between the gay community and members of the Christian right. Local Christian groups were upset over the San José City Council's decision to issue a proclamation in support of Gay Pride Week. While the Christian groups mobilized against the City Council, the gay community held a rally in support of Gay Pride Week. Intrigued by the grassroots activism and interested in recording the event, Sahl attended the protest and thereby launched a long career documenting the LGBT community.
Initially, the community distrusted Sahl's motives as a heterosexual outsider. At that time, many individuals in the gay community were still "closeted" and did not wish to be photographed. Over the next three decades, however, Sahl gained the trust of the community and today is widely recognized for his work as a photojournalist and as an outspoken advocate for gay rights.
Sahl served as the staff photographer for a number of local LGBT newspapers including the Lambda News (1978-1983), Our Paper (1984-1988), South Bay Times (1988-1990), and the Valley Views. His photographs have appeared in a number of works, including a 1999 San José Mercury News documentary on the city's lesbian and gay community, entitled A Community of One. More recently his work was recognized in another Mercury News story published March 25, 2011, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Billy DeFrank center. In 1981, the San Francisco Cable Car Award Association nominated Sahl for an award in photojournalism. He was also the recipient of an honorable mention in Advocate magazine's National Photo Contest in the "People" category. He has the distinction of being the only heterosexual to ever become the President of the Board of the San José Gay Pride Celebration Committee and was inducted into the Santa Clara Gay Hall of Fame in 1988. He is the author of From Closet to Community: a Quest for Gay and Lesbian Liberation in San Jose and Santa Clara County (2002).

Scope and Content of Collection

The Ted Sahl Social Justice Collection represents the work of local photojournalist Theodore Sahl (Ted). A long term resident of San José, Sahl, documented social, political, and cultural events in the Bay Area through photography. His early work largely focused on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community in San José, but he also documented a range of social protest movements and political events from the 1970s to the present. This collection represents the culmination of his work over the last thirty years, and is a companion to The Ted Sahl Archives: A Collection of San José Gay and Lesbian History, which documents the LGBT community from 1976-2011, and the Black Americana Collection.
This photographic collection similarly depicts the LGBT community in San José, as well as documenting the anti-nuclear protests against Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the 1980s. Other protest movements, farm labor strikes, and rallies, are well represented. Sahl captured numerous action shots of, activists, campaign initiatives, celebrities, the environment, festivals, local events, politicians, and numerous social justice protests. Series V documents his life as an artist, photographer, researcher, and writer, and includes the first draft of his book From Closet to Community, which he self-published in 2002.
The bulk of the photographs in this collection are photographic essays he compiled, contact prints, negatives, printed materials, ephemera, personal memoirs, and a small collection of non-photographic artwork.
This collection also includes his personal papers, which consist of business records, copies of the manuscript for his book, and copies of the book as well.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in five series: Series I. Peace Protests and Demonstrations, 1980-2007; Series II. Culture, Society, and Politics, 1970-2009; Series III. LGBT Identity Politics, 1970-2011; Series IV. Recreation, Leisure and the Environment, 1970-1989; and Series V. Ted Sahl's Personal Personal Papers, 1976-2011.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Gays -- California -- San José
Gay rights -- California -- San José
Social justice -- California -- San José
Civil rights -- California -- San José
Gay liberation movement -- California -- Santa Clara County
Civil rights -- California -- San José
Antinuclear movement -- California -- Livermore
AIDS activists -- California -- San José
Sahl, Ted

 

Series I: Peace Protests and Demonstrations 1980-2007

Physical Description

6 Boxes

Scope and Content of Collection

This series primarily documents Ted Sahl's photographic essays of the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory anti-nuclear demonstrations that took place in the 1980s, as well as other blockades, demonstrations, and arrests associated with anti-war protest at United States Naval Bases, and nuclear power plants. These photographs provide a visual representation of the peace and anti-nuclear war movements in the Bay Area in the 1980s. Collectively each photographic essay provides a snap-shot view of civil rights activism and the struggle for freedom of speech in the late 20th century. A notable example is the "Family Day Demonstration" where protestors dressed up as skeletons to illustrate the fatally detrimental effects of poisonous radiation. Additionally, there are photographic images of anti-nuke and anti-war demonstration prayer vigils to honor the Japanese victims of the Hiroshima atomic bombing by the United States military at the end of World War II (See box 4 oversized photographs). Scholars interested in the history of anti-war and anti-nuclear campaigns will find visual representations of peace activists and organizers of the Livermore Action Group and other organizations connected to the San José Peace and Justice Center. This series includes print copies of the San José Peace Times newsletter published by South Bay Mobilization Activists. A unique find within this series is "Songs to Rock the Nation!" written by protestors from the Vandenberg Air Force Base U.S. strike weapons in 1983. These protests brought ordinary people together with high profile celebrities such as Martin Sheen and Joan Baez. Sheen participated in the Vandenberg protest and was eventually arrested. He is well known as an social justice activist. (See box 3)

Arrangement

This series is arranged by format and chronologically by date. Note that the original essays have been removed from the plastic binders and re-housed in archival boxes and folders. Ted Sahl's original photographic essay, number, title, and number of photos are generally included in front of each folder, and may include negatives.
 

Photographic Essays 1980-2007

Box 1, Folder 1

Continue Straight Archives Only: Social Activism (1 of 2) 1980-2006

Box 1, Folder 2

Continue Straight Archives Only: Social Activism (2 of 2)

Box 1, Folder 3

San Jose Peace Center History 1982-2007

Box 1, Folder 4

Diablo Nuclear Plant Essay 1980-1987

Box 1, Folder 5

No Wars! No Intervention! 1980-2005

Box 1, Folder 6

Marches and Demonstrations: Activism of the Lawrence Livermore Radiation Laboratory

Box 2, Folder 1

John Lemnitizer Charged with Blockading Lawrence Livermore Laboratory 1982

Box 2, Folder 2

Lawrence Livermore Radiation Laboratory 1982-1996

Box 2, Folder 3

Anti-Nuke War Demonstration 1984-1988

Box 2, Folder 4

Lawrence Livermore Radiation Laboratory Protest (1 of 2) 1982-2003

Box 2, Folder 5

Lawrence Livermore Radiation Laboratory Protest (2 of 2)

Box 2, Folder 6

Marches and Demonstrations: Activism of the Lawrence Livermore Radiation Laboratory

Box 3, Folder 1

Diablo Nuclear Power Plant Protesting to Stop Plant from Operating (1 of 2) 1980-1987

Box 3, Folder 2

Diablo Nuclear Power Plant Protesting to Stop Plant from Operating, 1980-1987 (2 of 2)

Box 3, Folder 3

Diablo Nuclear Power Plant 1981-1987

Box 3, Folder 4

Tour of Shame Essay, Livermore Action Group (LAG) circa 1980's

Box 3, Folder 5

Vanderberg AirForce Base Protest of U.S.A. Strike Weapons 1982-2001

Box 3, Folder 6

No War! No Intervention! 1980-2005

Box 3, Folder 7

Nuclear Power Plant and Military Protest

Box 4

Oversized Photographs 1977-1983

Scope and Contents

There are roughly 30 oversized photographs dated between 1982 to 1983 concerning nuclear plant protests in Livermore, CA, the Diablo Power Plant.
Box 40

Folder: Anti-Nuclear Protests, and Anti-Colonial Protests.

Separated Materials

This material was separated from the physical first series "Peaceful Protests: Anti-Nuclear, 1980-2007," because of the size of the photos. They reside in a single folder in Box 40.
Box 40

Folder: "Tour of Shame" Blockade in SF AND SF "Weed In," circa 1980

Separated Materials

These photographs were placed in Box 40 due to their size. Intellecually they are arranged in Series 1: "Peaceful Protests, Anti-Nuclear."
Box 50, Folder 2

Oversized Photo of an SF Protest, 1977-78: San Francisco Freedom Day March, " No on Prop . . . John Briggs Initiative

Separated Materials

Due to the size of this photograph, it is housed in an over-sized flat box, but in intellectual order, this photograph is apart of Series I.
 

Articles, Clippings and News Releases 1981-2007

Box 5, Folder 1

A Book titled "Direct Action" by Luke Hauser (1 of 2) 1985

Box 5, Folder 2

A Book titled "Direct Action," by Luke Hauser (2 of 2), 2003

Box 5, Folder 3

"Listen to our Hearts Song, Women in Jail for Peace" International Day of Nuclear Disamrament, June 20, 1983

Box 5, Folder 4

Newsletters, Ted Sahl Notes, poetry, Miscellaneous brochures

Box 5, Folder 5

Newspaper Clippings,Miscellaneous Printed Matter 1982-2000

Box 5, Folder 6

San Jose Peace Times Newsletter 1982-2007

Box 5, Folder 7

Diablo Blockade, 1981

Box 5, Folder 8

Diablo Nuclear Power Plant Press Release News

Box 5, Folder 9

Diablo Nuclear Power Plant Press Release News, Newspaper Clippings

Box 5, Folder 10

Direct Action Newspaper: 1983-Summer Solstice 1984

Box 5, Folder 11

Direct Action Newspaper: January 1986-August 1987

Box 5, Folder 25

United Farm Workers of America Textile and Political Buttons, "No Grapes" circa 1985-1986

Separated Materials

This folder intellectually belongs in Series II: Culture Society and Politics, 1980-2007
Box 5, Folder 26

Livermore Lab Protest Photos

Box 5, Folder 27

Hippies and Radicals

Box 5, Folder 28

National Politicians

 

Audio Cassettes 1982-2000

Processing Information

The material in organized topically and then chronoglogically beginning with recordings of demonstrartions from the Lawrence Livermore National Radiation Laboritory and Diablo Power Plant (date range 1982 to 1985), and then with interviews and recordings about anti-nuclear demonstrations and blockades (date ranges 1982-2000).
Box 47, Item 1

Diablo Nuke Plant September 27, 1981 and Interview with Mr. Nunez

Box 47, Item 2

Lawrence Livermore Lab Blockade Part I, February 1, 1982

Box 47, Item 3

Nuclear Rally, San Francisco, February 6, 1982

Box 47, Item 4

Lawrence Livermore Lab Blockade Part II, March 1, 1982

Box 47, Item 5

Lawrence Livermore Ani-Nuke Rally Robertson Park, Green Peace April 18, 1982

Box 47, Item 6

Interview with Ms. Ellsberg, December 1982

Box 47, Item 7

Livermore Blockade, June 21

Box 47, Item 8

Livermore Blockade Part II, June 22

Box 47, Item 9

Diablo Demonstration January 13, 1984

Box 47, Item 10

Livermore Lab, October 3

Box 47, Item 11

Lab Family Day at Plant, October 9th

Box 47, Item 12

Lawrence Livermore Lab Mothers Blockade, May 9th

Box 47, Item 13

Livermore Lab Blockade Easter, 1985

Box 47, Item 14

Interview Livermore Pat Sue Len at Court House

Box 47, Item 15

Interview Cowboy's and Blockaders

Box 47, Item 16

Part II Vandenberg Rolling Thunder, First Action

Box 47, Item 17

KPFA Program Vandenberg, April 1, 2000

Box 47, Item 18

Vandenberg NIPOLMO March 18th-25th

Box 47, Item 19

Stop M-X Vandenberg Berkeley LAG

Box 47, Item 20

A Green Political Future, October 13-15, 1995

Box 47, Item 21

Vandenberg Rocket Launch and Front State, June 1983

Box 47, Item 22

Vandenberg Part I Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th

Box 47, Item 23

Part I Vandenberg

Box 47, Item 24

Vandenberg 100 Blockaders Singing Main Gate Kids Busted

Box 47, Item 25

Vandenberg AFB (Demonstration) July 7, 2000

Box 47, Item 26

Vandenberg Action Stop an MX Missile June 14th and 15th

Box 47, Item 27

Vandenberg October 7, 2000

 

Series II: Culture, Society and Politics 1970-2009

Scope and Content of Collection

This series provides a visual representation of culture, society, and politics in the South Bay and beyond, and includes a significant body of images of Native Americans, Hispanic laborers, and African-American communities. Some of the primary examples include images of Native American burial grounds, the Watsonville Cannery and Farm workers Strikes, the Freedom Train in San José, the Klu Klux Klan protest in St. James Park, and images of anonymous homeless people. In addition, local festivals, social gatherings, university events, organizational rallies, and political protests are well represented. There are also several images of local and national politicians and celebrities. Some examples include Joan Baez, Tom Bradley, Jerry Brown, Cesar Chavez, Don Edwards, Jerry Falwell, Geraldine Ferraro, Jane Fonda, Jesse Jackson, Harvey Milk, Norman Mineta, O.J. and Nicole Simpson, Martin Sheen, and Bishop Tutu.

Arrangement

This series is arranged by format and chronologically by date. Note that the original essays have been removed from the plastic binders and re-housed in archival boxes and folders. Ted Sahl's original photographic essay, number, title, and number of photos are generally included in front of each folder, and may include negatives.
 

Photographic Essays 1976-2007

Box 5, Folder 12

Native American Indians, Circa 1980's circa 1980's

Box 5, Folder 13

Eight Homeless and Street People(San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco, Santa Cruz) 1985-2002

Box 5, Folder 14

Festivals, Social Issues, Protest U.S. Intervention in Central America 1977-1982

Box 5, Folder 15

A Watsonville Canning Strike, Western Workers Service Association (W.W.S.A.) (1 of 2) 1985-1986

Box 5, Folder 16

A Watsonville Canning Strike, Western Workers Service Association (W.W.S.A.) (2 of 2)

Box 5, Folder 17

San Jose Hispanic Community 1982-2006

Box 5, Folder 18

(Negatives Only) San Jose Political Council and Northern Californians Central Democratic Dinner

Box 5, Folder 19

Social and Political Photos

Box 5, Folder 20

Commercial "Non-Gay" Work

Box 5, Folder 21

Annual San Jose New Years Parade, LGBT members of Vietnamese Community Marchin in Parade (Negatives Enclosed)

Box 5, Folder 22

Begin 2008 into 2009, Non Gay Topics

Box 5, Folder 23

Miscellaneous Cultue, Society, and Politics

Box 5, Folder 24

Transgender Event, circa 2000

Box 6, Folder 1

San Jose Political Council and Northern Californians Central Democratic Dinner 1976-1990

Box 6, Folder 2

Anita Duarte, Two Essays: Business Woman, Feminist+Activist/ Political Office/ Aid for a Farm Worker's Plight 1979-1982

Box 6, Folder 3

Contra Leader Visits USA to Raise Funds for Reagan Freedom Fighters Circa 1980's

Box 6, Folder 4

California...Political Office Holders (Non Gay Individuals-Activists Plus) (1 of 2) Circa 1980's

Box 6, Folder 5

California . . . Political Office Holder (Non-Gay Individuals-Activists Plus), Circa 1980s (2 of 2)

Box 6, Folder 6

Celebrities Portraits

Box 6, Folder 7

Essays of Celebrity Activists Involved in Social Protests (1 of 2) 1977-1985

Box 6, Folder 8

Essay of Celebrity Activists Involved in Social Protests, 1977-1985 (2 of 2)

Box 6, Folder 9

Dave Carranza, S.J. City Council Testifying: Favor a Marriage

Box 6, Folder 10

Mr. J. Bradley

Box 6, Folder 11

Santa Clara City Council Person

Box 6, Folder 12

Reverand Cecil Williams

Box 7, Folder 1

U.S. Freedom Train Stops in San Jose Circa 1970's

Box 7, Folder 2

Nineteen Major San Jose Events: Social and Political (1 of 2) 1977-1989

Box 7, Folder 3

Nineteen Major san Jose Events: Social and Political, 1977-1989 (2 of 2)

Box 7, Folder 4

KKK Rally and Recruiting in St. James Park; Turned into a Bloody Riot, 22 demonstrators attended, April 11, 1981

Box 7, Folder 5

KKK Rally, Extra Photos, April 11, 1981

Box 7, Folder 6

San Francisco, Weed-in Proponents to Legalize Pot in California 1982

Box 7, Folder 7

Apartheid Protests and Blockades at UC Berkeley (1 of 2) 1983-1985

Box 7, Folder 8

Apartheid: Protests and Blockages at UC Berkeley, 1983-1985 (2 of 2)

Box 7, Folder 9

Loaves and Fishes, St. Patrick's Church in San Jose, Tradition Feeding of SJ needy during Christmas (1 of 2) 1981-1989

Box 7, Folder 10

Loaves and Fishes, St. Patrick's Church in San Jose, Tradition Feeding of SJ needy during Christmas (2 of 2), 1981-1989

Box 7, Folder 11

Extra pictures of Loaves and Fishes, St. Patrick's Church in San Jose, Tradition Feeding of SJ needy during Christmas

Box 8-9

Oversized Photographs 1970s-1980s

Scope and Contents

This sub-series Culture Society and Politics consists of more of the same themed photographs of social and cultural protests from California and specifically the Bay Area.
 

Activism and Protest Ephemera and Books 1989-2008

Box 10, Folder 1

Activists and Protest Fillers, February-March 2007

Box 10, Folder 2

The Annual Human Relations Awards Breakfast: Unleashing the Power of Peace--February 29, 2008.

Box 10, Folder 3

Del Norte Express--Admit One--Mucho Boletos Pero No Tren, by Dr. Randall C. Jimenez, 1996

Box 10, Folder 4

Hispanic Community, S.J.: Newspaper Clippings and Flyers 2003-2008

Box 10, Folder 5

Matlovich: The Good Soldier by Mike Hippler, 1989

Box 10, Folder 6

Moving Beyond Traditional Models of Domestic Violence Intervention, October 22, 2004

Box 10, Folder 7

Revolution: September 24, 2006

Box 10, Folder 8

City of San Jose Memorandum, February 21, 2008

Box 10, Folder 9

SJSU: "San Jose Studies," Spring 1994 and SJSU Washington Square, Spring 2007

Box 10, Folder 10

Newspaper Clippings on Vietnam

Box 10, Folder 11

The Infamous: Mr. Brainwash, Issue #5, 2011

Box 10, Folder 12

Various Photographs of Protests

Separated Materials

These photos were added to the collection after the majority of the collection was initially formated. Intellectually, this material belongs in Series I: Peaceful Protests, Subseries: Photographic Essays, Boxes 1-4.
Box 10, Folder 13

Police and the Community

Separated Materials

Intellectually, this material belongs in the sub-series of Photographic Essays from Series II.
Box 10, Folder 14

Photographs of Children In the Community

Separated Materials

These photographs intellectually belong in the first subseries Photographic Essays 1980-2007 of Series II. This material was added after the collection had been intially organized.
Box 10, Folder 15

Photographs of Litter In the Community

Separated Materials

This photographic material was added to the collection after it had been initially organized. This material belongs in Sub-Series I Photographic Essays 1980-2007 from Series II.
Box 10, Folder 16

Miscellaneous Community Photos

Separated Materials

These photographs were added after the collection was initially organized. This material initellectually belongs in Sub-Series I Photographic Essays 1980-2007 from Series II.
 

Audio Cassettes 1980-2000

Scope and Contents

Audio casettes concerning political issues and conscious raising about social concerns primarily from the 1980s. The cassettes are arranged first in chronological order then alphabetical order for those not marked with dates.

Processing Information

The cassettes are arranged first in chronological order then alphabetical order for those not marked with dates.
Box 48, Item 1

Bob Goldsborough, Political Songs

Box 48, Item 2

Medicen Man 1982

Box 48, Item 3

LA Black Minister, Dr. E.V. Hill, March 28, 1982

Box 48, Item 4

LA Black minister, Dr. E.V. Hill, March 28, 1982

Box 48, Item 5

Paul Robson Talk, November 29, 1983

Box 48, Item 6

Act Religious Network, 1984

Box 48, Item 7

Civic Disobedience Sandra Corp. 1984

Box 48, Item 8

Democratic Convention, 1984

Box 48, Item 9

Ferraro Speech, Convention, 1984

Box 48, Item 10

Jesse Jackson Speech at the Democratic Convention, 1984

Box 48, Item 11

Gary Hart Speech, 1984

Box 48, Item 12

George McGovern Presidential Campaign Speech in San Jose, 1984

Box 48, Item 13

Republican Convention Dukemajian's Speech, 1984

Box 48, Item 14

Republican Convention, 1984 Part II

Box 48, Item 15

Henry Kissinger, March 1984

Box 48, Item 16

L.L. Lab April 17, 1984

Box 48, Item 17

Diablo Easter Sunday Protest, April 22, 1984

Box 48, Item 18

L.L. Lab and Sandia, October 24, 1984

Box 48, Item 19

AIDS INF KPFA, August 31, 1999

Box 48, Item 20

Steve Allen Radio Show with Al Jolson as Guest

Box 48, Item 21

Anniversary of Hiroshima A-Bomb Demonstration

Box 48, Item 22

Livermore Protest

Box 48, Item 23

Palau Documentary

Box 48, Item 24

Jackson Speech Outside Peace Rally Convention

Box 48, Item 25

KQED Documentary "Broken Arrow"

Box 48, Item 26

Last Half Jackson Speech Democratic Plank

Box 48, Item 27

I.F. Stone Speech, "What's Wrong With America"

Box 48, Item 28

Patt

Box 48, Item 29

S.F. Arrests after Hall of Justice Rally

Box 48, Item 30

Reagan's Trip to Santa Clara

Box 48, Item 31

Santa Rita Independence Day

Box 48, Item 32

Speech: Women of Nicaragua

Box 48, Item 33

Union Conference in Oakland

Box 49, Item 1

1st Program on Nuke Weapons KQED

Box 49, Item 2

BISHOP Tuto

Box 49, Item 3

Channel Seven AIDS Documentary

Box 49, Item 4

Diablo March 26

Box 49, Item 5

End Silverman-Begin Research Experts

Box 49, Item 6

Medical Testimony

Box 49, Item 7

MAX Social Organization

Box 49, Item 8

Melvin Truss Interview

Box 49, Item 9

Nicaraguan Interview

Box 49, Item 10

Reagan Speech

Box 49, Item 11

First Rally City Hall Testimony in Council Chambers

Box 49, Item 12

Univ. of California Blockade Interview

Box 49, Item 13

Blank Tape

Box 49, Item 14

2nd Annual Ms. Nude America Pageant,Nuke Disa 1982

Box 49, Item 15

Nuke Disarmament Rally, June 12, 1982

Box 49, Item 16

San Jose City Council Declares Its City Nuclear Free Zone, 1982

Box 49, Item 17

SJSU Lecture Ellsberg October, 1982

Box 49, Item 18

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 1983

Box 49, Item 19

Kennedy Farewell Debate, January 1985

Box 49, Item 20

Truss HRC Commission Hearing August 25, 1985

Box 49, Item 21

Ms. White HRC Hearing, August 25, 1985

Box 49, Item 22

Blockade at Livermore Lab, Easter 1985

Box 49, Item 23

Spring Mobilization for Peace and Justice, 1985

Box 49, Item 24

Star Wars Documentary 1985

Box 49, Item 25

Concord Naval Weapons Depot September 5, 1987

Box 49, Item 26

School of Americas KPFA November 18, 1999

Box 49, Item 27

Prop 22 Debate KPFA Debate February 23, 2000

Box 49, Item 28

IRLM Bowling Tournament, May 2000

Box 49, Item 29

Frenk Little-Kingpierce January 19, 2000

 

Series III: LGBT Identity Politics 1970-2011

Scope and Content of Collection

This series documents the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community in the South Bay and the larger San Francisco Bay Area. The photographic content is quite diverse and it provides a long-term view of the South Bay LGBT community, from the early bar scenes, drag queen culture, to the political activism surrounding gay rights and gay marriage. Some of the most compelling images document AIDS epidemic victims, and include head shots of the faces of men and women who died from the disease. The printed materials provide documentation on the Imperial Royal Lion Monarchy (ILRM) of San José Inc., a non-profit organization committed to fostering equal rights, promoting a positive image of the LGBT community, and providing charitable support to gay and straight organizations in Santa Clara County. Founded in 1990, the IRLM has distributed over $100,000 to local organizations. They raise money through gay balls and drag queen coronations, stage shows, and other events. The balls prominently featured the spirit of the "Drag Queen" culture and they worked closely with the Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center. This segment illustrates the connections between LGBT organizations and the importance of networking in the community. Other images document some of the LGBT political icons in Northern California. There are a number of photographs of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay candidate to be elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, and of Robert Reformer, author, musician, and LGBT activist. The printed matter includes brochures, flyers, programs, news clippings, newspapers, pamphlets, and miscellany. Other unpublished essays and ephemera complement the numerous periodicals including On Out Now, A&U American AIDs, and newspapers and newsletters made popular among many LGBT organizations. The newsletters, magazines, and photographs represented here reflect the local grass roots activism and lifestyles, from the counterculture revolution of the 1970s to the impact of the AIDS epidemic in the South Bay. The Voices of C.A.R.E., People Living with HIV and AIDS, and the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDs Resources Emergency Act are also documented here.

Arrangement

This series is arranged by format and chronologically by date. Note that the original essays have been removed from the plastic binders and re-housed in archival boxes and folders. Ted Sahl's original photographic essay, number, title, and number of photos are generally included in front of each folder, and may include negatives. Please note that some of the photographic content in this series may contain partial nudity and/or graphic material.
 

Photographic Essays 1970-2010

Box 11, Folder 1

LGBT Photos, Book #1 (1 of 2) 1977-2008

Box 11, Folder 2

LGBT Photos, Book #1 (2 of 2) 1977-2008

Box 11, Folder 3

L.G.B.T. Photos, Book #2 (1 of 3) 1984-2008

Box 11, Folder 4

L.G.B.T. Photos Book #2 (2 of 3) 1984-2008

Box 11, Folder 5

L.G.B.T. Photos, Book #2 (3 of 3) 1984-2008

Box 12, Folder 1

LGBT Herstory Essay (1 of 3) 1977-1980

Box 12, Folder 2

LGBT Herstory Essay (2 of 3), 1977-1980

Box 12, Folder 3

LGBT Herstory Essay (3 of 3), 1977-1980

Box 12, Folder 4

Ms. Nude San Jose Contest Pageant Circa 1982

Box 12, Folder 5

A Mixture of LGBT Life (1 of 2) 2005-2007

Box 12, Folder 6

A Mixture of LGBT Life (2 of 2), 2005-2007

Box 12, Folder 7

Donation for Ted Sahl Archives: Peter Hilton Memorabilia, SJ LGBT Community 2007

Box 12, Folder 8

Lifetime Essay on Robert Reformer of : Author, Musician,Activist, much loved icon of LGBT Community in Northern California No Dates

Box 13, Folder 1

First LGBT National March on Washington D.C 1979

Box 13, Folder 2

LGBT Faces of AIDS 1980-2007

Box 13, Folder 3

SJ Holy Union and SJ Kuyprt Family Portrait 1990

Box 13, Folder 4

First LGBT Press Editor: Dan Relic 1990

Box 13, Folder 5

Lamdba News: First LGBT Press; Halftones Correspondence, 1976-1980s

Box 13, Folder 6

LGBT Desperado Owners John Snell loses lease moves to SJ opens Club St. John in SJ

Box 13, Folder 7

Mr. Joddy ~Hairstylist( Actor, Activist, Stage Entertainer)

Box 13, Folder 8

Minc. History of Dong Window--Gay Activist and Business Man

Box 14, Folder 1

Master Negatives- LGBT Archives/ Move to 938 The Alameda Building (1 of 3) 2001-2006

Box 14, Folder 2

Master Negatives- LGBT Archives/ Move to 938 The Alameda Building (2 of 3), 2001-2006

Box 14, Folder 3

Master Negatives- LGBT Archives/ Move to 938 The Alameda Building (3 of 3), 2001-2006

Box 14, Folder 4

Master Negatives- LGBT Archives Begin Second LGBT Book Negative (1 of 2) 2005-2007

Box 14, Folder 4

Master Negatives- LGBT Archives Begin Second LGBT Book Negative (2 of 2), 2005-2007

Box 14, Folder 6

Miscellaneous Negatives

Box 15, Folder 1

LGBT Community Book Two "Out in the Community" The Second Generation, 1999-2007 (1 of 5) 1999-2007

Box 15, Folder 2

LGBT Community Book Two "Out in the Community" The Second Generation, 1999-2007 (2 of 5)

Box 15, Folder 3

LGBT Community Book Two "Out in the Community" The Second Generation, 1999-2007 (3 of 5)

Box 15, Folder 4

LGBT Community Book Two "Out in the Community" The Second Generation, 1999-2007 (4 of 5)

Box 15, Folder 5

LGBT Community Book Two "Out in the Community" The Second Generation, 1999-2007 (5 of 5)

Box 15, Folder 6

Gay Men's Chorous- SJ City Hall Chambers

Box 16, Folder 1

SF Hookers Ball, A Photo Essay Erotic Exotic Ball, Folsom Steet Fair (1 of 2) 1978-1981

Box 16, Folder 2

SF Hookers Ball, A Photo Essay Erotic Exotic Ball, Folsom Steet Fair (2 of 2), 1978-1981

Box 16, Folder 3

Imperial Royal Lion Monarchy Family Court System (1 of 2) 1975-2008

Box 16, Folder 4

Imperial Royal Lion Monarchy Family Court System (2 of 2), 1978-1981

Box 16, Folder 5

38th Imperial Royal Lion Monarchy Coronation 2009

Box 16, Folder 6

39th Imperial Royal Lion Monarchy Coronation( No Emperor/ Empress Elected) 2010

Box 16, Folder 7

Empress Tanya Luna Shots

Box 17, Folder 1

Billy De Frank Family Group for Anniversary~25th Celebration 1970-1980

Box 17, Folder 2

Billy De Frank Family Group/ For Anniversary~25th Celebration

Box 17, Folder 3

"From Closest to Community" Book One LGBT, (1 of 2) 1978-2006

Box 17, Folder 4

"From Closest to Community" Book One LGBT (2 of 2), 1978-2006

Box 17, Folder 5

Pearl, a Transgendered Person in U.S/ Allessandra a Transsexual person in SJ

Box 17, Folder 6

Jenny , Drag Queen -Mini Essay

Box 17, Folder 7

Non Gay Topics 2008-2009

 

Photo Boxes and Albums 1970-2010

Scope and Contents

This sub-series consists of photographs showing the Watsonville Cannery Strike of 1985 and 1986 in box 18, photographs that were used in Ted Sahl's book From Closet to Community in box 19, and photographs of LGBT identity politics boxes 20-23. Three photos albums are in box 23
Box 18

Watson Cannery Strike, 1985-1986

Box 19

Photos for Sahl's Book, "From Closet to Community"

Box 20-21

Photos Regarding LGBT Identity Politics and Community Events

Box 22, Folder 1

Head Shots

Box 22, Folder 2

Social Justice and Activism Photos, Protests and Strikes (1 of 2)

Box 22, Folder 3

Social Justice and Activism Photos, Protests and Strikes (2 of 2)

Box 22, Folder 4

Undeware Night Renegades, August 2005

Box 22, Folder 5

Harvey Milk

Box 22, Folder 6

"Ted and Lani," 29th Anniversary of Billy DeFrank Community Center, photographs by Arlene Rouche, 2006

Box 23, Item 1

Casa de San Jose First Royal Family-Camp 1, 1978-1979

Box 23, Item 2

Casa de San Jose First Royal Family-Camp 2, 1979-1980

Box 23, Item 3

Casa de San Jose First Royal Family-Camp 3, 1980-1985

Box 23, Folder 4

Additional Album Photographs

 

Oversized Photographs 1977-2009

Scope and Contents

This sub-series consists of oversized photographs in two boxes 24 and 25. Box 24 has photographs from Harvey Milk and George Moscone funeral on November 29, 1978. Box 25 consists of a variety of photographs from the LGBT Community "Second Generation" from the 1970s to 2007.
Box 24

Photographs from Harvey Milk and George Moscone Funeral, November 29, 1978

Box 25

Second Generation LGBT Community, 1978-2007

Box 26

Framed Photographs 1977-2009

 

Printed Materials 1981-2011

Scope and Contents

Subseries Printed Materials consists of newspapers, newspaper clippings, newsletters, flyers, emails, magazines, brochures, booklets, and pamphlets concerning the LGBT community both locally and nationally. The topics include political activism, local politicians that support and oppose LGBT rights, legislation, community events, hate crimes, and health care.

Arrangement

The subseries is organized in alphbetically order then chronological order, and foldered either by the type of material the object is or by the topic the material is titled or addresses.
Box 27, Folder 1

10th Anniversary of Local Church "Celebration of Faith" Pastor david harvey

Box 27, Folder 2

A Live Wire, Summer 2002

Box 27, Folder 3

Assorted Newsletters: 1998-June 2005

Box 27, Folder 4

Bay Area Reporter: June 27, 1991 AND April 4, 1996

Box 27, Folder 5

Bay Area Reporter: June 23, 2003-June 19, 2008

Box 27, Folder 6

Bay Area Reporter: February 12-December 31, 2009

Box 27, Folder 7

Bay Area Reporter News Clippings: 10 November 2005-12 March 2009; 2006 Print Out

Box 27, Folder 8

The Baymec Perspective: Spring 2004-Fall 2004

Box 27, Folder 9

Billy DeFrank Center, 2009

Box 27, Folder 10

Billy DeFrank Newsletters: March 2004-May 12, 2005

Box 27, Folder 11

Begin April 2-4 Church Opposition to Same Sex Marriage Newsclippings

Box 27, Folder 12

Brain Copeland

Box 27, Folder 13

Brochures and Pamphlets: March 9, 2002-April 29, 2006

Box 27, Folder 14

Brochures and Pamphlets

Box 27, Folder 15

Building Bridges Eppr. 2005-Administration/Faculties

Box 27, Folder 16

Campbell Express: March 30, 2011

Box 27, Folder 17

Campbell Reporter: January 1, 2010

Box 27, Folder 18

The 1981 Celebration of the Birthday and Life of Harvey Milk

Box 27, Folder 19

Center For Spiritual Enlightenment Pamphlet, Fall 2002-Winter 2002

Box 27, Folder 20

Councilman Oliverio (LGBT Friendly); District 6 Newsletter: Winter 2008-Spring 2009

Box 27, Folder 21

Death By . . .

Box 27, Folder 22

DeFrank News, October 1999

Box 27, Folder 23

Doug Winslow, District Adviser of Assemblywomen Sally Lieber

Box 27, Folder 24

The Diversity Center Newsletter: February 2002-June 2006

Box 27, Folder 25

"Educating the Educators," November 29. 2004

Box 27, Folder 26

Elizabeth Birch (Local Attorney) Head of Human Rights Campaign

Box 27, Folder 27

Gay Marriage

Box 27, Folder 28

Gay Parent: January 2003-June 2003

Box 27, Folder 29

Human Rights Campaign Newsletters: February 5, 2002-February 3, 2003

Box 27, Folder 30

Illegal Campaign Scheme Alleged, October 12, 2002

Box 27, Folder 31

IRLM Info Archives for Material

Box 27, Folder 32

Information Packets and Presentation Handouts: November 2001-July 25, 2005

Box 27, Folder 33

Janet Childs

Box 27, Folder 34

Ken Yeager Political Campaign Flyers and other Materials

Box 27, Folder 35

LGBT Flyers: June 16, 1990-October 27, 2006

Box 27, Folder 36

Laird Campaign Update (Newsletter) October 9 and 29, 2002

Box 27, Folder 37

Major-Gay Campbell, CA: Evan Low, Mayor of Campbell

Box 27, Folder 38

Mercury News, CAL Today: October 10, 1982

Box 27, Folder 39

Max Reporter and Newsletters: June 2002-January 5, 2003

Box 27, Folder 40

Mercury News, June 15, 1991

Box 27, Folder 41

Mercury Newspaper Clippings: April 29, 2006-March 25, 2011

Box 27, Folder 42

Metro News: December 2009

Box 27, Folder 43

News Clippings: A general collection of articles on Gay Lesbian Life Styles

Box 27, Folder 44

Newspaper Clippings and Ephemera and Programs

Box 27, Folder 45

News Clippings--Continuing gay History in San Jose and Santa Clara Country

Box 27, Folder 46

NO! On Prop 8, Protest's After Tuesday Vote

Box 27, Folder 47

Out Reach, June 2003

Box 27, Folder 48

Out Spoken: The Queer Youth Voice: November 3, 2003-April 2004

Box 27, Folder 49

Pamphlets: 2002-August 14, 2004

Box 27, Folder 50

Peace Times: Peace and Justice center, March 2005-Winter 2009

Box 27, Folder 51

Point Newspaper: November-December, 2001

Box 27, Folder 52

Point Newspaper: February-May 2002

Box 27, Folder 53

Point Newspaper: September-December 2002

Box 27, Folder 54

Point Newspaper: January-June 2003

Box 27, Folder 55

Point Newspaper: July-December, 2003

Box 27, Folder 56

Point Newspaper: February-September, 2004

Box 27, Folder 57

Political Animal--2003

Box 27, Folder 58

Press Coverage: Gay Community Deaths By: AIDS and Natural Causes

Box 27, Folder 59

Reclaiming Quarterly (Journal) Fall 2000-Winter 2004

Box 27, Folder 60

S.F. Sentinel June 27, 1991; November 30, 1979

Box 27, Folder 61

1991 San Francisco Lesbian and Gay Pride Guide; June 29, 1991

Box 27, Folder 62

Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Agenda, 4/9/2002 AND San Jose City Council Agenda, 4/25/2002

Box 27, Folder 63

Sisterspirit News: April 2002-April 2005

Box 27, Folder 64

2/25 Speak Out

Box 27, Folder 65

TGSF: The Channel, October 2002-November 2005

Box 27, Folder 66

Ted Sahl, "From Closet to Community," Flyers

Box 27, Folder 67

Vietnamese: 2008, 2009 Feb. 9th

Box 27, Folder 68

The Vintage Times: April 2004-August 2004

Box 27, Folder 69

Walk For AIDS Silicon Valley; Public Info Release

Box 28, Folder 1

2007 Flyers: February 27-December 8

Box 28, Folder 2

ARIS: Emails, Meeting Notes, Agenda, Manuals, Flyers, 2002-2003

Box 28, Folder 3

Assorted Gay News in Northern California, 6/4/2006-10/14/2007

Box 28, Folder 4

Assorted Emails Concerning LGBT Activism and Community Events: 9/2/2004-8/8/2008

Box 28, Folder 5

Assorted Newsletters: April 15, 2001-October 2007

Box 28, Folder 6

Assorted Newspaper Clippings Concerning Social Issues

Box 28, Folder 7

BAYMEC Letters and Dinner Events, May 10, 2006-September 19, 2008

Box 28, Folder 8

Billy DeFrank Newsletters: December 2001-July 2007

Box 28, Folder 9

Billy DeFrank Center Papers

Box 28, Folder 10

Brochures and Pamphlets, August 18, 2002-March 22, 2009

Box 28, Folder 11

California Senator Kuehl: April 6, 2006-September 7, 2006

Box 28, Folder 12

Cecil Williams, Reverend, January 22, 2008

Box 28, Folder 13

Clark Williams, Councilman: January 2, 2007-October 28, 2004

Box 28, Folder 14

Cleve Jones, Quilt Founder

Box 28, Folder 15

Deb Price: Mercury News Articles, 4/25/2002-1/1/2004

Box 28, Folder 16

Diversity Center: Newsletters and Letters: 8/15/2006-September 2007

Box 28, Folder 17

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Honored in San Jose 2008

Box 28, Folder 18

Evan Low, Councilman; January 15, 2005-December 7, 2007

Box 28, Folder 19

GLBT Historic Society, San Francisco: May 2002-May 2007

Box 28, Folder 20

Gay Marriage: Newspaper Clippings and Emails, 2004-2007

Box 28, Folder 21

Gay Straight Alliance Network, 1/3/2004-9/27/2007

Box 28, Folder 22

Harvey Milk Newspaper Clippings and Photographs

Box 28, Folder 23

IRLM Papers, 2002-2007

Box 28, Folder 24

Immigration Voices, Human Relations Office, 4/10/2006-7/17/2007

Box 28, Folder 25

James T. Beall, Jr. Chairman of Santa Clara Country Board of Supervisors, 2006

Box 28, Folder 26

Jamie McLeod, Sunnyvale Councilwoman, 12/2004-11/2007

Box 28, Folder 27

John Laird: November 10, 2003-April 18, 2007

Box 28, Folder 28

Ken Yeager E-mails: May 30, 2001-August 18, 2003

Box 28, Folder 29

Ken Yeager, Councilman: Emails and Campaign Flyers: 6/11/2004-2/20/2008

Box 28, Folder 30

LGBT Community Obituaries

Box 28, Folder 31

LGBT Flyers: April 10, 1999-December 1, 2002

Box 28, Folder 32

LGBT Teens, Community and Students: May 2, 1991-September 11, 2007

Box 28, Folder 33

Murder of Eddie "Gwen" Araujo, Teen Transgender, Newspaper Clippings 10/2002-5/25/2006

Box 28, Folder 34

Murder of Eddie "Gwen" Araujo, Emails Etc. 11/8/2002-4/3/2003

Box 28, Folder 35

Newspaper Clippings: "Gay Biographies": 3/5/2006-1/20/2008

Box 28, Folder 36

News Clippings: Gay Sports, May 22, 2005-May 18, 2007

Box 28, Folder 37

Newspaper Clippings on AIDS Virus, February 26, 2002-May 22, 2003

Box 28, Folder 38

Pamphlets Concerning Cesar E. Chavez Monument: September 2008

Box 28, Folder 39

Photo Releases by Ted Sahl

Box 28, Folder 40

Pride Discriminate Newspaper Clippings, February 17, 2006-April 28, 2006

Box 28, Folder 41

ProLatino Community, May 14, 2004-November 19, 2006

Box 28, Folder 42

Rev. Fred Phelps, Right Wing Anti-Gay Advocate, June 5, 2006

Box 28, Folder 43

Silicon Valley LGBT Democratic Club: Emails, Flyers, Pamphlets; 8/7/2008-5/9/2004

Box 28, Folder 44

Silicon Valley LGBT Democratic Club, Newsletter

Box 28, Folder 45

Social Justice Newspaper Clippings, Mercury News Activism and Murders: 1987-1995

Box 28, Folder 46

South Bay Mobilization for Social Justice, 2004

Box 28, Folder 47

Stockton Strip Scandal Sheet

Box 28, Folder 48

Transgender Community E-mails, January 6, 2003-April 30, 2003

Box 28, Folder 49

Transgender E-mails. November 25, 2002-December 27, 2002

Box 28, Folder 50

Transgender Papers: 2003-2006

Box 28, Folder 51

United Church of Christ, Hate Crimes 2007

Box 28, Folder 52

Booklets, Brochures, and Directories: 6/2/2002-2009

Box 28, Folder 53

Booklets, Brochures, and Directories

Box 28, Folder 54

Robert Reforma: Author, Musician, Activits, Icon of LGBT North California Community

Box 28, Folder 55

Newspaper Clippings: 1957-1982

Box 29, Folder 1

A&U Magazine June and November 2002

Box 29, Folder 2

amfAR Global Link, Winter 2003

Box 29, Folder 3

Booklets: Sexual Orientation and the Law and the Harris Guide

Box 29, Folder 4

Booklets: Voices of C.A.R.E. and Conceiving Parenthood

Box 29, Folder 5

Gay Pride San Jose and San Francisco, 1997-2009

Box 29, Folder 6

Human Rights Campaign; HRC: Spring-Winter 2002

Box 29, Folder 7

IF, Forever by Luis Gutierrez

Box 29, Folder 8

IRLM Coronation: 2002-2009

Box 30, Folder 1

ON: Out Now Magazine, April-September 2006

Box 30, Folder 2

ON: Out Now Magazine, October 2006-April 2007

Box 30, Folder 3

Resource and Legal Guide for LGBT Questioning Youth and their Allies

Box 30, Folder 4

Various LGBT Magazines: March 3, 1998-November 2008

Box 30, Folder 5

February 2002-2003, Various LGBT Magazines

Box 30, Folder 6

Various LGBT Magazines: January 2010-December 2009

 

Audio Visual Materials

Box 31, Folder 1

Audio Cassette: 1900-1990 People's Century

Box 31, Folder 2

Audio Cassette: Judge Cordell

Box 31, Folder 3

Audio Cassette: Flag Raising at City Hall (Yeager's Aide)

Box 31, Folder 4

Audio Cassette:Gay Awareness, SJSU Week

Box 31, Folder 5

Audio Cassette: Gonzales Interview-SJSU

Box 31, Folder 6

Audio Cassette: Hank Plank, Radical Women

Box 31, Folder 7

Audio Cassette: Hender Fulani

Box 31, Folder 8

Audio Cassette: Jim Daher Interview, AIDS Patient, 1985

Box 31, Folder 9

Audio Cassette: John Landes AIDS Patient

Box 31, Folder 10

Audio Cassette: Tape For Jose

Box 31, Folder 11

Audio Cassette: Karen Thompson Interview

Box 31, Folder 12

Audio Cassette: Kunster on High Court

Box 31, Folder 13

Audio Cassette: Levi/URVASHI

Box 31, Folder 14

Audio Cassette: Martin Luther King Jr. on The Prodigal Son Speech

Box 31, Folder 15

Audio Cassette: New Court CA Political Arena

Box 31, Folder 16

Audio Cassette: Nickerson Lecture, Santa Cruz Demo

Box 31, Folder 17

Audio Cassette: Phyilis Mann

Box 31, Folder 18

Audio Cassette: On Gulf Situation, 1991

Box 31, Folder 19

Audio Cassette: OUT Write Conference, AIDS and the Responsibility of the Writer

Box 31, Folder 20

Audio Cassette:OUT Write Conference; Keynote Address-Allen Ginsberg and Judy Grahn

Box 31, Folder 21

Audio Cassette: Interview with Raychel

Box 31, Folder 22

Audio Cassette: Interview with Rachel on Imperial AIDS Problem, December 1, 1986

Box 31, Folder 23

Audio Cassette: SJSU Story Homophobia

Box 31, Folder 24

Audio Cassette: Sharon Kowalski

Box 31, Folder 25

Audio Cassette: Wysocki Interview, 1989

Box 31, Folder 26

Pursuit of Equality, DVD

Box 32, Folder 1

VHS: Lesbian and Gay Pride Celebration

Box 32, Folder 2

VHS: AIDS Quarterly Update, March 1, 1989

Box 32, Folder 3

VHS: Equality Speeches: Excerpts of Historic HRS Events

Box 32, Folder 4

VHS: Outlook Video: AGLBT Magazine Talk Show, 7/11/2002

Box 32, Folder 5

CD:BAYMEC Annual Award Dinner, Septmber 7, 2002

Box 32, Folder 6

CD: BAYMEC Dinner: September 10, 2004

Box 32, Folder 7

CD: Camp Sunburst Tapes 1 and 2; AND Camp Sunburst Show Savoy

Box 32, Folder 8

CD: Canibas Choosing Peter Baez Vina and Dennis Co-Host Fundraiser

Box 33, Folder 1

CD: 1st Foxette's Show and Foxtail and Silver Fox

Box 33, Folder 2

CD: Checked Out Camp Sunburst and Christmas at Savoy

Box 33, Folder 3

CD: Christmas for Camp Sunburst Kids

Box 33, Folder 4

CD: Christmas Parties

Box 33, Folder 5

CD: Closet Balls: 1995-1999

Box 33, Folder 6

CD: Bob Farrar, May 13, 1942-December 27, 2002

Box 33, Folder 7

CD: Friends Helping Friends, Silver Fox and Savoy Tapes 1 and 2

Box 33, Folder 8

CD: Memorial for Neil

Box 33, Folder 9

CD: Pat Montchaire Show and Toyon

Box 33, Folder 10

CD: Savoy Gay Pride, May 1996

Box 33, Folder 11

CD: Silver Fox 12th Anniversary

Box 33, Folder 12

CD: Silver Fox, Make a Wish

Box 33, Folder 13

CD: Silver Fox Pace Fundraiser Tapes 1 of 2

Box 33, Folder 14

CD: Silver Fox Savoy Tape 2 of 2

Box 33, Folder 15

CD: Sugar Tribute

Box 33, Folder 16

CD: 14th Annual Walk for AIDS

Box 33, Folder 17

CDs: BAYMEC Materials

 

Ephemera from Gay Organizations and Communities 1997-2008

Scope and Contents

This subseries conatains emphemera such as tee shirts, hats, political and community oriented buttons, a wine glass, commemorative pens, party favors, cartoon drawings, name tags, sex education flyers, and fun raising events material.
Box 34, Folder 1

Gay Cartoonist-San Jose-Steven Bedolla: A Political Satirist

Box 34, Folder 2

DeFrank Center Fund Raising Events: 2001-2006

Box 34, Folder 3

LGBT Community Memorabilia

Box 34, Folder 4

LGBT Memorabilia; Pens

Box 34, Folder 5

LGBT Teen Dance

Box 34, Folder 6

LGBT Smoke Quit Kit

Box 34, Folder 7

October 2005, Halloween Pumpkin Design, DeFrank Center-Vintage Group

Box 34, Folder 8

Pinback Buttons, LGBT Activism and Events/Organizations

Box 34, Folder 9

Mardi Gras Nights, LGBT Events

Box 34, Folder 10

Lesbian Breast Health Project AND Every Women Counts Every Year 2004,

Box 34, Folder 11

Name Tags

Box 34, Folder 12

Safe Sex Info Flyers

Box 34, Folder 13

Ted Sahl's Book Super Discounts, Crab Carnivale, 2006

Box 35, Item 1

Wine Glass: "Ken Yeager for County Supervisor," January 29, 2006

Box 35, Item 2

Ball Cap: "BAYMEC: Your political voice"

Box 35, Item 3

Ball Cap: San Jose Gay Pride, June 8, 1997

Box 35, Item 4

Rainbow Colored Costume Knitted Top Hat

Box 35, Item 5

Tee Shirt: "Lesbian Rights!"

Box 35, Item 6

Tee Shirt: Lesbian Rights

Box 35, Item 7

IRLM Pin 2008

 

Series IV: Recreation, Leisure, and the Environment 1970-1989

Scope and Content of Collection

This small series represents Ted Sahl's personal interests and his travel experiences while on vacation. This series is less political in nature and is focused almost entirely on recreation, leisure, and the environment. Sahl captured a variety of sports, including martial arts, flag football, flying, sailing, skate boarding, swimming, and wrestling. This series includes photographic essays, as well as oversized landscape photographs of California, New Mexico, Oregon, Point Lobos, Sante Fe, Tao Pueblo, Tacoma, and Yosemite. Additionally, it contains a number of images of historical figures and "Wild West" reenactments at the San José History Museum in Kelly Park, the Santa Cruz Cooper House, views of jazz musicians from the Los Gatos night clubs, wine festivals, and images taken after the 1989 Loma Prieta Earth Quake.

Arrangement

This series is arranged by format and chronologically by date. Note that the original essays have been removed from the plastic binders and re-housed in archival boxes and folders. Ted Sahl's original photographic essay, number, title, and number of photos are generally included in front of each folder, and may include negatives. ***Please note that some of the photographic content in this series may contain partial nudity and/or graphic material.
Box 36, Folder 1

Bay Area Photography Show/Annual S.F. North Beach Photo Fair 1978-1980

Box 36, Folder 2

General Negatives Enclosed

Box 36, Folder 3

Loma Prieta Earthquake (1 of 3) 1989

Box 36, Folder 4

Loma Prieta Earthquake (2 of 3), 1989

Box 36, Folder 5

Loma Prieta Earthquake (3 of 3), 1989

Box 36, Folder 6

Skateboarding, Wrestling, Flag Football, Sail Boats, Airplanes, Swimming,Model Cars, Racing Club, Sports Coverage including Med Fly Spraying in Santa Clara County (1 of 2)

Box 36, Folder 7

Skateboarding, Wrestling, Flag Football, Sail Boats, Airplanes, Swimming,Model Cars, Racing Club, Sports Coverage including Med Fly Spraying in Santa Clara County (2 of 2) 1981

Box 36, Folder 8

Vacation: California, Oregon, New Mexico (1 of 2) 1975-1986

Box 36, Folder 9

Vacation: California, Oregon, New Mexico (2 of 2), 1975-1986

Box 36, Folder 10

Animals

Box 36, Folder 11

Houses and Boats

Box 36, Folder 12

Hats

Box 36, Folder 13

Photos of Jeans

Box 36, Folder 14

California Coast

Box 37, Folder 1

Blooming Flowers, The Alameda , SJ (Grand Opening) undated

Box 37, Folder 2

History Park San Jose

Box 37, Folder 3

Jazz Musicians Santa Cruz Cooper House, Los Gatos Night Club and Wine Festival (1 of 2) 1978-1989

Box 37, Folder 4

Jazz Musicians Santa Cruz Cooper House, Los Gatos Night Club and Wine Festival (2 of 2)

Box 37, Folder 5

"John's Film," Negatives

Box 37, Folder 6

Martial Arts in San Jose: 1970s-1980s

Box 37, Folder 7

Miscellaneous Recreation and Leisure and the environment undated

Box 37, Folder 8

San Jose History Museum (1 of 2) 1970-1984

Box 37, Folder 9

San Jose History Museum (2 of 2), 1970-1984

Box 37, Folder 10

San Jose Theater and Stage Plays, 1974-1984 (1 of 4)

Box 37, Folder 11

San Jose Theater and Stage Plays, 1972-1984 (2 of 4)

Box 37, Folder 12

San Jose Theater and Stage Plays, 1972-1984 (3 of 4)

Box 37, Folder 13

San Jose Theater and Stage Plays, 1972-1984 (4 of 4)

Box 37, Folder 14

Theater undated

Box 38

Oversized Photos undated

Scope and Contents

This box contains oversized photographs of Ted Sahl's vacation trips, work station, DeFrank Center events, and other scenic shots.
 

Series V: Ted Sahl's Personal Papers 1976-2011

Scope and Content of Collection

This series documents the personal life of Ted Sahl--artist, photographer, researcher, and writer. The materials in this series include his personal writings, which include poetry and a draft copy of his book From Closet to Community, memorabilia, business logs, miscellaneous photographic essays, and art work, including self portraits.

Arrangement

This series is arranged by format and chronologically by date. Ted Sahl's original photographic essay, number, title, and number of photos are generally included in front of each folder, and may include negatives.

Custodial History

Note that the original essays have been removed from the plastic binders and re-housed in archival boxes and folders.
 

Photographic Essays

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains photographs of personal events, self-portraits, vacations, artwork, and Sahl's work station.
Box 39, Folder 1

Miscellaneous Ted Sahl, Artist, Photographer, and Social Communicator (1 of 2)

Box 39, Folder 2

Miscellaneous Negatives Ted Sahl, Artist, Photographer, and Social Communicator (2 of 2)

Box 39, Folder 3

"One Man Shows" Grand Opening of Ted Sahl Gallery 1970

Box 39, Folder 4

Personal Photos of Ted Sahl

Box 39, Folder 5

Personal Photos of Ted Sahl including Self-Portraits 1970s-2000

Box 39, Folder 6

Ted Sahl: A Memorie 2001

Box 39, Folder 7

Ted Sahl Artworks and Studio

Box 39, Folder 8

" Ted Sahl Collects Ted Sahl," (1 of 2) 1976-2007

Box 39, Folder 9

" Ted Sahl Collects Ted Sahl," (2 of 2), 1976-2007

Box 39, Folder 10

Ted Sahl 2006 IRLM RE: Investiture

Box 39, Folder 11

Ted Sahl Headshots

Box 39, Folder 12

Photo Essays: Early Years, 1970-1980 (1 of 2)

Separated Materials

This material was added after the collection was initially organized. Intellectually, this material belongs in Series II Photographs.
Box 39, Folder 13

Photo Essay: Early Years, 1970-1980s (2 of 2)

Box 39, Folder 14

Personal Photos

Box 40 and 50

Oversized Photographs 1987 and 2000s

Physical Location: Box 50 is separte from the rest of the collection. It is in Vault 1, Range 29B Bay 4

Scope and Contents

The box in this subseries contains oversized photographs of social protests from the Iran-Contra scandal in 1987, and the Iraq War during the 2000s. The box also holds photographs of a Chicano Event that Cesar Chavez either led or attended.
Box 50, Folder 1

Portrait and Drawing of Sahl

Box 50, Folder 2

Over-sized Photograph of a San Francisco Protest: San Francisco Freedom Day March, "No on Prop 6 . . . John Briggs Initiative

Separated Materials

This folder and its contents intellectually belongs to Series I of this collection.
 

Personal Papers and Research 1975-2011

Scope and Contents

This subseries consists primarily of Sahl's personal material such as private writings, journal pieces and poetry, art and sketches, and catalogued inventory of his photographs complete with names and dates. The subseries also contains Sahl's research for "From Closet to Community," and personal research of San Jose social justice history as well as other local history of activism and community events. Correspondences and invitations to local dinner banquets and award ceremonies are also enclosed. In box 44, there are also awards given to Ted Sahl by the Silicon Valley LGBT Community and the House of Representatives. There is also an album in box 44 consisting of photographs of Sahl's art work with dates ranging from 1969-1974.
Box 41, Folder 1

Directories and Inventory of Sahl Donations

Box 41, Folder 2

"From Closet to Community," Editor Correspondence and Invoices

Box 41, Folder 3

"From Closet to Community" Synopsis and About the Author

Box 41, Folder 4

Gay History: 1976-2011 (1 of 3)

Box 41, Folder 5

Gay History: 1976-2011 (2 of 3)

Box 41, Folder 6

Gay History: 1976-2011 (3 of 3)

Box 41, Folder 7

"Living in the Closet," Timeline 1957-2000

Box 41, Folder 8

No War, No Intervention, 1980-2005

Box 41, Folder 9

Personal Calendar: 2002

Box 41, Folder 10

Personal Calendar: 2003-2004

Box 41, Folder 11

Personal Calendar , 2004

Box 41, Folder 12

Personal Calendar, 2005

Box 41, Folder 13

Personal Calendar, 2007/2006

Box 41, Folder 14

Personal Calendar, 2007

Box 41, Folder 15

Personal Calendar, 2008

Box 41, Folder 16

Personal Calendar, 2009

Box 41, Folder 17

Correspondence: To Sahl

Box 41, Folder 18

Poetry By Ted Sahl

Box 41, Folder 19

Poetry By Ted Sahl, Loose Papers (1 of 2)

Box 41, Folder 20

Poetry By Ted Sahl, Loose Papers (2 of 2)

Box 41, Folder 21

Spartan Daily Research for Sahl's "From Closet to Community"

Box 41, Folder 22

Special Events/Personal Experiences; Written Word, 1978-2000

Box 41, Folder 23

Ted Sahl: A Memoir (1 of 2)

Box 41, Folder 24

Ted Sahl: A Memoir (2 of 2)

Box 41, Folder 25

"Ted Sahl Artist . . ."

Box 41, Folder 26

Ted Sahl's Art Book with Sketches and anti-Bush Drawings

Box 41, Folder 27

Ted Sahl Gallery (1 of 2)

Box 41, Folder 28

Ted Sahl Gallery: Slides (2 of 2)

Box 41, Folder 29

Ted Sahl's Journal of Drawings, Poetry, and Thoughts

Box 41, Folder 30

Ted Sahl LGBT Archives 1977-2006, Work in Progress (1 of 2)

Box 41, Folder 31

LGBT Archives, 1977-2006, Work in Progress (2 of 2)

Box 41, Folder 32

Ted Sahl--Linocut, "Love for a Day" Art

Box 41, Folder 33

"Ted Sahl: Writer," Booklet; 1981

Box 41, Folder 34

Writer Material: Letters and Seller's Permit

Box 41, Folder 35

Postcards to Sahl

Box 42, Folder 1

1990 Answer Book by San Jose Mercury News

Box 42, Folder 2

1990 Greater Bay Area Guide

Box 42, Folder 3

Activism Handbooks: 1982-1978

Box 42, Folder 4

Articles Concerning Sahl's book "From Closet to Community"

Box 42, Folder 5

Correspondence

Box 42, Folder 6

Decade in Review: The Forties

Box 42, Folder 7

Decade in Review: The Fifties

Box 42, Folder 8

Decade in Review: The Sixties

Box 42, Folder 9

Decade in Review: The Seventies

Box 42, Folder 10

Decade in Review: The Eighties

Box 42, Folder 11

Decades in Review: Hollywood, Music, Writers, and Theater Stars (1993)

Box 42, Folder 12

Decades in Review: Magazine and News Articles on Past, January and December 2000

Box 42, Folder 13

The Evaluation of Ted Sahl's Career

Box 42, Folder 14

Final Proofing Notes, 2002-2004

Box 42, Folder 15

GLBT Fall 2009 Begin History August

Box 42, Folder 16

Gay Rights and Civil Rights, 1974-1980

Box 42, Folder 17

International Day of Nuclear Disarmament, 6/20/1983

Box 42, Folder 18

News Articles by Ted Sahl

Box 42, Folder 19

SJSU 150 Years Mercury News, 2007

Box 42, Folder 20

San Jose Mercury News Article on Gay Civil Rights, June 1995

Box 42, Folder 21

Ted Sahl's Email: 2001; May 4, 2001-December 26, 2001

Box 42, Folder 22

Ted Sahl's Email: 2002; January 1, 2002-March 30, 2002 (1 of 3)

Box 42, Folder 23

Ted Sahl Emails, 2002: June 23, 2002-December 20, 2002 (2 of 3)

Box 42, Folder 24

Ted Sahl Emails, 2002: April 1, 2002-June 17, 2002 (3 of 3)

Box 42, Folder 25

Ted Sahl Email: 2003, January 3, 2003-April 25, 2003 (1 of 2)

Box 42, Folder 26

Ted Sahl Emails: 2003, April 30, 2003-November 17, 2003

Box 42, Folder 27

Ted Sahl Emails, 2004: January 30, 2004-June 24, 2004 (1 of 2)

Box 42, Folder 28

Ted Sahl Emails, 2004: July 7, 2004-December 20, 2004 (2 of 2)

Box 42, Folder 29

Ted Sahl Emails: 2004 #2: January 12, 2004-June 30, 2004 (1 of 2)

Box 42, Folder 30

Ted Sahl Emails: 2004 #2: July 1, 2004-December 20, 2004 (2 of 2)

Box 42, Folder 31

Copyright Info: Marty Olson, Oral History; Thomas Gale

Box 42, Folder 32

Library of Congress Copy Rights

Box 42, Folder 33

Gay Publication Ceases Operating in South Bay

Box 44, Folder 1

Halftone Photo of Ted Sahl

Box 44, Folder 2

US House of Representatives Award to Ted Sahl

Box 44, Item 3

Award Plaque from Silicon Valley LGBT Community

Box 44, Item 4

Photographic Album of Art by Ted Sahl

Box 45, Folder 1

Linocuts

Box 45, Item 1

Linocut

Box 45, Item 2

Linocut

Box 45, Item 3

Linocut

Box 45, Item 4

Linocut

Box 45, Item 5

Linocut

Box 45, Item 6

Linocut

Box 45, Item 7

Linocut

Box 45, Item 8

Linocut

Box 45, Item 9

Linocut

Box 46, Folder 1

Free Hand Drawings By Sahl, 1970s (1 of 3)

Box 46, Folder 2

Free Hand Drawings By Sahl, 1970s (2 of 3)

Box 46, Folder 3

Free Hand Drawings By Sahl, 1970s (3 of 3)

Box 46, Folder 4

Lecture Notes on Book, "From Closet to Community," and Others

Box 46, Folder 5

Life Magazine : Martin Luther King Jr., April 12, 1968

Box 46, Folder 6

Notes and News: 2007-2009

Box 46, Folder 7

Notebook Notes on History and Research, 1981-2000

Box 46, Folder 8

Personal Note Cards On Local LGBT Events, 1970s-2008

Box 46, Folder 9

Personal Notes on Local LGBT History

Box 46, Folder 10

Sahl's Navy ID and Dog tags

Box 46, Folder 11

Sahl's Passport, Press Badges, and business cards

Box 46, Folder 12

Sahl's Linocut Imprints and Drawings

Box 46, Folder 13

Floppy Discs: Ted Sahl Photos (1 and 2) My Studio 6/10/2005

Box 50

Art and Drawings By Sahl

Separated Materials

This material, drawings and art by Sahl, was added after this collection was initially organized. Intellectually, this folder belongs in Box 46, but due to the size of the material,it needed a larger box.
Box 50

Art piece Sahl's son Rick Rice, "The Dancer," and articles about Rice

Box 51, Folder 1

Sahl's son Rick Rice Photos

Box 51, Folder 2

Letter's to Rick Rice by Ted Sahl

Box 51, Folder 3

Sahl's Book: "From Closet to Community"

Separated Materials

This material should intellectually reside in the Subseries "From Closet to Community," howevever this material was added after the collection was initially organized.
Box 51, Folder 4

Floppy Discs: "Closet to Community" Chapters 1-12 and Works Cited

 

"From Closet to Community," First Draft, Working Copy, and Editor's Copy

Scope and Contents

This subseries conatains written and typed drafts of Sahl's book, "From Closet to Community." There are multiple draft copies of the book designed for editors and publishing companies, and for Sahl's own personal revisions.
Box 43, Folder 1

Editor's Final Copy (1 of 4)

Box 43, Folder 2

Editor's Final Copy (2 of 4)

Box 43, Folder 3

Editor's Final Copy (3 of 4)

Box 43, Folder 4

Editor's Final Copy (4 of 4)

Box 43, Folder 5

Editor's Final Copy; Cover Art

Box 43, Folder 6

"From Closet to Community," A Photographic History of Gays in San Jose

Box 43, Folder 7

"From Closet to Community:" A Quest for Gay and Lesbian Liberation in San Jose Santa Clara County

Box 43, Folder 8

"From Closet to Community," Binder (1 of 3)

Box 43, Folder 9

"From Closet to Community," Binder (2 of 3)

Box 43, Folder 10

"From Closet to Community," Binde (3 of 3)

Box 43, Folder 11

Sahl's Personal Notes

Box 43, Folder 12

Working Copy--In Progress Note Cards (1 of 4)

Box 43, Folder 13

Working Copy Ted Sahl--In Progress, Draft Chapters 1-8 (2 of 4)

Box 43, Folder 14

Working Copy--In Progress, Draft Chapters 9-12 (3 of 4)

Box 43, Folder 15

Working Copy--In Progress, Timelines (4 of 4)

 

Handwritten Notes and Logs

Scope and Contents

This subseries consists of personal notes by Sahl for business purposes. The notes range from topics concernng business, events, contact information, photographic notes, calendars, and additional research notes concerning local LGBT history.
Box 43, Folder 16

Car Mileage Notes: 1993-2003 (1 of 2)

Box 43, Folder 17

Car Mileage Notes: 2004-2006 (2 of 2)

Box 43, Folder 18

Printing Photos--Dark Room Printing Work History 1977-2007 (1 of 2)

Box 43, Folder 19

Printing Photos--Dark Room Printing Work History 1977-2007 (2 of 2)

Box 43, Folder 20

Notes and Information on History of Gay Community in Santa Clara Valley 1977-Present (1 of 2)

Box 43, Folder 21

Notes and Information on History of Gay Community in Santa Clara 1977-Present (2 of 2)

Box 43, Folder 22

Notebooks, 2001-2006

Box 43, Folder 23

Notebooks: Notes and News, 2003-2005

Box 43, Folder 24

Personal Calendars: 2001-2003 (1 of 2)

Box 43, Folder 25

Personal Calendars: 2004-2006 (2 of 2)

Box 43, Folder 26

Personal Note Cards

Box 43, Folder 27

Sahl's Notes, mid-2000s

 

Cameras

Scope and Contents

This sub-series contains sixteen different cameras used by Ted Sahl throughout his career. The subseries also holds several camera scopes and light attachments.
Box 52, Item 1

Polaroid Automatic Land Camera 420, 1971

Box 52, Item 2

Polaroid Land Camera Automatic 100 circa 1963-1966

Box 52, Item 3

Polaroid Automatic Land Camera 340 circa 1960s

Box 52, Item 4

Sony Cassette Recorder VOR

Box 53, Folder 1

Flash for Polaroid 420

Box 53, Folder 2

Canon Zoom Lens FD 70-210mm

Box 53, Folder 3

Canon Lens FD 20mm Skylight

Box 53, Folder 4

Canon Extender FD 2x-A

Box 53, Folder 5

Nikon MD-11, 1978-1985

Box 53, Folder 6

Canon A-1, 1978-1985

Box 53, Folder 7

Canon F-1

Box 53, Folder 8

Vivitar 285HV Zoom Thyistor (Flash)

Box 53, Folder 9

Vivitar 283 auto Thyristor (Flash)

Box 53, Folder 10

Canon Lens FD 200mm 1:4

Box 53, Folder 11

Canon BW-72B Vivitar Lens Marcc Focusing Zoom 70-210mm 1:4.5

Box 53, Folder 12

Sony Cassette Recorder VOR