Finding aid of the Randy Miller Papers

Josue Hurtado
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
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The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society. All rights reserved.

Finding aid of the Randy Miller Papers

Collection number: 1996-13

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society

San Francisco, California
Processed by:
Josue Hurtado
Date Completed:
January 2005
Encoded by:
Rebekah Kim
© 2007 The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Randy Miller papers
Dates: 1985-1994
Collection number: 1996-13
Creator: Miller, Randy
Collection Size: 1 linear foot 2 manuscript boxes
Repository: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
San Francisco, California 94105
Abstract: Materials collected by Randy Miller documenting his role as an AIDS activist and organizer in various organizations including Gay Men of Color Commission, Human Rights Commission, Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club, and the National Task Force on AIDS Prevention.
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Copyright to unpublished manuscript materials has been transferred to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.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], Randy Miller Papers, 1996-13, The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Donated to the GLBT Historical Society by Randy Miller in 1996.

Biography

Randy Miller was an incredibly busy activist involved in a broad range of issues, but most of his efforts went into AIDS education and prevention and GLBT advocacy. He was particularly focused on issues facing minorities and men and women of color, and on local as well as national politics. Like many other activists at the time, Miller was involved with a multitude of organizations and causes.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection consists of materials collected by Randy Miller from the various organizations he was associated with in the early 1990s. This collection is particularly interesting in that it is an example of the community-based activism that was a typical response to the AIDS crisis in San Francisco. The papers also show the rich variety of AIDS organizations that sprung up during this time.
This collection is divided into 4 series, Minority GLBT Issues, GLBT Advocacy, Safe Sex, and Other Activities.
Minority GLBT Issues (1988-1993) consists of materials relating to Miller's activities on minority GLBT issues. Documented here is Miller's involvement in planning and participating in various conferences which addressed issues affecting the minority GLBT population. Besides conference materials this series contains meeting minutes and by-laws from several organizations.
The Advocacy series (1992-1994) contains a sampling of materials from various GLBT related causes in which Miller was interested or participated in.
The Safe Sex series (1985-1993)documents Miller's involvement in promoting safe sex and AIDS prevention.
The Other Activities series (1985-1993) contains materials documenting Randy Miller's other activities and interests. The correspondence file contains communications between Miller and various political leaders, including Diane Feinstein, the office United States Senator Cranston, several mayors of San Francisco, as well as letters to various newspapers and publications. Among other materials here are items documenting Miller's role on San Francisco City College Blue Ribbon Panel, which was convened to help overcome a budget shortfall; analysis of President Clinton's healthcare proposal; and materials from the San Francisco's Human Right Commission.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
AIDS
San Francisco (Calif.)
GLBT People
AIDS Activists

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Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Minority GLBT Issues, 1988-1993 1988-1993

Physical Description: 9 folders

Series Description

This series consists of materials relating to Miller’s activities on minority GLBT issues. Documented here is Miller’s involvement in planning and participating in various conferences which addressed issues affecting the minority GLBT population. Besides conference materials this series contains meeting minutes and by-laws from several organizations.
Box: Folder 1: 1

Gay Men of Color Consortium Minutes 1991-1993

Box: Folder 1: 2

Gay Men of Color Consortium Miscellaneous Documents 1991-1993

Box: Folder 1: 3

Gay Men of Color Consortium Media 1991-1993

Box: Folder 1: 4

Black Gay and Lesbian Leadership Forum 1993

Box: Folder 1: 5

Gay Men of Color AIDS Institute 1990-1991

Box: Folder 1: 6

National Association of Black and White Men Together 1988-1991

Box: Folder 1: 7

Lesbians and Gays of African Descent for Democratic Action (LGADDA) Miscellaneous Materials 1990-1992

Box: Folder 1: 8

Lesbians and Gays of African Descent for Democratic Action (LGADDA) Membership List 1991-1993

Box: Folder 1: 9

NBLIF 1992

 

Series 2. GLBT Advocacy, 1992-1994 1992-1994

Physical Description: 4 folders

Series Description

This series contains a sampling of materials from various GLBT-related causes in which Miller was interested or participated in.
Box: Folder 1: 10

Affirmation: United Methodist for Lesbians 1991-1992

Box: Folder 1: 11

National Advocacy Coalition on Youth and Sexual Orientation 1994

Box: Folder 1: 12

International Lesbian and Gay Association 1993

Box: Folder 1: 13

OCCUR 1992-1994

 

Series 3. Safe Sex, 1985-1993 1985-1993

Physical Description: 10 folders

Series Description

This series documents Miller’s involvement in promoting safe sex and AIDS prevention
Box: Folder 1: 14

Miscellaneous AIDS Policy Issues 1985-1993

Box: Folder 1: 15

AIDS Prevention in Public Sex Environments: Outreach and Training Manual 1990

Box: Folder 1: 16

Coalition for Healthy Sex 1993

Box: Folder 1: 17

Gay Men’s AIDS Network 1987

Box: Folder 1: 18

New Friends of San Francisco 1987

Box: Folder 2: 1

People With AIDS San Francisco 1987-1989

Box: Folder 2: 2

National Task Force on AIDS Prevention 1992

Box: Folder 2: 3

Early Advocacy and Care for HIV (EACH) Program 1992

Box: Folder 2: 4

CURAS 1992

Box: Folder 2: 5

Safe Sex and AIDS-Related Ephemera 1989-1993

 

Series 4. Other Activities, 1985-1993 1985-1993

Physical Description: 7 folders

Series Description

This series contains materials documenting Randy Millers other activities and interests. The correspondence file contains communications between Miller and various political leaders, including Diane Feinstein, the office of United States Senator Alan Cranston, several mayors of San Francisco, as well as letters to various newspapers and publications. Among other materials here are items documenting Miller’s role on a San Francisco City College Blue Ribbon Panel, which was convened to help overcome a budget shortfall; analysis of President Clinton’s health care proposal; and materials from the San Francisco’s Human Right Commission.
Box: Folder 2: 6

San Francisco City College Blue Ribbon Panel 1993

Box: Folder 2: 7

President Clinton’s Health Care Reform Analysis 1993-1994

Box: Folder 2: 8

Correspondence 1983-1992

Box: Folder 2: 9

Human Right Commission Lesbian and Gay Advisory Committee 1990-1993

Box: Folder 2: 10

Human Right Commission 1993-1994

Box: Folder 2: 11

Pink Saturday 1991-1992

Box: Folder 2: 12

“Slavery and Homosexuality” by Dr. Luiz Mott 1982