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San Francisco LGBT Groups Ephemera Collection
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  • Publication Rights
  • Related Collections
  • Preferred Citation
  • Aquisition
  • Additions to the Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Scope and Contents

  • Title: San Francisco LGBT groups ephemera collection
    Date (inclusive): 1950-2010
    Collection Identifier: GRP EPH
    Contributing Institution: Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Historical Society
    657 Mission Street
    Suite 300
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    (415) 777-5455
    Extent: 68 boxes (33 Linear feet)
    Physical Location: Collection is stored onsite.
    Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.
    Abstract: Consists of ephemera pertaining to groups affiliated with San Francisco's LGBT community. The bulk of the material is from the late 1970s through the 1990s, with the homophile groups of the 1960s represented as well. Groups include: community service centers; governmental organizations; various social groups and clubs; musical groups, choirs and bands; theatrical companies and performance groups; dance troupes; literary groups and non-profit publishers; scholarly associations; universities, colleges, institutes and schools; student and youth groups; religious and spiritual centers; motorcycle clubs; sports teams; communes, cooperatives and collectives; political parties; business and neighborhood associations; legal aid centers; clinics and hospitals; leather groups. Most of the materials are related to the prominent national political and social events and movements of their time, primarily the Gay Liberation Movement, the Gay Rights Movement, and the AIDS crisis. Types of ephemera represented include: announcements, fliers, postcards, invitations, theatrical playbills, brochures, direct mail, conference schedules, booklets, guides, directories, letterheads, business cards, meeting minutes, correspondence, and magazine and newspaper clippings.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Managing Archivist, GLBT Historical Society, 657 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Consent is given on behalf of the GLBT Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Related Collections

    San Francisco LGBT Business Ephemera Collection
    San Francisco LGBT Biography Ephemera Collection
    San Francisco LGBT General Subjects Ephemera Collection

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], San Francisco LGBT Groups Ephemera Collection, GRP EPH, The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.

    Aquisition

    Assembled by the staff at the GLBT Historical Society.

    Additions to the Collection

    Additions to the collection are ongoing.

    Arrangement

    Arranged alphabetically.

    Scope and Contents

    Consists of ephemera pertaining to groups affiliated with San Francisco's LGBT community. The bulk of the material is from the late 1970s through the 1990s, with the homophile groups of the 1960s represented as well. Groups include: community service centers; governmental organizations; various social groups and clubs; musical groups, choirs and bands; theatrical companies and performance groups; dance troupes; literary groups and non-profit publishers; scholarly associations; universities, colleges, institutes and schools; student and youth groups; religious and spiritual centers; motorcycle clubs; sports teams; communes, cooperatives and collectives; political parties; business and neighborhood associations; legal aid centers; clinics and hospitals; leather groups. Most of the materials are related to the prominent national political and social events and movements of their time, primarily the Gay Liberation Movement, the Gay Rights Movement, and the AIDS crisis. Includes material from many significant Bay Area lesbian feminist, socialist, third world, disability rights, aging LGBT, queer, sex-positive, anti-assimilation, transgender, people of color and diversity movements. Types of ephemera represented include: announcements, fliers, postcards, invitations, theatrical playbills, brochures, direct mail, conference schedules, booklets, guides, directories, letterheads, business cards, meeting minutes, correspondence, and magazine and newspaper clippings. Individual ephemera files can contain a single item or more extensive amounts of material, ranging from printed to handwritten documents.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    AIDS--California--San Francisco.
    Announcements.
    Brochures.
    Business cards.
    California Ephemera Project.
    Clubs--California--San Francisco.
    Correspondence.
    Direct mail.
    Directories.
    Fliers (printed matter).
    Gay rights movement--California--San Francisco.
    Invitations.
    Letterheads.
    Organizations--California--San Francisco.
    Playbills.
    Postcards.