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Guide to the David M. Baker Papers
2004-04  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: David M. Baker Papers
    Dates: 1900-2002
    Bulk Dates: 1950-2000
    Collection number: 2004-04
    Collection Size: 3.75 linear feet 3 Cartons
    Repository: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
    San Francisco, California 94105
    Abstract: Photographs, photograph albums, scrapbook albums, ephemera, and correspondence of David M. Baker, one of the writers of the collaborative gay play Crimes Against Nature. Ephemera and photographs include those specific to the cast and reviews of the play.
    Physical location: Stored at 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    Copyright to unpublished manuscript materials has been transferred to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.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

    David M. Baker Papers, 2004-04, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Photographs, photograph albums, scrapbook albums, ephemera, and correspondence of David Baker, one of the writers of the collaborative gay play "Crimes Against Nature." Ephemera, scrapbooks and photographs include those specific to the cast and reviews of the play. Extensive newspaper clippings on the play and performances. Other items include numerous family photographs, programs and playbills for other plays [with both gay and straight themes], extensive correspondence with father, cards and postcards, ephemera, and information on his AIDS regimen and alternative therapies. The correspondence and photographs trace David Baker's relationship with his father from his childhood, through college, and his subsequent diagnosis with AIDS. Journals have dated entries.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Gay dramatists
    Gay actors
    Drama -- Stories, plots, etc.
    AIDS (Disease)