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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
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San Francisco, California 94105
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Aguayo-Garcia (Fernando) Papers

Small Collection of Queer and AIDS activist ephemera, part of the AIDS activist collective, Boy with Arms Akimbo.

 
AIDS Healing Alliance records

Records of a self-help alternative treatment organization that dissolved in 1989. This group promoted awareness of alternative therapies in treating HIV infection and conducted workshops conducted by long-term survivors.

 
AIDS Legal Referral Panel Records

Records of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel, an organization that connects people with AIDS (PWA) and volunteer lawyers willing to donate time and expertise in order to assist them. It has been a significant resource for PWA's since its inception....

 
AIDS/ARC Vigil Records

The ARC/AIDS Vigil began on October 27, 1985, when Steve Russell and Bert Franks chained themselves to the Federal Building on United Nations Plaza in San Francisco. The group was protesting the government's inactivity in respect to the AIDS crisis....

 
Alband (Linda) Collection of Randy Shilts Materials

The Linda Alband collection of Randy Shilts materials documents Shilts’ personal and political work, and dates from 1966-1999. Linda Alband assembled the materials in the collection during Shilts’ life and after his death, working to preserve his legacy.

 
Alfred (Randy) Subject Files and Sound Recordings

Randy Alfred was a freelance journalist and radio talk show host in the San Francisco area during the 1970s-1980s. Collection contains research files (clippings, fliers, brochures, correspondence, and notes) and audiotapes--primarily concerning lesbian and gay issues and organizations in...

 
Armstrong (Duke) Papers

This collection documents the professional, civic and social activities of lawyer, leather man and Republican Party activist, Duke Armstrong. It includes correspondence; records of Concerned Republicans for Individual Rights; materials related to the San Francisco Band Foundation and Lesbian and...

 
Asian/Pacific AIDS Coalition Records

The Asian/Pacific AIDS Coalition (APAC) was originally formed as the Asian/Pacific AIDS Task Force in 1987. APAC, like the Black and the Latino Coalitions on AIDS, was part of the second wave of People of Color AIDS groups in San...

 
Ayers (Tom) Papers

The Tom Ayers papers consist of invitations to various events he hosted for the leather community in San Francisco, as well as brochures for the American Uniform Association (AUA).

 
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Baker, (David M.) Papers

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.

 
Barnard (David) Papers

The David Barnard papers consists of a postcard image of Barnard; four drawings, in the form of memorial cards, which Barnard made to honor friends who had died; an explanatory note about the drawings; and a short autobiographical sketch of...

 
Barnett (Meg) Collection of Lesbians Against Police Violence Records

Lesbians Against Police Violence worked against police harassment in San Francisco especially the Mission neighborhood. The papers consist of agendas, minutes, and notes of general meetings and committee meetings; skits and song lyrics; flyers and fact sheets; and a few...

 
Barton (Crawford) Papers

This collection contains professional and personal records created and collected by Crawford Wayne Barton. Inclusive dates are 1945-1995; the bulk of the collection is from 1961-1990. The collection has a particular emphasis on the photography of Barton as well as...

 
Bay Area March on Washington Committee Records

The Bay Area March on Washington Committee met for many months before the March to organize a Bay Area contingent. The records cover the period from 1986 to 1987 and consists of letters to and from those interested in attending...

 
Bay Area Network of Gay and Lesbian Educators Records

The collection consists of correspondence, minutes from meetings (primarily regional steering committee meetings) some financial records, and sparse news clippings. It also includes documents about various BANGLE projects including youth advocacy, a lesbian and gay parenting forum, Project Empowerment (a...

 
Bay Area Physicians For Human Rights Records

Internal documents, activities, and correspondence document BAPHR's health care advocacy for gay, lesbians and bisexuals from 1979-1995.

 
Bay Brick Inn Records

The collection contains records from the Bay Brick Inn (also known as the Baybrick Inn), a popular South of Market guest house, bar and club for women owned by Lauren Hewitt that was open from 1982-1987.

 
Bedpan Productions Records

The majority of this collection is comprised of various manuscripts to the guides that were produced by Bedpan Productions. They include four guides to San Francisco which began in 1991 and ended in 1995. Also, included are guides to both...

 
Bense (Buzz) Records of the 890 Folsom Clubhouse

Records of a variety of primarily gay male sex clubs that did business in a building rented and manged by California Certified Sex Educator Buzz (Bernard G.) Bense. The buidling was located at 890-894 Folsom Street in San Francisco. Bense...

 
Berlandt (Konstantin) Papers

This collection contains materials related to journalist and gay liberation activist, Konstantin Berlandt.

 
Bishop (Scott) Papers

The Scott Bishop papers (.5 linear feet) are the result of Bishop's school work at SFSU from the fall of 1989 through June of 1990. The records are composed of two series, oral history interviews and class papers. ...

 
Black and White Men Together San Francisco Bay Area Records

These records document the history and political, social and cultural work of Black and White Men Together (BWMT) San Francisco Bay Area, the National Association of Black and White Men Together and Bay Area HIV Support and Educational Services, as...

 
Blumoff (Walter "Butterfly") Papers and Photographs

The collection consists of correspondence, organizational files and working notes, directories, photographs, slides, negatives, home movies, and memorabilia. Most materials relate to Blumoff's activities with the Gay Community Services Center in L.A. in the early 1970's, his involvement with the...

 
Bond (Pat) Papers

The collection (3.5 linear feet) consists of the background research, notes, early drafts, and manuscripts for Pat's four one woman shows. Also included are Pat's correspondence, her poetry, writing practice, character sketches, stories, incomplete manuscripts, as well as reviews and...

 
Botkin (Michael C.) Papers

The collection is comprised of material that was part of the memorial service for Michael C. Botkin. Most of the articles are photocopies and were included in a binder at the service for guests to browse. The pamphlet from the...

 
Brandt (Kate) Papers

This collection contains interviews, manuscript materials and materials related to the publication of author Kate Brandt's book, Happy Endings: Lesbian Writers Talk about Their Lives and Work. Some of the interviews were published as magazine articles.

 
Brew (Kevin) Journals

Journals of Kevin Brew, a man who died of HIV. Brew was born in Queens, New York and moved to San Francisco in 1975. These journals detail activities of every day life, the onset of the AIDS epidemic, Brew's own...

 
Broshears (Raymond) Papers

This collection documents the religious life and community activism of one of San Francisco’s most controversial figures, Ray Broshears. The collection contains correspondence, ephemera, financial records, newsletters, photographs and subject files.

 
Bérubé (Allan) Papers

The Allan Bérubé Papers document the personal life, family history and professional work of Allan Ronald Bérubé (1946-2007), a community historian, teacher, author and activist. The collection includes his extensive research files on the topics of gay, lesbian, bisexual and...

 
Bulldog Bathhouse Records and Memorabilia

The collection consists of notebooks, artwork, artifacts/ephemera and legal pleadings relating to the Bulldog and its predecessor, the Club Turkish Baths.

 
Burk (Bois) Papers

The Bois Burk papers include biographical and autobiographical materials with frank discussions of his sexuality and sex life; correspondence; materials related to his interests and activities; and news clippings (circa 1955-1980), which document gay issues, including aging and age discrimination;...

 
Burke (Kevin) Sound Recordings

Sound recordings produced and collected by Kevin Burke as a member of the radio collective at KPFA, Berkeley, California.

 
Burns (Randy) Papers

The bulk of the collection consists of materials relating to LGBT American Indians, Two-Spirit people and American Indian history collected by activist Randy Burns, co-founder with Barbara Cameron, of Gay American Indians (GAI). The collection includes materials related to Burns,...

 
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Camilo (Bill) Papers

This collection is a single folder of Bill Camilo�s papers. Most of the material is focused on Camilo�s involvement with two youth groups in New Jersey, the Rutgers Gay Alliance and the New Jersey Gay Coalition. There are also papers...

 
Chesley (Robert) Papers

The Robert Chesley papers document his life as a playwright, theater critic and sexual outlaw. Chesley died of AIDS in 1990 at the age of 47.

 
Chester (Mark I.) Papers

This collection documents the photographic career of radical gay sex artist Mark I. Chester from 1981 to 1997. His papers contain essays and books, announcements, catalogs, posters, publicity about and reviews of his work and exhibitions, and publications with examples...

 
Choy (George) Papers

The George Choy papers document his work with the Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) and the GAPA Community Health Project (GCHP), as well as the relationship between GAPA and OCCUR, the first Japanese gay rights organization.

 
Coffman (Robert) papers

The Robert Coffman papers document Coffman’s theatrical performances in San Francisco, as well as the life he shared with his partner of over 35 years, Arthur Bamberger. There is a small amount of material related to Coffman’s career as a...

 
COLAGE Records

This collection contains records of the ancestry, emergence, and activities of the organization, COLAGE from 1982 to 2000. The bulk of the collection is from 1990 to 1996. The content of the collection focuses on the organization�s newsletters, annual conferences,...

 
Collection of Gay Games, Gay Tennis and Gay Softball Materials

This collection contains a wide variety of materials related to the Gay Games I and II (San Francisco) and III (Vancouver); tennis at the Gay Games; the Gay and Lesbian Tennis Alliance, the Gay Tennis Federation of San Francisco (GTF)...

 
Community United Against Violence (CUAV) Records

This collection documents the work of Community United Against Violence (CUAV), the nation’s first LGBTQQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning) anti-violence organization. The collection covers the years 1977 to 2005, and contains administrative records; board materials; correspondence; financial...

 
Corbin (Arthur) Papers

The bulk of the collection consists of printed matter collected by gay activist Arthur Corbin that provides background information on gay issues and organizations he was involved with or interested in. This primarily includes newsletters, reports, flyers and other printed...

 
Cortiñas (Jorge) Papers

Papers of ACTUP activists Jorge Cortiñas covering a variety of topics including materials relating to HIV status and immigration, and HIV and people of color

 
Crane (Clarkson) Papers

The bulk of the Clarkson Crane papers consist of published and unpublished novels, short stories and other writings by Crane who was a lecturer in English literature at the University of California Extension School.

 
Cuir Underground Records

This collection includes records of the former pansexual newspaper "Cuir Underground," which covered the queer erotic scene in the Bay Area from 1994 to 1998. It contains administrative records; correspondence; materials related to magazine production, distribution and publicity; materials related...

 
Cyberski (Charles) Videotapes

Raw camera tapes and edited masters produced by Charles Cyberski for his Male Entertainment Network, plus other videotapes he collected.

 
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Dashiell (David Cannon) Papers

This collection documents the creative works of artist David Cannon Dashiell. This collection includes written, conceptual, and design works produced from the middle 1970s through 1993 when the artist died. Personal items in the collection are limited to a small...

 
Day (Allen) Erotic Drawings, Correspondence and Other Materials

Erotic drawings in pen and ink of men in a variety of bondage and sadomasochistic settings. Drawings are by Allen Day, with many signed under his pseudonym 'Strider'. In addition to drawings, the collection also includes profusely illustrated letters and...

 
De Andreis (Robert) Papers

This collection focuses on the writing and public presentations of San Francisco author Robert De Andreis, who was best known for his weekly San Francisco Sentinel column, “HIV Commentary.” The collection contains the columns, versions of his book, HIV Commentary:...

 
De Cecco (John Paul) Papers

This collection documents the academic life of John Paul De Cecco. It contains significant holdings relating to San Francisco State University and several programs within the university including the Center for Homosexual Education, Evaluation and Research (CHEER), the Center for...

 
Decker (Bruce) Papers

The Bruce Decker papers contain materials related to his AIDS advocacy, including his leadership in the No on 64 and No on 102 campaigns, his service on the California AIDS Advisory Committee and his business ventures in the biotechnology field,...

 
DeSantis (Robert G.) Papers

The Robert G. DeSantis papers (.85 linear feet) document the religious career development of an individual who aspired to become a member of the MCC hierarchy from 1971 to 1974. The papers also document his involvement with the prison ministry...

 
Desi del Valle Collection of International Lesbian and Gay Association Records

Contains materials related to the International Lesbian and Gay Association, [Gay and Lesbian] Center Liaison Committee (New York) meeting minutes, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund news releases and photographs from three East Coast events taken by Desi del Valle.

 
Drunk on Cum Records

This collection contains records from the zine DOC (Drunk on Cum) published in Berkeley by Brian Williams. DOC was written as a series of emails between two sex hungry gay men who were HIV+. The collection includes business records, correspondence,...

 
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Eibhlyn (Arawn) Papers

The Arawn Eibhlyn papers document some of the work this journalist and political activist did with ACT UP/San Francisco and the Prairie Fire Organizing Committee, a grassroots anti-imperialist organization. The bulk of the collection concerns prisoners' rights and HIV/AIDS, and...

 
Elster (Arlene) Papers

The bulk of the collection contains newspaper clippings and articles about the porn industry in general during the 1970's and Elster's Sutter Cinema in particular. Also included in the collection are advertisements for the theater and films produced by Leo...

 
Evans (Len) Papers

The Len Evans Papers, as received by GLHS, was basically unstructured in content. Much of the material consisted of news clippings mainly from mainstream and gay media (i.e. etc.). These clippings were discarded because the bulk of the articles can...

 
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Fabregas (Tomas) Papers

Memos, press releases, articles, correspondence, conference information and reports document Tomas Fabregas' AIDS activism on behalf of the ACT UP Immigrant working group and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. The collection highlights Fabregas' work against immigration and travel restrictions on...

 
Filipino Task Force on AIDS Records

This collection contains an incomplete but representative selection of records documenting the work of the Filipino Task Force on AIDS (FTFA), an organization dedicated to ending the risk of HIV/AIDS in the Filipino community. There are a wide variety of...

 
Fish (Stephen) Papers

This collections contains journals, personal notes and subject files from activist and PWA Stephen Fish (1948-1991). Fish was also a co-chair of Black and White Men Together and one of the founders of People with Immune Systems Disorder. He was...

 
Freespirit (Judy) Papers

This collection contains Judy Freespirit’s published writings, manuscripts, personal journals and audio and videotapes of her readings, performances and interviews. The subjects of her writings and performances are often autobiographical and refer to her activist efforts in support of lesbians,...

 
Friedman (Veronica) Papers

Veronica Friedman’s papers cover the time period from 1980 through 1982, the year of her gender transitioning, and consist primarily of diary entries, written notes, and correspondence with her family and roommate-friend-sometimes lover. Her papers document her coming to terms...

 
FTM International Records

The records of FTM International document the organizational history and cultural, social and political and work of the largest, continuously-running organization serving the Female-to-Male community. There are a wide range of record types in the collection, dating back to the...

 
Fuzee (Adrienne) Papers

The Adrienne Fuzee papers document the professional life of one of the few openly lesbian African-American curators working in the U.S. in the late 20th Century and include correspondence and memos, ephemera, financial records, grants and proposals, news clippings, notes,...

 
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Gaddis (William P., Jr.) Papers

This collection documents the underground gay life of William P. Gaddis, Jr. during his military service in the United States Navy at the time of World War II and contains letters from his travels in the late 1950s, as a...

 
Garber (Eric) Papers

The Eric Garber papers document the professional work of this activist and groundbreaking historian who wrote extensively about LGBT people in the Harlem Renaissance and alternative sexualities in science fiction, fantasy and horror literature.

 
Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation/San Francisco Bay Area Records

The GLAAD/SFBA records (1.65 linear feet) document the organization's range of activities from late 1989 to mid-1993. Any records prior to that time, and after its founding in 1987, have not been made available to The Gay and Lesbian Historical...

 
Gay Library Project Records

The bulk of the collection is the operating policies of the library which lists scope of materials, gifts and exchanges. Also included in the records are minutes, letters and funding sources.

 
Gidlow (Elsa) Papers

The content of this collection (13 linear feet) documents Elsa Gidlow's personal life, public activity and literary accomplishments from 1920 until her death in 1986. The Papers are divided into nine series: and ...

 
Ginsburg (Steve) Papers

The Steve Ginsburg papers document his activities as a founder of Chutzpah (later Achvah), the first gay Jewish group on the West Coast , and as Parade Co-Chairperson of the 1973 Gay Freedom Day Committee. The collection includes flyers, newsletters...

 
GLBT Historical Society oral history collection

This is a collection of over 500 oral histories that have been collected by the GLBT Historical Society. The oral histories focus on the LGBT community in the Bay Area and Northern California. This collection contains oral histories that were...

 
Golden Gate Business Association Records

The Golden Gate Business Association Records document the correspondence of Arthur Lazere (1979-1984), its president from 1979 to 1981. The correspondence, arranged chronologically, include both incoming and outgoing correspondence of Lazere with other GGBA board members; gay and lesbian business...

 
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Hadden (Stanley) Papers

This collection contains the professional records of Stanley Hadden, the former legislative aide to California State Senator David Roberti. Hadden was Roberti's senior advisor on AIDS and gay rights issues. The bulk of this collection is from 1986 to 1989....

 
Hailey (Trevor) Papers

The Trevor Hailey papers provide a snapshot of the life of one of San Francisco’s iconic residents, the unofficial historian of the Cstro District where she led her popular “Cruisin’ the Castro” walking tours. The collection contains materials related to...

 
Hermosillo (Enrique ) Papers

This collection contains materials relating to the professional and personal life of nurse and cosmetologist, Enrique Hermosillo (1952-1997), who lived in San Francisco off and on from the mid-1970s until his death from HIV. The collection includes correspondence; journals; materials...

 
Hippler (Mike) Papers

The Mike Hippler papers document the author’s personal life and literary accomplishments, and chronicle nearly two decades of gay life in San Francisco and beyond. Hippler (1952-1991) was an award-winning columnist for the “Bay Area Reporter” for nearly a decade,...

 
Houston (William E.) Correspondence and Collection of Erotic Stories

William Houston was a gay man from Santa Fe, New Mexico, with an interest in collecting erotic stories about men. Collection includes, in addition to typescripts of 47 erotic stories, correspondence regarding Houston's life with his lover Duke (Joseph R....

 
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Jan Marinissen collection the Council on Religion and the Homosexual (CRH) records

This collection primarily contains materials related to the Council on Religion and the Homosexual (CRH) and includes organizational records; correspondence and memos; board and member meeting minutes; conference materials; financial records; mass mailings; publications; and writings and bibliographies on the...

 
Jansen (Jerry) Papers

The collection of pro-sex activist Jerry Jansen consists of materials from the Committee to Preserve Our Sexual and Civil Liberties, the 15 Association and the UnCut Parties, including videos, meeting minutes, newsletters, clipping files, conference materials and ephemera.

 
Jewish Feminist Conference Records and Audiotapes

The Jewish Feminist Conference (JFC) records and audiotapes document the activities of the organizational committees and the responses of JFC participants. The records are divided into two series, Administrative and Workshop documents.

 
Jones, (Jordy) Papers

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...

 
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K. (Fred) Collection of Gay Male Erotica

The Fred K. collection of gay male erotica contains bulletins and brochures from Guild Book Service, a pioneer gay book distributor; brochures and catalogs from Minneapolis based Directory Services Inc. (DSI), one of the few publishers to challenge the constitutionality...

 
Kaplan (Phillis A.) Papers

The Phillis Abry Kaplan records consists of the contents of two scrapbooks, arranged chronologically from 1940-1946. ...

 
Kessler (David R.) Papers

This collection documents the professional and political life of David R. Kessler, M.D. The collection contains a small amount of correspondence, speeches and lectures regarding homosexuality and psychiatry, materials relating to Dr. Kessler’s professional and political activities, and numerous subject...

 
Kohan (Silvia) Papers

The Silvia Kohan papers document the life and musical career of this Argentinian-Jewish lesbian singer and songwriter and contains journals; scrapbooks; correspondence and e-mails; photographs that date back to her childhood; music and lyrics; publicity materials; DVDs and audio recordings...

 
Koskovich (Gerard) Papers

The Gerard Koskovich papers document his work as an activist and includes his interviews, journalism, poetry and writings on queer history; materials related to Queer Nation San Francisco, protests against the Castro Sweep and other incidents of police misconduct; materials...

 
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Lanza (Ron) collection of Josie's Cabaret and Juice Joint Records

The collection primarily comprises promotional cards, flyers, and posters; publicity photographs; and media reviews regarding events and performers promoted at Josie's Cabaret and Juice Joint, bulk 1991-1998. A Castro institution for 10 years, Josie's Cabaret and Juice Joint provided a...

 
Latz (Cora) and Perkins (Etta)photographs

This collection consists of a three photo albums documenting the life Cora Latz and Etta Perkins, an interracial couple, shared together. The two met in 1972 and were together 26 years.

 
Lazere (Arthur) Papers

Housed at the of the main branch of the San Francisco Public Library....

 
Leleu (Henri) Papers

This collection comprises materials, covering half a century beginning in the early 1930's through the early 1980's, of Henri Leleu's life. The scope of the materials include personal papers, documents related to gay cultural events, documents related to Leleu's political...

 
Lesbian Agenda for Action Records

The LAFA records (.75 linear feet) document the many activities of this important organization from its founding in 1987 to 1991. The records are divided into four series; administrative, conferences, outreach/publicity, and miscellaneous....

 
Lesbian Avengers (San Francisco Chapter) Records

The papers (1 linear foot) document the group from its founding in 1993 through mid-1997. The Records are composed of 3 series (internal records, literature, and photographs), and are organized chronologically within each series....

 
Leung (Galen) Papers

These papers document the community planning process for the Return to Work Project for People with AIDS (PWAs) and the development of other community based AIDS service projects.

 
Lewin (Ellen) Papers

The collection is comprised of six boxes of interviews, each numbered according to which group in the sampling design a particular interview belongs. The sampling design uses the following categories: sexual orientation (self-identified as lesbian or heterosexual); relationship status (i.e.,...

 
Libertarians for Gay and Lesbian Concerns Collection

The Libertarians for Gay and Lesbian Concerns Records, .5 linear feet, covers the years 1979 to 1987. The Records document the activities of LGLC especially those of George Meyer, LGLC's National Coordinator from 1983 to 1987. The Records are arranged...

 
Lichtenberg (Paula) Papers

The Paula Lichtenberg papers include materials related to various LGBT organizations and issues, including the Bay Area Committee Against the Briggs Initiative and the Coalition for Human Rights.

 
Liecty (Derek) Papers

The Derek Liecty papers document his work and that of others in the organization of the first-ever AIDS Bike-A-Thons (1986-1994) promoted by the Different Spokes/San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Bicycling Club. Other documents include several years of Newsletters of the...

 
Linda Garber Oral History Collection

The Linda Garber collection documents lesbian history in the Central Valley and San Francisco through oral histories and the records of Old Wives’ Tales Bookstore. The bulk of the collection consists of interviews from the Central California Lesbian Oral History...

 
Logandice (Francine) Collection

The Francine Logandice collection contains materials related to her Bibliography of Impersonation, Transvestism and Transexualism [sic]. The bulk of the collection is comprised of books listed in the bibliography; publications, periodicals, subject files, ephemera and news clippings related to the...

 
Louis (Craig) Papers

The Craig Louis Papers include letters, cards, photographs and newsletters depicting his life with AIDS and his work as a graphic designer.

 
Lowell (Stephen F.) Photographs and Papers

The bulk of the collection consists of Stephen F. Lowell’s photographs of gay hippies and male nudes in the 1970s including mounted prints, proofs, contact sheets and negatives. The collection also includes position papers, broadsides, essays, and poetry from “progressive”...

 
Lucas (Donald Stewart) Papers

This collection documents the professional life of Donald (Don) S. Lucas. It contains significant holdings relating to the Mattachine Foundation, the Mattachine Society, Pan-Graphic Press, the Council on Religion and the Homosexual, the Society for Individual Rights, and the Economic...

 
Lyon (Phyllis) and Martin (Del) Papers

Papers of Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin covering their extensive activism in the Homophile, Gay Liberation, Lesbian and Women's Movements. Materials include extensive documentation of the Daughters of Bilitis (DOB), and the books and .

 
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Maestrapeace Artworks Records

The Maestrapeace Artworks records document the process of creating the mural Maestrapeace on the San Francisco Women’s Building. The collection includes a small amount of correspondence; administrative, financial and legal records; publicity; news clippings; research materials; artwork and architectural designs;...

 
Mains (Geoff) Papers

The Geoff Mains papers document the personal and professional life of the late leather activist and author of the groundbreaking book, “Urban Aboriginals: A Celebration of Leather Sexuality.” The papers includes personal and professional correspondence; materials related to “Urban Aboriginals”...

 
Marin County AIDS Advisory Commission Records

This collection contains records produced by the Marin County AIDS Advisory Commission (MAAC) and documents one aspect of the county’s official response to AIDS. The collection includes organizational records; correspondence and memos; meeting agendas and minutes for various committees; reports;...

 
Matlovich (Leonard) Papers

This collection consists of correspondence, subject files, legal documents, photographs and personal mementos. The bulk of the collection is comprised of correspondence. The first series, for example, is correspondence from 1975 which he received after his story hit the national...

 
Men of All Colors Together San Francisco Bay Area Records

This collection consists of records compiled by Men of All Colors Together San Francisco Bay Area (MACT SFBA). The bulk of the collection is comprised of records from the National Task Force on AIDS Prevention. These include correspondence and memos;...

 
Merrill (Louise) Papers

The Louise Merrill papers document nearly 60 years of the life and political activities of this lesbian leftist feminist who lived in Oakland. The collection provides information about class struggle, racism, and feminism through the lens of a lesbian activist....

 
Miller (Randy) Papers

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.

 
Montwill (Donald) Papers - Valencia Rose Records

This collection, consisting of Montwill's records as artistic manager of the Rose, contains a variety a materials on just about any event occurring in its performance space. These ranged from musical reviews, plays, stand-up comedy, political meetings, rallies, slide lectures,...

 
Morin (Steve) Papers

The Steve Morin Papers document the work Morin did while he was employed as legislative assistant to Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) from 1987-1992.

 
Mothertongue Feminist Theater Collective Collection

The Mothertongue Feminist Theater Collective collection is composed of scripts, "Extra Pieces" (writing not included in scripts), newsletters, flyers, administrative files, photographs, and various audio-visual materials that reflect the activities of this women's theater group that began in 1976, and...

 
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Nassos, Violet collection

Photographs, scrapbooks, and news clippings of a friend of Ann Dee, Violet Nassos. Ann Dee was owner of Ann's 440 Club in San Francisco and Ann's 151. Ann's 440 Club was one of the first openly lesbian and bi-sexual clubs...

 
National Association of Business Councils Records

This collection contains records of the National Association of Business Councils (NABC), a national organization of gay and lesbian business and professional people, from its incorporation in 1980 to 1987, a year after it was disbanded. It includes Board and...

 
National Task Force on AIDS Prevention Records

The NTFAP records document the establishment, development, and growth of this nationally significant organization. It was originated to serve as an advocacy and outreach group specifically targeting gay men of color, a frequently under-served population.

 
National Transgender Library collection

Dallas Denny, an Atlanta-based activist and writer organized the National Transgender Library and Archives in the early 1980s. In 1990 she founded the American Educational Gender Information Service (AEGIS) to make referrals and disseminate information on gender dysphoria. This is...

 
No on Knight Initiative Campaign Records

This collection comprises the planning, administrative, and fundraising records created from the "No on Knight" initiative campaign (1999-2000). Photographs, audio-visual materials, and oversized items, such as banners and posters, are also included in this collection. The Knight Initiative or California's...

 
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Old Wives' Tales Bookstore records

The Records of OWT comprise one linear foot spanning the years 1976 to 1995. The Records provide documentation of the running of a feminist collective enterprise almost always close to financial instability. The files document the day to day operations...

 
Oracle Feminist Bookstore Subject Files

The Oracle Feminist Bookstore subject files consist of materials collected by Marilyn Shatzen while she worked at this feminist bookstore in Hayward, California. The files are arranged alphabetically and contain materials related to lesbians, women and feminism.

 
Outcasts Records

This collection contains the official records of the Outcasts, a social and educational organization for women interested in S/M with other women that was founded in San Francisco in 1984. These records document the history of the organization and its...

 
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Pagano (Darlene) Papers

The collection includes manuscripts and correspondence documenting the publication of the book "Against Sadomasochism" and materials relating to the conflicts among collective members of A Woman's Place Bookstore which ultimately led to the lock-out of four members in 1982.

 
People's Fund Records

This sparse collection is comprised of approved and denied applications for assistance, thank-you notes, bank records, minutes, and scattered correspondence. There is little that documents the relationship between the Pride Foundation and its community center at 330 Grove, Bob Ross...

 
Peters (Robert) and Vincent (Stephen) Correspondence

This collection contains correspondence between Robert Peters, one of the most widely published gay poets in the U.S., and Stephen Vincent, editor of _Shocks_, an avant-garde San Francisco literary magazine of the 1970s, and founder of Momo�s Press, also in...

 
Posey (Ernest) Notebooks

The Ernest Posey Notebooks contains twenty-four notebooks created by artist Ernest Posey from 1968 to 2007. The notebooks include artwork, ephemera, and writings, and shed light into Ernest's artistic mind and career.

 
Prager (Robert) Papers

This collection documents the intellectual pursuits of independent literary scholar Robert Prager. Included in the collection is correspondence and interviews with gay male writers. Also included is biographical research, including interviews and correspondence, into the life of artist Chuck Arnett.

 
Pruzan (Robert) Papers

The Robert Pruzan Papers are arranged in two groups, Papers and Photographs. The Papers include all documents that are not photographic images. ...

 
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Queer Nation Records

The Queer Nation San Francisco records (1 linear foot) document the weekly meetings, regular political and cultural actions, and press coverage of this short-lived but prominent coalition of the early 1990s. The records range from the group's inception in 1990...

 
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Ramsdell (Sheldon) Papers

Journal, ephemera, correspondence, and other materials collected by political activist and photojournalist Sheldon Ramsdell.

 
Reiff (Emery) Photographs

The Emery Reiff collection contains slides, prints, negatives and contact sheets of his photographs. The vast majority document the early years of the Community Softball league (CSL), but there are also images of friends, a production of the "Wizard of...

 
Reinhart (Anson) Papers

Almost all the materials in the Anson Reinhart collection are from the years 1970 to 1972 and consist of gay liberation, gay male consciousness raising, feminist, and lesbian printed materials from a radical/socialist point of view.

 
Ritter (James E.) Journals

6 Journals from January 1989 to November 1994. Daily entries capture the life of an HIV positive gay male living in Northern California.

 
Robinson (Frank) papers

This is Robinson's collection of fully arranged clippings related to AIDS.

 
Rochman (Sue) Papers

These files contain the research and notes of journalist Sue Rochman on HIV/AIDS and prison populations. Materials include correspondence from prisoners and prison activists, published articles, reports by government agencies and non-profit organizations, and handwritten notes from interviews, conversations, and...

 
Rodgers (Bruce) Papers

The collection contains materials from Bruce G. Rodgers, author of The Queens’ Vernacular: A Gay Lexicon (1972), the first serious dictionary of gay slang and the definitive gay American jargon resource. The collection contains materials related to the publication of...

 
Roscoe (Will) Papers and Gay American Indians Records

This collection contains papers from scholar and activist Will Roscoe and records from Gay American Indians (GAI), the first gay American Indian liberation organization, founded in July 1975. The collection is divided into two Series: the Will Roscoe papers and...

 
Rose (Bradley) Papers

The Bradley Rose papers contain materials related to the life and work of the bookseller, writer and community activist. They include Rose’s journals from 1973 to 1996 and his slide show on the life of prominent German art historian J.J....

 
Rose-Azevedo (Joseph) Papers

The collection primarily comprises correspondence and other related materials (.3 linear feet) covering Joseph Rose-Azevedo's years of employment with the San Francisco International Airport Police Department and several years after his resignation....

 
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Samois Records and T-Shirts

This collection contains records from the influential lesbian sadomasochism (SM) group, Samois. This collection does not represent the organization’s “official” records. Rather, it was assembled by several former members of Samois, many of whom were involved in the production of...

 
San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF) Records

This collection contains records documenting the activities of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF) from 1983 through 2006. The bulk of the collection is from 1989-2005. The collection has a particular emphasis on SFAF's public policy and advocacy work at...

 
San Francisco LGBT Biography Ephemera Collection

Consists of ephemera relating to prominent individuals considered members of or involved with the lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender communities of San Francisco and the greater Bay Area, but not exclusively. The majority of material is self-promotional, though much of...

 
San Francisco LGBT Business Ephemera Collection

Consists of ephemera collected from businesses owned, operated or frequented by members of the LGBT community located in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. Businesses in Russian River, San Jose, Sacramento, Berkeley and Oakland are also represented. Types of...

 
San Francisco LGBT General Subjects Ephemera Collection

Consists of a wide range of ephemera related to LGBT communities in San Francisco and the Bay Area, representing a diverse collection of subjects, ranging from AIDS, bathhouses, city agencies and sex clubs, to collections of catalogs and directories. Much...

 
San Francisco LGBT Groups Ephemera Collection

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;...

 
San Francisco Street Patrol Records Collection

Many of the materials in Box 1 are descriptions of San Francisco Street Patrol (SFSP) for people outside the group, or potential and new members. The collection also contains a number of internal group documents and news updates for group...

 
San Francisco Women's Building/Woman's Centers Records

This collection represents the history of the San Francisco Women's Building/Women's Centers from 1972 to 2001. It provides a comprehensive look at the second wave of the Feminist Movement in San Francisco at that time-the Women, the Ideals, the Issues,...

 
Sapiro (Gael) Papers

The Gael Sapiro papers contain materials related to her involvement with women's music in the 1970s, and her anti-violence work and political activism in the 1980s.

 
Sarria (José) Papers

The José Sarria Papers include biographical material, correspondence, photographs, ephemera, artifacts and costumes documenting his career as an entertainer and activist in San Francisco over more than half a century.

 
Schell (Randy) Papers

The Randy Schell papers contain materials related to the grassroots effort to develop a lesbian and gay community center in 1979 and 1980, and to Schell’s work against anti-gay violence as a Senior Client Advocate for the Community United Against...

 
Schwob (Claude R.) Papers

The Claude Schwob papers document the scientist’s professional, personal and erotic life. Schwob (1910-2000) was a research nuclear chemist who worked on the Manhattan Project. The collection contains photographs, erotica, correspondence, materials about his scientific career, slides, 8mm film, and...

 
Sexual Minority Youth Service Coalition Collection

The Sexual Minority Youth Service Coalition was founded in 1978 as a project of the Center for Special Problems. The group was formed to provide services, advocacy, education and training for sexual minority youth, including sex workers. These files were...

 
Shands (Bond) papers

The Bond Shands papers are related to his political activities and his work with the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) and the Council of Emperors.

 
Shanti Records

The records of Shanti document the organizational history and work of an agency dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening or chronic illnesses. There are a wide range of record types in...

 
Sistah Boom Records

This collection contains records from the women’s percussion band, Sistah Boom from 1987 to 2001. It includes awards and certificates; calendars; correspondence; financial records; event flyers, programs and mass mailings; grant materials from the Horizon Foundation and other organizations; instrument...

 
Stonewall Records

The records include meeting minutes, correspondence, materials relating to the White Night riot at San Francisco’s City Hall (protesting the conviction of Dan White on two charges of voluntary manslaughter in the deaths of Harvey Milk and George Moscone) and...

 
Struzenberg (William) papers

Personal papers, graphic design materials, and artifacts, 1998 to 1992, reflecting Struzenberg's involvement in ACT/UP San Francisco and ACT/UP Golden Gate.

 
Sullivan (Louis G.) Papers

Housed at the of the main branch of the San Francisco Public Library. Sullivan's papers include photographs as well as extensive diaries, short stories, poems, essays, and correspondence that fully document--at an extraordinarily intimate level--his transition from heterosexual female to...

 
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Talbot (M.J.) Papers

This collection contains papers from activist Michael James (M.J.) Talbot, one of the founders of the Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) and its AIDS service organization, GAPA Community HIV Project (GPHC). The collection includes GAPA and GPHC correspondence, flyers, meeting...

 
Tavern Guild of San Francisco Records

Minutes, correspondence, financial papers, membership materials, ephemera, photographs, and banners, 1962-1993 (11.25 linear feet), document the work of the Tavern Guild of San Francisco in promoting the interests of gay bars in San Francisco as well as the growth of...

 
Taylor (Clark L.) Papers

The Clark Taylor papers document three decades of Taylor’s professional career as an anthropologist and sexologist. Major topics in the collection include the relationship between LGBT politics, the social sciences, and HIV/AIDS. The bulk of these materials relate to San...

 
Teamer (John E.) Papers

This collection documents the life of John E. Teamer (1941-1994), a gay African American public high school teacher and community activist. It includes personal correspondence; ephemera; videotapes; photographs of friends, family and events that date back to the 1940s; and...

 
Thorne (Beowulf) Papers

Beowulf Thorne (Jack Henry Foster) was a political activist on issues affecting PWAs (people with AIDS). He was one of the founders, with Tom Shearer, of the humor magazine, Diseased Pariah News (DPN). He used his skills as a writer,...

 
Thorpe (Charles) Papers

The bulk of this collection documents the birth, growth, and activities of the Committee for Homosexual Freedom (CHF), probably the first "gay liberation" group in Northern California, originating in the spring of 1969 by Leo Laurence and Gale Whittington. Laurence...

 
Transgender San Francisco Collection

Contains organizational documents from, and trangender-related articles, news clippings, and publications collected by TransGender San Francisco (TGSF), a nonprofit dedicated to serving the educational, social, and recreational needs of the transgendered community.

 
Turner (Daniel) Papers

Journals, correspondence, manuscripts, subject files and other material documenting the life and thoughts of this longtime AIDS activist and writer. Turner was said to be the longest living PWA when he died in 1990.

 
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Ueda, Marie Collection

Photographs from Marie Ueda of gay events during the 1970's to 1990's. Photos of Harvey Milk, Pride Parades, White Night Riots, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, AIDS and other LGBT events.

 
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Waddell (Thomas) papers

This collection contains material related to Dr. Thomas Waddell (1937-1987), who is best known for founding the Gay Games. It includes correspondence, subject files, memorabilia, and a small amount of photographs.

 
Westman (Walt) Papers

The Walt Westman Papers is a small collection which contains materials related to Dr. Westman's efforts at enhancing communication among gay and lesbian scientists, fostering public awareness of gay and lesbian scientists within the scientific community, and promoting understanding of...

 
Wide Open Town History Project Records

This collection contains research files and oral histories from Nan Alamilla Boyd’s groundbreaking history of queer San Francisco to 1965, “Wide Open Town.” Highlights of the collection include audiotapes of 41 separate interviews, some with transcripts; and photographs and archival...

 
Willie Walker Erotica Collection

The collection contains a wide variety of erotic photographs, drawings, photographic reproductions, stories, catalogs, and pamphlets collected by GLBTHS founder, Willie Walker.

 
Wilson (Hank) Papers

Consists of material collected by longtime San Francisco gay activist Hank Wilson and includes correspondence, meeting minutes, clippings, research materials, reports, handbooks, flyers and brochures.

 
Winnow (Jackie) Papers

The Jackie Winnow Papers, 1.65 linear feet, covers the years 1947 through 1994 with the bulk of materials covering 1980 to 1991. The majority of the materials document Jackie's many activities while in the San Francisco Bay Area. The materials...

 
A Woman's Place Bookstore Records

This collection contains primarily legal and business records kept by Darlene Pagano, one of the locked-out collective members of A Woman’s Place Bookstore. It includes legal documents, meeting minutes, and business correspondence, ephemera, and news clippings about the bookstore and...

 
Women Against Violence in Pornography and the Media Records

WAVPM Records document the affairs of this prominent feminist organization of the late 1970s and early 1980s. The collection is divided into five series: Administrative, Communications, Events/programs, Research, and Audio-visual. Dated materials are placed chronologically within each folder. Folders without...

 
Women's Press/Up Press Records

The Women's Press/Up Press Records (5.1 linear feet) are arranged into 6 series; Women's Press Project Files, Up Press Files, Women's Press Files, Printed Materials, Photographs, and Oversized Items (mainly posters) covering the years 1972 through 1987. Within the first...

 
Wood (Tim) Erotica Collection

The Tim Wood Erotica Collection contains a small number of personal documents, but is primarily focused on male/male erotica. The bulk of the collection is composed of B & W physique, nude, and sex photos from the late fifties and...

 
World War II Project Papers

This collection contains the research files and oral history interviews of the World War II Project. The research and interviews were conducted by historian Allan Berube and they resulted in the publication of his book, (1990), and in a documentary...

 
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Zold (Edward) Papers

The collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes, conference materials, draft publications, press releases, and videotapes, 1993-1997 (1 linear foot), document Edward Zold's work with ACT UP Golden Gate in campaigning to make AIDS Health Policy.