Trevor Hailey papers

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GLBT Historical Society
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2022


Descriptive Summary

Title: Trevor Hailey papers
Dates: 1968-2007
Collection Number: 2008-49
Creator/Collector:
Extent: 2.2 linear feet (1 carton, 1 oversize box )
Repository: GLBT Historical Society
San Francisco, California 94103
Abstract: The Trevor Hailey papers provide a snapshot of the life of one of San Francisco’s iconic residents, the unofficial historian of the Castro District where she led her popular “Cruisin’ the Castro” walking tours. The collection contains materials related to the tours, including a scrapbook, fan mail, flyers, notes for the tour, photographs, local and foreign newsclippings and artifacts.
Language of Material: English

Access

The collection is open for research. Funding for processing this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Publication Rights

Copyright has been transferred to the GLBT Historical Society.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item]. Trevor Hailey papers. Collection Number: 2008-49. GLBT Historical Society

Acquisition Information

Gift of Martha Fondren Spisso and David Spisso on Octover 21, 2008.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Trevor Hailey papers provide a snapshot of the life of one of San Francisco’s iconic residents, the unofficial historian of the city’s Castro District. Hailey, born Dorothy Evelyn Fondren, grew up in Mississipi, joined the Navy and, in 1972, was transferred to the Naval Hospital in Oakland, where she worked as a nurse. From 1989-1995, Hailey led her popular “Cruisin’ the Castro” walking tours through her neighborhood, regaling thousands with tales of LGBT history and personal anecdotes. The bulk of the collection contains materials related to the tours, including a scrapbook, fan mail, flyers, notes for the tour, photographs, local and foreign newsclippings and artifacts. There is also personal correspondence, e-mails and photographs; materials related to her career as a Navy nurse, ranging from photographs that date back to at least 1968 to appreciations upon her retirement in 1995; datebooks; an article on “Lesbian San Francisco” by Hailey; and ephemera from LGBT events that she collected over the years. Personal mail has not been separated from fan mail and photos have not been sorted. GSSO Linked Terms: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_000381

Indexing Terms

Lesbians

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