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Badlands Through the Ages Photograph Album
GLC 189  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Badlands Through the Ages Photograph Album
    Dates: 1974-1999
    Collection Number: GLC 189
    Creator/Collector: Badlands (San Francisco, Calif.)
    Extent: 1 scrapbook (in 1 oversized box), 29 loose photographs.
    Repository: San Francisco Public Library. James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center
    San Francisco, California 94102
    Abstract: The scrapbook contains photographs of events, theme parties, costumes, and drag at Badlands, a gay bar in San Francisco. The final page is dedicated to manager Frank McGrady's retirement in 1999.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center Photo Desk hours.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.

    Preferred Citation

    Badlands Through the Ages Photograph Album. San Francisco Public Library. James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center

    Acquisition Information

    Provenance unknown. Probably donated by Frank McGrady, 1999.

    Biography/Administrative History

    The bar Watergate West opened at 4121 18th Street in San Francisco in 1973. It retained the Watergate name in 1974. But then changed it to Badlands in 1975. The bar was sold to Les Natali in 1999.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The scrapbook contains photographs of events, theme parties, costumes, and drag at Badlands, a gay bar in San Francisco. The final page is dedicated to manager Frank McGrady's retirement in 1999.

    Indexing Terms

    Bars (Drinking establishments)--California--San Francisco--Photographs.
    Gay men--California--San Francisco--Photographs
    McGrady, Frank.
    Badlands (San Francisco, Calif.)--Photographs.