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Washington (Sir Lawrence) Papers on Carnaval San Francisco
SFH 562  
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Description
Sir Lawrence Washington, was a conceptual artist, community activist, consultant and participant in the first Carnaval street parade in 1979. He led the parade wearing his signature Grand Marshall sequined costume. Sir became one of the six organizers to form the Carnaval San Francisco Coordinating Committee in 1979 and helped organize the 1980 parade and festival in Dolores Park. He continued to be involved as the leader of a major performing contingent in the parade, and also promoted and supported the event through 1983.
Background
SIR LAWRENCE WASHINGTON: Sir Lawrence Washington, "Sir", a San Francisco native, was a conceptual artist, community activist, consultant and participant in the first Carnaval street parade in Precita Park, 1979. He led the parade wearing his signature Grand Marshall sequined costume.
Extent
1 small pamphlet box (.25 Cubic Feet)
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist.
Availability
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance.