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Dennis Richards papers
2005-27  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Dennis Richards papers
    Dates: 1991-2005
    Collection Number: 2005-27
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: 2 manuscript boxes
    Repository: GLBT Historical Society
    San Francisco, California 94103
    Abstract: The Dennis Richards papers contain materials related to his work as a neighborhood activist and preservationist. Richards was president of the Friends of 1800, a group of preservationists who successfully fought to save the Fallon Building, which was slated to be demolished to build the LGBT Community Center. The bulk of the collection contains materials related to that fight, including administrative records, board meeting minutes, correspondence, directories, e-mails, financial records, flyers and other ephemera, materials about the Fallon Building, newsclippings, preservation reports and materials from the LGBT Community Center, such as a grand opening program and a Naming Opportunities packet.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Mailing lists and other records holding the names, addresses, and/or phone numbers of individuals will be restricted for 20 years.

    Preferred Citation

    Dennis Richards papers. GLBT Historical Society

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Dennis Richards on February 5, 2005.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Dennis Richards papers contain materials related to his work as a neighborhood activist and preservationist. Richards was president of the Friends of 1800, a group of preservationists who successfully fought to save the Fallon Building, which was slated to be demolished to build the LGBT Community Center. The bulk of the collection contains materials related to that fight, including administrative records, board meeting minutes, correspondence, directories, e-mails, financial records, flyers and other ephemera, materials about the Fallon Building, newsclippings, preservation reports and materials from the LGBT Community Center, such as a grand opening program and a Naming Opportunities packet. Richards was also President of the Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Association, and there are newsclippings and additional materials related to other neighborhood preservation projects. The bulk of the materials are from 1997 to 2001, but the collection also includes two ACT UP t-shirts, circa 1991. T-shirts are in Box 2. The Thomas Mayer papers (1998-40) also have materials related to the Friends of 1800.

    Indexing Terms

    Gay men
    Historic preservation