Dennis Richards papers

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GLBT Historical Society
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San Francisco, California 94103
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2020


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