The papers contain correspondence, subject / issue files, press coverage and clippings, budgets, campaign materials, photographs,
and other ephemera of Harry Britt, a political activist and a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors (1979-1993).
Harry Britt (born June 8, 1938) is a political activist and former member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Openly
gay, he was appointed to complete the term of slain supervisor Harvey Milk, and ran for a seat on the board for many years
after. Britt served from January 1979 until January 1993. He introduced domestic partnership legislation in 1982 which was
passed by the Board but vetoed by Mayor Feinstein. He reintroduced domestic partnership legislation in 1989 which was signed
by Mayor Agnos but repealed by a ballot initiative. Britt authored a modified initiative, Proposition K, for the legislation
which the voters did pass.
23 cubic feet (23 boxes), 2 oversized flat boxes
Copyright retained by Harry Britt.
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