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Harry Britt Papers
GLC 154  
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Description
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).
Background
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 He reintroduced domestic partnership legislation in 1989 which was signed by Mayor Agnos but repealed by a ballot initiative.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.
Extent
23 cubic feet (23 boxes), 2 oversized flat boxes
Restrictions
Copyright retained by Harry Britt.
Availability
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours. It is unprocessed; please consult inventory to request boxes.