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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Erik Nielsen papers
    Dates: 1970-1992
    Collection Number: 1992-14
    Extent: 2 linear feet
    Repository: GLBT Historical Society
    San Francisco, California 94103
    Abstract: The Erik Nielsen papers contain materials related to his career as a party producer in the 1970s and 1980s.
    Language of Material: English


    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. Erik Nielsen papers. Collection Number: 1992-14. GLBT Historical Society

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Erik Nielsen papers contain materials related to his career as a party producer in the 1970s and 1980s. Nielsen (1952-1992) moved to San Francisco in the early 1970s and later in the decade worked in Artist Management with Fantasy Records, where he represented Sylvester, Two Tons O' Fun, Patrick Cowley, Jeanie Tracy, Martha Reeves and Fever. In 1982 he started his own production company, Spectrum Productions, and was involved with or produced the Galleria parties, several Cable Car Awards shows, "Men Behind Bars IV," Gay Games I and II and numerous events at the Trocadero Transfer. The collection includes a wide variety of materials documenting parties he produced and artists he represented, including autographed photographs and personal snapshots; financial records; event binders from several Spectrum Productions; flyers, programs and other promotional materials; correspondence, clippings; and artists’ publicity files. There is also some personalia, including materials related to an attempted assault on Nielsen and his friend Richard MacIntyre in the Castro that was broken up by whistle-blowing gays, and a scrapbook of obituaries of friends who died of AIDS. GSSO Linked Terms: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_008517; http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_008529; http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_004300; http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_000374

    Indexing Terms

    Gay men

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