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Bob Basker papers
1999-55  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Bob Basker papers
    Dates: circa 1947-2000
    Collection Number: 1999-55
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: 4 linear feet (two cartons, one medium oversize box)
    Repository: GLBT Historical Society
    San Francisco, California 94103
    Abstract: Bob Basker (1918-2001) was a civil rights and homophile activist who was active from the 1930s until the 1990s. This collection includes materials from historian James T. Sears regarding book chapters about Basker, news clippings, personalia, subject files, audio tapes, and artifacts.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    Bob Basker papers. GLBT Historical Society

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Bob Basker, 1999-2000.

    Biography/Administrative History

    Bob Basker (1918-2001) was a civil rights and homophile activist who was active from the 1930s until the 1990s. He was a founder of Mattachine Midwest in Chicago, and also organized homophile activists in Florida.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection includes materials from historian James T. Sears regarding book chapters about Basker, news clippings, personalia, subject files, audio tapes, and artifacts. The artifacts include t-shirts, buttons, a Kennedy armband, and a vest, pin, and hat from the Alexander Hamilton Post of the American Legion. Also included are records from the Alexander Hamilton Post and photographs of Basker with various other activists.

    Indexing Terms

    Homophile movement
    Gay men

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