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Bob Basker papers
1999-55  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Bob Basker papers
    Dates: circa 1947-2000
    Collection Number: 1999-55
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: 3.2 linear feet
    Repository: GLBT Historical Society
    San Francisco, California 94103
    Abstract: This collection contains materials relating to the numerous political activities of Bob Basker, a leader in movements for social change since the 1930s. Basker, born in New York City, was a founder of Mattachine Midwest in Chicago and other homophile and gay liberation organizations in Florida.
    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection contains materials relating to the numerous political activities of Bob Basker, a leader in movements for social change since the 1930s. Basker, born in New York City, was a founder of Mattachine Midwest in Chicago and other homophile and gay liberation organizations in Florida. The collection includes records from the Alexander Hamilton Post of the American Legion -- the only post whose membership is primarily gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender-- and photographs of Basker with civil rights and gay rights activists, including Paul Robeson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Del Martin, Milton Marks and Willie Brown. There are also materials from historian James T. Sears regarding book chapters about Basker, newsclippings, personalia, subject files, audiotapes and artifacts, including t-shirts, buttons a Kennedy armband and a vest, pin and hat from the Alexander Hamilton Post.

    Indexing Terms

    Homophile Movement
    Military/Veterans
    Civil Rights