Bob Basker papers

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GLBT Historical Society
989 Market Street, Lower Level
San Francisco, California 94103
(415) 777-5455
reference@glbthistory.org
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2019


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