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
http://www.glbthistory.org/
2020


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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