Consists of ephemera collected from businesses owned, operated or frequented by members of the LGBT community located in San
Francisco and the greater Bay Area. Businesses in Russian River, San Jose, Sacramento, Berkeley and Oakland are also represented.
Types of businesses include: bars and clubs; cabarets, performance venues and theaters; restaurants; bookstores and publishers;
newspapers and magazines; art galleries; clothing and retail stores; BDSM (bondage) and sex toy shops; video stores and movie
theaters; pot clubs and marijuana dispensaries; hotels and inns, and other travel or tourism related businesses. Also includes
national corporations marketing to the LGBT community. The bulk of the material dates from the 1970s through the 1990s. While
most of the material is intended for business related purposes, it is also reflective of LGBT community building and activism,
and its literary, art, music and entertainment scenes. Types of ephemera include: advertisements, event announcements, benefit
and show fliers, postcards, invitations, theatrical playbills, brochures, direct mail, sales catalogs, menus, napkins, tickets,
letterheads, business cards, and some internal business communications and financial records.
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Managing
Archivist, GLBT Historical Society. Consent is given on behalf of the GLBT Historical Society as the owner of the physical
items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the