Orrin Nestos photograph albums

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GLBT Historical Society
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San Francisco, California 94103
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Orrin Nestos photograph albums
Dates: 1937-1955
Collection Number: 1996-26
Extent: 1 oversize box (1 linear foot)
Repository: GLBT Historical Society
San Francisco, California 94103
Abstract: Two photograph albums documenting the life of Orrin Nestos who lived in Hawaii and California.
Language of Material: English


Collection is open for research. Funding for processing this collection was provided by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item]. Orrin Nestos photograph albums. Collection Number: 1996-26. GLBT Historical Society

Acquisition Information

Gift of the San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Musuem in July 1996.

Biography/Administrative History

Orrin R. Nestos was born in Washington on December 21, 1909 and died in San Francisco on July 3, 1970.

Scope and Content of Collection

Two photograph albums documenting the life of Orrin Nestos who lived in Hawaii and California. Little is known of Nestos other than his birth and death dates and his place of residence in the 1940 Census. The first album includes photos of Nestos with friends and family in Honolulu around 1940. The other album is from the late 1940s and early 1950s when he was living in California. There is also one folder of loose photos with several images of female impersonators including a photo of Francis Renault. Nestos died July 3, 1970. GSSO Linked Terms: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_000374; http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_001443

Indexing Terms

Gay men
Photograph albums.