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Philip Turner papers
2001-19  
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Description
Philip Turner (1951-2001), was a prominent figure in San Francisco’s leather community. He owned Daddy's bar in the Castro, was a longtime fundraiser for AIDS and other charities, and served on the boards of many organizations. The bulk of the collection consists of 30 volumes of “The Adventures of Philip and Greg,” scrapbooks that document Turner’s life and world travels with his partner of 12 years, Greg Pennington.
Background
Philip Turner (1951-2001), was a prominent figure in San Francisco’s leather community. He owned Daddy's bar in the Castro, was a longtime fundraiser for AIDS and other charities, and served on the boards of many organizations, including the AIDS Emergency Fund, the GLBT Historical Society, and the Inter Club Fund. Turner held the titles of Leather Prince to the Ruby Empress and San Francisco Leather Daddy XI. He also created and or produced many popular events, including the Leather Extravaganza event and the first Mr. Hairy Chest contest.
Extent
14 linear feet (nine cartons, one manuscript box, one large oversize box)
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Availability
Collection is open for research.