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Finding aid to the Dorrwin Jones papers. 1953-2000 GLC 133
GLC 133  
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The collection documents the personal and professional interests of Dorrwin "Dorr" Jones, a prominent gay-rights activist and founding director of San Francisco's Meals on Wheels program. The bulk of the collection contains material from the organizations where Jones worked or served as a Board Member, as well as a variety of material covering the early Gay Rights movement and social services for senior citizens in San Francisco. Of note are the materials on the San Francisco Foundation for Aged Colored Persons (SFFACP), Meals on Wheels (MOW), and the Rudolf Schaeffer School of Design.
Dorrwin Buck Jones (Dorr Jones), pioneer of the gay rights movement and gerontologist, was born Feb. 23, 1934, in Bronson, Michigan, the youngest of three children. After graduating from Albion College in Michigan, he lived in New York City in the 1950s, where he served as president of the New York chapter of the Mattachine Society, an early gay-rights organization.
12 cartons, 1 manuscript box, 2 oversized flat boxes, and 3 oversized folders (17 Cubic Feet)
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance.