Roberto Jesus Vargas diaries

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Roberto Jesus Vargas diaries
Dates: 1978-1996
Collection Number: 2008-45
Creator/Collector:
Extent: 1 manuscript box
Repository: GLBT Historical Society
San Francisco, California 94103
Abstract: This collection contains 10 diaries documenting the life of Roberto Jesus Vargas from 1978 to 1996. Vargas was a community and AIDS activist in Sonoma County and a columnist for "We the People." Born in Cuba in 1954, Vargas was sent to live in Florida in 1960 and was raised by his aunt and her female partner. He was a longtime Bay Area resident, having lived in San Francisco, Marin and Santa Rosa. Vargas died in 1997. There are also some miscellaneous writings and biographical material.
Language of Material: English

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Roberto Jesus Vargas diaries. GLBT Historical Society

Acquisition Information

Gift of Rane R. Richardson on February 11, 2008.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection contains 10 diaries documenting the life of Roberto Jesus Vargas from 1978 to 1996. Vargas was a community and AIDS activist in Sonoma County and a columnist for "We the People." Born in Cuba in 1954, Vargas was sent to live in Florida in 1960 and was raised by his aunt and her female partner. He was a longtime Bay Area resident, having lived in San Francisco, Marin and Santa Rosa. Vargas died in 1997. There are also some miscellaneous writings and biographical material. GSSO Linked Terms: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_000374; http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_000521; http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_007641; http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_008497

Indexing Terms

Gay men
AIDS (disease)
Latinx people
Journalism
Latinos