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San Francisco FrontRunners collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: San Francisco FrontRunners collection
    Dates: 1979-2017
    Collection Number: 2017-23
    Extent: 12 linear feet (7 cartons, 1 oversized box)
    Online items available
    Repository: GLBT Historical Society
    San Francisco, California 94103
    Abstract: Material related to San Francisco FrontRunners, an LGBTQ+ running and walking club.
    Language of Material: English


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright to material has been transferred to the GLBT Historical Society. All requests for reproductions and/or permission to publish or quote from material must be submitted in writing to the GLBT Historical Society Archivist.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. San Francisco FrontRunners collection. Collection Number: 2017-23. GLBT Historical Society

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was donated to the GLBT Historical Society in 2017 by Bob Callori.

    Biography/Administrative History

    San Francisco FrontRunners is an LGBTQ+ running and walking club. The organization traces its roots to Lavender U founded in 1973. The first run took place in 1974 in Golden Gate Park. It has since evolved into a worldwide confederation of social and athletic clubs. Member Bob Callori has written an extensive history of the organization that is available online at www.sffr.org/history. A narrative timeline and digitized primary sources are included on the site.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Material related to San Francisco FrontRunners, an LGBTQ+ running and walking club. The collection includes ephemera, banners, artifacts, such as T-shirts, hats, drag costumes, shoes, and others items, photographs, publications, including FrontRunners Newsletter and Footprints newsletter, administrative and member records, and written histories of the organization. Some computer media and audiovisual material also included. Alternative name: Front Runners GSSO Linked Terms: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_008529

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