San Francisco FrontRunners collection

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GLBT Historical Society
989 Market Street, Lower Level
San Francisco, California 94103
(415) 777-5455

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 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:

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