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Matthew Brown papers
2001-23  
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Description
Matthew Brown, a longtime employee of the Community Thrift Store, was active in San Francisco gay life from 1963. This collection contains leather vests, hundreds of buttons (related to Febes, The San Franciscans, Cheaters motorcycle club, SF GDI motorcycle club, California motorcycle club, Imperial Court, Warlocks motorcycle club, Knights motorcycle club, Barbary Coasters motorcycle club, bars, and miscellaneous events and sayings), a banner, programs and papers documenting his participation in the Barbary Coasters and other motorcycle clubs, the Imperial Court, the Beaux Arts Ball, South of Market and Polk Street bars and other activities.
Background
Matthew Brown, a longtime employee of the Community Thrift Store, was active in San Francisco gay life from 1963. As a member of the Imperial Court, he was the 14th Emperor of San Francisco.
Extent
One carton, one large oversize box, one extra-large oversize box, two non-archival boxes of unknown size
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Availability
Collection is open for research.