The collection contains the notebooks, diaries, journals, poems and short fiction of Gary Fisher, a gay African American man.
It also includes the transcripts and excerpts used for
Gary in Your Pocket, edited by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick.
Gary Fisher was a gay African American man who enjoyed writing and drawing and was a dedicated diarist. He was born on June
19, 1961 in Bristol, Pennsylvania. Fisher attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1979-1983 and studied
English and creative writing. He died of AIDS at the age of 32 on February 22, 1994. After his death, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
edited portions of his journals, poems and stories in order to publish
Gary in Your Pocket. Sedwick includes a full biography of Fisher at the end of
Gary in Your Pocket.
(3.5 cubic feet)
Copyright and literary rights retained by the Gary Fisher estate. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts
must be submitted in writing to Hal Sedgwick.
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.