Richard Roesener photographs

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

Descriptive Summary

Title: Richard Roesener photographs
Dates: 1974-1982
Collection Number: 1995-19
Extent: 3 boxes, 1 oversize box (2 linear feet)
Repository: GLBT Historical Society
San Francisco, California 94103
Abstract: Black and white and color photographs of LGBT events in San Francisco. Includes erotica.
Language of Material: English


Collection is open for research. Funding for processing this collection was provided by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

Richard Roesener photographs. GLBT Historical Society

Acquisition Information

Date and method of acquisition unknown.

Biography/Administrative History

Richard Roesener was born and raised in Kokomo, Indiana. He moved to San Francisco in 1977 from Chicago, where he was chief scientific illustrator at the Field Museum of Natural History. He was a lead twirler for the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Marching Band and Twirling Corps for several years before he died in 1985.

Scope and Content of Collection

Black and white and color photographs include images of nudes, human-animal studies, Gay Games I, the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Marching Band and Twirling Corps, S.F. Pride marches, cowboys, erotica. Also includes a small number of line drawings and watercolors.

Indexing Terms

Pride parades