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Kirsten Michel Photographs and Videotapes Collection, 1992-2009 GLC 82
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  • Title: Kirsten Michel Photographs and Videotapes Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1992-2009
    Collection Identifier: GLC 82
    Creator: Michel, Kirsten
    Physical Description: 2.25 cartons
    Contributing Institution: James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library
    100 Larkin Street
    San Francisco, CA, 94102
    (415) 557-4400
    Abstract: Michel's photographs and videotapes document San Francisco Bay Area LGBT life and activities from 1992-2009.
    Physical Location: The collection is stored onsite.
    Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.


    The collection is available for use during Photo Desk hours: Tuesdays 1-5 pm; Thursdays 1-5 pm; and Saturdays 10 am-12 noon, 1-5 pm. The videotapes are unavailable at this time pending transfer to digital format.

    Publication Rights

    All photographs copyright Kirsten Michel (ecologyproduction@gmail.com). All use/publication must credit her and include her name and website address.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Kirsten Michel Photographs and Videotapes Collection (GLC 82), Gay and Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library.


    Donated by Kirsten Michel, February 25, 2010.

    Biographical note

    Kirsten Michel is a photographer who has documented LGBT life and events in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is an ecologist, an activist, and has trained as a veterinary assistant. Michel maintains a website of her own (http://kirstenmichel.com/) with links to examples of her work.

    Scope and Contents

    The photographs document many San Francisco and East Bay pride parades and Dyke marches. In addition, there are images from women's weekends in Guerneville, the LAVA awards, International Women's Flag Football, famous lesbians, and the Festival of Babes. There are fewer images of various benefits, a drag king contest, halloween in the Castro, the Brick Hut Cafe's closing, and San Francisco's LGBT Film Festival.


    Arranged into two series: Series 1. Photographs; and, Series 2. Videotapes.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Michel, Kirsten--Pictorial works
    Gay Pride Day
    Gays--California--San Francisco--Social life and customs--20th century.
    Lesbians--California--San Francisco--Social life and customs--20th century.
    Lesbians--Social life and customs--20th century--Photograph collections