The Richmond Young papers document the political activism of civic leader Richmond Young (1952-1995). Young was a longtime
San Francisco political and AIDS activist.
Richmond Young was born in San Francisco and raised and educated in Marin County. He was active in both local gay and lesbian
politics and Democratic politics on the local and state levels. In 1968 Young served as Northern California coordinator for
the Eugene McCarthy for President campaign. He was a member of President Clinton's San Francisco Steering Committee and a
delegate to the California Democratic Council. He was active in the California Democratic Party, the Alice B. Toklas and
Stonewall Democratic Clubs in San Francisco and Dignity, a lay movement of LGBT Catholics. Young died of complications due
to AIDS in 1995 on his 43rd birthday.
7 cartons, 1 box, 2 oversize folders (8 linear feet)
Collection is open for research. Finding Aid created by Juliet Demeter, September 2014. Funding for processing this collection
was provided by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).