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Richmond Young papers
1995-06  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Richmond Young papers
    Dates: 1957-1995
    Collection Number: 1995-06
    Creator/Collector: Young, Richmond
    Extent: 7 cartons, 1 box, 2 oversize folders (8 linear feet)
    Repository: GLBT Historical Society
    San Francisco, California 94103
    Abstract: 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.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    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).

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. Richmond Young papers. Collection Number: 1995-06. GLBT Historical Society

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Peter Geiger in May 1995.

    Biography/Administrative History

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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. Starting in 1968, when he served as Northern California coordinator for the Eugene McCarthy for President campaign, Young worked on behalf of gay, lesbian and Democratic candidates on the local, state and national level. The collection includes correspondence; diaries; materials related to Democratic Party politics, local, statewide and national elections; materials related to Young’s student activism; subject files; and biographical materials. The collection includes one box of material relating to the Council on Religion and the Homosexual. Most of the original folder titles and order were maintained. GSSO Linked Terms: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_000521; http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_003201; http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_000374

    Indexing Terms

    AIDS (disease)
    Politics and elections
    Gay men

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