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Richard Roesener photograph collection
1995-19  
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Description
Richard Roesener, who died in 1985, kept this small collection of black and white photographs. Subjects include Gay Games I, the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Marching Band and Twirling Corps, Pride parades, cowboys, nudes, and erotica. The collection also includes a small number of line drawings and watercolors.
Background
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.
Extent
2 linear feet (two manuscript boxes, one half-size manuscript box, one small oversize box)
Restrictions
Availability
Collection is open for research. The erotica in this collection may only be viewed by researchers age eighteen and over and it is made available for educational and research purposes. Funding for processing this collection was provided by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).