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Murray Lee Balan papers
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Murray Lee Balan was the co-founder of the Gay Emmaus House of San Francisco in 1969, which had a goal of providing food, shelter, community, social services, and counseling to the LGBTQ community. He also worked to form a gay commune in the Haight Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco and served as the administrative director of the LGBT Center in Long Beach from 1987-1989. This collection includes flyers, photographs, newsletters, and ephemera documenting this work, as well as three audio cassettes of an interview with Morris Knight, and a book, written by Balan titled, Alien Journal.
1.5 linear feet (1 oversize box)
Copyright to material has been transferred to the GLBT Historical Society. All requests for reproductions and/or permission to publish or quote from material must be submitted in writing to the GLBT Historical Society Archivist.
Collection is open for research.