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Francine Logandice collection
2002-04  
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Description
Francine Logandice was a transgender entrepreneur who owned a resort on the Russian River and a number of successful bars in San Francisco – the 222 Club on Hyde, the Black Rose, The Depot in the Outer Mission, Francine’s, Elaine’s, Déjà Vu and Café San Marcos. The collection contains correspondence, books, book lists, notes, and research related to Logandice's passion project, the Bibliography of Impersonation, Transvestism and Transexualism.
Background
Francine Logandice was an entrepreneur who owned a resort on the Russian River and a number of successful bars in San Francisco – the 222 Club on Hyde, the Black Rose, The Depot in the Outer Mission, Francine’s, Elaine’s, Déjà Vu and Café San Marcos. Logandice was born in New Jersey in 1928, joined the merchant marine at age 14 during World War II, and relocated to California in the mid-1960s before gender transitioning in 1969. Logandice was a prolific collector of transgender-related materials, compiling them into a document she called the Bibliography of Impersonation, Transvestism and Transexualism. She also wrote about and lectured on the topic of transgender identity.
Extent
5 cartons, 59 boxes, 1 oversize box, 2 oversize folders (29.9 linear feet)
Restrictions
Availability
Collection is open for research, with the exception of Logandice’s rolodexes, which are restricted until January 1, 2022. Funding for processing this collection was provided by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).