Ben Gardiner papers

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GLBT Historical Society
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San Francisco, California 94103
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2020


Descriptive Summary

Title: Ben Gardiner papers
Dates: circa 1950-1980
Collection Number: 2006-10
Creator/Collector: Gardiner, Benjamin
Extent: 19 linear feet
Repository: GLBT Historical Society
San Francisco, California 94103
Abstract: This collection contains personal papers, ephemera, news clippings and photographs related to the life of community activist and Radical Faerie, Benjamin Gardiner. Gardiner (1921-2010) was active in the LGBT and recovery communities. He was one of the founders of the Stonewall Gay Democratic Club, and the collection includes records from the organization, circa 1979-1981. There is also a bullhorn, a faerie robe that lights up and audiotapes. The collection is currently unprocessed.
Language of Material: English

Access

Collection is open for research. Mailing lists and other records holding the names, addresses, and/or phone numbers of individuals will be restricted for 20 years.

Preferred Citation

Ben Gardiner papers. GLBT Historical Society

Acquisition Information

Gift of Ben Gardiner on June 10, 2006. Gift of Paul Boneberg on August 10, 2012.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection contains personal papers, ephemera, news clippings and photographs related to the life of community activist and Radical Faerie, Benjamin Gardiner. Gardiner (1921-2010) was active in the LGBT and recovery communities. He was one of the founders of the Stonewall Gay Democratic Club, and the collection includes records from the organization, circa 1979-1981. There is also a bullhorn, a faerie robe that lights up and audiotapes. The collection is currently unprocessed.

Indexing Terms

Politics and elections
Gay men
Stonewall Gay Democratic Club
Radical Faeries