The records document the activities of the Federation of Gay Games which oversees the organization of the Gay Games, a competitive
and cultural event.
Dr. Tom Waddell with the San Francisco Arts and Athletics organization conceived of and produced the first Gay Games in San
Francisco in 1982. The Gay Games is a competitive and cultural event that occurs every four years. SFAA later evolved into
the Federation of Gay Games which continues to oversee the organization of the Games.
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk
hours. Advance notice required: due to off-site storage, the library needs 24 hours to fulfill patron requests. Gay Games
IV Registration, Housing and Sports files are closed to research until 2047. Finding aid is undergoing revision; please contact
Hormel Center Archivist for more information.