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Federation of Gay Games Records
GLC 27  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Federation of Gay Games Records
    Dates: 1982-1994
    Collection Number: GLC 27
    Creator/Collector: Federation of Gay Games.
    Extent: 60 cubic feet.
    Repository: San Francisco Public Library. James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center
    San Francisco, California 94102
    Abstract: The records document the activities of the Federation of Gay Games which oversees the organization of the Gay Games, a competitive and cultural event.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    Federation of Gay Games Records. San Francisco Public Library. James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by the Federation of Gay Games, 1997.

    Biography/Administrative History

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The records document the activities of the Federation of Gay Games which organizes the Gay Games. While materials on Gay Games I-III is relatively small, the accumulated materials for Gay Games IV is fairly complete. The GGIV series contain everything from operations files to sheet music, photographs to talent entries. Arranged chronologically.

    Indexing Terms

    Gay athletes.
    Lesbian athletes.
    Gays and sports.
    Lesbians and sports.
    Gay Games.
    San Francisco Arts & Athletics Inc.
    Federation of Gay Games--Archives.

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