Joah Lowe collection

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GLBT Historical Society
989 Market Street, Lower Level
San Francisco, California 94103
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Joah Lowe collection
Dates: circa 1982-1986
Collection Number: 2019-77
Extent: 3 linear feet (1 carton, 1 half manuscript box, 1 painting)
Repository: GLBT Historical Society
San Francisco, California 94103
Abstract: Joah Lowe was a gay San Francisco-based choreographer, dancer, and healer. The collection includes theater, performance and dance ephemera, performance and dance production notes, and related art and artifacts.
Language of Material: English


Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright owned by the donor has been transferred to the GLBT Historical Society. Certain material may remain copyrighted to the creator. All requests for reproductions and/or permission to publish or quote from material must be submitted in writing to the GLBT Historical Society Archivist.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item]. Joah Lowe collection. Collection Number: 2019-77. GLBT Historical Society

Acquisition Information

Gift of Nancy Halloran, September 2019.

Scope and Content of Collection

Joah Lowe was a gay San Francisco-based choreographer, dancer, and healer. He died in 1988 from AIDS. The collection includes material collected by Charlie Halloran, a dancer who worked with Lowe. Halloran died in 1993 from AIDS. The collection includes: theater, performance and dance ephemera, including flyers, magazines, and programs, with material related to Joah Lowe dance and lessons in the art of flying, Christopher Beck and Company, Theatre Rhinoceros, Cal Performances, and others; a costume sketch by Charlie Halloran; performance and dance production notes, including material for Fire in the Lake; a T-shirt picturing Joah Lowe; a portrait painting of Joah Lowe by Bill Samios; a small amount of correspondence; newspaper clippings related to Joah Lowe; and an oversized “death mask” (in the shape of a skull/face) used in a dance by Joah Lowe. GSSO linked terms:;;;

Indexing Terms

Gay men
AIDS (disease)
Lowe, Joah
Halloran, Charlie