D. E. Bertelson papers

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

Title: D. E. Bertelson papers
Dates: circa 1969-1975
Collection Number: 2000-01
Extent: .1 linear feet
Repository: GLBT Historical Society
San Francisco, California 94103
Abstract: This collection consists of a range of materials related to Gay Liberation in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Language of Material: English


Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

D. E. Bertelson papers. GLBT Historical Society

Acquisition Information

Gift of D.E. Bertelson on January 22, 2000.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection consists of a range of materials related to Gay Liberation in the San Francisco Bay Area. These include essays about homosexuality and mental health and homosexuality and religion; the essay "God and My Gay Soul," by Nicholas Benton, published by the Committee of Concern for Homosexuals in 1970; flyers for various gay groups and services; a 1972 letter from Dorr Legg, Director of the Institute of Homophile Studies, to David E. (D.E.) Bertelson, critiquing a paper he wrote in the History Department at UC Berkeley on Gay Liberation and pointing out the antecedents of the movement; manifestos and communiques from the gay liberation movement; a copy of "Refugees from America: A Gay Manifesto" by Carl Whitman, published by the Council on Religion and the Homosexual in 1970; a copy of "On the Development of a Purple Fist," by Judy Grahn, 1969; materials from the San Francisco Mental Health Association's Task Force on Homosexuality; materials from the Bay Area Regional Conference of the Revolutionary People's Constitutional Convention; newsclippings; a copy of "One Magazine celebrating 20 years of gay liberation" (Jan/Feb. 1972); a copy of the poem "A Day for a Lay" by W.H. Auden; and an untitled gay liberation zine. GSSO linked terms: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_000374

Indexing Terms

Gay men