This collection documents the political and professional life of activist Paul D. Hardman. It includes correspondence, research
notes for Hardman’s book "Homoaffectionalism: Male Bonding from Gilgamesh to the Present," materials relating to the Alexander
Hamilton Post of the American Legion, legal papers, and subject files. It also contains some materials from the Pride Foundation
and Hardman’s newspaper, "California Voice."
Paul D. Hardman was a World War II Navy vet and a longtime activist for LGBT veterans. He was born in New York City in 1923.
In 1985 he founded the Alexander Hamilton Post 448 of the American Legion in San Francisco, which was the first predominantly
LGBT post in the nation. He was also one of the founders of the Pride Foundation and the publisher and editor of California
Voice. Hardman died at the age of 72 in San Francisco in 1996.
1 carton, 1 box (1.4 linear feet)
Collection is open for research. Funding for processing this collection was provided by the Council on Library and Information