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Guy Duca papers
2001-10  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Guy Duca papers
    Dates: circa 1919-1980
    Collection Number: 2001-10
    Creator/Collector: Duca, Gaetano
    Extent: 1 half manuscript box
    Repository: GLBT Historical Society
    San Francisco, California 94103
    Abstract: The bulk of the collection consists of photographs that document the life and family history of Italian-American hairdresser and entrepreneur, Gaetano "Guy" Duca (1936-1989). Duca was from Philadelphia but lived in San Francisco for 25 years before succumbing to AIDS. He received a general discharge from the US Navy in 1955 for socializing with another sailor who was dishonorably discharged on moral charges.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    Guy Duca papers. GLBT Historical Society

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Trent Dunphy and Robert Mainardi, the Magazine, March 13, 2001.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The bulk of the collection consists of photographs that document the life and family history of Italian-American hairdresser and entrepreneur, Gaetano "Guy" Duca (1936-1989). Duca was from Philadelphia but lived in San Francisco for 25 years before succumbing to AIDS. He received a general discharge from the US Navy in 1955 for socializing with another sailor who was dishonorably discharged on moral charges. Many photographs in the collection document Duca's Navy years. The photos date back to at least 1919 and feature la familia Duca in Italy and Philadelphia, as well as Duca and his friends. There are also memorial cards commemorating the deaths of family members, several postcards and a letter (in Italian), Duca's graduation program, and a biography and obituary of Duca.

    Indexing Terms

    Gay men
    Veterans
    Photography