Guy Duca papers

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2020


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