Larry Berner collection

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GLBT Historical Society
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San Francisco, California 94103
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2021


Descriptive Summary

Title: Larry Berner collection
Dates: circa 1978-1995
Collection Number: 2016-02
Creator/Collector:
Extent: 1 carton
Repository: GLBT Historical Society
San Francisco, California 94103
Abstract: Collection contains materials relating to the life and work of Larry Berner, an openly gay school teacher in Healdsburg, California who was a leader in the fight against the Briggs Initiative in 1978. Lerner also served as Co-chair of the Gay Freedom Day celebration in 1978. He died in Tokyo, Japan from AIDS complications in 1995.
Language of Material: English

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Larry Berner collection. GLBT Historical Society

Acquisition Information

Gift of Rodger Brooks.

Scope and Content of Collection

Collection contains materials relating to the life and work of Larry Berner, an openly gay school teacher in Healdsburg, California who was a leader in the fight against the Briggs Initiative in 1978. Lerner also served as Co-chair of the Gay Freedom Day celebration in 1978. He died in Tokyo, Japan from AIDS complications in 1995. Materials in this collection include a scrapbook of articles and clippings relating to Berner’s efforts as a political activist, a photograph of Berner, T-shirt reading “Ask a Healdsburg Parent - No on 6”, and a 1978 Gay Freedom Day button. GSSO linked terms: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_000374; http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_001021; http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCIT_C16529; http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_003201

Indexing Terms

Gay men
Pride parades
Education
Politics and elections