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Steve Speier-Chuck Frutchey Papers
GLC 192  
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Description
The collection contains material on AIDS prevention education (1980s-1993), San Francisco politics (1970s-1980s), and Harvey Milk.
Background
Chuck Frutchey (August 12, 1953-April 21, 2000) was born in Farmington, Michigan, and lived in San Francisco. He was best known for his work as an AIDS prevention educator with the STOP AIDS Project, the Coalition for Healthy Sex, and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. His sex-positive approach made safe-sex education fun and informative. Steve Speier, Chuck's partner, is a high school teacher who also volunteered with AIDS education work. Scott Smith (October 21, 1948-February 4, 1995) was one of Chuck's close friends; they lived and worked together. Smith was also one of the executors of the Harvey Milk estate. He inherited the Milk Papers and was the caretaker for the collection until his death.
Extent
3 cartons + 27 mounted posters (in 3 oversized boxes)
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
Availability
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance.