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Will Roscoe and Bradley Rose Papers
GLC 179  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Will Roscoe and Bradley Rose Papers
    Dates: 1894-2009 (bulk 1975-2000)
    Collection Number: GLC 179
    Creator/Collector: Roscoe, Will. Rose, Bradley.
    Extent: 6 cartons, 4 boxes of various sizes, 1 oversized folder, and 1 tube (9 cubic feet)
    Repository: San Francisco Public Library. James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center
    San Francisco, California 94102
    Abstract: The Papers contain the research material and drafts for Will Roscoe's book "The Zuni Man-Woman" and "Changing Ones: third and fourth gender in Native North America," research on Crow and Navajo two-spirit people, Indian Rights Association materials, (1894-1924), some writings by Bradley Rose, Radical Fairy materials, audiovisual materials with interviews, slide shows, photographs, and digital files.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research during San Francisco History Center hours.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright for Will Roscoe and Bradley Rose retained by Will Roscoe.

    Preferred Citation

    Will Roscoe and Bradley Rose Papers. San Francisco Public Library. James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by Will Roscoe on November 23, 2013.

    Biography/Administrative History

    Will Roscoe is an activist, scholar, and author based in San Francisco, California. He was born on February 8, 1955 and grew up in Missoula, Montana. He is the author of "The Zuni Man-Woman" (1991) and "Changing Ones: third and fourth gender in Native North America" (1998). Both books deal with two-spirit people in Native American culture. Roscoe has also been involved in the Radical Fairies and Nomenus next hit organizations. Roscoe edited several books including "Radically Gay" with writings by Harry Hay. Bradley Rose was Roscoe's partner of 16 years. Rose was also a member of the Radical Fairies, and a founding director of previous hit Nomenus . He published "Radical Fairy's Seedbed," among other works, and the journal "Vortex" (1980-1981) with Roscoe. Rose passed away from AIDS on June 11, 1996; he was 38.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Papers contain the research material and drafts for Will Roscoe's books "The Zuni Man-Woman" and "Changing Ones: third and fourth gender in Native North America," research on Crow and Navajo two-spirit people, Indian Rights Association materials (1894-1924), Radical Fairy materials, a draft of Roscoe's book "Radically Gay" about Harry Hay, and audiovisual materials with interviews, slide shows, photographs, and digital files. The majority of the collection is research related to Native American two-spirit people. The research materials are primarily made up of photocopies and originals of published documents from as early as 1880. In addition there are copies of "Radical Fairy Seedbeds" by Bradley Rose, a memorial publication for Rose, and Breitenbush Canons and "Faeries: Who Are We?" prepared by Rose. There are also other writings by Roscoe including chapbooks, unpublished manuscripts, articles, and books Roscoe edited.

    Indexing Terms

    Zuni Indians--Social life and customs.
    Zuni Indians--Sexual behavior.
    Sex role and Native Americans.
    Two-spirit people.
    Hay, Harry.

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