The collection documents the life and work of Randy Shilts. These documents include drafts, research and interview notes for
his writing, correspondence, journals, clippings, photographs, VHS videos, and audiotapes. Half of the collection consists
of newspaper and magazine clippings documenting GLBT and AIDS coverage by the major print media. This portion of the collection
spans 20 years and contains a wealth of references to the gay and lesbian issues of the time.
Randy Shilts was a gay San Francisco journalist and author. He wrote for the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper and authored
the books: And the Band Played On, about the AIDS epidemic; The Mayor of Castro Street, about Harvey Milk; and Conduct Unbecoming,
about gays in the military.
Copyright retained by the Randy Shilts estate.
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk
hours. Finding aid is undergoing revision; please contact Hormel Center Archivist for more information.