Inventory of the Drag Performance and Cross-Dressing Resources Collection SPC.2021.031

Karen Clemons
California State University Dominguez Hills, Gerth Archives and Special Collections
University Library South -5039 (Fifth Floor)
1000 E. Victoria St.
Carson, CA 90747

Contributing Institution: California State University Dominguez Hills, Gerth Archives and Special Collections
Title: Drag Performance and Cross-Dressing Resources Collection
Identifier/Call Number: SPC.2021.031
Physical Description: 1 box (29 items)
Date (inclusive): 1972, 1973, 1980, 1981, 1990, 1993-1997, 2000-2005
Language of Material: English .

Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Preferred Citation

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains event flyers, programs, postcards, and ticket stubs mostly related to drag performance events, as well as a few flyers regarding cross-dressing support services. Included is material related to San Francisco's Imperial Court and founder, Jose Sarria- Empress I; Shirley Empress de San Francisco III; Collette LeGrande, Countess of San Francisco; Cockatielia for Empress; Angelina Josephina Manicotti for Grand Duchess; and others; as well as two postcards and a flyer related to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc.; and material for other events.

Related Materials

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Drag queens
Drag performance
San Francisco (Calif.)

box 1, folder 2

San Francisco Imperial Court 1993, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, undated

Scope and Contents

memorial celebration program honoring the late emperor Joshua Norton (1993); Collette LeGrande [leaflet] (2002); Carlotta, The Golden Mermaid, Candidate for the 2001 Royal grand Duchess for the Council of Grand Dukes and Grand Duchess [leaflet]; Victoria Secret for Empress (2005); "Gay Dollar" leaflet to commemorate the Fortieth Anniversary of San Francisco's Imperial Court (2005); Empress de San Francisco III Shirley [card] (undated); Vote Cockatielia for Empress of San Francisco (1996); "Vote Today! Angelina Josephina Manicotti, Grand Duchess 2000"; China Silk for Empress, Campaign Kick-Off! (2004).
box 1, folder 2

Postcards 1980-1981, undated

Scope and Contents

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (two postcards); Finochhio's House of Fabulous Female Impersonators (one postcard)
box 1, folder 2

Ticket Stubs 1972, 1973, undated

Scope and Contents

Queen of Hearts Ball (1972); The 1st Annual Miss Gay San Francisco and Ms. Gay San Francisco (1973); Camptown Ladies, Kimo's Penthouse Showroom (undated)
box 1, folder 2

Event Flyers 1994-1997; 2004; undated

Scope and Contents

"Burning Woman, Flaming Queen", Dragstrip DNA Lounge (1996?); Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc. sixteenth anniversary event (1995); "I'd Rather Be a Broad", Strand Theatre (undated); Heklina presents a Trannyshack! Blondie Tribute Night (undated); "Taco Chick and Salsa Girl on the Menu to Save the World", A Kurt Koehler Film. San Francisco International Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender Film Festival (2005); "Jesus Rocks, Squeeze Box!" (undated); "Wigstock, the Party" (1995); "Dragstrip" (undated); "A Night on Broadway", Ducal Ball 2004; "Psychic Drag Queens Live on the Net!" (1997); "Liquid Eyeliner, An Exposition of Beauty Mainlined", reception (1990); Mrs. Trauma Flintstone, The Queen of Caffeine, Miss Uranus 94 (1994?)
box 1, folder 2

Cross-Dressing Resources undated

Scope and Contents

"Crossdressing Perfection", cross-dressing coach (undated) [flyer]; "Adam to Eve transformations", San Francisco's Best Crossdressing Service (undated) [flyer]