Robert Ben Nofsinger (July 11, 1963-January 19, 1993) was a San Francisco-based music composer, pianist, singer, Chinese language
teacher, and gay man. He died of AIDS in 1993. He was active in the Society of Gay and Lesbian Composers (SGLC). The collection
includes original musical compositions, lyrics, and sheet music by Nofsinger, audiocassette tape recordings of his music and
concerts, including the song “The Shivering Tree” and the SGLC Summer Showcase 1993, and programs and other material related
to the Society of Gay and Lesbian Composers and various church performances.