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San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee records
2019-78  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • 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: San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee records
    Dates: 1979-2019
    Collection Number: 2019-78
    Creator/Collector: San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee
    Extent: 20 linear feet (15 cartons, one extra-large oversized box)
    Repository: GLBT Historical Society
    San Francisco, California 94103
    Abstract: The San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee is the organizing body of San Francisco’s Pride parade and festival, which has run each year in various forms since 1970. The collection largely consists of ephemera, photographs, and video from parades between 1995 and 2019, although each of the years 1979-1994 is represented.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright to material has not been transferred to the GLBT Historical Society. All requests for reproductions and/or permission to publish or quote from material must be submitted in writing to the GLBT Historical Society Archivist. Permission for reproductions and/or permission to publish or quote from material is given on behalf of the GLBT Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee records. GLBT Historical Society

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was donated to the GLBT Historical Society by Fred Lopez, Interim Executive Director of San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee, in September 2019.

    Biography/Administrative History

    The San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee is the organizing body of San Francisco’s Pride parade and festival, which has run each year in various forms since 1970. Successively known as the Gay-In, Christopher Street West, Gay Freedom Day, and the International Lesbian & Gay Freedom Day Parade, it assumed its current name in 1995 and now attracts more than one million spectators each year.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection largely consists of ephemera, photographs, and video from parades between 1995 and 2019, although each of the years 1979-1994 is represented. Ephemera include programs, magazines, pocket-sized Pride Guides, posters, buttons, pins, t-shirts, ribbons celebrating winning contingents and Grand Marshals, news clippings, and similar items. Of particular interest are 2010 parade materials rendered in braille. The audiovisual materials include photographs and video in a number of formats, including prints, slides, digital photos and videos on CD, and Super-8. For the later years of the collection, organizational materials are also fairly well represented, including meeting agendas, board packets, and manuals.

    Indexing Terms

    Pride parades
    Gay men
    Lesbians
    Transgender people
    Bisexual people

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