Patricia (Patti) Rose Roberts was a longtime San Francisco Bay Area resident and civil rights and labor attorney. The papers
document her interest in prison reform, George Jackson and Stephen Bingham, comparable worth and pay equity for women, gay
and lesbian issues in the workplace, and employment discrimination. The collection contains subject files, photographs, books
and magazines, and posters and ephemera.
Patricia (Patti) Rose Roberts was a longtime San Francisco Bay Area resident, an out lesbian, and a civil rights and labor
attorney. She was born in Far Rockaway, Queens, New York, on November 13, 1946. She graduated from Brooklyn College in 1967
and went to the University of California at Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law. She graduated from Boalt in 1970 with a J.D.
degree and a desire to use her legal skills to help those traditionally without representation. That same year, she formed
a collective Oakland household where she and others, including Stephen Bingham, lived. While others moved out, Ms. Roberts
lived in the home for the next 41 years.
8 cartons, 1 oversized framed certificate, 2 map folders
(8 cubic feet)
Copyright and literary rights retained by the Estate of Patti Roberts.
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk