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Finding aid to the Patti Roberts Papers 1968-2009 (bulk 1971-2004) GLC 111
GLC 111  
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
8 cartons, 1 oversized framed certificate, 2 map folders (8 cubic feet)
Restrictions
Copyright and literary rights retained by the Estate of Patti Roberts.
Availability
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk hours.