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Kevin Brew journals
1993-17  
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Description
Kevin Brew (1950-1993) was a gay man from Queens, New York who moved to San Francisco in 1975 and was diagnosed with HIV in 1988, dying of AIDS complications five years later. Brew’s diaries describe his relationships, as well as the great pleasure he took in film and hippie subculture. They also chronicle his struggle to reconcile himself with his difficulty with human connection, his disappointment in the gay community, and later his AIDS diagnosis.
Background
Kevin Brew (1950-1993) was a gay man from Queens, New York who moved to San Francisco in 1975 and was diagnosed with HIV in 1988, dying of AIDS complications five years later. His Bay Area Reporter obituary describes an intelligent, temperamental, sometimes difficult person with a passion for beauty and design, which he often expressed through the collages and decorated envelopes he created for his friends. The diaries and obituary do not indicate Brew’s job or how he supported himself.
Extent
.5 linear feet (1/2 manuscript box)
Restrictions
Copyright to material has 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.
Availability
Collection is open for research.