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Finding aid to the Crit Goin Papers, 1956-1985
GLC 167  
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The collection contains three scrapbooks and a photo album, loose photographs of family and friends, correspondence, ephemera from Goin's restaurant, military service documents, and other legal documents. Photographs include Goin in the Navy, cooking, his family and friends, and Radical Faeries. There is correspondence with family and friends including Don Kilhefner and Arthur Bressan. Ephemera includes menus from Crit's Corner Café which was in Sacramento, California.
Newbold Crittenden Goin, II (1938-1986) was born and raised in Gainsville, Florida. After high school graduation he joined the Navy. He was a Navy cook and served from 1956-1965. He married in the 1960s and then divorced when he came out. He was active in the Masons and Shriners but was not reinstalled after he disclosed his homosexuality. He moved to Sacramento after his divorce and opened Crit's Corner Café with the help of the local Presbyterian church. He became a member of the Radical Faeries and was sometimes known as "Hoti." Crit was on disability and limited income for most of his life after the restaurant closed. He lived in many places including San Francisco, Tennessee, and Honeydew, California.
1 document case, 1 carton (1.5 Cubic Feet)
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