KQED 'The Castro' videotapes

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Descriptive Summary

Title: KQED 'The Castro' videotapes
Dates: 1996
Collection Number: 2000-63
Creator/Collector: KQED, Inc.
Extent: 6 cartons (6 linear feet)
Repository: GLBT Historical Society
San Francisco, California 94103
Abstract: This collection contains 40 B-rolls from the KQED documentary "The Castro", the third episode in KQED’s series “Neighborhoods: The Hidden Cities of San Francisco”.
Language of Material: English


Collection is open for research. Funding for processing this collection was provided by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

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Preferred Citation

KQED 'The Castro' videotapes. GLBT Historical Society

Acquisition Information

Gift of KQED, Inc. in October 2000.

Biography/Administrative History

The documentary “The Castro” is the third episode in KQED’s series Neighborhoods: The Hidden Cities of San Francisco. Produced by Peter L. Stein and David Condon, “The Castro” examines the history of the San Francisco neighborhood once known more commonly as Eureka Valley, from its early days as an Irish-Catholic working class neighborhood into one of the nation’s most prominent gay neighborhoods. Highlighting subjects such as the Council on Religion and the Homosexual (CRH) police raid in 1965, the assassinations of San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Mascone in 1978, and the AIDS crisis of the 1980s, “The Castro” integrates interviews with residents of the neighborhood to document the varied experiences of former Irish residents, gay men, lesbians, and queer youth. Filming for the documentary took place over the summer of 1996, and the film debuted in 1998. For more information about the making of the film, please see: http://www.kqed.org/w/hood/castro/makingcastro.html.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection contains 40 one inch reels from KQED’s documentary on the Castro neighborhood in San Francisco. Reels contain interviews with longtime Castro residents and more recent (including LGBTQ) residents, such as members of Eureka Valley Alumni Association, Dorr Jones, Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, Cleve Jones, Phyllis Burke, Allan Berube, Marga Gomez, Brian Freeman, and Felicia Park-Rogers. Reels are arranged chronologically by bump reel number, which was originally assigned by the collection creators (KQED, Inc.) prior to donation. Transcripts of many of the interviews are available in collection administrative files in the GLBTHS archives. For more information about the contents of the reels and transcripts from many of the interviews, please contact the managing archivist. Not all the reels listed in the administrative file appear in the cartons.

Indexing Terms

Motion pictures
AIDS (disease)
KQED-TV (Television station : San Francisco, Calif.)
Castro Street (San Francisco, Calif.) -- History.

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