Warner Jepson collection

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GLBT Historical Society
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2022


Descriptive Summary

Title: Warner Jepson collection
Dates: circa 1950-1971
Collection Number: 2013-11
Creator/Collector:
Extent: 1 half manuscript box
Repository: GLBT Historical Society
San Francisco, California 94103
Abstract: This collection contains film and photographic materials shot by avant garde composer and photographer Warner Jepson (1930-2011). Jepson lived in San Francisco from 1952 to 2003, when he moved to Sonoma.
Language of Material: English

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item]. Warner Jepson collection. Collection Number: 2013-11. GLBT Historical Society

Acquisition Information

Gift of Kiira Jepson, on behalf of the Estate of Warner Jepson on May 16, 2013.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection contains film and photographic materials shot by avant garde composer and photographer Warner Jepson (1930-2011). Jepson lived in San Francisco from 1952 to 2003, when he moved to Sonoma. Jepson’s compositions include scores for poet James Broughton’s 1968 film, The Bed, and songs for the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. The collection includes a DVD with color footage of the 1970 San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade and a 1971 performance by Yvonne Rainer at the San Francisco Art Institute; and a CD with black & white and color images of Broughton and filmmaker Stan Brakhage, a Broughton poem and a postcard by Steven Arnold with a Secret Cinema film schedule. There are also black & white portraits of men Jepson took in San Francisco in the 1950s; and photographs and a slide of one of Jepson’s lovers, Peter Maccan. GSSO linked terms; http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_000374; http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/MESH/D001154; http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_008194; http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_001021; http://semanticscience.org/resource/SIO_000297

Indexing Terms

Photography
Pride parades
Motion pictures
Gay men
Art