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Finding aid to the James Broughton Collection, 1975-1993 GLC 93
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  • Related materials
  • Biographical Note
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  • Arrangement

  • Title: James Broughton Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1975-1993
    Collection Identifier: GLC 93
    Creator: Broughton, James, 1913-1999
    Physical Description: 15.0 folders
    Contributing Institution: James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center, San Francisco Public Library
    100 Larkin Street
    San Francisco, CA, 94102
    (415) 557-4400
    Abstract: The collection contains an interview, and excerpts from a poem and several diaries by poet and filmmaker James Broughton. It also includes newspaper clippings, flyers, and student papers about his work.
    Physical Location: The collection is stored onsite.
    Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.


    The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], James Broughton Collection (GLC 93), LGBTQIA Center, San Francisco Public Library.


    Donated by Broughton, 1993-1994. Excerpts from Broughton's diaries were donated by his partner Joel Singer, 2000.

    Related materials

    Researchers are encouraged to see also the James Broughton Papers, Special Collections and Archives, Kent State University.

    Biographical Note

    James Broughton (1913-1999) was an American poet and filmmaker. His work explored sexuality, celebrated the human body, and pushed boundaries. He was part of the San Francisco Renaissance and the Radical Faerie movement.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection contains an interview of Broughton by Mark Thompson for The Advocate, and excerpts from a poem and from several diaries by Broughton. It also includes newspaper clippings, flyers, and student papers about his work.


    The collection is arranged into two series: Series 1. Materials by Broughton; and Series 2. Materials about Broughton. Folders are arranged alphabetically by title within each series.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Broughton, James, 1913-1999