San Francisco LGBT General Subjects Ephemera Collection

Finding aid prepared by Stephanie Walls, and California Ephemera Project staff.
The California Ephemera Project was funded by a Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources in 2009-2010.
Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Historical Society
657 Mission Street
Suite 300
San Francisco, CA, 94105
(415) 777-5455

Title: San Francisco LGBT general subjects ephemera collection
Date (inclusive): 1960-2010
Collection Identifier: SUB EPH
Contributing Institution: Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Historical Society
657 Mission Street
Suite 300
San Francisco, CA, 94105
(415) 777-5455
Extent: 37 boxes (16.5 Linear feet)
Physical Location: Collection is stored onsite.
Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Consists of a wide range of ephemera related to LGBT communities in San Francisco and the Bay Area, representing a diverse collection of subjects, ranging from AIDS, bathhouses, city agencies and sex clubs, to collections of catalogs and directories. Much of the materials were produced by unaffiliated groups or individuals and ad hoc coalitions or committees for one-time events or ongoing public causes, including: Pride parades; theater productions; films, art exhibitions and shows; protests; election issues; and AIDS prevention and awareness. Business materials are represented, including: service oriented, networked or freelance businesses; travel agencies; publishers; therapists; instructors; and sex clubs and bathhouses. Includes materials from social clubs; sports teams; religious groups; and gay, lesbian or queer studies classes. Personal ephemera includes: funeral programs and memorials; wedding announcements; garage sales; birth and adoption announcements; and private party invitations. Also contains materials related to the governing bodies of the city of San Francisco.


Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Managing Archivist, GLBT Historical Society, 657 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Consent is given on behalf of the GLBT Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Related Collections

San Francisco LGBT Groups Ephemera Collection
San Francisco LGBT Biography Ephemera Collection
San Francisco LGBT Business Ephemera Collection

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], San Francisco LGBT General Subjects Ephemera Collection, SUB EPH, The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.


Assembled by the staff at the GLBT Historical Society.

Additions to the Collection

Additions to the collection are ongoing.


Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Contents

Consists of a wide range of ephemera related to LGBT communities in San Francisco and the Bay Area, representing a diverse collection of subjects, ranging from AIDS, bathhouses, city agencies and sex clubs, to collections of catalogs and directories. Much of the materials were produced by unaffiliated groups or individuals and ad hoc coalitions or committees for one-time events or ongoing public causes, including: Pride parades; theater productions; films, art exhibitions and shows; protests; election issues; and AIDS prevention and awareness. Business materials are represented, including: service oriented, networked or freelance businesses; travel agencies; publishers; therapists; instructors; and sex clubs and bathhouses. Includes materials from social clubs; sports teams; religious groups; and gay, lesbian or queer studies classes. Personal ephemera includes: funeral programs and memorials; wedding announcements; garage sales; birth and adoption announcements; and private party invitations. Also contains materials related to the governing bodies of the city of San Francisco.
Types of ephemera include: catalogs, fliers, postcards, invitations, theatrical playbills, brochures, direct mail, booklets, guides, directories, business cards, magazine and newspaper clippings, matchbooks, calendars, coloring books and commemorative materials.
Individual ephemera files can be varied, the contents ranging from professionally printed to handmade or handwritten materials.

Indexing Terms

Administrative agencies--California--San Francisco.
AIDS--California--San Francisco.
Business cards.
California Ephemera Project.
Direct mail.
Fliers (printed matter).
Gay bathhouses--California--San Francisco.
Gay sex clubs--California--San Francisco.
Memorial works.
Social movements--California--San Francisco.

Folder List




ARC/AIDS Vigil 1986-1988


AIDS Candlelight Memorial Vigil and March 1983-2000, undated


Alternative medicines and therapies circa 1983-2000, undated


Bibliographies (AIDS research) 1986-1994


Blood drives 1983-1987


Burroughs-Wellcome protests (AZT profiteering) 1989


Castro Sweep (ACT UP AIDS protest, 1989)


General 1989-1990


San Francisco Police Commission hearings 1990


Comics (Prevention themed) 1986-1990


Condom use 1986-2000, undated


Conferences and community forums


General 1982-1998


Healthcare industry related 1984-2001


Conspiracy theories (AIDS as biological warfare) circa 1982-1994, undated


Dannemeyer AIDS Initiative (California Prop 102 and 96) 1988


Discrimination issues


General 1983-1992


Employment 1990-1996, undated


Immigration circa 1988-1992, undated


Fundraising events


General circa 1983-2010, undated


Music and art circa 1983-2010, undated


Funding and government action campaigns circa 1983-1998, undated


Health studies circa 1983-2004, undated


Hepatitis and AIDS circa 1990-2000, undated


Hotlines and switchboards circa 1987-2010, undated


La Rouche AIDS Initiative (California Prop 64) 1986


Mandatory testing laws 1985-1989


Needle exchange programs and sites circa 1988-1990, undated


News clippings 1981-1988

Extent: 1.0 box

People of color and AIDS circa 1988-1994, undated


People with AIDS


Counseling, support groups and therapy circa 1986-2000, undated


Narratives circa 1990-2001, undated


Pharmaceutical companies and pharmacies circa 1990-2010, undated


Prevention and awareness campaigns


Foreign circa 1986-1999, undated


National circa 1986-1999, undated


San Francisco 1983-1990


Public memorials circa 1986-2006, undated


Testing devices and services circa 1990-2010, undated


Vaccine trials circa 2005-2010, undated


Women and AIDS circa 1983-2000, undated


World AIDS Day circa 1990-2009, 2017, undated


Art circa 1970-2010, undated

Extent: 1.0 box

Bands and musicians circa 1980-2010, undated


Birth and adoption announcements 2000-2010


Business cards circa 1960-2010, undated


Businesses circa 1960-2000, undated


Groups and organizations circa 1960-2000, undated


Individuals circa 1960-2000, undated




Alameda County Leather Corps 2002


Bare Chest, South of Market (SOMA) 1988-1999


Basile Mishima 1997-1999


Bear Men (Bear Magazine) 1991-1996


BikErotica 1989


Blue Calendar 1992


Celebrity Calendar 1977


Calendario Romano 2004


Chubby Men Coloring Book and Calendar (Golden Gate Connection) 1991


Chuck Arnett's San Francisco 1983


Colt Man (Colt Studios) 1985-2006


Dear Love of Comrades (RFD Magazine) 1990


Drag King Calendar (SF Drag Kings) 1994-1995


Drummer 1977-1991


Fizeek Calendar 1964-1965


Frontline, Marching for Love and Survival 1988


Gay Engagement Calendar 1977-1987

Extent: 6.0 folders

Gay Desk Calendar (John Preston) 1989


Gay Desk Calendar (Michael Willhoite) 1990


Gay Men's Diary (Gay Men's Press) 1984


Gay Times 2002


Geoff Manasse 1992-1994


Girlfriend! 1993-1994


Golden Boys 1970


Golden Gate Wrestling 1998-2003


Great Buns (The Eagle's Great Buns Contest) 1993-1995


Grufaces 1995


Handjobs by Julius 1995


Knockouts 1991


Lamda Letters of Lesbian and Gay History 1997


Lesbians Kissing 1997


Los Angeles Asian Pacific Islander Sisters Calendar 1994


Men of Gauntlet II 1988-1989


Mexico Gay Agenda Cultural 1990


Naked Black Men 2000


On Our Backs 1989, 2002


Phil (Homemade) undated


Portland Dykes 1985


Rebel Chicks (Diane Wilputte) 1996


Rex Calendar 1979-1984


Sean Calendar and Datebook 1979


Sierra Domino 1974-1982


SOHO Gallery 1994-2000


Some of the Boys We Like 1994-1995


Something for the Girls (Tiger Calendar by Judi) 1966


State of Man (Jim French) 1976


Sundial Nudist Calendar 1965


Sunny Trails (Nudist) 1953


Taste of Leather with Febe's 1973-1976


Tom of Finland 1984-1994


Total Ass Involvement League (TAIL) 1977


Vector 1970-1973


Catalogs and mail order products




General circa 1960-2010, undated


Alyson 1989-1998


Banned Books (Austin, TX) 1989


Books Bohemian (Glendale, CA) 1977-2003

Extent: 2.0 folders

Boudicca Books (Toronto) circa 1983-1990, undated


Century Book Club (Los Angeles) circa 1985, undated


Chosen Books (Detroit, MI) 1985


Circlet Books (Cambridge, MA) 1998-2003


Cleis Press (Pittsburgh, PA) 1993-1997


Delectus 2001


Deskins and Greene Antiquarians (Atlantic City, NJ) 1981-1984


Different Light (Hollywood, CA) 1980-1981


Different Light Review (New York) 1990-1995


Elysian Fields (Elhurst, NY) circa 1974-1989, undated

Extent: 2.0 folders

Firebrand Books (Ithica, NY) 1987-2000


Gay Presses of New York (New York) 1985


Giovanni's Room (Philadelphia, PA) 1982-1984


Haworth (New York) 1987-2000


Ian Young Books (Toronto) circa 1990-1999, undated


Independent Woman Books (Wethersfield, CT) 1983


Kensington Publishing (New York) 2001


Lamda Rising, Whole Gay Catalog (Washington, DC) 1982-1987


Lavender Lesbian List (Edinburgh) 1990


McClintock Books (Warren, OH) circa 1988-1995, undated


Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookshop (New York) circa 1967-1985, undated


Paths Untrodden (New York) circa 1979-1996, undated


People Like Us (Chicago) 1994-1995


Seal Press (Seattle, WA) circa 1989, undated


Twelvetrees Press (Alta Dena, CA) 1986-1989


Uncommon Vision 1994-1997


Village Books (New York) circa 1957-1960, undated


Women and Society from TARA Books (Lymington Hants, England) circa 1978, undated


Clothing and apparel



Extent: 1.0 box

Gay pride circa 1985-2010, undated


Lesbian circa 1975-1990, undated


Miscellaneous circa 1960-2000, undated


Non-toxic products for environmental illness and chemical sensitivity undated


Ah Men (Hollywood, CA) circa 1967-1989, undated


All American Boy (New York) 1983


International Male 1985-2000

Extent: 8.0 folders

M2M (San Antonio, TX) 1994-1995


Made in Gay America (Roanoke, VA) 1993


Malepak (Atlanta, GA) 1982-1997


Parr (Phoenix, AZ) 1974


Prevail Sport (Atlanta, GA) circa 1990-1995, undated


Regency Square (Hollywood, CA) circa 1960-1965, undated


Shocking Gray (San Antonio, TX) 1991-1995


Theatrical Corset Catalog (Hollywood, CA) circa 1960, undated


Travis Place Briefs (Durham, NC) 1989


TZBACO (Petaluma, CA) 1996-1998

Extent: 2.0 folders

Undergear 1980-2006

Extent: 3.0 folders

Vince of Newburg Street (London) 1966


Leather and BDSM (bondage)


General circa 1970-2000, undated


Caprice (Los Angeles) circa 1960, undated


Centurians (Westminster, CA) circa 1970-1985, undated


Gledhill Enterprises (Los Angeles) 1988


JT's Stockroom (Los Angeles) 1999


King's Men Ltd. (Avon, MA) 1984


Langlitz Leathers (Portland, OR) circa 1960, undated


Leather and Things by R.F.M. (Glendora, CA) circa 1978-1981, undated


Leather Man (New York) 1967-1968


Marquis de Suede (New York) 1972


Pleasure Chest Compendium (New York) circa 1978-1980, undated


Sandmutopia Supply Co. (Chicago) 1983-1990


Tit Toys and More (Boca Raton, FL) 1990


Tit-Torture (New York) 1978-1980


Zipper Leather (London) 1986


Coloring books


General and single pages undated


Femme Coloring Book (Caitlin Sweet) 2001


Gay Coloring Book (Guild Press, Washington, DC) 1964


Official Dan White Souvenir Coloring Book (Adrian Dickworthy) 1984


Vagabond Coloring Book (Minneapolis, MI) 1964


Dance parties and raves circa 1980-2010, undated


Directories, dictionaries, bibliographies, maps and guides


General circa 1970-2010, undated


AIDS directories (Bay Area) 1994-1995


Bay Area Men's Resource Catalog 1976


Bar Fly (East and West) 1969-1975


Bar Guide (USA and International) 1972-1973


Bay Area Sexuality Resources Guidebook (Jay J. Wiseman) 1991


Betty and Pansy's Severe Queer Review (San Francisco) 1992-1993


Bibliographies circa 1970-2000, undated


BLK List (Black lesbian and gay directory) 1990-1991


Business Women's Directory (Bay Area) 1992-1994


California Hot Line (Jim Dewey) 1976-1977


Chains of Brotherhood Around the World (Leather/Levi directory) 1980


Colorful People and Places (Quarterly Magazine's people of color directory) 1983


Columbia Fun Maps (Bay Area) 1996-2009


Community Book (San Francisco) 2000-2001


Community Resources in the Bay Area for Gay Men 1975


Crossdressers' International Shopping Guide 1995




Address Book 1969-1999

Extent: 2.0 boxes

Accommodations 1995-2001

Extent: 1.0 box

Road Atlas 1994-2001

Extent: 1.0 box

Women's Travels 1990-1999

Extent: 1.0 box

Dave's Director (Map, San Francisco) 1969


David Interaction Guide (Bay Area) 1985-1986


Directory 43 (Vagabond) 1965


Directory of Agencies Conducting AIDS Education and Prevention Projects (California State Department of Health Services, Office of AIDS) 1988-1989


Directory of South Bay Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Businesses (Outnow) 1994


East Bay Business and Professional Alliance Connections Directory 2001-2003


Empathy Press Transvestite Guides and Manuals 1972-1978


EOS Guide 69 (Travel in Europe) 1969


Ferrari For Women (Travel and inn guide) 1993-1995


Folsom Attitude undated


Forward Together, Lesbians and Gays of Sonoma County Resource Directory 1988


Funding Lesbian and Gay Issues Directory 1997-1999


GAIA's Guide 1976-1991

Extent: 3.0 folders

Gay and Lesbian Community Yellow Pages (Bay Area) 2000-2003


Gay and Lesbian Map and Guide to San Francisco (David James Press) 1987-1991


Gay and Lesbian Organizations Directories (Anonymous) circa 1975-1979, undated


Gay Areas Private Telephone Directory 1979-1984

Extent: 2.0 folders

Gay Bay Entertainment Directory (Bay Area) 1979


Gay Book (Bay Area) 1984-1994


Gay Friendly France 1999


Gay Guide 1971


Gay Guide to San Francisco (Map) 1978


Gay Guide to CB Radio circa 1980-1989, undated


Gay Pocket San Francisco 2000-2009


Gay Student Groups Directory (National Gay Student Center) 1977


Gay Visitors' Guide to San Francisco and the Russian River (The Advocate) 1981-1983


Gayellow Pages National Edition 1973-1997

Extent: 11.0 folders

Gayellow Pages West Coast Edition 1979


Girls Guide 1974


Golden West Gay Bar Guide 1969


Great All Year, That's San Francisco (Carl Driver) 1971


Homosexual Information Center Directories (Ursula Enters Copely, Hollywood, CA) 1971-1977


In Guide, International Guide to Interesting Institutions 1966


International Guild Guide 1965-1973

Extent: 3.0 folders

International Directory of Bisexual Groups (East Coast Bi-Sexual Network) 1991


International Man to Man Guide 1972


InTouch Gay Men's Guide 1980


Journal Graphics, Gay and Lesbian Issues (Television transcripts) 1993


Lavender Baedeker (Guy Strait and Associates, San Francisco) 1963-1967


Lavender Guide, Northern California and Reno 1968


Lavender Pages (Bay Area) 1993-1998

Extent: 4.0 folders

Lesbian and Gay Yellow Pages of Sonoma County 1980-1988


Lou Greene's Bar Guide (Map, San Francisco) 1983


Marin Gay and Lesbian Business Directory 1982


Mark Tours North American Gay Hotel Guidebook 1983-1984


Media Outlets in Northern California (Bill Hartman) 1982


Mushroom Effect, A Directory of Women's Liberation 1970


National Gay Health Coalition Directory 1979


New Directions (San Francisco) 1978


Night Out Guide (Absolut Vodka sponsored, San Francisco) 2002-2003


North Bay Women's Business Directory 1990


Northern Nevada Community Directory 1994-2003


Northwest Gay Guide 1990


Oblivion Magazine's Map of San Francisco 1996


Pacific Gay Life Guide (West Coast) 1978


Peninsula Business and Professional Association Directory 1987


Places for Men 1985-1990


Places of Interest, Atlas of Gay Travel 1984-1991

Extent: 2.0 folders

Places of Interest to Women 1985, 1991


Planet Out Guide to the Internet for LGBT People 2000


Private Stock International Gay Travel Directory 1975-1979


Queer Pages (East Bay) 2005-2007


Russian River Gay Business Directory 1993-1995


Russian River Lifestyle Business Directory 2007


Russian River maps and guides circa 1970-2009, undated


Safe Spaces, A Guide to Berkeley/Oakland Social Service Organizations for Women-Loving-Women and Men-Loving-Men (Irena Rivkin) 1993


San Francisco guides circa 1960-1969, undated


San Francisco Bay Area People's Yellow Pages 1972, 1981


San Francisco Bay Area Underground Scene 1969


San Francisco Gay Escort 1992-1994


San Francisco Survival Manual 1971-1996


Serendipity (Travel guide) 1978


Silver Star Gay San Francisco Map and Guide 1982


SOMA (South of Market, San Francisco) Business Directory 1989-2003


SOMA (South of Market, San Francisco) maps circa 1976, undated


Spartacus International Gay Guide 1975-1995

Extent: 6.0 folders

Sugar Bear's Den National Cruising Directory undated


Swinger Map of San Francisco 1968


Timely Gay Bar Guide 1972


Trail Blazer (North West) 1976


Valencia Street maps and guides circa 1980-1989, undated


Valley Rainbow Pages 2002-2006


White Book (Manual for FTM transgenders, Stephen Whittle) 1998


Women's Business Network (Bay Area) 1992-1993


Women's Guide to Valencia Street 1985-1987


Women's Medical Directory (Bay Area) 1973


Women's Music Plus Directory 1987, 1991


Women's Yellow Pages (East Bay and San Francisco) 1976-1989

Extent: 2.0 folders

Drag shows and female impersonators


Contains programs from female impersonators and drag queens at national and international clubs.

Directory of female impersonators 1964


Femme Mimics (Book) 1954


Products and catalogs circa 1960-1999, undated


Shows and clubs


Jewel Box Review circa 1950-1960, undated


International circa 1955-1970, undated


National circa 1955-1975, undated


Earthquakes and emergency preparedness circa 1990-2008, undated




AIDS Bike-A-Thon circa 1986-1996, undated


AIDS Dance-A-Thon 1990-1993


Bear Expo 1992


Beaux Arts Ball 1967-1985

Extent: 3.0 folders

Becoming Visible (Black lesbian conference) 1980


Black Pride 2004-2006


Bow-Wow Beauty Pageant (Dog Show) 1988


Cabaret Gold Awards 1987-1989


Cable Car Awards 1976-1997

Extent: 3.0 folders

California Dreamin' (Transgender) 1991


Castro Street Dog Show and Parade 1983


Castro Street Fair 1976-2005


Conference on Gay Spirituality (COGS) 1986-1987


D.C. Coalition of Black Lesbians, Gay Men and Bisexuals Community Conference 1993-1994


Dinah Shore Weekend 1994


Diva Fest (Women in music) 2004-2009


Dyke March (East Bay) 2003-2006


Dyke March (San Francisco) circa 1995-2008, undated


Elderflower Womenspirit Festival 1991-2000


Equality Forum (Philadelphia) 2004


Eurogames 1996


Exotic Erotic Ball 1981-1992


Femme Gender Conference 1998-2006


Fencesitter's Ball circa 1996-2001, undated


Folsom Street Fair


General circa 1988-2010, undated


Guides (1984-1999) 1984-2005

Extent: 2.0 folders

Private Parties circa 1990-1999, undated


Folsom Bivouac (Russian River) 1981-1982


Gay Fair (Oakland) 1982


Gay Games


Apex Awards 1988-1993


Gay Games I (San Francisco) 1982


Gay Games II (San Francisco) 1986


Gay Games III (Seattle) 1990


Gay Games IV (New York) 1994


Gay Games V (Amsterdam) 1998


Gay Games VI-VIII 2002-2010


Legacy (Documentary film) 1990


Gay and Lesbian Business and Entertainment Expo 2001


Gay and Lesbian Lifestyles Expo Weekend (Los Angeles) 1980


Gaylaxicon (Science fiction convention)


Great Tricycle Race circa 1971-1998, undated


Halloween in the Castro circa 1980-2010, undated


Harrison Street Fair 2004-2010


Homohop Festival (Oakland) 2005


Hopland Women's Festival 2000-2006


In the Family Conference 2001


Inferno (Leather festival, Chicago) 1982-1986


International Bi-Sexual Conference 1997-1998


International Conference on AIDS 1990


International Conference of Gay and Lesbian Jews (Los Angeles) 1982


International Conference on Transgender Law and Employment Policy (Texas) 1996


International Human Rights Commission (Soviet Union) 1991


International Lesbian and Gay Health Conference and AIDS Forum 1980-1991


International Tribunal on Human Rights Violations Against Sexual Minorities 1995


Jewish Feminist Conference 1982-1983


Lavender Law (National Conference on Lesbian and Gay Legal Issues) 1988


Leather Levi Weekend 2000-2006


Leather Weekend (Russian River) circa 1982-2010, undated


Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Workplace Issues Conference 1992


Lesbian and Gay People of Color Conference 1983, 1986


Lesbians, Money and Giving (Conference) circa 1983, undated


Living Sober 1990-2000


Men Behind Bars (The Bartender's Folly) 1984-1994


Michigan Womyn's Music Festival 1985-2005


Mudfest 1996


National Black Gary and Lesbian Conference 1985-1995


National Coming Out Day 1988-1998


National Conference of Lesbians of Size (Fat Lesbian Festival) 2001


National Lesbian Conference 1989


National Third World People of Color Lesbian Gay Conference 1979-1984


National Women's Music Festival 1996-2004


North American Conference of Homophile Organizations (NACHO) 1969


Outrights, Pan-Canadian Conference on Lesbian and Gay Rights 1992


Outwrite, National Lesbian and Gay Writers Conference 1990-1999


Pilipinas Gay Beauty Pageant (Filipino) 1985


Polk Street Arts and Crafts Fair circa 1980, undated


Pride (Lesbian and Gay Freedom Day, San Francisco) 1972-2010, undated

Extent: 6.0 boxes

Pride (National)


East Bay Pride 1978-2009


Los Angeles Pride (Christopher Street West ) 1975


New York City Pride and Stonewall Anniversaries 1994


Reno Pride 2002


San Jose Pride 1976-2003

Extent: 2.0 folders

Santa Cruz Pride 1995-2007


Sonoma County Pride 1999-2009


Quaker Lesbian Conference 1981


Queer Bike Invasion of Death Valley 1997-2001


Queer Buy Nothing Day circa 2007, undated


Queeruption 2001


Renaissance Pleasure Faire, Lesbian and Gay Day 1984


Switchhitter's Ball 1986-1998


Trans March 2005-2007


Transgender Day of Rememberance 2004


Together We Stand and Walk Proud (African American Conference) 1992-1993


Tongzhi Conference (Hong Kong) 2004


United States Gay Open 2003-2005


West Coast Old Lesbian Conference and Celebration 1987


West Coast Women's Music Festival 1980-1988


Wigstock West 1996


Women in Print Conference 1985


Women's Conference for Liberation and Peace 1970


Women's Weekend (Russian River) 1989-1996




General 1970-2010, undated

Extent: 5.0 folders

Celluloid Closet 1993-1996


Gay USA 1987


Greetings from Washington D.C. 1980-1983


Hymn for Harvey 1990


Milk 2008-2009


Times of Harvey Milk 1983-1988


Word is Out 1977-1978


Handwritten and typed miscellany undated


Garage sales and flea markets circa 1980-2000, undated


Gay, lesbian and queer studies


Course descriptions and syllabi circa 1980-2000, undated


Papers circa 1970-1975, undated


Literature and poetry


Book clubs circa 1978-1991, undated


Erotica circa 1978-2000, undated


Fiction and poetry circa 1978-2000, undated


Lesbian feminist circa 1977-1989, undated


Non-Fiction circa 1978-2010, undated


Periodicals and zines circa 1978-2010, undated


Poems (Prints of single poems) circa 1966-1992, undated


Readings and literary events circa 1980-1999, undated


Writing collectives and workshops circa 1978-1998, undated


Matchbooks circa 1950-2000, undated

Extent: 1.0 box

Memorials and funeral programs 1980-2010


Postcards and greeting cards


Consumer survey circa 1976, undated


Greeting Cards


General circa 1960-2000, undated


Soho Gallery cards circa 1990-2000, undated




General circa 1900-1960


Castro and San Francisco circa 1969-1990, undated


Female erotica circa 1980-2000, undated


Male erotica circa 1970-2000, undated


Private parties circa 1970-2010, undated

Extent: 2.0 folders

Protests, boycotts and social movements


Abortion rights (Pro-choice movement) circa 1980-2000, undated


Affirmative action 1978-1996


Affordable housing (Rent control and Ellis Act evictions) 1979-1999


Anita Bryant (Florida citrus boycott) 1977


Antinuclear movement 1982-1983


Antismoking movement circa 1990-2008, undated


Basic Instinct (Movie) 1991


Bathhouse closures


General 1983-1987


Committee to Preserve Our Civil Liberties 1983-1987


News clippings 1983-1987


Bicentennial protest (July 4) 1976


Boy Scouts 1990-1991


Briggs Initiative


BACABI and EBACABI (Coalition Against the Briggs Initiative) 1978


Gay and Lesbian Schoolworkers and Teachers 1978


Proposition 6 1978


Proposition 7 1978


Castro, development of 1990-1999


Child custody rights (Lesbian mothers) 1976-1994


Circumcision circa 2003-2008, undated


Civil rights for sexual minorities


California gay rights ordinances (AB 1, 101 and 633) 1977-1991


California State Fair education booth circa 1966-1968, undated


Civil unions, domestic partners and marriage


General circa 1980-2009, undated


Domestic partnership (Propositions K and S, San Francisco) 1982-1990


Gay marriage (Proposition 8, California) 2008


Knight Initiative (Proposition 22, California) 2000


Coors beer boycotts 1977-1983


Disability rights undated


Discrimination in employment (Gay and lesbian workers' rights) circa 1975-2000, undated


Right-wing Christians (Evangelicals and religous fundamentalists) circa 1977-2008, undated


Feminist-themed protests 1978-1989


Fat liberation (Let it All Hang Out Day) 1989


Gay liberation movement and manifestos circa 1966-1979, undated


Gay rodeos and animal rights 1981, 1992


Gulf War 1991


Hate crimes (Violence against LGBT communities) 1981-2001


Healthcare reform circa 1988-2010, undated


Homophobic businesses and corporations undated


Homophobic media circa 1976-1990, undated


Identity politics circa 1974-2000, undated


Immigration laws circa 1979-2000, undated


International Women's Day 1977-1991


Iraq War 2003-2010


Jesse Helms and the Harvey Gantt campaign 1990


KQED 1986-1988


Male Rape 1974


March on Sacramento for lesbian and gay rights 1980-1992


Marches on Washington for LGBT rights 1972-2000

Extent: 1.0 box

Marijuana, legalization of 1978-2002


Men's liberation 1969-1970


Mental healthcare reform 1972-1977


Military ban on gays and lesbians 1966-2010


Miller beer circa 1991, undated


Moral Majority and the Family Protection Act 1981-1984


National Democratic Convention 1976


National march for lesbian and gay rights (Democratic National Convention) 1984


Nazis and the Klu Klux Klan (KKK) circa 1974-1989, undated


Pacific Telephone Good Friday protest 1974


Palo Alto Human Rights Measure B 1981


Papal visit to San Francisco 1987


Propositions (San Francisco and California) circa 1970-2010, undated


Racism in the Castro and U.S. circa 1980-1992, undated


Reparations for African Americans 1982


Republicans and Reaganism circa 1980-2000, undated


Sex workers and prostitution, legalization of circa 1976-1980, undated


Stop the Movie Cruising (Protest campaign) 1979-1980


Supreme Court (Right to privacy) 1977-1996


Transphobia undated


U.S. Criminal Code Reform Acts (SB 1437 and HR 6869) 1977


U.S. Intervention in Central and South America (U.S. foreign policy) 1973-1989


U.S.S. Missouri homeporting protest 1987


Vietnam War 1970-1971


Violence against women and domestic abuse circa 1977-1989, undated


White Night Riots and Dan White


General 1979


Aftermath and May 21 defendants 1979-1982


Commemorations of May 21 1979-2004


Dan White's release 1984


Women's Strike Day (October 29) undated


Religious groups (LGBT) circa 1969-2010, undated


San Francisco (City departments)


Art Commission circa 1988-2007, undated


Board of Supervisors circa 1980-2006, undated


City Clinic circa 1970-2001, undated


Commission on the Status of Women 1983-1985


Courts circa 1972-2008


General circa 1990-2010, undated


Gay marriage and domestic partnerships 1990-2004


Judges, city attorneys and public defenders circa 1979-2010, undated


Department of Public Health


AIDS Office and AIDS related material


General circa 1996-2008, undated


HIV and Adolescence Report 1992


Center for Special Problems circa 1970-1979, undated


Gay Health Project circa 1975-1978, undated


Lesbian and Gay Health Services circa 1979-1989, undated


Main office circa 1978-2009, undated


Elected officials and campaigns circa 1979-2010, undated


Human Rights Commission circa 1976-2008, undated


Mayor's Office (AIDS agendas) 1985-1991


Police Department (SFPD)


Gay outreach program circa 1978-1989, undated


Police department studies 1963-1982


Police relations and violence circa 1977-1998, undated


Wanted posters 1985-2005


Public Libraries circa 1982-2009, undated


Recreation and Parks Department circa 1979-1996, undated


Unified School District circa 1983-2008, undated




General circa 1980-2009, undated


Career and job services circa 1985-2000, undated


Dating services and personal ads circa 1975-2009, undated


Marketing and Internet services circa 1985-2009, undated


Photography and portraiture circa 1980-2010, undated


Real estate and rental agencies circa 1980-2009, undated


Spa and salon services circa 1980-2000, undated


Sex clubs and bathhouses




Guides circa 1980-2000, undated


Folsom Street Fire 1981


Hanky codes circa 1975-1989, undated


Internet sex sites circa 1996-2009, undated


Leather and BDSM (bondage) circa 1970-2000, undated


Master/slave contracts undated


National and international sex clubs circa 1977-2000, undated


Phone sex lines 1982-2003


Private sex parties circa 1980-2000, undated


Sex toys and products circa 1970-2000, undated


Sex trip packing lists circa 1975-1980, undated


Sex workers circa 1970-2000, undated


Sexual enhancement drugs circa 1970-2000, undated


Tattooing and body manipulations circa 1980-2000, undated


Trick lists undated


14th Street House 1989-1990


15, The


General circa 1980-2010, undated


Calendars 1986-1990


Scene parties 1980-1987


21st Street Baths undated


333 Linden circa 2000, undated


1808 Club (Market Street) 1982


Academy 1982-1990


Animals Bath House 1982-1984


Aphrodite Love Church (Oakland) 1972


Bay Area Cocksuckers circa 1988-1990, undated


Bear Hug 1988-1990


BIG 1990


Black Hole undated


Blow Buddies circa 1990-2009, undated


Body Shop undated


Bondage Buddies 1989-1990


Boot Camp Club 1972-1983


Bourgeois Palace undated


Bulldog Baths (Turkish Baths) 1980-1982


Buster's 1992


Caldron 1980-1984


Campus Theatre (New Meat Campus) 1987-2009


Castlebar 2001


Castro Party House (633 Castro Street) circa 1990-1995, undated


Catacombs undated


Cave 1981


Century Theater 1980-1982


Cinema (Market Street) 1984


Cinema 1984


Cinemattachine (Circle J Cinema, Ellis Street) 1974-1981


Club 220 1999-2004


Club Baths 1979-1982


Club Mud 1989


Cornholes 1978


Dave's Club (Dave's Finnish Bath) circa 1981, undated


Dick's Leatherhead (Jack and Dick's Leatherhead) 1989


Eden Cove Beach (Montara, CA) circa 1976, undated


Eros circa 1990-2009, undated


Exiles 1999-2008


Fair Oaks Hotel (The Oaks) 1978-1979


Folsom Street Barracks 1972-1978


Folsom Street Baths undated


Folsom Street Club circa 1980-1989, undated


Fuck Buddies undated


Garage 1991


Glory Hole Ballroom undated


Golden Shower Association (GSA) circa 1980-1999, undated


Golden Shower Buddies undated


Handball Express 1978-1982


Harding Theatre undated


Healing Order of the K'Thar Sissies circa 1980-1995, undated


Hirsute Club 1983


Hot L (Hotel) 1977


Hothouse 1979-1982


Interchain 1983


Jack Off Buddies (JO Buddies) circa 1980-1989, undated


Jaguar Books 1976-1994


Kithology 2003


Klitzblitz Party for Women undated


Knights Templar 1983-1987


Laurel Theater circa 1976, undated


Le Salon 1980-1983


Leather Buddies 1990-1996


Leatherman's Discussion Group 2000-2008


Links 1989-1992


Los Angeles theaters circa 1968-1972, undated


Mack 1992-1994


Man Hole undated


Mayan Baths undated


Mike's Night Gallery Party (Mike's on Bikes) 1992-1999


Mr. B's Ball Room undated


Nightshift Cinema undated


Nob Hill Cinema 1970-2000


O'Farrell Theater undated


Orgasm circa 1991, undated


Outcasts circa 1990-1995, undated


Park Show Room Theater 1969


Party undated


Pervert Scouts circa 1995, undated


Phoenix Uniform Company 1981-1994


Playland undated


Playground (Power Exchange) circa 1995-2005, undated


Presidio Theater (Underground Cinema) 1966


Psychedelic Venus Church circa 1969-1971, undated


QSM circa 1990, undated


Quarters undated


Queen of Heaven circa 1994, undated


Red Branch Hall 1979


Ritch Street Baths undated


Rod undated


Rubber Corps undated


Rubbermen 1986


Safe Sex Leather Sluts 1988-1989


Saint Priapus Church of the Secret Gospel (Phallic Fellowship Glory Holes, Gay Rescue Mission) circa 1980-1989, undated


Samois 1978-1982


San Francisco Bondage Club 1984-1989


San Francisco Jacks 1983-1995

Extent: 2.0 folders

Savages 1982-1984


Scatalogical Society of America 1980-1981


Screening Room Theater 1981


Sextine Chapel (890 Folsom Street) circa 1989, undated


SF Citadel undated


Sling undated


Slot 1981-1982


Sluts for Sensation 1987


Sonoma Bares 1993


Sons of Bacchus 1998-1999


South of Market Club 1976-1978


Spartan Theater circa 1976, undated


Steamworks (Berkeley) undated


STUDS (Unkut Klub's computer bulletin board) 1988-1994


Sutro Bath House 1975-1982


Trench 1980-1982


Trough undated


Tubs circa 1976, undated


Turk Street Follies circa 1980, undated


Uncut Club circa 1980-1989, undated


USA (Uncircumcised Society of America) 1977


Warehouse undated


Watergarden (San Jose) undated


Social groups and clubs circa 1970-2000, undated


Support groups and therapy


General 1970-1999, undated


Addiction circa 1980-1999, undated


Men circa 1970-1999, undated


Parenting circa 1980-2009, undated


Transgender circa 1990-2009, undated


Violence and sexual abuse circa 1980-2005, undated


Women circa 1970-1999, undated


Sports teams and recreational clubs circa 1980-2010, undated


Surveys for LGBT people


Theatre, dance and performance art circa 1930-2010, undated

Extent: 2.0 boxes

Travel and tours


Airlines 1995-2002




General (Including San Francisco Bay Area) circa 1970-2000, undated


Olivia Cruises 1990-1999


Destinations and tours


California, Greater circa 1970-2000, undated


California, Russian River circa 1970-2009, undated


California, San Francisco Bay Area circa 1980-2000, undated


International circa 1970-2007, undated


United States 1966-2009


Travel agencies


General circa 1985-2009, undated


Atlantis Tours 1993-1999


International Gay Travel Association (IGTA) 1990-1997


RSVP Vacations circa 1985-1999, undated


Women in Motion (WIM) 1996-2000


Weddings, commitment ceremonies and anniversaries 1969-2008


Workshops and classes


General circa 1970-2009, undated


Dance, acting and performance circa 1980-2009, undated


Exercise and fitness circa 1980-2009, undated


Massage and healing circa 1980-2009, undated


Meditation and yoga circa 1980-2009, undated


Self-defense circa 1980-1999, undated


Sex circa 1980-1999, undated


Spirituality circa 1980-1999, undated