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Guide to the Robert Pruzan Papers, 1950-1992 (bulk dates 1966-1991)
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The Robert Pruzan Papers are arranged in two groups, Papers and Photographs. The Papers include all documents that are not photographic images.
There's a gold mine of material out there that will be of benefit to someone someday. Piece by piece, we have built a body of work of terrific character and density.A longtime photographer and photojournalist, Robert M. Pruzan made a strong mark in San Francisco, both within and outside the city's gay world. Pruzan's work was published in Drummer, Manifest, Sports Illustrated, and the San Francisco Examiner's Image magazine, as well as in Geoff Mains' book Urban Aboriginals, and were run regularly in the gay newspaper Bay Area Reporter. His accumulated images document much of the history of San Francisco and its gay life during the halcyon period of the 1970s and its darkest days during the 1980s.
Copyright to unpublished manuscript materials has been transferred to the Gay and Lesbian Historical Society of Northern California.
Collection is open for research.