The Scott Bishop papers (.5 linear feet) are the result of Bishop's school work at SFSU from the fall of 1989 through June
of 1990. The records are composed of two series, oral history interviews and class papers.
Scott T. Bishop was born in Rochester, NY, December 28th, 1945, and moved to the San Francisco area in the early 1970's. Bishop
worked in the Oakland shipyards for many years and later as an office temporary worker until 1989, when he became disabled
with AIDS. Bishop was also active in the Metropolitan Community Church and various 12 step recovery groups. Because of his
illness, and because he "wanted to make a difference," Bishop returned to San Francisco State University (SFSU) and began
graduate level studies focusing on the history of the San Francisco lesbian and gay communities. Scott Bishop died of AIDS
related complications September 12th, 1990 at the age of 45. An obituary appeared in the Bay Area Reporter (BAR) September