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The 15 Association Records

The 15 Association is fraternity of gay men interested in bondage, domination, sadism, and masochism (BDSM) sexual practices. The records include correspondence, event ephemera and records, newsletters, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings concerning “The 15” and other topics of interest, personal...

 
1958 Journal

Typed, bound journal dated January 1, 1958-August 1, 1958. The provenance of the journal is unknown; it was found in a free book box near Alcatraz Avenue and Regent Street in Berkeley, CA by the donor. The journal appears to...

 
1960s Scrapbooks

This collection consists of a set of 12 labeled vinyl albums from the 1960s containing clippings and ephemera on gay fashions, cartoons, sex devices, and personal correspondence ads from various sources.

 
1993 March on Washington Banners and Ephemera

This collection consists of two banners from the 1993 March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi Equal Rights. One is the San Francisco contingent’s tie-dye banner; the other is a black fabric banner that reads “March on Washington, April...

 
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ABLE-TOGETHER Records

ABLE-TOGETHER was a gay and bisexual men’s disability advocacy organization; it published a magazine, also called ABLE-TOGETHER, in which subscribers could connect via personal ads. The collection contains organizational records and correspondence, the latter largely with readers about their ads,...

 
Adams (Stanley) Photograph Collection

This collection consists of photographs and slides of Stanley Adams and his partner Jules Strauss. Slides include Gay Day Parades from 1974 and 1975 taken by Jules Strauss. Photographs include snapshots and prints from a display presented to Stanley and...

 
Aguayo-Garcia (Fernando) Papers

A small Collection of Queer and AIDS activist ephemera, including Boy with Arms Akimbo.

 
AIDS Emergency Fund Records

The AIDS Emergency Fund provides a variety of services to those affected by HIV/AIDS. The records include photographs, promotional materials, news clippings, artifacts and clothing representing the work of the organization from its early days in the 1980s until its...

 
AIDS Healing Alliance Records

Records of a self-help alternative treatment organization that dissolved in 1989. This group promoted awareness of alternative therapies in treating HIV infection and conducted workshops conducted by long-term survivors.

AIDS Legal Referral Panel Records

Records of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel, an organization that connects people with AIDS (PWA) and volunteer lawyers willing to donate time and expertise in order to assist them. It has been a significant resource for PWA's since its inception....

 
AIDS/ARC Vigil Records

The ARC/AIDS Vigil began on October 27, 1985, when Steve Russell and Bert Franks chained themselves to the Federal Building on United Nations Plaza in San Francisco. The group was protesting the government's inactivity in respect to the AIDS crisis....

 
Aiken (Skip) Papers

Skip Aiken was a computer programmer who was very active in San Francisco’s leather and uniform fetish scenes; he was also a recovering alcoholic and American Sign Language interpreter who often volunteered his services at his Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Aiken’s...

Alband (Linda) Collection of Randy Shilts Materials

The Linda Alband collection of Randy Shilts materials documents Shilts’ personal and political work, and dates from 1966-1999. Linda Alband assembled the materials in the collection during Shilts’ life and after his death, working to preserve his legacy.

 
Alfred (Randall) Collection of “Gay Power, Gay Politics” Records

Material collected by journalist Randall (Randy) Alfred relating to the CBS Reports show “Gay Power, Gay Politics” (aired April 26, 1980) and subsequent complaint before the National News Council. Includes a transcript of the show, correspondence, news clippings and a...

 
Alfred (Randall) Papers

Randall Alfred (also known as Randy Alfred) was a freelance journalist and radio talk show host in the San Francisco Bay Area during the 1970s-1980s. The papers include a variety of materials related to gay men and LGBTQ life collected...

Alfred (Randy) Subject Files and Sound Recordings

Randy Alfred was a freelance journalist and radio talk show host in the San Francisco area during the 1970s-1980s. Collection contains research files (clippings, fliers, brochures, correspondence, and notes) and audiotapes--primarily concerning lesbian and gay issues and organizations in San...

 
Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club Records

Contains records from the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club spanning from the early 1990s to 2004, including minutes, newsletters, correspondence, and bylaws.

Alphin (Dirk) Collection of Valencia Rose Videotapes

This collection contains 20 VHS videocassette tapes of performances from the last month of shows at the Valencia Rose in 1985. The videotapes were recorded by Dirk Alphin, who was operations manager of the Valencia Rose and Josie’s Juice Joint...

 
Ambush Records

The Ambush was a gay bar and art gallery, located in the South of Market neighborhood, that catered to a leather, bear, biker, and western crowd. The collection contains administrative records, financial documents, receipts, artwork, ephemera, tapes of music played...

 
Ammiano (Tom) Collection of Artwork

This collection contains works of art that were displayed in Assemblyman Tom Ammiano’s office. They are “Instrument of Peace, Tom” a painting by Gregg Cassin (1999); “Tommy/Ghandi,” a collage by Wolf (1975); a paper mache bowl by “Scairy Hairy [Toys]”...

 
Ammiano (Tom) Mayoral Campaign Records

Contains materials related to Tom Ammiano's historic write-in campaign for Mayor of San Francisco in 1999-2000. Includes materials related to campaign strategy and logistics; position papers; campaign posters; a banner; art from elementary school students; flyers, press releases and other...

 
Ammiano (Tom) Papers

Collection contains materials related to Ammiano's work as a comic, politician and teacher. Notable is a photo of Ammiano with his students taken in 1968-69. The collection also includes two videotapes from 1991 (one is a KRON News profile); a...

 
And Castro For All Collection

This collection includes correspondence, newspaper articles, court documents, and ephemera related to And Castro For All (AC4A) and Is Badlands Bad? community groups, dating from 2004 to 2005. These groups were founded to raise awareness about racial and gender-based discrimination...

 
Anything That Moves Collection

Contains materials relating to Anything That Moves, a magazine that focuses on bisexual issues. The collection contains submissions, editorials, and other production materials, as well as audiovisual material. There are a number of floppy disks, audio cassettes, CDs, and other...

 
Arimondi (Vitorio) Photographs

This collection contains a series of 43 color photographs from the exhibition ‘55 x 1’ by Vitorio (Victor) Arimondi, a fashion model turned photographer. ‘55 x 1’ was organized in memory of the many models who posed for his photos...

 
Armstrong (Duke) Papers

This collection documents the professional, civic and social activities of lawyer, leatherman and Republican Party activist, Duke Armstrong. It includes correspondence; records of Concerned Republicans for Individual Rights; materials related to the San Francisco Band Foundation and Lesbian and Gay...

 
Arnett (Chuck) Collection

Collection includes papers and original works of art by San Francisco artist, dancer, and leather community activist, Chuck Arnett (1928-1988).

 
Arnold (C. D.) Papers

C.D. Arnold was a prolific playwright who often worked with Theatre Rhinoceros. This bulk of the collection consists of draft manuscripts and typescripts of plays; it also contains incoming correspondence, personal journals, photographs, publicity materials, reviews, interviews, and plays by...

 
Asian/Pacific AIDS Coalition Records

The Asian/Pacific AIDS Coalition (APAC) was originally formed as the Asian/Pacific AIDS Task Force in 1987. APAC, like the Black and the Latino Coalitions on AIDS, was part of the second wave of People of Color AIDS groups in San...

 
Austen (Roger) Papers

The Roger Austen papers contain drafts, notes and research materials used in the development of his landmark book "Playing the Game: The Homosexual Novel in America" (1977). There is also a photocopy of his untitled, unpublished biography of Charles Warren...

 
Ayres (Tom) Papers

The Tom Ayres papers consists of invitations to leather and play parties thrown by Ayres and Larry Segress; brochures for the American Uniform Association (AUA), one with Ayres' photograph on the back; an invitation to the 1991 Mr. Drummer International...

 
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Bachmann (Glenn) Photographs

Collection contains black and white photographs taken of The Women's Circus performing various stunts and activities.

 
Bajko (Matthew) Papers

Matthew Bajko is a journalist with the Bay Area Reporter. The collection includes subject files, conference materials, a small amount of correspondence, ephemera, media kits, meeting minutes, notes, press releases, reports, and news clippings.

 
Baker (David M.) Papers

Photographs, photograph albums, scrapbook albums, ephemera, and correspondence of David M. Baker, one of the writers of the collaborative gay play "Crimes Against Nature". Ephemera and photographs include those specific to the cast and reviews of the play.

 
Baker (Gilbert) Flag Collection

Gilbert Baker was an artist, gay rights activist, and designer of the rainbow flag as a symbol for LGBTQ pride. Baker donated 4 signed oversize rainbow flags backed on white canvas to GLBTHS. The collection also includes Baker’s silkscreens from...

 
Banda (George) Papers

George Banda was the owner of Club Dori and Le Disque and was active in the Tavern Guild. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, materials related to the Tavern Guild, anti-venereal disease (VD) flyers produced by San Francisco's City Clinic and...

 
Bandy (David) Collection

David Bandy was a concert promoter in San Francisco in the 1970s and 1980s. The collection contains posters, photographs, slides and videos for disco dance parties, and includes images of Sylvester, Divine, and others. Bandy and his company, Conceptual Entertainment,...

 
Bao (Daniel) Collection of LGBT Asian/Pacific Islander Materials

This collection includes organizational records, an Indonesian periodical, a play ("Tea Anyone?"), AIDS education materials and ephemera from a variety of LGBT Asian/Pacific Islander (API) groups. Notable are materials from the very short-lived Organization of Lesbian and Gay Asians (OLGA)...

 
Barnard (David C.) Journals

These journals “in words and drawings” document nearly 50 years in the personal, professional and artistic life of dancer, choreographer, painter, wardrobe dresser and costume designer David Clark Barnard (1937-2014).

 
Barnard (David) Papers

The David Barnard papers consists of a postcard image of Barnard; four drawings, in the form of memorial cards, which Barnard made to honor friends who had died; an explanatory note about the drawings; and a short autobiographical sketch of...

 
Barnett (Jeanne) and Ellie Charlton Collection

Materials relating to the commitment ceremony of Jeanne Barnett and Ellie Charlton, two lesbian members of St. Marks Church in Sacramento.

 
Barnett (Meg) Collection of Lesbians Against Police Violence Records

Lesbians Against Police Violence worked against police harassment in San Francisco especially the Mission neighborhood. The papers consist of agendas, minutes, and notes of general meetings and committee meetings; skits and song lyrics; flyers and fact sheets; and a few...

 
Barrera (Ian) Collection

Ian Barrera collection includes material related to the Tenderloin AIDS Resource Center (TARC), including 1 microcassette tape of an interview with Barrera and Hank Wilson, recorded Easter 2006, and 1 issue of TARCTALK newsletter, Summer 2006.

 
Barshay (Jessica) Papers

Jessica Barshay (1940-1998) was a psychotherapist who lived with multiple disabilities, including asthma, Chronic Fatigue Immune Deficiency Syndrome (CFIDS), and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS). Barshay was a lesbian feminist and identified strongly with both Jewish and Buddhist faiths. The collection...

 
Barton (Crawford) and William J. Hancock Papers

The Crawford Barton and William J. Hancock papers contain writings by and correspondence between photographer Crawford Barton and his friend, William J. Hancock, aka BJ Hank or BJ Hancock. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence from Barton to...

Barton (Crawford) Papers

This collection contains the professional and personal papers of Crawford Barton. Barton is best known as a photographer of San Francisco's gay culture in the 1970s. This collection contains numerous photographs, slides and journals from the 1970s.

 
Basker (Bob) Papers

Bob Basker (1918-2001) was a civil rights and homophile activist who was active from the 1930s until the 1990s. This collection includes materials from historian James T. Sears regarding book chapters about Basker, news clippings, personalia, subject files, audio tapes,...

 
Baugniet (Lanny) Papers

Lanny Baugniet co-founded Theatre Rhinoceros in 1977 with Allan B. Estes, Jr. The bulk of the material dates from 1977-1979. The collection contains records from the theater, including notes on productions and workshops, press releases, programs, posters, reviews and a...

 
Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits Records

Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits (BAAITS) is a volunteer organization whose self-described mission it is “to restore and recover the role of Two-Spirit people within the American Indian/First Nations community by creating a forum for the spiritual, cultural, and artistic...

 
Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom Records

Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF) is the nation’s oldest and largest bar association of lesbians, gay men, bisexual people, and transgender people in the field of law. The bulk of the collection covers the years 1981-1999. It includes...

 
Bay Area March on Washington Committee Records

The Bay Area March on Washington Committee met for many months before the March to organize a Bay Area contingent. The records cover the period from 1986 to 1987 and consists of letters to and from those interested in attending...

 
Bay Area Network of Gay and Lesbian Educators Records

The Bay Area Network of Gay and Lesbian Educators was an organization created to support queer educators, queer youth, and their families in Bay Area schools. The collection consists of correspondence, minutes from meetings (primarily regional steering committee meetings), financial...

 
Bay Area Physicians For Human Rights Records

Internal documents, activities, and correspondence document BAPHR's health care advocacy for gay, lesbians and bisexuals from 1979-1995.

 
Bay Area Women at the Helm Records

Founded in the mid-1980s, Bay Area Women at the Helm (BAWATH) describes itself as "a lesbian organization open to all women actively engaged in boating." Club activities include boating trips, potlucks and other social events. The collection includes event flyers,...

 
Bay Area Women of Color BDSM Photo Project Collection

This collection contains materials that document the photograph exhibition and panel discussion held at the San Francisco Citadel in 2004, entitled “Bay Area Women of Color BDSM Photo Project.” The Project later changed its name to the Bay Area Women...

 
Bay Brick Inn Records

The collection contains records from the Bay Brick Inn (also known as the Baybrick Inn), a popular South of Market guest house, bar and club for women owned by Lauren Hewitt that was open from 1982-1987.

 
Bear Ephemera and Archival Repository Collection

Collection contains material from the Bear Ephemera and Archival Repository (BEAR) collection, including personal papers, ephemera, audiovisual materials, artifacts, works of art, photographs, and textiles related to gay men and bear culture.

 
Bedpan Productions Records

Various manuscripts to the guides that were produced by Bedpan Productions. In the words of the authors, Betty and Pansy's Severe Queer Reviews are, "An irreverent, opinionated guide to the bars, clubs, restaurants, cruising areas, performing arts, and other attraction...

 
Benemann (William) Collection of Dignity/San Francisco Records

Collection contains papers relating to Dignity/San Francisco, including church service booklets, editions of Dominical Digest, award dinner programs, and organizational papers. Dignity/SF is the San Francisco Chapter affiliated with DignityUSA, an organization for LGBT & other progressive Catholics.

 
Bense (Buzz) Records of the 890 Folsom Clubhouse

Records of a variety of primarily gay male sex clubs that did business in a building rented and managed by California Certified Sex Educator Buzz (Bernard G.) Bense. The building was located at 890-894 Folsom Street in San Francisco. Bense...

 
Bentley (Kevin) Collection of H. Drew Crosby Materials

This collection consists of materials that writer Kevin Bentley compiled about lesbian book collector and dealer H. Drew Crosby, who died in 1996 at the age of 85. There is a videotaped oral history with Crosby from 1991, snapshots of...

 
Berkeley-Oakland Women's Union Records

The Berkeley-Oakland Women's Union (BOWU) was founded in 1973. The group was "committed... to developing a vision of socialism that meets our needs." (Principles of Unity, BOWU) The organization had a lesbian focus group and lesbians were active in the...

 
Berlandt (Konstantin) Papers

This collection contains materials related to journalist and gay liberation activist, Konstantin Berlandt.

 
Berner (Larry) Collection

Collection contains materials relating to the life and work of Larry Berner, an openly gay school teacher in Healdsburg, California who was a leader in the fight against the Briggs Initiative in 1978. Lerner also served as Co-chair of the...

 
Bertelson (D. E.) Papers

This collection consists of a range of materials related to Gay Liberation in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 
Berube (Allan) Papers

The Allan Bérubé Papers document the personal life, family history and professional work of Allan Ronald Bérubé (1946-2007), a community historian, teacher, author and activist. The collection includes his extensive research files on the topics of gay, lesbian, bisexual and...

 
Billings (Bill) Papers

This collection consists of photographs, reel to reel recordings, and documents of William W. (Bill) Billings. Photographs are of four young men and are annotated by Billings indicating at least three of these men were his lovers.

 
Bingham (Mark) Memorial Collection

This collection contains many of the items used in the Mark Bingham memorial, which was spontaneously erected at Castro and 18th Streets in San Francisco. Bingham was killed in an airplane on September 11, 2001 during the attacks that destroyed...

 
Bird (Reverend Frederick) Papers

Correspondence and memos about development issues in the Tenderloin and South of Market areas from Reverend Frederick Bird of the Central City Citizen's Council and St. John's Methodist Church.

 
Birimisa (George) Papers

This collection contains materials related to playwright, actor and director, George Birimisa. Birisima, who was born in Santa Cruz, contributed to the explosion of gay theater in the mid-1960s during the early years of Off-Off-Broadway. The bulk of the collection...

Biron (Lionel A.) Papers

Lionel A. Biron (born 1941, known as Biron) is a portrait photographer based in San Francisco, CA. His subjects often include male nudes. The collection includes photographs, essays, audiovisual recordings, and clippings.

 
Bishop (Scott) Papers

The Scott Bishop papers 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.

 
Bistry (Allan) Photographs

Contains black and white prints, contact sheets, and negatives of San Francisco gay and lesbian events and scenes, such as Gay Freedom Day and Polk Street, from the 1970s and 1980s.

 
Black and White Men Together San Francisco Bay Area Records

These records document the history and political, social and cultural work of Black and White Men Together (BWMT) San Francisco Bay Area, the National Association of Black and White Men Together and Bay Area HIV Support and Educational Services, as...

 
Blair (Francis) Scrapbook

Collection contains pages (both loose and bound) from the personal scrapbook of Frances Blair. Included are many black and white images of adults and children, dogs and cats, nature, building interiors and exteriors, and industrial equipment. Collection also contains some...

Blaney (Zane) Collection

Zane Blaney is a radio journalist, producer, and co-founder of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation/San Francisco Bay Area (GLAAD/SFBA), a group which advocates for an end to bigotry and misinformation about LGBTQIA+ people in media. The collection consists...

 
Blecman (Marty) Papers

Consists of the contents of a deconstructed scrapbook kept by award-winning disk jockey Marty Blecman. Includes correspondence, telegrams, personal and professional photographs, promotional materials, and articles on disco written by, and about, Blecman.

 
Block 14 of the Dutch AIDS Memorial Quilt

Block 14 of the Dutch AIDS Memorial Quilt was created in memory of people who have died from AIDS and AIDS-related illnesses. Block 14 includes eight panels. The textile piece was donated to GLBTHS from Stichting NAMENproject Nederland (NAMES Project...

 
Block (Gilbert)/Sadie, Sadie The Rabbi Lady Papers

Gilbert (Gil) Block (1944-2010), also known as Sadie, Sadie the Rabbi Lady, was a formative member of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. The collection includes correspondence, organizational records, publications, audiovisual recordings, photographs, and artifacts.

 
Blossom (William Bacon) Drawings

Three drawings by San Francisco-based landscape architect and ACT UP Golden Gate member William Bacon "Bill" Blossom, who died of AIDS on February 14, 1995.

BML Videos Videotapes

This collection is made up of over 400 VHS and SVHS tapes, including master and duplicate tapes, raw and edited content and multiple and single camera footage; tapes capture many San Francisco and Bay Area LGBT social and recreational events...

 
Bock (Laura J.) Papers

The collection documents the life and work of activist Laura J. Bock. There are materials related to her personal and family history, her business, and her work as a lesbian feminist, disability rights and fat activist. Bock’s papers include correspondence,...

 
Boetger (Richard) Photographs

Collection consists of black and white and color photographs, negatives, slides, and contact sheets produced by photographer Richard Boetger in the early 1970s. Many of the items in the collection are portraits of male nudes but also include a few...

 
Bogle (Darlene) Papers

The Darlene Bogle papers document her work in ex-gay ministries. Bogle, a former leader in Exodus International, directed an ex-gay ministry in Hayward California – Paraklete Ministries— in the 1980s and early 1990s. A national spokesperson for ex-gay ministry and...

 
Bogomolny (Abby) Audiotapes

Audiocassette tape recordings of interviews and radio programs created by Abby Bogomolny (Abby B.). Abby B. hosted the gay and lesbian newsmagazine RADIO Q, broadcast on KUSP-FM in Santa Cruz, California from 1995-1997. The collection includes recordings from RADIO Q...

 
Bond (Pat) Papers

The collection consists of the background research, notes, early drafts, and manuscripts for Pat Bond's four one-woman shows. Also included are Bond's correspondence, her poetry, writing practice, character sketches, stories, incomplete manuscripts, as well as reviews and awards for her...

 
Bostick (Jamie) Papers

Jamie Bostick was active in the Lesbian Avengers. This collection contains materials from the second era of the San Francisco Chapter of the Lesbian Avengers, as well as Bostick's interest in anti-racism politics. There are also some personal papers, including...

 
Botkin (Michael C.) Papers

The collection is comprised of material that was part of the memorial service for Michael C. Botkin. Most of the articles are photocopies and were included in a binder at the service for guests to browse. The pamphlet from the...

 
Boucre (Everett) Scrapbooks

This collection includes two scrapbooks compiled by Everett Boucre, a dance instructor and performer who lived in Oakland, California. One dates from World War II and contains cut-out pictures of war scenes and soldiers; the other includes pictures of men’s...

 
Bowers (Bill) Papers

This small collection contains materials related to the career of fashion designer and photographer Bill Bowers. Bowers designed clothes for rocker Alice Cooper, and was a member of the Cockettes, Angels of Light and the Mukluk family commune. He has...

 
Bowers (Kenne J., III) Papers

The Kenne J. Bowers III collection contains materials related to his successful freelance photography and graphic design business, Union Art. Bowers, a social activist, worked for and donated services to progressive groups in the LGBT community in the 1970s. The...

 
Bowman (Les) Photographs

This collection includes numerous photograph collages, small photos (formerly magnets), photo snapshots, and ticket stubs from the late 1980s and early 1990s of LGBT parades and festivals. Most appear to be taken in San Francisco, although no labels or description...

 
Boy With Arms Akimbo Girl With Arms Akimbo Records

General files, individual project records, exhibit records, posters, protest signs and other materials from this political group that postered in San Francisco and New York, mostly concerning anti-censorship and AIDS work.

 
Brand (Doreen) Papers

Consists of a memoir created by Berkeley lesbian Doreen Brand for her grandchildren entitled "Granny Remembers," which covers her life from 1928-1996. The memoir includes color photocopies of photos.

 
Brandt (Kate) Papers

This collection contains interviews, manuscript materials and materials related to the publication of author Kate Brandt's book, Happy Endings: Lesbian Writers Talk about Their Lives and Work. Some of the interviews were published as magazine articles.

 
Brew (Kevin) Journals

Kevin Brew (1950-1993) was a gay man from Queens, New York who moved to San Francisco in 1975 and was diagnosed with HIV in 1988, dying of AIDS complications five years later. Brew’s diaries describe his relationships, as well as...

 
Brewer (Richard Caldwell) Papers

The collection includes papers and works of art, including sketches, paintings, and a pair of painted pants, created by Richard (Dick) Caldwell Brewer (1923-2014). Brewer was a San Francisco-based artist and gay man. Many of his subjects include male nudes...

 
Bringardner (Brian) Papers

Brian Bringardner, then an ACT UP member, organized a group of Castro Sweep victims who sued the city for police brutality and monitored the city’s administrative response. This collection includes materials related to the lawsuit and the Castro Sweep, as...

 
Broshears (Raymond) Papers

This collection documents the religious life and community activism of one of San Francisco’s most controversial figures, Ray Broshears. The collection contains correspondence, ephemera, financial records, newsletters, photographs and subject files.

 
Brother to Brother Records

"Brothers," the newsletter of the Brother to Brother organization was devoted to an "exchange of information and knowledge, a support group for the Black Community of and by gay Black men exclusively and especially for the cultural, social and sexual...

 
Brown (Dennise C.) Papers

This collection consists of a typescript draft of a memoir by Santa Cruz lesbian Dennise C. Brown, as well as journals she kept from 1977-1994. Among other things, her writings trace her coming out process, her spiritual journey and her...

 
Brown (Matthew) Papers

Matthew Brown, a longtime employee of the Community Thrift Store, was active in San Francisco gay life from 1963. This collection contains leather vests, hundreds of buttons (related to Febes, The San Franciscans, Cheaters motorcycle club, SF GDI motorcycle club,...

 
Brown (William T.) Correspondence

There are 9 letters (from 1951-1953) to William T. Brown (1919-) from novelist and Gurdjieff memoirist Fritz Peters and one letter written in 1977 from John Lehmann, the English poet, literary editor and Bloomsbury expert. Brown is a prominent member...

 
Brown-Star Records

This collection contains materials from Brown-Star, a queer rock band from San Francisco. It includes a compilation CD ("Milkshake") benefiting the Harvey Milk Institute; 7" single - "A Bee's Dream"; t-shirt and publicity materials; and the 'zine "The Funny Children,"...

 
Brumm (Dennis) Papers

Dennis Brumm was a queer activist in the 1970s-2000s. The collection includes photographs, publications and ephemera, and mini DV cassettes regarding a variety of LGBTQ related topics.

 
Bulldog Bathhouse Records and Memorabilia

The collection consists of notebooks, artwork, artifacts/ephemera and legal pleadings relating to the Bulldog and its predecessor, the Club Turkish Baths.

 
Burgess (Al) Collection of Beige Room Records

This collection contains photographs and memorabilia from Al Burgess' nightclub, the Beige Room - the other major club besides Finocchio's to feature female impersonators in San Francisco during the late 1940s and 1950s.

 
Burk (Bois) Papers

The Bois Burk papers include biographical and autobiographical materials with frank discussions of his sexuality and sex life; correspondence; materials related to his interests and activities; and news clippings (circa 1955-1980), which document gay issues, including aging and age discrimination;...

Burke (Kevin) Sound Recordings

Sound recordings produced and collected by Kevin Burke as a member of the Fruit Punch radio collective at KPFA, Berkeley, California.

 
Burns (Chris) Papers

Porn star Chris Burns (1958- 1995) founded the Gay Guards, a self-defense league, produced self-defense videos for gays and lesbians and conducted anti-violence workshops. The collection documents his porn career and his work with the Gay Guards and combating anti-gay...

 
Burns (Randy) Papers

The bulk of the collection consists of materials relating to LGBT American Indians, Two-Spirit people and American Indian history collected by activist Randy Burns, co-founder with Barbara Cameron, of Gay American Indians (GAI). The collection includes materials related to Burns,...

 
Buttwinick (Larry) Collection

Larry Buttwinick (1924-2004) was one of the founders of the Lavender Seniors of the Easy Bay. The collection contains photographs, including a scrapbook and photographic snapshots of friends (such as Henry W. Dieckoff) in drag; drag costumes [worn by Buttwinick];...

 
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Cade (Cathy) Collection

Cathy Cade is an Oakland, California-based photographer. She was active in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and has been documenting the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities since the 1970s. She is the author, publisher and photographer of...

 
California Eagles Motorcycle Club Collection

The California Eagles are a gay motorcycle club founded in 1984. The collection includes organizational records, meeting minutes, financial records, materials about motorcycle runs and other events, photographs, scrapbooks, t-shirts, and artifacts.

 
California Motor Club Memorabilia

Memorabilia from the California Motor Club (CMC) collected by member Bobby Pearce. CMC was a San Francisco motorcycle club. Includes a bike antenna flag; leather cock ring with studs that spell Bobby and CMC; t-shirts, buttons and pins from bike...

 
Camilo (Bill) Papers

This collection is a single folder of Bill Camilo's papers. Most of the material is focused on Camilo's involvement with two youth groups in New Jersey, the Rutgers Gay Alliance and the New Jersey Gay Coalition. There are also papers...

 
Campaign for Responsible AIDS Action Records

The Campaign for Responsible AIDS Action (CRAA) was a short-lived organization from Santa Cruz which formed to oppose state propositions 96 and 102 in the 1988 election

 
Campbell (June) Papers

June Campbell was a lesbian woman who served in World War II. This collection contains scrapbook material and photographs of Campbell and her partner, Mary Ellen “Jo” Johanson, a photographer and designer, as well as other women serving in the...

 
Canaday (Curtis Robert) Papers

Original hand drawn artwork for event and business flyers with accompanying notes by Curtis Robert Canaday.

 
Cancer in Our Lives Collection

The collection consists of an event program/resource book, poster and banner from the first-ever conference on cancer in the LGBTQ community: "Cancer in Our Lives: Raising Awareness in the LGBTQI Community," held October 13-14, 2006. The event was part of...

 
Caravantes (John) Papers

This collection contains photographs and videos of John Caravantes, a San Francisco gay man with AIDS who was a safe sex educator, advocate of gay marriage, and member of Acid Housewife, a drag group.

Carhaix (Jean-Baptiste) Papers

Jean-Baptiste Carhaix (born 1946) is a French photographer. The collection includes portrait photographs of early members of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, AIDS activists, and Carhaix's work regarding the Catholic Church.

 
Carr (John) Videotapes

Includes 3 thirty-minute black and white reel to reel 1/2” videotapes of events and people in San Francisco, including Dan Smith of Queer Blue Light.

 
Carrol (Bob) Papers

Includes photocopied reviews and promotional material for performances by Bob Carrol in New York, London, San Francisco and Edinborough made and given to Warner Jepson by Carrol shortly before his death of AIDS in the mid-1980s. Includes some of Carrol's...

 
Cartooning My Own XXX Files Collection

Collection of erotic writings and comic drawings, mostly of gay men and nude men. Material includes binders of lined notebook paper with writings and sketches, sketchbooks, and reference material. The creator is unknown; material makes reference to Aaron Miller.

 
Cartwright (Jim) Papers

Jim Cartwright, aka Jim e Sparkle Pants, is a San Francisco-based poet and musician. The collection consists of two poetry chapbooks. His MFA thesis, "Sucking Bananas" (circa 1988, Blue Mountains Ticking in the Laundry Press) and "The Rosebud Diaries" (1999,...

 
Castillo (JoAnn) Papers

JoAnn Castillo is an oral historian. The collection contains taped interviews, mostly with older San Francisco lesbians, but also including a few non-lesbian narrators, such as Harvey Milk. Interviewees include Roberta Bobba, Pic Hill, Win Cottrell, and Sarah Davis.

 
Castro Country Club Records

The Castro Country Club (CCC) was founded in 1983 in San Francisco, California as a sober gathering place for the queer recovery community. CCC’s collection includes posters, fliers, ephemera, and photographs, including many images from the club’s memorial wall. The...

 
Castro Street Fair Photographs

Snapshot photographs of Castro Street Fair dated 2000.

 
Castro Street Fair Records

Records of the Castro Street Fair, including a short history written by Rick Thomas, bylaws, event planning documents, and other material. Material donated by Steven Gaynes, Castro Street Fair board member and President of CSF, active 1996-2016. The Castro Street...

 
Catacombs Collection

A variety of prints, drawings and posters which originally decorated the Catacombs, a private sex club.

 
Cavalli (Cary) Papers

Cary Cavalli was active in the Imperial Court and the Orthodox Episcopal Church of God in Oakland. He died of AIDS October 27, 1988. The collection includes snapshots; photocopies of the contents of a photo album; a poem he wrote...

 
Center for Sex and Culture Collection

Collection includes material previously housed at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco, CA. Material includes records from various groups, photographs, and published material.

 
Chapot (Stephen M.) Papers

Stephen Michael Chapot (November 21, 1951-August 24, 1988), born in San Francisco, was a medical illustrator educated at the University of California San Francisco. In the 1980s, he was diagnosed with AIDS. He depicted his disease through illustrations and art...

 
Chenault (Richard) Papers

Materials documenting the inaugural display of the Names Project quilt on October 11, 1987.

 
Chesley (Robert) "doll suit"

Two pieces of spandex which together make a costume/outfit known as the "doll suit," which belonged to Robert Chesley. Made circa 1987-1988.

 
Chesley (Robert) Papers

The Robert Chesley papers document his life as a playwright, theater critic and sexual outlaw. Chesley died of AIDS in 1990 at the age of 47.

 
Chesley (Robert) Typescript

A copy of an early work by playwright Robert Chesley, with annotations, 179 pages. The donor, Alan R. Clark, notes part of it may have been published. It is not clear whether it is fiction or non-fiction. Features include an...

 
Chester (Mark I.) Papers

This collection documents the photographic career of radical gay sex artist Mark I. Chester from 1981 to 1997. His papers contain essays and books, announcements, catalogs, posters, publicity about and reviews of his work and exhibitions, and publications with examples...

 
Chester (Mark I.) Photographs

This collection contains two signed black and white photographs taken by San Francisco-based radical sex photographer, Mark I. Chester, entitled "Rubber Garden 32" and "Daddy & His Little Boy." The collection also includes a small poster for the exhibit, "Diary...

 
Childers (Peter) Scrapbooks

4 scrapbooks created by and for Peter Childers, a dancer who died of AIDS in 1988. Includes photographs, news clippings, and other memorabilia.

 
Ching (Tamara) Papers

Tamara Ching (1949-) is an advocate, activist, and former sex worker. This small collection includes brochures, conference materials, flyers, news clippings, newsletters, and reports about transgender health and rights and AIDS in Asian Pacific Islander communities, as well as materials...

 
Chinn (Lenore) Photographs

These photographs were taken by Chinese-American artist Lenore Chinn, who is most known for her realist paintings and her involvement in queer activism. These photographs were featured in the exhibit “Picturing Kinship: Portraits of Our Community” at the GLBT Museum...

 
Chow (Kirsten C.) Ephemera Collection

The Kirsten C. Chow ephemera collection includes flyers, postcards, stickers, and other related ephemera, dated circa 1985-2005. Subjects include San Francisco LGBTQ dance and music clubs, art openings, bars, and other businesses and events. Much of the material relates to...

 
Choy (George) Papers

The George Choy papers document his work with the Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) and the GAPA Community Health Project (GCHP), as well as the relationship between GAPA and OCCUR, the first Japanese gay rights organization.

 
Chrysanthemum Ragtime Band Records

Chrysanthemum Ragtime Band, based in San Francisco, consisted of 10 musicians drawn together because of a shared enthusiasm for ragtime, a predecessor of jazz. It was led by Bruce Vermezen. The Chrysanthemum Ragtime Band collection includes administrative documents, correspondences, photographs,...

 
Church (Jok) Papers

Contains papers and photographs from the 1978 March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, ephemera from the Richard Nixon Presidential election, and other documents from the estate of cartoonist Jok Church.

 
Clarke (Joffre) Photographs

Black and white photographs and proof sheets of the 1978 San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade, an anti-Vietnam war protest, an anti-Briggs Initiative protest, and portraits taken by Joffre Clarke. Clarke was a civil rights activist who had headed the...

 
Coatsworth (Jonathan) Photographs

Contains color snapshots from the 2008 March Against Proposition 8 rally, as well as a CD with various rally photos, by event, taken in San Francisco, Sacramento, and Fresno, dated 2004-2014. Images show Pasadena couple Valerie Paget and Tracie Jones...

 
Coffman (Robert) Papers

The Robert Coffman papers document Coffman’s theatrical performances in San Francisco, as well as the life he shared with his partner of over 35 years, Arthur Bamberger. There is a small amount of material related to Coffman’s career as a...

 
Cohen (Daniel) Photographs

Black and white photographs of the 1974 San Francisco Gay Freedom Day parade (later called the Pride Parade) taken by Daniel Cohen.

 
Cohen (Judith) Papers

The Judith Cohen papers include materials related to the Dyke March, including clippings, correspondence, and ephemera.

 
COLAGE Records

This collection contains records of the ancestry, emergence, and activities of the organization, COLAGE from 1982 to 2000. The bulk of the collection is from 1990 to 1996. The content of the collection focuses on the organization's newsletters, annual conferences,...

 
Collection of 645-647 Valencia Street Letters

Collection of six letters that were submitted to the San Francisco Planning Commission on June 22, 2017 as part of the public record, case number 2016-015049DPR, regarding property at 645-647 Valencia Street, known as Amelia’s-Maud’s bar.

Collection of 8mm Films

This is an anonymous collection of eight 8mm films taken by an unknown person in the late 1960s. Several of these are set in gay bars in San Francisco's Tenderloin and Polk Street areas.

 
Collection of AIDS Related Photographic Negatives

This collection of black and white and color negatives, all from the mid to late 1980s, relate to AIDS and AIDS activism. The photographer is unknown. The majority of the negatives were taken over the course of the ARC/AIDS Vigil...

 
Collection of DVDs of Performances, Fairs, and Interviews

1 folder of DVDs donated anonymously. The recordings are credited copyright Charles E. Roseberry. Some titles include: Gay Parades 70s and 80s, Charles Pierce, Castro Street Fairs, Dore Alley and Folsom Street fairs, Stonewall interview, Mitzi Gaynor at the Castro,...

 
Collection of Fat Queer Fashion and Ephemera

This collection contains a variety of clothing and ephemera highlighting queer “fat-shion”. Some clothing in this collection was created by Bertha Pearl, of Size Queen Clothing. Ephemera in this collection contain materials from the NOLOSE conference in 2004; NOLOSE is...

 
Collection of Gay Erotic Writings

This collection contains erotic writings about sexual encounters and desires (notes, letters, journal entries) by an unidentified Black gay man. There is at least one piece on racial prejudice in San Francisco's gay male community.

 
Collection of Gay Games, Gay Tennis and Gay Softball Materials

This collection contains a wide variety of materials related to the Gay Games I and II (San Francisco) and III (Vancouver); tennis at the Gay Games; the Gay and Lesbian Tennis Alliance, the Gay Tennis Federation of San Francisco (GTF)...

 
Collection of Halloween Photographs

Donated by Community Thrift Store, these are snapshots of a variety of men dressing and posing in elaborate drag and Halloween costumes. No people, places or photographers are identified.

 
Collection of Lesbian Photographs

This collection consists of 20 black and white anonymous lesbian photographs from a scrapbook, dating from World War II up to the early 1960s. Images include portraits of individuals, couples, and small groups at parties, in snow, and working on...

 
Collection of LGBTQ Newspaper Clippings

Artificial collection of LGBTQ newspaper clippings, including stories published in the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner, New York Times, and other newspapers. Subjects include Harvey Milk, Dan White, marriage equality, HIV/AIDS, George Moscone, Anita Bryant, and others.

 
Collection of Materials on Costa Rican Lesbians

Materials on Costa Rican lesbians including "Las Entendidas," the newsletter of Las Entiendes, Central America's first lesbian group; 'Cancion Lesbica del 25 de Julio"; interviews; photocopies of news clippings; 2 issues of "Correspondencia," a newsletter about the Mexican women's movement;...

 
Collection of Motorcycle Run Photographs

Collection contains approximately two contact sheet proofs from an anonymous photographer (color 120 mm) taken at a 1960s motorcycle run, probably Badger Flats. Symbols and patches (overlays) establish the presence of members of the Warlocks and the Satyrs (Los Angeles).

 
Collection of Personal Journals

This is a collection of eight personal journals written by an unknown gay male author. The journals were discovered at a flea market and date from 1982-1993. They are handwritten and typed, numbered and bound, and the collection includes Book...

 
Collection of Photograph Albums

This artificial collection contains photo albums that document women and men in predominantly homosocial settings.

 
Collection of Physique Photographs

Includes 3 black and white ‘physique’ photographs.

 
Collection of Pride Parade Photographs

This collection contains photographs from a LGBTQ Pride parade, featuring the Gay and Lesbian Olympic Games, Up Your Alley Productions, Bay Area Network of Gay and Lesbian Educators, and the Association of Lesbian and Gay Asians.

 
Collection of San Francisco Eagle Photographs

Approximately 146 snapshot photographs of the San Francisco Eagle bar and tavern. The SF Eagle is a longtime South of Market leather and LGBTQ bar in San Francisco, CA. Photographs include images of costumes, events and patrons, dated circa 1975-1989.

 
Collection of Schwules Museum High-8 Videotapes

This collection contains seven Hi-8 videotapes of San Francisco queer luminaries at the Schwules Museum’s 1997 exhibition, “Goodbye to Berlin: 100 Years of the Gay Rights Movement.”

 
Collection of Slides of Black Gay Events

These slides were found after the death of their owner, a Black gay man. They document two or more gay Black concerts and dances. Includes a number of images of the disco diva, Sylvester, and Halloween 1977. The photographer is...

 
Collection of Society for Individual Rights Records

This collection contains materials related to the homophile organization Society for Individual Rights (SIR) from the 1960s and 1970s.

 
Collection of Softball Photographs

This collection of photographs contains snapshots from a softball game against Twin Peaks Tavern and the San Francisco Mint, and also snapshots of a parade, featuring the Community Softball League and the Twin Peaks Tavern groups. There are also photographs...

 
Collection of the San Francisco Gay Marching Band Photographs

This small anonymous collection consists of one 8”x10” print and 12 color snapshots featuring people and events of the San Francisco Gay Marching Band, circa 1980, including an event at the Hollywood Bowl.

 
Collection of World War II-Era Photographs

Collection contains 21 anonymous black and white photographs of men (groups, duos, single) in World War II military uniforms. Two of the photographs have handwritten captions on the back about the men pictured.

 
Coming Home Records

These records contain papers, documents, and memorabilia of Coming Home, the Coming Home Agency, and the Coming Home Endowment Fund. Coming Home Hospice was an all-volunteer community organization which provided hospice care for lesbians and gay men. Related organizations, in...

 
Committee for Contemporary Family Values Records

The Committee for Contemporary Values (formerly the Committee for Non-Traditional Family Values) was a short-lived group formed in 1992 under the auspices of Roberta Achtenberg in response to Governor Wilson’s anticipated veto of AB 3825, a comprehensive piece of civil...

 
Committee to Form G/L Sierrans Records

Records, notes and correspondence documenting the successful pursuit of a gay and lesbian activities group of the Sierra Club in the San Francisco Bay Area during 1984 and 1985.

 
Community United Against Violence (CUAV) Records

This collection documents the work of Community United Against Violence (CUAV), the nation’s first LGBTQQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning) anti-violence organization. The collection covers the years 1977 to 2005, and contains administrative records; board materials; correspondence; financial...

 
Compton's Cafeteria Riots 40th Anniversary Photographs

Collection contains photographic snapshots from the 40th Anniversary Commemoration of the Compton's Cafeteria Riots, along with a corresponding list of notable attendees including Susan Stryker, Victor Silverman, and Heather Fong.

 
Conley (Steve) Papers

This collection contains materials related to progressive activist Steve Conley (1950-2009). Conley was a Vietnam veteran, writer, director, media and radio producer, DJ, poet, teacher, journalist, community organizer, percussionist and performing artist.

 
Conner (Jim) Collection of Warlocks and Ramrod Shirts and Vests

This collection consists of a leather vest from the Ramrod bar, a Warlocks t-shirt and long sleeve shirt, and a wheat-colored denim vest with a Warlocks overlay. The denim vest was owned by Jim Conner's longtime partner, Don Penniman (1934-1991),...

 
Contreras (Ramon) Photograph Albums and Scrapbooks

This collection contains personal photograph albums and scrapbooks compiled by longtime San Francisco, Potrero Hill resident Ramon Contreras. Originally from Los Angeles, Contreras (1942-2000) moved to San Francisco in the late 1960s or early 1970s and worked as a court...

 
Corbin (Arthur) Papers

The bulk of the collection consists of printed matter collected by gay activist Arthur Corbin that provides background information on gay issues and organizations he was involved with or interested in. This primarily includes newsletters, reports, flyers and other printed...

 
Corbitt (Wayne) Videotapes

This collection consists of the master videos for “Blackbird’s Boogie in the Black Moonlight,” a theater piece written and performed by black San Francisco poet, performance artist and playwright Wayne Corbitt in the early 1990s. A flyer for the show...

 
Coriolan (John) Papers

John Coriolan, author of numerous books including "A Sand Fortress" (Award Books, 1968),"The Smile of Eros" (Gay Sunshine Press, 1984), and "Unzipped - A Novella and Six Short Stories" (Gay Sunshine Press, 1983), donated "Lucky That Way," an unpublished typescript...

 
Corry (Guy) Photograph Collection

This collection consists of black and white photographs, slides, negatives, and contact sheets from freelance photographer Guy Corry during his time in the Castro during the 1970s.

 
Cortiñas (Jorge) Papers

Papers of ACTUP activist Jorge Cortiñas covering a variety of topics including materials relating to HIV status and immigration, and HIV and people of color

 
Couples of San Francisco Bay Area Records

This collection includes organizational records from Couples of San Francisco Bay Area, as well as from the Couples National Network Inc. They include circulars, bylaws, operating committee materials, financial statements, event proposals, graph proofs, by-laws, as well as promotional materials...

 
Courtot (Martha) Papers

Martha Courtot was a lesbian poet whose writing focuses on lesbian identity, feminism, and fat acceptance. The majority of the collection consists of Courtot’s poetry, as well as other writing, including journals, essays, and novels.

 
Cox (William T.) Gay Freedom Day Parade Photographs

Color snapshots of the Gay Freedom Day Parade in San Francisco.

 
Cramer (Duane) Papers

The Duane Cramer papers consists of a signed poster of a cover he did for the periodical "Blue" in February 2000, along with color photocopies of the profile and photospread, "Bloom of Youth," in the same issue.

 
Cramer (Robert) Scrapbooks and Photograph Albums

The Robert Cramer scrapbooks and photo albums document his year as Emperor of the Imperial Court and various trips taken with Jose Sarria, Absolute Empress I, the Widow Norton. Cramer was Emperor III, from 1974-1975. The collection also includes coronation...

 
Crane (Clarkson) Papers

The bulk of the Clarkson Crane papers consist of published and unpublished novels, short stories and other writings by Crane who was a lecturer in English literature at the University of California Extension School.

 
Crossing Press Collection

The collection includes material related to Crossing Press and other publishers and authors. Subjects include Crossing Press, Harold Norse, John Gill, and Steve Abbott.

 
Cuir Underground Records

This collection includes records of the former pansexual newspaper "Cuir Underground," which covered the queer erotic scene in the Bay Area from 1994 to 1998. It contains administrative records; correspondence; materials related to magazine production, distribution and publicity; materials related...

Cyberski (Charles) Videotapes

Raw camera tapes and edited masters produced by Charles Cyberski for his Male Entertainment Network, plus other videotapes he collected.

 
Cypress Papers

Cypress (Susan Rosenthal Glick), 1943-1997, was a working-class, disabled Jewish writer, photographer, and political activist who alternately identified as lesbian and bisexual. The collection contains Cypress’ art, photography, writing, and journals, as well as various personal documents, subject files, and...

 
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D. (Darrell) Erotica Collection

Darrell D. is the pseudonym of a gay man who kept a small collection of brochures and advertisements for erotic books, magazines, photo sets, and novelties. Materials are dated with the month and year that D. received them.

 
Daly (Jo) Papers

The Jo Daly papers document the professional life of the longtime San Francisco lesbian political activist and community leader.

 
Damron Publications Collection

This is a collection of 8 Damron publications. This San Francisco enterprise was begun by Bob Damron, who began publishing annual guides to gay bars and other businesses in 1965. In more recent years, a Guide to Women's Places, a...

 
D’Anne (Denise) Papers

Denise D’Anne (November 30, 1933-September 2, 2020) was a pioneer in early transgender advocacy, a women’s rights activist, an environmental activist, a longtime San Francisco city employee, and union activist. She was originally born in New York City. She later...

 
Dashiell (David Cannon) Papers

This collection documents the creative works of artist David Cannon Dashiell. This collection includes written, conceptual, and design works produced from the middle 1970s through 1993 when the artist died. Personal items in the collection are limited to a small...

 
Davis (Ms. Bob) Papers

Ms. Bob Davis is a professor of music and sound design, as well as a composer, sound engineer, and owner of the Louise Lawrence Transgender Archive. This collection contains materials from Davis’ professional and personal life, documents from her service...

 
Day (Allen) Papers

Erotic drawings in pen and ink of men in a variety of bondage and sadomasochistic settings. Drawings are by Allen Day, with many signed under his pseudonym 'Strider'. In addition to drawings, the collection also includes profusely illustrated letters...

 
Day (Greg) Papers

Greg Day is a photographer, activist, and former political candidate for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and Board of Education. This collection contains materials about a variety of groups with which Day has been involved, including the Alice B....

 
De Andreis (Robert) Papers

This collection focuses on the writing and public presentations of San Francisco author Robert De Andreis, who was best known for his weekly San Francisco Sentinel column, “HIV Commentary.” The collection contains the columns, versions of his book, HIV Commentary:...

 
De Cecco (John Paul) Papers

This collection documents the academic life of John Paul De Cecco. It contains significant holdings relating to San Francisco State University and several programs within the university including the Center for Homosexual Education, Evaluation and Research (CHEER), the Center for...

 
DeBone (Tony) Photographs

Photographs by photographer Anthony “Tony” DeBone (alternate spelling De Bone). DeBone held an MFA in Art from Mills College, Oakland, California. Though not gay himself, DeBone’s work focused on the LGBTQ and kink community. Included in the collection are prints,...

Decker (Bruce) Papers

The Bruce Decker papers contain materials related to his AIDS advocacy, including his leadership in the No on 64 and No on 102 campaigns, his service on the California AIDS Advisory Committee and his business ventures in the biotechnology field,...

 
Del Valle (Desi) Collection of International Lesbian and Gay Association Records

Contains materials related to the International Lesbian and Gay Association, [Gay and Lesbian] Center Liaison Committee (New York) meeting minutes, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund news releases and photographs from three East Coast events taken by Desi del Valle.

 
DeMoon (Lola) Papers

Material includes T-shirts, audiocassette tapes, publications, including Bear Scratchings newsletters and Frontiers Newsmagazine (2002-2004), ephemera, and a 1988 Lavender Law sourcebook. Major subjects in the collection include ACT UP and AIDS, San Francisco Lesbian and Gay Freedom Day, and Lavender...

 
DeSantis (Robert G.) Papers

The Robert G. DeSantis papers (.85 linear feet) document the religious career development of an individual who aspired to become a member of the MCC hierarchy from 1971 to 1974. The papers also document his involvement with the prison ministry...

 
Dewsnap (James) Collection

The James Dewsnap collection contains two full-length nude portraits of Scott O'Hara by San Francisco artist David Ross; transcripts of 16 interviews from 1994 that Dewsnap conducted with Jackie Phillips, the lead "comedienne" at Finocchio's from the late 1950s to...

 
Diaman (N. A.) Papers

The N.A. (Nikos) Diaman papers contain materials related to a variety of organizations the novelist and artist was involved in. These include Persona Press; “Paragraph: A Quarterly of Gay Fiction”; Queer Blue Light Video; the San Francisco Gay Video Festival;...

 
Dicicco (Mark) Photographs and Artifacts

This collection contains personal photographs, a button-laden blue denim vest, a heavily decorated leather vest replete with buttons and enamel pins, and an original white-brimmed Harley Davidson motorcycle cap decorated with motorcycle run buttons from the 1960s.

 
Diekow (Henry)/Baroness von Dieckoff papers

Henry Diekow (1915-1988), known as the Baroness Eugenie von Dieckoff, was a major figure in the Imperial Court System and midcentury Bay Area drag society. Diekow’s papers include photographs, organizational materials, ephemera, and a complete run of Diekow’s diary- as-gossip...

 
Digital Queers Records

This collection documents the work of Digital Queers (circa 1992-1996), a San Francisco-based non-profit that raised money for, and gave donations to, LGBT organizations so that they could upgrade their technology and increase their access to the internet.

 
Discovery Community Records

The Discovery Community was established to promote the welfare of gay and lesbian persons by providing opportunities for personal growth and community building, and working to eliminate prejudice based on sexual orientation. Discovery holds retreats, produces social events, and provides...

 
Doherty (Will) Papers

Collection includes mass mailings, phone lists, newsclippings and court papers from the 1987 March on Washington, where Doherty, aka "Oscar Wilde," was arrested with 60 "non-cooperators" at the March. There is also a flyer about the Long Island Gay Teachers...

 
Donaldson (Peter) Photographs

This collection contains snapshots and photographs taken by Peter Donaldson. Most of the images are of Gay Freedom Day Parades, the Folsom Street Fair, and other leather events. Donaldson was particularly interested in photographing male nipples with rings.

 
Doress (Hannah) Papers

Hannah Doress is an activist and founder of Hanarchy Now Productions. The collection includes material related to the ACT UP Women’s Caucus, No Concessions Girls, Sister Spit, lesbian and bisexual activism, HIV/AIDS activism, and transgender and dyke events.

 
Dreher (Robert) Papers

The Robert Dreher papers document the life of the former Catholic priest and social worker, who died of AIDS.

 
Drunk on Cum Records

This collection contains records from the zine DOC (Drunk on Cum) published in Berkeley by Brian Williams. DOC was written as a series of emails between two gay men who were HIV+. The collection includes business records, correspondence, a review...

 
Duca (Guy) Papers

The bulk of the collection consists of photographs that document the life and family history of Italian-American hairdresser and entrepreneur, Gaetano "Guy" Duca (1936-1989). Duca was from Philadelphia but lived in San Francisco for 25 years before succumbing to AIDS....

 
Duggins (Jim) Photograph Album and Slides

Photograph album and slides depicting Jim Duggins and friends. Includes images from motorcycle club gatherings and slides of gay men in military service.

 
Dunn (Joshua Aidan) Collection of LGBTQ Youth and American Indian Two-Spirit Papers

Joshua Aidan Dunn is an Osage Two-Spirit activist, known for his work as executive director of Youth Gender Project/Youth TIES and a member of Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits (BAAITS). The collection consists of subject files -- most of them...

 
Dunyan (Joseph) Papers

Joseph Dunyan (born December 2, 1951) was a nurse and gay man who provided care for people with AIDS and other illnesses. He worked for Physicians Home Care in San Francisco, California. The collection includes letters from family and friends...

 
Dupont (Grant) Papers

The Grant Dupont papers include scrapbooks and artifacts documenting his participation in San Francisco's leather community from 1990 to 1998. Dupont (1962-1999) was well known in the community as a model and bartender and was involved in many fundraising events,...

 
Duran (Mark) Collection of Queer Nation and Queer Planet Materials

Mark Duran co-founded the San Francisco chapter of Queer Nation, a direct action advocacy organization known for its forceful and anti-assimilationist politics. Inspired by ACT UP but with a broader sense of mission, Queer Nation uses camp, wit, and reclamation...

 
Durham (Pat) Memorial Collection

Consists of materials collected by Pat Durham’s friends at her memorial service, which was held on July 17, 2005 at the Women’s Building in San Francisco. Durham (1926-2005) was a San Francisco activist who co-founded and served as executive director...

 
Dyke March Photographs

Photographs taken by Angela R. Brooks of the 2006 Dyke March in San Francisco, California.

 
DYKE TV videotapes

Videotapes (3/4', U-Matics) from Dyke TV, produced by Judith Jennings. Includes segments of various issues including the Brick Hut, Lesbian Children, and the Dyke March. Also two VHS videotapes 'BACE Award Winner.'

 
Dysart (David) Collection of Golden Shower Association Records

The David Dysart papers consist of artwork and flyers related to the former gay water sports club, the Golden Showers Association (GSA). Included are galleys, two finished flyers, Dysart's GSA membership card, and original drawings from flyers promoting their parties...

 
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Edmond (Larry J.) Letter

Letter from Larry Edmond to Mayor Willie Brown and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors asking for a ticket to the Black and White Ball. He also talks about his memories of moving to San Francisco in 1979, AIDS, the...

 
Elizondo (Felicia "Flames") Papers

The collection includes materials documenting the life and work of Felicia Elizondo (July 23, 1946 – May 15, 2021). Elizondo was a Latinx woman, community leader, drag artist, transgender activist and AIDS activist. She was a regular patron of Compton's...

 
Ellingham (Lew) Papers

Lew Ellingham was a gay poet and co-author, with Kevin Killian, of "Poet Be Like God: Jack Spicer and the San Francisco Renaissance." This small collection includes poetry by Ellingham; typescripts by poet Bruce Boone, who co-founded the Black Star...

 
Elster (Arlene) Papers

The bulk of the collection contains newspaper clippings and articles about the porn industry in general during the 1970's and Elster's Sutter Cinema in particular. Also included in the collection are advertisements for the theater and films produced by Leo...

 
Emperor Russ Jacket

Jacket belonging to Emperor II, Russ Higginbotham. White poly-cotton jacket with blue neck, waist, and wrist trim. Patches for San Francisco Cable Car, Metropolitan Community Church, Pathfinders Western Travel Club, Russ II, and a large overlay of the Society for...

 
Empress of Colma Papers

The collection consists of an invitation to the celebration of "The Rabbitt's" "Big 5-0," correspondence from 1976 (between the Emperor and Empress of Colma, among others), regarding a dispute between the Council of Emperors vs. Emperor Michael Caringi, an unlabeled...

 
Entwistle (John, Jr.) Collection

John Entwistle Jr. is a marijuana and cannabis legalization activist. The collection predominately includes material related to marijuana advocacy and Dennis Peron.

 
ESP Photographs and Ephemera

This collection contains photographs, event ephemera, and press materials relating to ESP, a San Francisco-based art space founded by Matthew Pawlowski, featuring queer and queer-friendly artists. Located at 305 Valencia Street at 14th Street in San Francisco’s Mission District, ESP...

 
Evans (Len) Papers

The Len Evans Papers, as received by GLHS, was basically unstructured in content. Much of the material consisted of news clippings mainly from mainstream and gay media (i.e. etc.). These clippings were discarded because the bulk of the articles can...

 
Everett (Karen) Videotapes

Videotaped interviews and "walk-alongs" taken by Everett in preparation of her film "I Shall Not Be Removed: the Life of Marlon Riggs.

 
Ewing (William D.) Photo Album

This album contains photos depicting men in drag and other costumes at parties thrown by Bill Ewing.

 
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Fabregas (Tomas) papers

Memos, press releases, articles, correspondence, conference information and reports document Tomas Fabregas' AIDS activism on behalf of the ACT UP Immigrant working group and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. The collection highlights Fabregas' work against immigration and travel restrictions on...

 
Fairchild (Betty) Papers

The Betty Fairchild papers consists of the unpublished typescript, "Living Through It: Personal Explorations of AIDS in People's Lives" (alternatively entitled, "AIDS and the Family"), along with some newspaper clippings about her and her pro-gay activities in the 1970s and...

 
Fairoaks Project Collection

The Fairoaks Project collection includes 10 photographic prints, restored and enlarged by project curator Gary Freeman, from the Fairoaks Polaroids by Frank Melleno (1942-2010). Print titles include: 10, Aida, Brazilian, de Sade, DJ, Hanuman, Locker Room, Pool, Shower, and Stairwell....

 
Fantasia Fair and Other Transgender Events Collection

Fantasia Fair is a conference for transgender and gender-nonconforming people. The collection consists of ephemera from Fantasia Fair and similar transgender events nationwide, including photographs, fliers, newsletters, buttons, and pamphlets.

 
Faulk (Andrew M.) Collection of Allen Day Erotic Drawings

This collection contains over 30 erotic drawings in pen and ink, pencil, colored pencil, pastel and gouache, several party invitations and a father’s day card by artist Allen James Day, Jr., aka Strider (1941-1987). The card was for his lover,...

 
Ferrell (Robert Lee Jr.) Papers

This collection contains materials collected by Robert Lee Ferrell, Jr. regarding his activism against the Briggs Initiative (Proposition 6).

 
Filipino Task Force on AIDS Records

This collection contains an incomplete but representative selection of records documenting the work of the Filipino Task Force on AIDS (FTFA), an organization dedicated to ending the risk of HIV/AIDS in the Filipino community. There are a wide variety of...

 
Finocchio's Collection

Finocchio's, located in San Francisco, was one of the oldest and best-known female impersonation clubs in the world. The collection includes artifacts, including bar stools and the original large Finocchio’s sign, performance costumes and wigs, memorabilia and ephemera.

 
Fish (Stephen) Papers

This collections contains journals, personal notes and subject files from activist and PWA Stephen Fish (1948-1991). Fish was also a co-chair of Black and White Men Together and one of the founders of People with Immune Systems Disorder. He was...

 
Flounders (Bud) Papers

Newton "Bud" Flounders (1921-2005) was a leading American collector of gay literature and was involved with the Walt Whitman Bookshop in San Francisco, which was owned by his friend Charles Gilman, from the late 1970s to late 1980s.

 
Forget-Me-Nots Records

The Forget-Me-Nots was a small group of gay men from San Francisco who formed an affinity group prior to the 1987 March on Washington in order to perform civil disobedience on the steps of the Supreme Court.

 
Foster (Jack) Papers

This collection contains personal ad correspondence with advertisers in "YMX" Newsletter, 1985-1986. Jack Foster, aka Beowulf Thorne, published "Diseased Pariah News." Thorne's papers (2003-10) are also housed at the Historical Society. This collection is restricted until June 13, 2021. Please...

 
Fowler (Dorothy) Papers

Dorothy “Dotty” Ann Fowler (1927-2013) was raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia. She moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1966, came out and lived openly as a lesbian and devoted herself to improving the lives of LGBT people,...

 
Fowler (Perry Lee) Papers

This collection includes a scrapbook kept by Perry Lee Fowler, owner of the Clip Joint, which was located above the Elephant Walk. The shop operated from at least the mid-1970s to the early 1980s. The scrapbook contains photos of Fowler,...

 
Frasheur (Steve) Photograph Collection

Steve Frasheur was an avid photographer who documented gay events in San Francisco in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Photo subjects include several San Francisco Pride marches, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day...

 
Frazin (Jim) Papers

Collection relates to Jim Frazin’s work with bisexual activism, the publication "Anything That Moves", Jewish bisexual groups, bisexual conferences, and other related subjects. Material includes floppy disks, audiocassette tapes, papers, correspondence, and other material.

 
Freespirit (Judy) Papers

Judy Freespirit (Judith Louise Berkowitz Ackerman) was an activist, writer, and performer, focused on the subjects of women, lesbians, Jewish culture, fat acceptance, disability rights, and incest survival. Freespirit was of the earliest members of the fat acceptance movement, as...

 
Friday (Wayne) Collection

The Wayne Friday collection documents San Francisco-based columnist, district attorney investigator, and police commissioner Wayne Friday. The bulk of the collection ranges from the late 1960s to the mid-2010s and arranged in two series: photographic and manuscript materials, and personal...

 
Friedlander (Spring Ruth) Papers

Spring Ruth Friedlander (born 1943) is a bisexual Jewish woman who was active in feminist and lesbian politics and collective living groups in the 1970s-2000s in the San Francisco Bay Area. The collection includes an autobiographical essay titled “The Story...

 
Friedman (Veronica) Papers

Veronica “Ronnie” Friedman (1945-1986) was a transgender woman who lived in San Francisco. The collection consists of Friedman’s detailed and emotional diary entries, as well as drafts of letters to her mother and children, personal notes, daily planner pages, timelines...

 
Frighten the Horses Artwork

Artwork from the zine, "Frighten the Horses," including drawings by Michael Manning and Angela Bocage.

 
Frisch (Fran) Collection of Richard Wheeler Drawings

This collection contains one album of original drawings by artist Richard Wheeler used in ads for leather bars and events and for other businesses in the late 1970s and early 1980s, primarily in Chicago, though there are some ads for...

 
Frontiers Newsmagazine Records

Frontiers Newsmagazine published a bi-weekly San Francisco edition from 1995 to 2002. This collection was donated by Marcus Wonacut, Editor, after the Los Angeles office decided to cease publishing in Northern California. It contains memorandums, staff meeting minutes, an employee...

 
FTM Conference Tapes

The 1995 FTM Conference was the first international gender conference to focus on transgender men. The collection is entirely composed of cassette tapes of the conference’s sessions, which included such topics as relationships, long-term transition, spirituality, coming out, therapists, various...

 
FTM International Records

FTM International (FTMI) is the largest and oldest continuously running organization serving the transmasculine community and their allies. The records of FTM International document the organization’s history and its social, cultural and political work.

 
Full Moon Coffee House Reunion Records

This collection contains materials documenting a reunion of ex-staff and patrons of the Full Moon Coffee House on 18th Street, one of the first non-drinking spaces for lesbians in San Francisco.

 
Fuzee (Adrienne) Papers

The Adrienne Fuzee papers document the professional life of one of the few openly lesbian African-American curators working in the U.S. in the late 20th Century and include correspondence and memos, ephemera, financial records, grants and proposals, news clippings, notes,...

 
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Gaddis (William P., Jr.) Papers

This collection documents the underground gay life of William P. Gaddis, Jr. during his military service in the United States Navy at the time of World War II and contains letters from his travels in the late 1950s, as a...

 
Gaddis (William P., Jr.) Photographs

The bulk of this collection consists of 35mm color slides taken by William P. Gaddis, Jr., aka Aunt Gladyce, in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Events and people documented include motorcycle runs (1960-1963), sailors (1949-1954) and friends at the beach...

 
Galvin (Earl) Papers

Collection includes material related to Earl Galvin, Esperanto, homosexuality, and Ligo de Samseksamaj Geesperantistoj (L.S.G.). Material includes correspondence, photographs, ephemera, and other material.

 
Gangway Photographs and Ephemera

Collection contains materials from the Gangway, a gay bar in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district. Included is a button memorializing Sukie Lee, wife of the Gangway’s longtime owner, as well as about 20 color snapshots documenting various people and events in...

 
Garber (Eric) Papers

The Eric Garber papers document the professional work of this activist and groundbreaking historian who wrote extensively about LGBT people in the Harlem Renaissance and alternative sexualities in science fiction, fantasy and horror literature.

 
Garber (Linda) Oral History Collection

The Linda Garber collection documents lesbian history in the Central Valley and San Francisco through oral histories and the records of Old Wives’ Tales Bookstore. The bulk of the collection consists of interviews from the Central California Lesbian Oral History...

 
Gardiner (Ben) Papers

This collection contains personal papers, ephemera, news clippings and photographs related to the life of community activist and Radical Faerie, Benjamin Gardiner. Gardiner (1921-2010) was active in the LGBT and recovery communities. He was one of the founders of the...

 
Gay American Indians Collection

This collection primarily contains secondary materials about the North American Berdache and contemporary LGBT American Indians assembled by Gay American Indians (GAI) co-founder Randy Burns.

 
Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation/San Francisco Bay Area Records

The GLAAD/SFBA records (1.65 linear feet) document the organization's range of activities from late 1989 to mid-1993. Any records prior to that time, and after its founding in 1987, have not been made available to The Gay and Lesbian Historical...

 
Gay and Lesbian Educational Needs Assessment Project Records

Records from the Gay and Lesbian Educational Needs Assessment Project (GLENA) of the San Francisco Community College. Sage Bergstrom was GLENA coordinator.

 
Gay and Lesbian Pulp Address Books Collection

Slides, research material and other records accumulated in preparation for historian Susan Stryker's illustrated Gay Pulp and Lesbian Pulp Address Books. Photocopied research materials date back at least to 1933. Also includes a copy of each address book and correspondence,...

 
Gay and Lesbian Tennis Federation of the San Francisco Bay Area Records

The Gay and Lesbian Tennis Federation of the San Francisco Bay Area was founded in 1980, and organizes social and competitive tennis events for both LGBTQIA+ and straight athletes. The collection includes correspondence, organizational records, meeting minutes, calendars of events,...

 
Gay Buddhist Fellowship Records

This small collection contains administrative records, correspondence, flyers, mass mailings, newsletters, meeting minutes, photographs of activities and members, and audiotapes from the Gay Buddhist Fellowship (GBF). The GBF started in the early 1990s, and these materials span the first decade...

 
Gay by The Bay Records

Gay by the Bay (1996) by Susan Stryker and Jim Van Buskirk was the first book on San Francisco queer history. The collection includes correspondence; drafts and revisions; financial records and materials related to the publisher, Chronicle Books; galleys; notes...

 
Gay Freedom Day Parade and Castro Street Fair Photographs

This collection contains various snapshots from the Gay Freedom Day Parade and Castro Street Fair from June 1978 to June 1981.

 
Gay Freedom Day Parade Photographs

Collection contains 57 color slides and accompanying commentary by Tanya Joyce about the celebration in San Francisco’s Duboce Park at the end of the 1976 Gay Freedom Day Parade. The slides were taken by Jim Joyce, who died in 1993;...

 
Gay Games VII Photographs

This collection includes photographs from Gay Games VII in Chicago. Most are of track and field events and feature members of the San Francisco Track and Field Club. There are photos of and by the following athletes: Chuck Louden, Bob...

 
Gay Health Project Records

This collection documents the early efforts of the gay health movement. It contains materials related to the Gay Health Project, which was established in 1975 by the San Francisco Health Department's City Clinic.

 
Gay Library Project Records

The bulk of the collection is the operating policies of the library which lists scope of materials, gifts and exchanges. Also included in the records are minutes, letters and funding sources.

 
Gay Men of Marin Records

Materials related to Gay Men of Marin (GMOM), an organization for older gay men in Marin County, California, including flyers, a history of the organization, memos and newsletters with news from GMOM, Spectrum (the Marin organization for the GLBT community)...

 
Gay Men’s Theater Collective Photographs

Collection contains two large-format color photographs of members of the Gay Men’s Theater Collective. Photograph one shows nine men posed in leotards, and photograph two shows the same nine men posed with sticks and ribbon bands around legs and arms.

 
Gay Poetry Circle Records

The Gay Poetry Circle of San Francisco appears to have been active in the early 1980s and included poets George Berimisa, John Powers, Lloyd Stensrud, Charlie Casey, Wallace Parr, Joe Alderham, Jordan Lee, Don Chan Mark, Loren E. Rhoads, and...

 
Gay Sunshine Collection

This collection contains letters written to Winston Leyland and Gay Sunshine Press and other related material.

 
Gay Theater Collective Records

The Gay Theater Collective was a San Francisco-based theater group that was an ensemble of lesbians and gay men. The collection includes photographs, play programs and other promotional material, and news clippings related to the production : Contents Under Pressure.

 
Geddes (Rod) and Bill Grove Anniversary Material

Mug commemorating the 25th anniversary of Rod Geddes and Bill Grove's relationship, with "A Family Since February 22, 1970" and pink triangle. There is also an excerpt from a "San Francisco Examiner" article from Valentine's Day 1995, "Tales of Love...

 
Gerber (Lynne) Research Materials

Research materials on ex-gay ministries assembled during the course of Lynne Gerber's writing of her dissertation at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. Primarily newsletters and ephemera. Organizations represented include Exodus, Life Ministries, Love in Action International and Harvest USA.

 
Gerharter (Rick) Photographs

Rick Gerharter is best known for his contributions to the Bay Area Reporter, one of San Francisco's oldest LGBTQ weeklies. He has also published in Newsweek, Der Spiegel, Lonely Planet travel guides, and The Economist as well as many books....

 
Gerrits (Burt) Papers

Burt Gerrits (1923-2008) was born in South Dakota, and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1941. He served during WWII in the Navy, and his recollections of Navy life as a gay man were included in historian Allan...

Gidlow (Elsa) papers

Elsa Gidlow was a lesbian poet, journalist, and woman of letters who in 1923 published the first book of openly lesbian poetry. The collection contains her correspondence, subject files, manuscripts, published works, journals, audiovisual materials, and ephemera.

 
Ginsberg (Allen) Manuscript

The collection consists of the poem "After Thoughts" (November, 1969, 1 leaf), which was sent to Jim Mitchell, editor of Sebastian Quill, where it was published in 1970. There is also a June 1959 copy of the "Mattachine Review" signed...

 
Ginsburg (Steve) Papers

The Steve Ginsburg papers document his activities as a founder of Chutzpah (later Achvah), the first gay Jewish group on the West Coast , and as Parade Co-Chairperson of the 1973 Gay Freedom Day Committee. The collection includes flyers, newsletters...

 
The Giraffe Records

The Giraffe was a San Francisco, Polk Street gay bar owned by Carl Youngert and Larry Earl from 1979 to 2001. Included in the collection are business records (including liquor and business licenses), a photograph, leaflets, banners, a cutout plywood...

GLBT Historical Society Art and Artifacts Collection

The GLBT Historical Society collection of LGBTQ art and artifacts encompasses a diverse range of two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects, including paper materials such as drawings and sketches, architectural plans and banners; metal objects such as pins, buttons, plaques, medallions and...

 
GLBT Historical Society Audio Collection

Collection of audio recordings documenting a wide spectrum of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) topics. Audio recordings include LP records, cassette tapes, and CDs.

GLBT Historical Society Oral History Collection

This is a collection of over 500 oral histories that have been collected by the GLBT Historical Society. The oral histories focus on the LGBT community in the Bay Area and Northern California. This collection contains oral histories that were...

 
GLBT Historical Society Periodicals Collection

The GLBT Historical Society periodicals collection encompasses queer periodicals on a variety of topics.

GLBT Historical Society Poster Collection

The GLBT Historical Society collection of LGBTQ posters documents a diverse range of subjects, groups, and events. The posters provide visual and material evidence of the queer community’s engagement with social, cultural, and political dynamics throughout the 20th and 21st...

 
Glikman (Karen) Papers

Karen Glikman worked with John Paul De Cecco while a graduate student in anthropology at San Francisco State University. Materials include correspondence, writings, and subject files. There is also a small amount of ephemera from various lesbian events and organizations....

 
Goehring (Edward) Papers

The Edward Goehring papers consist of materials related to the Lesbian and Gay Freedom Day Parade and a small amount of ephemera from leather and transgender events and activities. Goehring was the 1991 Parade co-chair.

 
Goin (Crit) Collection

The collection includes a biography of Crit Goin, notes about his possessions, postcards, a photograph and a long, white, hand-embroidered gauze gown featured in the photo. Newbold Crittenenden Goin, also known as Hoti, was a Radical Faerie who lived in...

 
Goldberg (Michael) Papers

Consists of photocopies of cartoons Goldberg created in San Francisco in the 1980s, including "Swishy Fishy," which appeared in "Gay Comix."

 
Golden Gate Business Association Records

The Golden Gate Business Association Records document the correspondence of Arthur Lazere (1979-1984), its president from 1979 to 1981. The correspondence, arranged chronologically, include both incoming and outgoing correspondence of Lazere with other GGBA board members; gay and lesbian business...

 
Golveo (Vince) Sketches

The collection consists of "Download," a selection of ten drawings (ink on notebook paper) by Filipino-American artist Vince Golveo. There is also a catalog from the 1998 UC-Riverside exhibit 'Different Looks: Reconsidering Vision, Authorship, and the Mark of Pleasure,' which...

 
Goniwiecha (Mark C.) Photographs

Collection contains negatives and 23 color snapshots of the Gay and Lesbian Freedom Day Parade from 1992, taken by Goniwiecha, a librarian, for an American Library Association (ALA) convention. Images include some of the ALA's Gay and Lesbian Task Force...

 
Gordon (Henry) Correspondence with Willie Walker

This collection contains correspondence from archivist Willie Walker, one of the co-founders of the GLBT Historical Society, to his friend Henry "Hank" Gordon, who lived in Seattle (and may have been an editor at the "Fremont Forum.") Most of the...

 
Gordon (Jim) Papers

This collection documents the everyday life and political work of San Francisco gay activist Jim Gordon (1938-). The collection contains chronological files that record his activities and his association with a myriad of organizations—including but not limited to—the Harvey Milk...

 
Grant (Howard) Papers

Howard Grant (born 1939) is an architect and gay man. He was part of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Conceptual Design Team and his architectural projects include a regional BART station (Civic Center), four MUNI METRO subway stations in...

 
Green (Ralph) Scrapbooks and Photographs

Eight scrapbooks and photo albums documenting the life of the late Ralph Green of Monterey, California. These albums span from the early 1920s to the early 1980s and include ephemera, clippings, and snapshots of gay men in San Francisco and...

 
Greer (Mary C.) Papers

This collection contains materials related to the life and travels of Mary Clark Greer, an academic who was active in San Francisco Bay Area literary and artistic circles. She and her partner, Joie B. Hubbert, were together for 37 years....

 
Grossman (Steven) Collection

This collection includes materials related to Steven Grossman, the first openly gay recording artist to have a music record released on a major label. The collection contains Grossman's 1974 album, "Caravan Tonight," on Mercury Records; a 20-minute videotape (labeled Steven...

 
Groubert (Peter) Papers

Peter Groubert was a gay man who lived in San Francisco. He was a train operator and served as Supervisor of the San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni). He was an amateur photographer and the collection includes numerous photographs he took....

 
Grubbs (Christopher) LGBT Center Architectural Illustrations

This collection consists of two color illustrations of one architectural plan for the proposed LGBT Community Center at 1800 Market by award winning artist/architectural illustrator Christopher Grubbs. They are on foam core.

 
Guerin (Christopher) Collection of Theatre Rhinoceros Records

Theatre Rhinoceros is one of the world’s longest-running continuously producing professional queer theaters. It was founded in San Francisco in August 1977. The collection includes a historical reflective essay written by Christopher Guerin, programs, clippings, and annotated production play scripts...

 
Gundel (Les) Fan Collection

This is a small collection of handmade disco fans created by Gundel during the 1970s, as well as parts of fans for making more. These fans were a popular item at disco parties, where individuals could dance while waving and...

 
Gutierrez (Margarita) Collection of ELLAS Records and Queer Latino Project Records

Margarita Gutierrez collection of ELLAS records and Queer Latino Project records. Collection includes photographs, papers, and one oversized poster related to these organizations. Gutierrez was an activist and organizer.

 
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Hadden (Stanley) Papers

This collection contains the professional records of Stanley Hadden, the former legislative aide to California State Senator David Roberti. Hadden was Roberti's senior advisor on AIDS and gay rights issues. The bulk of this collection is from 1986 to 1989.

 
H.A.F. Publishing "Girlfriends" and "On Our Backs" Reader Surveys

This collection consists of reader surveys from two H.A.F. publications, "Girlfriends" and "On Our Backs." There are two types of surveys: one asks readers to offer their opinion about the magazines; the other is a lesbian sex survey, which provides...

 
Hailey (Trevor) Papers

The Trevor Hailey papers provide a snapshot of the life of one of San Francisco’s iconic residents, the unofficial historian of the Castro District where she led her popular “Cruisin’ the Castro” walking tours. The collection contains materials related to...

 
Haller (Douglas) Photograph of John McGinitie and Friends

An 8 x 10 color photograph of the late John McGinitie and friends on Christmas day, 1985. McGinitie died of AIDS in 1989.

 
Hansen (Ed) Papers

Hansen lived in San Francisco for one year (1965-66) during an internship with the Adult Youth Project at Glide Foundation, an arm of Glide Memorial Church. During this period he worked with youth in the Tenderloin, including many young gay,...

 
Hansen (Eileen) Papers

Eileen Hansen is a lesbian activist who was Executive Director of the National Lawyers’ Guild AIDS Network (NLGAN), Public Policy Director of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel, and ran for Supervisor in District 8 in 2000 and 2002. This collection...

 
Harder (Helen) Papers

This collection documents the life of Helen Harder (nee Eleanor F. Sugg). Born in 1918, Harder was a flight instructor in the Women's Army Corps (WACS) in World War II. She later worked in a variety of fields including private...

 
Hardman (Paul D.) Papers

This collection documents the political and professional life of activist Paul D. Hardman. It includes correspondence, research notes for Hardman’s book "Homoaffectionalism: Male Bonding from Gilgamesh to the Present," materials relating to the Alexander Hamilton Post of the American Legion,...

 
Harvey Milk Gay Democratic Club Records

This collection contains records of Harvey Milk Gay Democratic Club (HMGDC) from 1977 to 1982. Originally the San Francisco Gay Democratic Club, the organization was renamed after the assassination of Supervisor Harvey Milk in November 1978. Milk had co-founded the...

 
“Harvey Milk Lives” Graffiti

This is a section of concrete bearing the graffiti “Harvey Milk Lives,” from the sidewalk in front of 495 Castro St., the location of Milk’s Castro Camera Store, in San Francisco. It dates from 1983.

 
Haynes (Teresa) Photographs

Several photographs of Gwen Avery and other musicians in concert circa 1980, taken by Teresa Haynes, who donated them to Coming Up! (now Bay Times) - who donated them to GLBTHS.

 
Hector N Vest

Light blue denim vest with white lining and Emperor Hector's emblem painted on the back.

 
Hedges (John) Jacket

Satin white jacket with red neck, waist, and wrist trim with the name John Hedges stitched on the jacket.

 
Heimsoth (Alice) Collection of Domestic Partners Memorabilia

When the Domestic Partners Law went into effect in San Francisco on Valentine's Day in 1991, many LGBT people staged a celebration at City Hall. This collection documents the event and the city's legal recognition of same-sex couples.

 
Hermosillo (Enrique ) Papers

This collection contains materials relating to the professional and personal life of nurse and cosmetologist, Enrique Hermosillo (1952-1997), who lived in San Francisco off and on from the mid-1970s until his death from HIV. The collection includes correspondence; journals; materials...

 
Hernandez (Marcus) Collection

The Marcus Hernandez (Mister Marcus) collection documents San Francisco-based columnist, photographer, and leather-advocate Marcus Hernandez, from 1933 to 2009. The collection is arranged in two series - photographic and AV materials, and non-photographic and AV materials - and includes materials...

 
Hewitt (Lauren) Papers

The Lauren Hewitt papers relate to her work with the Jon Sims Center for the Performing Arts in San Francisco, California and the Wuornos Opera. Wuornos Opera was written and composed by Carla Lucero and produced by Lauren Hewitt. It...

 
Hicks (Mick) Photographs

Collection contains four large matted color photographic overlays as well as an oversize box of photographs and 46 color negatives shot by photographer Mick Hicks. Matte color photographs are double exposure images of figures, and photographs in oversize box are...

 
High Brow Society Records

The High Brow Society was an organization that ran Halloween drag balls for charitable fundraising; themes included everything from patriotism to pregnancy.

 
High Tech Gays Records

This collection contains records from High Tech Gays (HTG), a social organization of LGBT people in the technology industry that was founded in San Jose in 1983.

 
Hippler (Mike) Papers

The Mike Hippler papers document the author’s personal life and literary accomplishments, and chronicle nearly two decades of gay life in San Francisco and beyond. Hippler (1952-1991) was an award-winning columnist for the “Bay Area Reporter” for nearly a decade,...

 
Hitchens (Donna) Papers

Donna Hitchens was the United States’ first openly lesbian elected judge and the founder of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR). This collection contains materials related to Hitchens’ professional career prior to her election as San Francisco Superior Court...

 
Hix (John D.) Photographs

This small collection contains color photographic snapshots of Gay Freedom Day parades on Polk Street and tricycle races taken by Hayes Valley resident John D. Hix in the 1970s.

 
Hobson (Frederick) Papers

Relates to the work of neighborhood, community and political activist Frederick Hobson (1950-2013). Hobson advocated on a variety of social justice issues, including the environment, affordable housing and tenants’ rights, LGBT issues, HIV/AIDS and public health policy, animal care and...

 
Hogan (Molly) Videotapes

The Molly Hogan videotapes collection documents LGBT culture in the Bay Area during the middle to late 1980s, specifically around the politics and treatment of AIDS, the closing of bath houses, and Gay Pride parades.

 
Holland (Lars) Essay

This is an autobiographical memoir / essay written by Lars Holland in 2019 entitled “Living, Dancing, Creating, and stirring things up with Jerome.” Major subjects include Holland’s relationship with artist Jerome Caja, San Francisco in the 1980s and 1990s, HIV/AIDS,...

 
Hollibaugh (Amber) Bay Area Coalition Against the Briggs Initiative slide show

The collection contains slides used in a slide show created by grassroots organizers of the Bay Area Coalition Against the Briggs Initiative (BACABI). The coalition coordinated the struggle against the initiative, Proposition 6, which would have banned gays and lesbians,...

 
Holmes (Sandy) Collection of Bay Area Black Lesbians and Gays Records

This collection contains materials collected by Sandy Holmes, who served as secretary to the Bay Area Black Lesbians and Gays (BABLAG) in the mid-1980s.

 
Horizons Foundation Records

The Horizons Foundation was founded in 1980 as the grantmaking arm of the Golden Gate Business Association (GGBA), and has provided grants to support the San Francisco Bay Area LGBTQIA+ community for more than forty years. The collection is broken...

 
Horvat (Dodi) Papers

Dodi Horvat was a scientist and science fiction writer. This collection consists of Horvat’s creative notes, a small amount of research material, and interviews with transgender men conducted by Thyme Siegel.

 
Houston (William E.) Correspondence and Collection of Erotic Stories

William Houston was a gay man from Santa Fe, New Mexico, with an interest in collecting erotic stories about men. Collection includes, in addition to typescripts of 47 erotic stories, correspondence regarding Houston's life with his lover Duke (Joseph R....

 
Howard (DuMont) Papers

Dumont Howard (1954-1988) was a music critic and librettist who was the author-in-residence for the Lilliput Players children’s musical theater, producing works that his Bay Area Reporter obituary called “marked by wit, intelligence, and sophistication missing from most children’s theater,...

 
Howard (Jason) Journals

This collection consists of eight handwritten personal diaries kept by Jason Howard between 1978 and 1994. Born in Pittsburgh in 1952, Howard moved to New York in 1975 for the adventures of the city's emerging gay culture. He moved to...

 
Hudson (Darril) Papers

The papers of Darril Hudson (1931-2019) document his life and travels with his partner of 35 years, Peter Boesch. The collection includes detailed personal journals and scrapbooks, personal audiovisual recordings (home movies), writings, photographs and slides, correspondence, and other papers....

 
Hughes (Peter) Papers

A collection of seven matted and signed black and white photographic prints by Peter Hughes, entitled Portraits of AIDS Dissidents. There are also model releases and materials from Health Education AIDS Liaison (HEAL), an education network committed to the belief...

 
Hugs (Diane) Papers

Diane Hugaert, known in her activist and literary life as Diane Hugs, was a prominent early member of the Wry Crips, a disabled women’s theater group with close ties to the disability rights movement. Much of the collection consists of...

Hurdle (Lorraine) Papers

This collection contains photographs, personal papers, memorabilia, correspondence, and other materials relating to the life of Lorraine Hurdle (1922-2014), a Black lesbian woman. Hurdle served in the United States Women’s Army Corps (WAC) in Germany during World War II, and...

 
Hurwith (Arthur) Papers

Arthur Hurwith was a teacher, principal, and housing activist who was involved with the Imperial Council of San Francisco, G-40 Plus Club/Prime Timers, and the Unitarian Universalist Gay and Lesbian Caucus. The bulk of the collection consists of slides from...

 
Hyde (Glendon)/Anna Conda Collection

This collection documents the political activism and drag career of Glendon Hyde/Anna Conda. It includes materials related to Hyde’s work as the first drag president of the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club, on the Entertainment Commission and on behalf of...

 
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I'm Something Else Videotape

A 10 minute documentary titled "I'm Something Else," produced by Deborah Peaker. The film includes graphic footage of gender affirming surgery on a transgender woman. It also includes interviews with three transgender women, the surgeon, and a psychiatrist.

 
Ingraham (Richard) Papers

The Richard Ingraham papers contain materials he collected relating to Gay Catholics, college courses on homosexuality and various LGBT organizations and causes, from 1982 to 1993. Ingraham was a professor of Biological Sciences at San Jose State University.

 
Inman (Mildred) Papers

This collection contains materials collected and created by lesbian feminist, Mildred “Mid” Inman, founder of the group Single Women Over 40 (S.W.O.F.). Inman (1913-1999) founded several women’s groups in the U.S. and Canada. A professional dietician, Inman designed the first...

 
International Association of Gay and Lesbian Martial Artists Records

The International Association of Gay and Lesbian Martial Artists (IAGLMA) records contain publicity and newsletter materials, a rule book, photographs and artifacts. The organization, originally known as Homosexuals in Martial Arts (Hi MA), was formed at the 1990 Gay Games...

 
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Jacks (Jerrold) Papers

The Jerrold "Jerry" Jacks papers relate to his interest in science fiction. Jacks (1947-1986) founded the Urania Science Fiction Club, an organization devoted to the discussion of lesbian, gay, and alternate sexuality in science fiction and fantasy, in 1980.

 
Jacobsen (LaVonne) Papers

Collection contains five buttons, 17 color snapshots, a paperback edition of Burning Sappho by Martha Rofheart, and a 1982 Gay San Francisco map and guide. The photographs appear to be from a San Francisco pride march, circa 1982, and show...

 
Jaffy (Florence) Papers

Florence Jaffy, a professor of Economics at the College of San Mateo, served as Research Director for the Daughters of Bilitis (DOB) from approximately 1960 to 1970, where she worked under the alias of Florence Conrad.

 
Janken (Bennett L.) Collection of Bay Area Committee Against the Briggs Initiative Records

This collection consists of the speakers’ handbook Bennett L. Janken wrote in 1978 when he was active with the Bay Area Committee Against the Briggs Initiative (BACABI). The manual was used statewide by all speakers. There are also supplemental materials...

 
Jansen (Jerry) Papers

The collection of pro-sex activist Jerry Jansen consists of materials from the Committee to Preserve Our Sexual and Civil Liberties, the 15 Association and the UnCut Parties, including videos, meeting minutes, newsletters, clipping files, conference materials and ephemera.

Jarvis (Elaine Gay) Photographs

Collection of black and white photographic prints and negatives of the 1978 Gay Freedom Day Parade in San Francisco, California. All photographs were taken by Elaine Gay Jarvis.

 
Jazmen (Eric) Papers

Eric Jazmen was a designer who lived with AIDS-related dementia; he made a film (I Still Am) about his condition, and continued to advocate for the destigmatization of dementia as his illness advanced. The collection consists of Jazmen’s papers and...

 
Jenefsky (Cindy) T-Shirt Collection

Feminist T-shirts, mid 1970s-1990s, comprised of 5 sweatshirts, 48 short and long sleeve pullover shirts, and two arm bands. Many of these promote peace, the environmental movement, or leftist political issues.

 
Jepson (Warner) 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.

 
Jewish Feminist Conference Records and Audiotapes

The Jewish Feminist Conference (JFC) records and audiotapes document the activities of the organizational committees and the responses of JFC participants. The records are divided into two series, Administrative and Workshop documents.

 
Jones (Jordy) Papers

Jordy Tackitt-Jones, who publishes as Jordy Jones as well as JoJo Mendoco and DrJ2, is a transgender scholar, curator, artist, and activist. The collection contains materials related to Jones’ personal and political life, including papers, t-shirts, news clippings, publications, artifacts,...

 
Jones (Martin) Collection of Gay Games Material

Materials collected by Martin Jones related to the Gay Games. Jones (March 28, 1943-June 12, 2018) participated in the Gay Games for several years representing team San Francisco, including running as a long distance marathoner in 1998, 2002, and 2006,...

 
Joseph (Audrey) Collection

This collection contains VHS videotapes, trophies, posters, and ephemera from past International Ms. Leather and Ms. SF Leather events, International Mr. Leather and Mr. SF Leather events, Drummer events, and Club Townsend materials. Joseph was a San Francisco-based club manager,...

 
Joseph (Roz) Photographs

The collection consists of a total of 63 matted color photographic prints, 7 notebooks of slides, interviews and manuscript materials, and various ephemera from photographer Roz Joseph. Subjects include Halloween on Polk Street, Tavern Guild events, parades and festivals from...

 
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Kammerer (Kam) Papers

C.W. “Kam” Kammerer is a gay man who has been involved with the Gay Games, Star Trek and science fiction fandom, and with the queer employee caucus of Bank of America. The collection contains correspondence, ephemera, publications, and audiovisual materials,...

 
Kane (Ari) Papers

Ari Kane, born in 1936, is a counselor, gerontologist, and sexologist known for founding the Outreach Institute of Gender Studies as well as Fantasia Fair, a yearly festival for the transgender and gender-nonconforming community. Kane is bi-gender and androgynous, identifying...

 
Kanemoto (Lisa) Photographs

Collection consists of black and white photographs of San Francisco LGBT individuals taken during the 1980s by Lisa Kanemoto for her 1984 book We Are.

 
Kaplan (Phillis Abry) Papers

Phillis Abry Kaplan was a queer woman who served in World War II. This collection consists of her scrapbooks chronicling her service.

 
Kapps (Joseph Richard) Photograph Album and Artifacts

Joseph R. Kapps (1917-1994) was a friend of Clarkson Crane and Clyde Evans. There are two major components to the collection: a large scrapbook-type photo album (actually a wallpaper sample book that documents many aspects of Kapps' life), and a...

 
Keller (Irwin E.) Papers

This collection contains materials related to the legal career and political activism of Irwin E. Keller (b. 1960), an attorney, former executive director of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel of the Bay Area and member of the Kinsey Sicks. The...

 
Kelley (Michael) Papers

Collection consists of photographs from San Francisco photographer Michael Kelley and includes the pages of a scrapbook filled with snapshots of the interior and exterior of the former Haight Street bar, the Pall Mall Grill, as well as shots of...

 
Kelly (Kathleen Lesley Margaret) Papers

Collection relates to Sonoma writer Kathleen Lesley Margaret Kelly. Kelly wrote children's stories and fiction; her column "Meadowland" was published in the "Kenwood Express." The collection consists of an obituary, the program for Kelly's memorial service, a program from "The...

 
Kent (Danny) Collection of Lesbian/Gay Freedom Day Parade Records

The Danny Kent collection of Lesbian/Gay Freedom Day Parade records contain materials related to the 1985 parade and celebration.

 
Kessler (David R.) Papers

This collection documents the professional and political life of David R. Kessler, M.D. The collection contains a small amount of correspondence, speeches and lectures regarding homosexuality and psychiatry, materials relating to Dr. Kessler’s professional and political activities, and numerous subject...

 
King (Jay) Memorial Boards

Two memorial boards and a memorial service program documenting the life of Jay King (June 23, 1958-January 26, 2019). King was a Black gay man and dancer. He danced with Alvin Ailey and Dance Theater of Harlem before moving to...

 
King (Paul R.) Collection

Collection of posters and one DVD. Most of the posters were previously hanging in the the San Francisco gay S/M bar “The Cave.” Subjects include: Ladies and Gentlemen: Phatima Rude (DVD and poster); bondage; sadomasochism; San Francisco Gay and Lesbian...

 
The Kinsey Sicks Collection

The Kinsey Sicks are a drag a cappella ensemble who bill themselves as “America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet.” The collection is arranged into six series: Administrative Records; Production Materials; Press and Publicity; Photographs; Audiovisual and Optical Media; and Textiles, Memorabilia,...

 
Knuth (Ginny) Papers

Ginny Knuth (1934-1997) was a cisgender woman who volunteered extensively with San Francisco transgender organizations from 1983 until her death. The collection includes photographs, an oral history, a small amount of biographical information, and a large number of awards and...

 
Koala Motorcycle Club Photographs

Collection contains 6 black and white 8” x 10” photographs of Koala’s Motorcycle Club taken by Henri Leleu in 1967. Images depict club members, including Peter Fiske, candidly socializing outdoors. Also included is 1 group photo. The club president at...

 
Kohan (Silvia) Papers

The Silvia Kohan papers document the life and musical career of this Argentinian-Jewish lesbian singer and songwriter and contains journals; scrapbooks; correspondence and e-mails; photographs that date back to her childhood; music and lyrics; publicity materials; DVDs and audio recordings...

 
Koon (Alpheus) Papers

The collection includes material related to ballet dancer Alpheus Koon, including World War II-era correspondence from Koon’s friends, family, and lovers. From the correspondence, Koon appears to have been in intimate relationships with several of the male correspondents. Material dates...

 
Koskovich (Gerard) Papers

The Gerard Koskovich papers document his work as an activist and includes his interviews, journalism, poetry and writings on queer history; materials related to Queer Nation San Francisco, protests against the Castro Sweep and other incidents of police misconduct; materials...

 
Kovick (Kris) Drawings

Cartoonist Kris Kovick (1951-2001) donated these drawings after the GLBT Historical Society's Queer Folk Art exhibit. Kovick was also a printer, writer and arts community activist in San Francisco from the 1980s until her death from breast cancer. Kovick's art...

 
KQED 'The Castro' Videotapes

This collection contains 40 B-rolls from the KQED documentary "The Castro", the third episode in KQED’s series “Neighborhoods: The Hidden Cities of San Francisco”.

 
Kramer (Richard) Manuscript of “Tales of the City”

This manuscript is of a television play adaptation of Armistead Maupin’s “Tales of the City” written by Richard Kramer in 1993. The script is inscribed and signed by both Maupin and Kramer.

 
Kriger (Jeffrey S.) Photographs

The Jeffrey S. Kriger collection documents the photographic works of San Francisco-based photographer, entrepreneur, and fine arts framer Jeffrey Kriger and includes photographs, slides, negatives, contact sheets, and other related materials.

 
Kyper (John) Collection of Gay Liberation Ephemera and Publications

This collection contains materials related to the gay liberation movements in the United States and Mexico. John Kyper was a member of the Faggots for Freedom Collective in Roxbury Massachusetts and a frequent contributor to Gay Community News. His collection...

 
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Lamble (David) Audio Recordings

This collection contains 20 years of reel-to-reel audiotapes from several radio programs hosted and/or produced by David Lamble, including Fruit Punch (KPFA), Just Before Dawn (KCHU), Traffic Jam, A Closer Look (KQED) and KGO-FM.

 
Land (Joel) Scrapbook

This scrapbook, origins unknown, contains photographs of family and friends of Joel Land, a member of the US Air Force; many are identified by first name in the annotations. There are also two letters and a United States Air Force...

 
Lane (Joseph) Papers

The Joseph Lane papers document his work with the Shanti Project, an agency dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening or chronic illnesses. The collection predominantly includes material related to the PWA...

 
Lanza (Ron) Collection of Josie's Cabaret and Juice Joint Records

The collection primarily comprises promotional cards, flyers, and posters; publicity photographs; and media reviews regarding events and performers promoted at Josie's Cabaret and Juice Joint, bulk 1991-1998. A Castro institution for 10 years, Josie's Cabaret and Juice Joint provided a...

 
Latimer (Tirza) Collection

Collection contains materials relating to Seven Sisters Construction, Malley and Latimer Construction, and Latimer’s trans-Atlantic relationship with Francoise Flamant. Includes photographs, brochures, press clippings, project sketches/plans, ephemera, business records, and other materials.

Latz (Cora) and Etta Perkins Photographs

This collection consists of a three photo albums documenting the life Cora Latz and Etta Perkins, an interracial couple, shared together. The two met in 1972 and were together 26 years.

 
Lavender Scrolls Project Collection

The Lavender Scrolls Project is a community arts and social service outreach project born of a collaboration between the Lavender Seniors of the East Bay and the California Council for the Humanities in 2007. The collection contains the audio cassettes...

 
Lawrence (Ronald) Slides

Slides of the 1983 San Francisco Gay Pride parade taken by Ronald “Ron” Lawrence, founder of the Community Counseling Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 
Lazere (Arthur) Papers

The one linear foot of papers documents Lazere's journalism from 1981 to 1993 and some of his community service work especially with the United Way. The records are divided into four series; journalism, community service work, miscellaneous, and audio visual....

 
League Audiovisual Conference Materials

League is the LGBTQ employee group at AT&T. It is the nation's first and largest Gay Employee Business Resource Group. League was founded in 1987 by a group of AT&T employees from Denver who had attended the 1987 March on...

 
Leather Daddy VII Leather Vest

Collection contains 1 item: a Leather Daddy VII title vest donated by Jason Ladd. Dennis Graff was Leather Daddy VII in 1989. Jason Ladd was Leather Daddy VI.

 
Leavitt (Richard P.) Papers

This collection documents one man's experience attending two retreats of the Body Electric School, a organization that focused on Tantric erotic massage for men.

 
Lee (Eileen) Papers

The collection includes material related to filmmakers Eileen Lee and Marilyn Abbink and their documentary, "Women of Gold," which focuses on Asian and Pacific Islander women who participated in the 1990 Gay Games in Vancouver, Canada. Materials include VHS and...

 
Lee (Jordan) Papers

The Jordan Lee papers document his involvement over several decades in the leadership of the G40+ Club, a San Francisco social organization for men over 40 that he co-founded. Lee (1926-2004) was also an early member of the Mattachine Society.

 
Leland House Records

Leland House is one of California’s largest housing facilities for people living with HIV/AIDS. Located in San Francisco, CA, it opened as a residential care facility for the chronically ill in 1997. It was operated by Catholic Charities. In 2021,...

Leleu (Henri) Papers

This collection comprises materials, covering half a century beginning in the early 1930's through the early 1980's, of Henri Leleu's life. The scope of the materials include personal papers, documents related to gay cultural events, documents related to Leleu's political...

 
Leonard (Judith) Photographs

This collection contains photographic snapshots and negatives from the following events: the West Coast Women’s Music Festival (1985-1988); the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival (1977); Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose and Santa Cruz Gay Pride (1986-1994); and the...

 
Lesbian Agenda for Action Records

The LAFA records (.75 linear feet) document the many activities of this important organization from its founding in 1987 to 1991. The records are divided into four series; administrative, conferences, outreach/publicity, and miscellaneous....

 
Lesbian and Gay Aging Issues Network Records

The Lesbian and Gay Aging Issues Network (LGAIN) was the LGBT interest group of the American Society on Aging (ASA), a San Francisco-based national membership association for professionals in the field of aging. The collection contains administrative records; board materials;...

 
Lesbian and Gay Chorus of San Francisco Ephemera

The collection consists of slides of Lesbian and Gay Chorus of San Francisco program covers and numerous posters advertising concerts, from 1980-1996. The slides are accompanied by a list of programs. Founded in 1980, it is the nation's oldest self-identified...

 
Lesbian and Gay Chorus of San Francisco Scrapbooks

The Lesbian and Gay Chorus of San Francisco scrapbooks contain photographs, ephemera, programs, publicity and newsclippings tracing the history of the nation's oldest self-identified LGBT mixed chorus, from its founding in 1980 to 2003. The six scrapbooks also document the...

 
Lesbian Archives of Sonoma County Collection

This collection contains material from the Lesbian Archives of Sonoma County, documenting the organization’s community activities from 1975-1995. The collection includes documents, CDs, flyers, posters, t-shirts, artwork, and photographs. There is a subset within the collection that is dedicated to...

 
Lesbian Avengers (San Francisco Chapter) Records

The papers (1 linear foot) document the group from its founding in 1993 through mid-1997. The Records are composed of 3 series (internal records, literature, and photographs), and are organized chronologically within each series....

 
Lesbian Polyamory Reader Records

Materials include rough drafts and correspondence used to produce the book Lesbian Polyamory Reader, including essays that were not included in the final publication.

 
Lesbian Schoolworkers Slideshow

This collection consists of the slides, transcript and instructions from a slideshow, "Don't Let It Happen Here," which was developed for the campaign against Proposition 6, the Briggs Initiative. The slideshow takes an anti-racist, progressive political position and links gay...

 
Lesbian/Gay Advisory Committee to the San Francisco Human Rights Commission Records

The bulk of the collection consists of agendas, minutes and documentation of issues discussed during meetings of the Lesbian and Gay Advisory Committee to the San Francisco Human Rights Commission, from 1986-1992. The main issues covered within the collection are...

 
Lesbian/Gay Freedom Day Committee Records

The Lesbian/Gay Freedom Day Committee (L/GFDC) records cover the years 1979 to 1987. The Gay Freedom Day Committee was responsible for organizing and conducting the annual Gay Freedom Day Parade in San Francisco from 1973 to 1980 and the L/GFDC...

 
Lesbians and Gays of African Descent for Democratic Action Records

This collection contains materials related to Lesbians and Gays of African Descent for Democratic Action (LGADDA), formerly the Black Caucus of the Harvey Milk Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club. LGADDA was founded in early 1992; their goal is to bring...

 
Lesbians in the Visual Arts Records

Lesbians in the Visual Arts (LVA) was a San Francisco-based multicultural advocacy and networking organization founded in 1990 by activist and photographer Linda “Happy” Hyder to increase the visibility of lesbian artists. The collection includes administrative records; correspondence; materials related...

 
Lesbians of Achievement Vision and Action Awards Records

This collection includes various materials from the Lesbians of Achievement Vision and Action (LAVA) awards from 1994-2000. Led by members of the Bay Area Career Women (BACW), LAVA celebrated and recognized women that contributed in the advancement and understanding of...

 
Leung (Galen) Papers

These papers document the community planning process for the Return to Work Project for People with AIDS (PWAs) and the development of other community based AIDS service projects.

 
Levinson (Jay Gordon) Photographs

14 large black & white photographs documenting gay male social life, primarily drag parties and events in San Francisco, in the early 1980s.

 
Lewin (Ellen) Papers

The collection is comprised of six boxes of interviews, each numbered according to which group in the sampling design a particular interview belongs. The sampling design uses the following categories: sexual orientation (self-identified as lesbian or heterosexual); relationship status (i.e.,...

 
L'Heureux (Roméo) Photographs

This is a collection of original prints taken by early to mid-century physique photographers Edwin Townsend, Volpé, and Al Urban, as well as early (circa 1945-1954) prints by such artists as Lon, Kovert, Bob Mizer, Constantine, and Russ Warner.

 
Libertarians for Gay and Lesbian Concerns Collection

The Libertarians for Gay and Lesbian Concerns Records, .5 linear feet, covers the years 1979 to 1987. The Records document the activities of LGLC especially those of George Meyer, LGLC's National Coordinator from 1983 to 1987. The Records are arranged...

 
Lichtenberg (Paula) Papers

The Paula Lichtenberg papers include materials related to various LGBT organizations and issues, including the Bay Area Committee Against the Briggs Initiative and the Coalition for Human Rights.

 
Liecty (Derek) Papers

The Derek Liecty papers document his work and that of others in the organization of the first-ever AIDS Bike-A-Thons (1986-1994) promoted by the Different Spokes/San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Bicycling Club. Other documents include several years of Newsletters of the...

 
Ligon (Glenn) Papers

The Glenn Ligon papers consist of books, essays and articles about the Million Man March and representations of black people, exhibition catalogues, journal notes, test photos, photo albums and scrapbooks used in the preparation of his exhibit at the San...

 
Lindsley (Charles E.) Collection

A diverse collection of ephemera, photographs, and VHS videotapes collected by Charles E. Lindsley.

 
Little (Sean) Papers

The Sean Little papers contain materials related to his activism for social justice.

 
Llwyd (Tryfan Morys Eibhlyn) Papers

The Tryfan Morys Eibhlyn Llwyd papers document some of the work this nonbinary journalist and political activist did with ACT UP/San Francisco and the Prairie Fire Organizing Committee, a grassroots anti-imperialist organization. The bulk of the collection concerns prisoners' rights...

 
Lobby for Individual Freedom and Equality Records

This collection contains records related to organizational meetings and business conducted by the Lobby for Individual Freedom and Equality (LIFE). LIFE's purpose was to represent the LGBT community and people with HIV before the California Legislature.

 
Logandice (Francine) Collection

Francine Logandice was a transgender entrepreneur who owned a resort on the Russian River and a number of successful bars in San Francisco – the 222 Club on Hyde, the Black Rose, The Depot in the Outer Mission, Francine’s, Elaine’s,...

 
Longen (William A.) Videotape Collection

The William A. Longen videotape collection contains various videotape formats (U-matic, Betacam, and VHS) from KTVU news segments documenting LGBTQ communities and events within the Bay Area, from 1977 to 1997.

 
Loomis (Stuart) Papers

The Stuart Loomis papers contain materials related to organizations and cultural events in which this longtime San Francisco resident participated. Loomis, a World War II veteran, was a professor at San Francisco State University.

 
Lopez (Linda) Papers

The Linda Lopez papers contain material related to her involvement with the Imperial Court, Signal, the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Day Parade and Celebration Committee, the lesbian social club, the Other Side, and Bay Area Career Women (BACW). Lopez was,...

 
Louis (Craig) Papers

The Craig Louis Papers include letters, cards, photographs and newsletters depicting his life with AIDS and his work as a graphic designer.

 
Lowe (Joah) Collection

Joah Lowe was a gay San Francisco-based choreographer, dancer, and healer. The collection includes theater, performance and dance ephemera, performance and dance production notes, and related art and artifacts.

 
Lowe (Sanford) Papers

Dr. Sanford “Sandy” Lowe (1935-2005) was a rabbi, biblical scholar and instructor of religious studies at Santa Rosa Junior College. His Bay Area Reporter obituary describes him as a rabbi without a temple and a gay liberationist. Lowe also won...

 
Lowell (Stephen F.) Photographs and Papers

The bulk of the collection consists of Stephen F. Lowell’s photographs of gay hippies and male nudes in the 1970s including mounted prints, proofs, contact sheets and negatives. The collection also includes position papers, broadsides, essays, and poetry from “progressive”...

 
López (Miss Coco) Papers

Miss Coco López was a drag artist who performed in shows throughout the United States, including in San Francisco, New York, Miami, and Boston. López was originally created in 1993 by Ray Pifferrer in Massachusetts as Miss Ginger Extravaganza. Pifferrer...

 
L/SM Round-Up Records

The L/SM Round-Up records document this clean and sober conference for people in all 12-step recovery programs. Its purpose was to provide a forum for leather people, people involved with sadomasochism (SM), and fetishists to share their experiences, strength and...

 
Lucas (Donald Stewart) Papers

This collection documents the professional life of Donald (Don) S. Lucas. It contains significant holdings relating to the Mattachine Foundation, the Mattachine Society, Pan-Graphic Press, the Council on Religion and the Homosexual, the Society for Individual Rights, and the Economic...

 
Luna (G. Cajetan) Collection

G. Cajetan Luna is an HIV/AIDS researcher who has done extensive work with youth (especially homeless youth) and AIDS, working in major cities in the United States and around the world. This collection contains files related to Luna’s work with...

 
Lundberg (Walter E.) Papers

Materials collected by Walter E. Lundberg, including a Castro Street sign (block 1000), CD of photographs of Halloween parties given by Walter Lundberg and Earl Westfall, and a photograph of Walter Lundberg and friends on Halloween at Market and Castro...

 
Lutherans Concerned San Francisco Records

The Lutherans Concerned/San Francisco records document the work of this chapter of the national LGBT Lutheran organization from its founding in 1975 through 2019. The chapter’s goals were to educate the church about gays and lesbians, develop a theology that...

 
Lymbertos (Chris) Photographs

Collection contains photograph snapshots and negatives taken by Chris Lymbertos. Subjects include: San Francisco's International Lesbian & Gay Freedom Day Parade in 1984 and the first Gay Games (originally called the Gay Olympics) Opening Ceremonies at Kezar Stadium in 1982.

Lyon (Phyllis) and Del Martin Papers

Papers of Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin covering their extensive activism in the Homophile, Gay Liberation, Lesbian and Women's Movements. Materials include extensive documentation of the Daughters of Bilitis (DOB), and the books Lesbian/Woman and Battered Wives.

 
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MacHarg (Janet) Papers

Janet “Janny” MacHarg was a political songwriter, cabaret performer, writer, and feminist activist, known as the “Tallulah Bankhead of San Francisco.” Contents include photographs, sheet music, writings, publications, correspondence, drawings, notes, audio cassette tapes, costumes, and other ephemera.

 
Mad Dog Tattoo Collection

This collection consists of designs for tattoos by Robert Roberts, of Mad Dog Tattoo in San Francisco.

Maestrapeace Artworks Records

The Maestrapeace Artworks records document the process of creating the mural Maestrapeace on the San Francisco Women’s Building. The collection includes a small amount of correspondence; administrative, financial and legal records; publicity; news clippings; research materials; artwork and architectural designs;...

 
Mahaney (Ruth) Papers

The papers document the political activism of Ruth Mahaney, a San Francisco-based lesbian feminist activist and professor of women’s and queer studies.

 
Mains (Geoff) Papers

The Geoff Mains papers document the personal and professional life of the late leather activist and author of the groundbreaking book, “Urban Aboriginals: A Celebration of Leather Sexuality.” The papers includes personal and professional correspondence; materials related to “Urban Aboriginals”...

 
Malanga (Gerard) Papers

The collection consists of two letters from poet, photographer and filmmaker Gerard Malanga, to Stephen Vincent, editor of Momo's Press and Shocks magazine (1973 and 1992), and a flyer from the Pacific Film Archives advertising two films by Gerard Malanga...

 
Maliga (Joe) Photographs

Collection consists of eight color snapshots and two strips of negatives taken by Joe Maliga about a week after the death of Princess Diana. The images show the Shrine to Diana at 18th and Castro Streets, Labor Day, 1997.

 
Maliga (Joseph P.) Papers

Following the murder of Matthew Shepard, Joseph P. Maliga undertook a project to address the problem of homophobia. For a class he assembled a workbook called "Changing Attitudes: A Project Working Against Homophobia," containing press clippings, government records and letters-...

 
Mariah (Paul) Papers

This collection consists of materials related to the late San Francisco Bay Area poet Paul Mariah, a pioneer of the gay literary scene.

 
Mariko-Sanders (Emily) Collection of Project Inform Recordings

This collection includes 5 DVDs of recordings of news segments and other television programs circa 1987-1992 related to Project Inform and HIV/AIDS. In the late 1980s and 1990s, Emily Mariko-Sanders recorded stories off of the television related to Project Inform...

Marin County AIDS Advisory Commission Records

This collection contains records produced by the Marin County AIDS Advisory Commission (MAAC) and documents one aspect of the county’s official response to AIDS. The collection includes organizational records; correspondence and memos; meeting agendas and minutes for various committees; reports;...

 
Marinissen (Jan) Collection the Council on Religion and the Homosexual Records

This collection primarily contains materials related to the Council on Religion and the Homosexual (CRH) and includes organizational records; correspondence and memos; board and member meeting minutes; conference materials; financial records; mass mailings; publications; and writings and bibliographies on the...

 
Marks (Milton) Subject Files

This collection consist of subject files on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender organizations and issues from the office of former California State Senator Milton Marks. The collection includes a good deal of material on LGBT religious groups, racial and ethnic groups...

 
Marlane (Vicki) Photographs and Artifacts

Vicki Marlane (1934-2011) was a critically acclaimed drag performer and transgender woman who worked in San Francisco. The Vicki Marlane Photographs and Artifacts document Marlane’s personal life in the 1970s and 1980s and her performance work in the 1990s.

 
Martelle (Vern) Scrapbooks

Vern Martelle was a female impersonator whose fifty-year career began in vaudeville; his act was built around lip-synching, which he claimed to have invented, as well as up to twenty-five costume changes per performance. This collection is composed of two...

 
Martin (Catharine) Collection

This collection includes photographs and various ephemera from the San Francisco LGBTQ Pride Parade, the San Francisco Gay Games, the Levi Strauss & Co. Lesbian & Gay Employee Association, and the West Coast Women’s Music & Comedy Festival.

 
Martin (Dale E.) Papers

Dale E. Martin was a gay man and a dog breeder based in San Francisco in the 1990s. This collection includes a diary, photographs, and personal documents.

 
Martin (James) Papers

The collection consists of James Martin's personal testimony videotape, 'In My Opinion... Southern Baptists" and two related letters. One is from Martin to his classmates from the Class of 1962, Tupelo High School "and a few others," explaining that he...

 
Matlovich (Leonard) Papers

This collection consists of correspondence, subject files, legal documents, photographs and personal mementos. The bulk of the collection is comprised of correspondence. The first series, for example, is correspondence from 1975 which he received after his story hit the national...

 
Matthews (Tede) Oral History Project Records

Tede Matthews was a longtime member of the Modern Times Bookstore collective, an impresario, a poet and an activist for LGBT rights in the United States and Latin America. He died of AIDS in 1993. The Tede Matthews Oral History...

 
Matthews (Tede) Papers

The collection includes material collected and created by Tede Matthews (July 29, 1951-July 17, 1993). Matthews was a longtime member of the Modern Times Bookstore collective, a performer, poet, writer, and an activist for LGBTQ rights in the United States...

 
Mayer (Thomas) Papers

The Thomas Mayer papers document the Friends of 1800’s successful campaign to convince the board of the Community Center Project (CCP) to preserve the Fallon Building – a Victorian building at 1800 Market Street – and incorporate it into the...

 
Mazzoni (Sabrina) Photographs

Collection contains numerous color photographic snapshots of different LGBT events and marches, including Lesbian Avengers, Dyke March, International Lesbian & Gay Freedom Day Parade, Bearded Lady, March on Washington and Sacramento. Also included are 58 color negatives.

 
McDonald (Gary) Papers

This collection contains a letter Gary McDonald wrote to his mother in 1962 and a souvenir booklet from a production of The Wizard of Oz, which was staged as a benefit for Operation Concern in August 1975. McDonald came to...

 
McGonigle (Patrick) Collection

This collection contains materials collected by Patrick McGonigle, who was crowned Emperor XV of the Imperial Court of San Francisco in 1987. McGonigle moved to San Francisco in 1977 and was active in a number of organizations including the Castro...

 
McKnight (Lindy) Collection

The Lindy McKnight collection contains documents, medals, t-shirts and warm up jackets from Gay Games I and II in San Francisco in 1982 and 1986. McKnight was a National Co-Chair of the the Racquetball Committee for the 1986 Games and...

 
McLean (Rachel) Photographs

Photographs from different years of the San Francisco Pride Parade, taken by Rachel McLean, dated circa 1990-1999.

 
McNeil (Stephen) Papers

Stephen McNeil has worked extensively with organizations serving people with AIDS, including the AIDS Emergency Fund (as vice president), Home Care Companions (as board president), and Family Link (as co-founder). The bulk of the materials in the collection document board...

 
McVey (Jess) Papers

Material collected and created by Jess McVey, feminist, lesbian rights advocate, environmentalist, and artist, including writings, correspondence, clippings, ephemera, works of art (sculptures) and published material (including 3 volumes of Sinister Wisdom).

 
Mecca (Tommi Avicolli) Papers

Tommi Avicolli Mecca is a writer, performance artist, and tenants’ rights activist. From 1991 to 2000, he worked at A Different Light bookstore, where he organized events and eventually became assistant manager. The bulk of the collection consists of materials...

 
Meeker (Martin) Collection

Contains materials collected by historian Martin Meeker. The collection includes audiotapes of oral histories, including the “Go West” interviews Meeker conducted for his dissertation and book, “Contacts Desired: Gay and Lesbian Communications and Community, 1940s-1970s”; and slides from his presentation,...

 
Men of All Colors Together San Francisco Bay Area Records

This collection consists of records compiled by Men of All Colors Together San Francisco Bay Area (MACT SFBA). The bulk of the collection is comprised of records from the National Task Force on AIDS Prevention. These include correspondence and memos;...

 
Menger (Gary) Papers

The Gary Menger papers contain materials related to his life as a cabaret patron, promoter, reviewer and businessman. Menger (1938-1998) operated Bear Wallow, a gay guest ranch in Boonville in the mid-1970s, managed the Plush Room in the late 1970s,...

 
Men's Associated Exchange Records

Established in 1988, Men’s Associated Exchange (MAX) was a gay men’s social club best known for hosting small events, sponsoring travel and publishing the MAX Report. MAX organized hundreds of activities and boasted almost 1,000 members at its peak. The...

 
Merrill (Louise) Papers

The Louise Merrill papers document nearly 60 years of the life and political activities of this lesbian leftist feminist who lived in Oakland. The collection provides information about class struggle, racism, and feminism through the lens of a lesbian activist....

 
Metaphysical Alliance Records

This collection contains materials from the Metaphysical Alliance, a group based in San Francisco that practiced spiritual healing for people with AIDS during the height of the crisis in the mid-1980s.

 
Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco 20th Anniversary of AIDS Service Records

This collection contains materials from "A Community Says Thank You: A Service to Honor Health Care Workers for 20 Years of Caring for People With AIDS." The event, which commemorated the 20th anniversary of the AIDS epidemic, was held at...

 
Meyer (George) Papers

This collection contains materials related to the 10th anniversary celebration of George Meyer and Greg Vogel, including an invitation, program, schedule of events, scripts, photograph, videotape and artifacts.

 
Michelle Papers

Michelle, also known as Mike Michelle, was a popular and well known drag performer during the late 1960s and early 1970s in San Francisco. The collection consists of various posters from performances, photographs, awards and proclamations, sheet music from songs...

 
Mildred (Dickemann) Collection of University of California Gay Alumni Association Records

Mildred Dickemann was an Anthropology Professor at Sonoma State University, and a founding member of the Steering Committee of the University of California Gay and Lesbian Alumni Association (UC GALA). The collection contains materials related to the Association.

 
Milk (Harvey) and Scott Smith Collection of Artifacts and Ephemera

The collection includes artifacts and ephemera relating to Harvey Milk’s campaign for and election to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, his assassination, and the Castro Camera store; and clothing and memorabilia that belonged to both Milk and Scott Smith.

 
Milk (Harvey) Audio Recording

Digital audio file of a recording of an interview with Harvey Milk. Recorded by G. Kenneth Ward at San Francisco City Hall on February 2, 1978.

 
Miller (Randy) Papers

Materials collected by Randy Miller documenting his role as an AIDS activist and organizer in various organizations including Gay Men of Color Commission, Human Rights Commission, Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club, and the National Task Force on AIDS Prevention.

 
Miller (Wes) Papers

Typescripts of San Francisco-based author Wesley Miller's unpublished poems and short stories.

 
Minor (Jeanette) Comics

Jeanette Minor is a transgender cartoonist who, as of 2000, was living in the Tenderloin. This small collection contains one piece of pulp art and drafts for a two-page comic strip, satirically imagining an alternate life where Minor never transitioned...

 
Montague (Rob) Papers

This collection contains 30 years of correspondence from friends and family to gay activist Samuel Robinson “Rob” Montague. Montague (b. 1946) lived in San Francisco from 1976-2003. He was active in LGBT Jewish circles, and local and union politics.

 
Montwill (Donald) Papers - Josie's Cabaret and Juice Joint Records

The Josie's Cabaret and Juice Joint records consist primarily of performance files created and kept by the club's manager, Donald Montwill (1954-2002).

 
Montwill (Donald) Papers - Valencia Rose Records

This collection, consisting of Montwill's records as artistic manager of the Rose, contains a variety a materials on just about any event occurring in its performance space. These ranged from musical reviews, plays, stand-up comedy, political meetings, rallies, slide lectures,...

 
Moran (Camille) Papers

Camille Moran is a transgender poet and painter, as well as an activist who works against psychiatric abuse of queer and trans youth. This collection includes draft testimony, poetry, a series of satirical notes about her decision to transition, and...

 
Moreen (Denis) and Rob Tackes Poster and Ephemera Collection

Posters and ephemera related to San Francisco clubs, bars, theaters, events, organizations, businesses, and other subjects.

 
Morin (Steve) Papers

The Steve Morin Papers document the work Morin did while he was employed as legislative assistant to Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) from 1987-1992.

 
Morris (Jennifer) Papers

The Jennifer Morris papers contain press packets for the 21st, 22nd, and 23rd San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festivals (1997-1999); scripts and materials protesting homophobia in the films "Basic Instinct," "The Mayor of Castro Street," and "JFK"; and...

 
Morris (Michael) Papers

The Michael Morris papers document his involvement with LGBTQ sports. Morris was active in both San Francisco FrontRunners and Gay and Lesbian Sierrans, and he helped organize several "Gay Sports Days" on Angel Island. The collection includes materials related to...

 
Mort's Port Records

This collection includes reel-to-reel audiotapes, a transcribed script, musical scores, newsclippings and other material that document a musical production by the (mostly) lesbian and bisexual community of Eugene, Oregon in 1978. Partially sponsored by a grant from the Oregon Arts...

 
Mosmiller (Thomas) Papers

Material collected and/or created by Thomas Mosmiller, a community organizer in the pro-feminist, anti-sexist men’s movement and employed in the public health campaign to provide quality HIV/AIDS care and treatment and testing services.

 
Moss (Leland) Papers

Leland Moss (1948-1990) was a theater director and playwright who is best known for The AIDS Show, a 1984 work he produced with Theatre Rhinoceros in San Francisco. This collection includes personal and professional correspondence, as well as nearly 30...

 
Mothertongue Feminist Theater Collective Collection

The Mothertongue Feminist Theater Collective collection is composed of scripts, "Extra Pieces" (writing not included in scripts), newsletters, flyers, administrative files, photographs, and various audio-visual materials that reflect the activities of this women's theater group that began in 1976, and...

 
Mr. Alameda County Leather Title Belt

Black leather belt embellished with the words "Mr. Alameda Co Leather 94-95" in silver colored rivets. The belt was made by Bill Gooch.

 
Mr. and Miss Gay San Francisco 8mm Film

This 8mm film documents the Imperial Court’s Mr. and Miss Gay San Francisco competition event held in 1974, in which Peter Decker is named Mr. Gay San Francisco of 1975.

 
Mr. Lady Records Collection

Mr. Lady Records was an independent queercore and feminist label founded by Tammy Rae Carland and Kaia Wilson in North Carolina in 1996. It relocated to San Francisco around 2002. Artists on the label included Le Tigre, the Butchies, the...

 
Mr. Party Photographs

Collection contains one folder of snapshots (mostly color) from 1981 to 1992. The majority of the images are erotic party shots and candid portraits.

 
Mr. SF Leather Collection

Collection includes material related to Mr. SF Leather, including an SF Eagle Mr. Leather 1989 leather vest, Mr. SF Leather 1989 leather sash, material related to Peter Austin, T-shirts, photographs, paper ephemera and clippings, and a VHS videotape recording of...

 
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Nagem (Norman E.) Photographs

Contains three albums of photographs of Norman Nagem (1918-2000) and his friends in drag. Nagem’s drag name was Norma Jean Crawfish. There are also a few of Nagem’s personal ID cards from the 1980s and 1990s. Nagem was born in...

 
Nagem (Norman) Photograph Album

Norman E. Nagem was born in New England in 1918 and died in San Francisco in 2000. This album contains photographs of Nagem and his friends at parties and balls they attended in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

Nassos (Violet) Collection

Photographs, scrapbooks, and news clippings of a friend of Ann Dee, Violet Nassos. Ann Dee was owner of Ann's 440 Club in San Francisco and Ann's 151. Ann's 440 Club was one of the first openly lesbian and bi-sexual clubs...

 
National Association of Black and White Men Together Records

This collection documents the history and political, social and cultural work of the National Association of Black and White Men Together (NABWMT).

 
National Association of Business Councils Records

This collection contains records of the National Association of Business Councils (NABC), a national organization of gay and lesbian business and professional people, from its incorporation in 1980 to 1987, a year after it was disbanded. It includes Board and...

 
National Gay Rights Advocates Records

This collection contains records from the National Gay Rights Association (NGRA), a membership-supported, nonprofit, public-interest law firm. The bulk of the collection consists of NGRA’s office files, which were arranged alphabetically by topic.

 
National March On Washington Committee for Lesbian and Gay Rights Records

This collection contains records from the National Committee for the 1987 March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. They were donated by Judy Greenspan, who was the National Logistics Coordinator for the march. The bulk of the collection contains...

 
National Task Force on AIDS Prevention Records

The National Task Force on AIDS Prevention (NTFAP) records document the establishment, development, and growth of this nationally significant organization. It was originated to serve as an advocacy and outreach group specifically targeting gay men of color, a frequently under-served...

 
National Transgender Library Collection

The National Transgender Library and Archive was the project of Dallas Denny, an Atlanta-based activist, writer, and organizer in the transgender community. This collection contains a wide range of transgender material, from popular representations of transgender people, to medical reports,...

 
Near (Holly) collection

Holly Near (born 1949) is a feminist, queer musician and artist. Collection includes awards, ephemera, and some correspondence.

 
Nelson (Sue) Photograph of Randy Stallings

This is one slide of a photograph taken by Sue Nelson of activist Randy Stallings during a trip up Route 1 to Mendocino around 1976. Stallings (1951-1991) was a gay radical faerie, activist and leader. After moving to San Francisco,...

 
Nestos (Orrin) Photograph Albums

Two photograph albums documenting the life of Orrin Nestos who lived in Hawaii and California.

 
Neville-Neil (George) Collection of Queer Nation Material

Collection of materials George Neville-Neil used to write an article about Queer Nation (”Prayer Warriors”) that was published on FoundSF.org around 1999. Includes meeting agendas, flyers, statements of purpose, and talking points.

 
New Heritage Foundation Records

Consists of ephemera from the New Heritage Foundation, which produced theme parties in San Francisco, including the annual "HellBall" Halloween Costume Dance, and from Noble Beast Productions, a not-for-profit company dedicated to giving the earnings of its volunteer-produced events back...

 
Newey (Harold) Papers

Harold Dee Newey was a librarian at the University of San Francisco’s Gleason Library. Raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, he had a keen interest in the position of queer people in the Mormon church, and...

 
Nicoletta (Daniel) Photographs

Three photographs by Daniel Nicoletta. Two are of gay softball games in 1976; the other was taken in Castro Camera in 1977.

 
Nicoletta (Daniel) Slides

This collection contains thirty slides of photos depicting Sylvester, Divine, and the Cockettes during performances and events throughout the 1970s and 1990s. The slides are labeled with names, locations, and/or dates. These are mostly images taken by other photographers but...

 
Nielsen (Erik) Papers

The Erik Nielsen papers contain materials related to his career as a party producer in the 1970s and 1980s.

 
Nihilson (Deke) Papers

Deke Nihilson (1968-), also known as Daniel Frontino Elash, is a musician, filmmaker, labor organizer, and zine editor best known for Homocore, which he edited along with Tom Jennings. The collection contains flyers; ephemera from other anarchist and queer political...

 
No on Knight Initiative Campaign Records

This collection comprises the planning, administrative, and fundraising records created from the "No on Knight" initiative campaign (1999-2000). Photographs, audio-visual materials, and oversized items, such as banners and posters, are also included in this collection. The Knight Initiative or California's...

 
Nob Hill Theatre Collection

Nob Hill Theatre was a male strip club and erotic theater located in San Francisco, CA. It catered to predominately gay men from the late 1960s until its closure in 2018. The collection contains artifacts and ephemera, including posters, performance...

 
Noble Beast Productions Records

This collection contains the records of Noble Beast Productions, a nonprofit, volunteer-run organization that produced events to fund raise for worthy causes in the Bay Area and to “celebrate and participate in the great renaissance of hope and vitality in...

 
Nofsinger (Robert) Papers

Robert Ben Nofsinger (July 11, 1963-January 19, 1993) was a San Francisco-based music composer, pianist, singer, Chinese language teacher, and gay man. He died of AIDS in 1993. He was active in the Society of Gay and Lesbian Composers (SGLC)....

 
Noonan (Dann) Scrapbook

An oversized scrapbook that documents late 1970s gay and lesbian activities in Sonoma County, including the local 'No on 6' (Briggs Initiative) Committee and a very spirited contingent to the 1979 March on Washington. There is also a small amount...

 
Norse (Harold) Papers

Contains a flyer from Atticus Press announcing the 1983 publication of "Beat Hotel: A Cut-Up Novella" by openly gay Beat poet Harold Norse, as well as the 1972 poem, "Dreams," and the December 1956 issue of "Poetry," which contains a...

 
Novy (Jeremy) Paintings

This small collection contains three original paintings by the San Francisco gay street artist Jeremy Novy. Novy’s art can be spotted across the streets of the United States, particularly his famed koi fish stencils, which have won him national acclaim....

 
Nulty (Michael) Papers

The Michael Nulty papers document his work with LGBT youth organizations and his advocacy on behalf of sexual minority youth. The collection contains a wide range of materials, including board materials; brochures, flyers and other ephemera; correspondence; lists of resources;...

 
Nutting (Spencer N.) Photographs

This collection contains color snapshots portraying the activities of a social group named High Tech Gays (HTG), including parades, rallies and recreation around the Bay Area.

 
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O'Hara (Scott) Papers

Artifacts, journals and ephemera related to porn star Scott O'Hara. Collection includes performance clothes worn by O'Hara when he performed in sex clubs.

 
Old Lesbians Organizing for Change San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Records

This collection contains organizational records and scrapbooks documenting the activities of the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of Old Lesbians Organizing for Change (OLOC).

 
Old Wives' Tales Bookstore records

The Records of OWT comprise one linear foot spanning the years 1976 to 1995. The Records provide documentation of the running of a feminist collective enterprise almost always close to financial instability. The files document the day to day operations...

 
Olson (Jenni) Collection

The collection consists of material collected by curator, filmmaker and author Jenni Olson, a national authority on queer film. Materials include national and international queer film festival records; film-related ephemera, subject files, and artifacts; audiovisual materials; and press packets, advertisements,...

 
On Our Backs Production Materials

Production materials from the graphic files of the lesbian erotica magazine, "On Our Backs," including numerous black & white prints, contact sheets, drawings and cartoons, and a few production notes.

 
One Life for Another: The Survivor's Story Photograph Documentary

Eighteen black and white photographs of people living with AIDS taken by Barbi Schreiber in the 1980s.

O'Neal (Harold T.) Collection

This collection is the life's work of filmmaker Harold O'Neal. O'Neal started filming in Southern California in 1939 and continued through the 1980s. His films contain material about a wide variety of subjects on gay and general interest themes.

Onuma (Jiro) Papers

This collection is from the estate of Jiro Onuma, a Japanese-American man. It includes photographs of Onuma (1904-1990), his friends, and family in the U.S. and in Japan and, notably, a photo of a group of Japanese-Americans (Jiro in the...

 
Oracle Feminist Bookstore Subject Files

The Oracle Feminist Bookstore subject files consist of materials collected by Marilyn Shatzen while she worked at this feminist bookstore in Hayward, California. The files are arranged alphabetically and contain materials related to lesbians, women and feminism.

 
Ortega (Raul M.) Interview with Harvey Milk

Reel-to-reel recording of reporter Raul M. Ortega’s interview with Harvey Milk on KPOO-FM. Recorded October 11, 1976 at Castro Camera.

 
Osterkorn (John) Photographs

This collection contains 39 black and white photographs of portraits, still-life, architecture, and abstracts, many of which portray religious symbols or imagery. Of these photographs, 33 are matted on boards. The collection was donated by Visual Aid, a group that...

 
Outcasts Records

This collection contains the official records of the Outcasts, a social and educational organization for women interested in S/M with other women that was founded in San Francisco in 1984. These records document the history of the organization and its...

 
Out/Look Foundation Records

Out/Look: National Lesbian & Gay Quarterly was a groundbreaking queer magazine published between 1987 and 1992; the magazine’s staff also organized the annual OutWrite Conferences, held between 1990 and 1992. The collection contains organizational records, correspondence, board materials and meeting...

 
OutRight Action International Records

Material related to the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), now called OutRight Action International. Includes project and organizational records, ephemera and artifacts (including a T-shirt), publications, audiovisual material and computer media. Material is dated approximately 1990-2010.

 
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Pacific Association of Women Martial Artists Records

This collection contains records from the Women's Martial Arts Training Camps organized by Pacific Association of Women Martial Artists (PAWMA) in the summers of 1980 to 1982. The camps were held in Nevada City, California and were attended primarily by...

 
Pagano (Darlene) Papers

The collection includes manuscripts and correspondence documenting the publication of the book "Against Sadomasochism" and materials relating to the conflicts among collective members of A Woman's Place Bookstore which ultimately led to the lock-out of four members in 1982.

 
Palmer (Bonita Ann) Papers

The Bonita Ann Palmer papers includes newsletters, clippings, personnel records, correspondence, reports, ephemera, pamphlets, and pastoral letters from Episcopal churches, in particular the Parsonage in the Castro, which was the first GLBT ministry supported as an Episcopal Diocesan institution.

 
Parents Committee for Decent School Administration Records

Letter from the Parents Committee for Decent School Administration regarding copy of letter regarding Dr. Clish, Superintendent of Schools for San Francisco.

 
Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays San Francisco Records

The mission of Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) “is to build on a foundation of loving families united with LGBTQ people and allies who support one another, and to educate ourselves and our communities to speak...

 
Parton (Jim) BEAR collages

Four photograph collages documenting BEAR events in California and Florida circa 1995-2002 created by Jim Parton. Parton served as Mr. Southern California Bear 1997 (Per BEARS LA 1997) and Mr. International Bear 1997 (per Bears of San Francisco BEARS, IBR...

 
Pat Bond Memorial Old Dyke Awards Records

The Pat Bond Memorial Old Dyke Awards was organized by a special committee sponsored by the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Pat Bond was a Bay Area comedian, writer, and performer. The awards were founded to “ensure that the talents...

 
Paul (Bil) Photographs

Photographs by William (Bil) Paul taken between 1977-1978. Subjects includes: Harvey Milk, Castro Street Fair, George Moscone, Gay Freedom Day Parade - Gay Teachers and School Workers contingent, Anne Kronenberg, and Carol Ruth Silver.

 
Peninsula Gay and Lesbian Youth Group Records

The Peninsula Gay and Lesbian Youth Group records document some of the activities of this Palo Alto-centered support group, from its formation in 1984 to 1988. The group offered discussion sessions, peer counseling, referrals to services, and information about organizations,...

 
People's Fund Records

This sparse collection is comprised of approved and denied applications for assistance, thank-you notes, bank records, minutes, and scattered correspondence. There is little that documents the relationship between the Pride Foundation and its community center at 330 Grove, Bob Ross...

 
Perica (Lou) Films

This collection contains several 8 mm films on gay and non-gay subjects in San Francisco during the late 1970s and early 1980s. One of Perica's films “Lou and Dan” is a self-study of the long term relationship between Perica and...

 
Peters (Robert) and Stephen Vincent Correspondence

This collection contains correspondence between Robert Peters, one of the most widely published gay poets in the U.S., and Stephen Vincent, editor of _Shocks_, an avant-garde San Francisco literary magazine of the 1970s, and founder of Momo's Press, also in...

 
Phipps (Scott) Papers

This collection contains the marriage vows, marriage license and certificate and domestic partnership documents of Scott Phipps and Andrew Marsh, 2002-2004. There are domestic partnership documents from the State of California and the City of Oakland. Scott and Marsh were...

 
Photograph Album of Gay Male Couple

Anonymous donation of a photograph album documenting the 50 year relationship of a gay male couple in Los Angeles and other Southern California locations.

 
Pies (Cheri) Papers

The Cheri Pies papers contain materials related to her groundbreaking 1985 book, “Considering Parenthood: A Workbook for Lesbians,” and other lesbian parenting issues. Pies, a clinical professor at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, has been a leader in...

 
Pietronigro (Frank) Papers

Material documenting the life and work of painter Frank Pietronigro, including notebooks, personal papers, artwork, digital media, sculpture, performance projects, art commission papers, and other material. Pietronigro is an internationally exhibited artist known for his pioneering work performed in microgravity,...

 
Pink Triangle Park Collection

Collection includes original design drawings of Pink Triangle Park in the Castro, as well as ephemera and awards.

 
Place (Marco) Papers

The Marco (Mark A.) Place papers contain materials related to his activities with the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA), the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), Queer Nation and VIVA (Versatile Vigilantes Instigating Volatile Art). There are...

 
Polansky (Michael D.) Leather Vest

A leather vest from the bar, the Arena, donated by Michael D. Polansky.

 
Polk Street Project Collection

The 'Polk Street: Lives In Transition' project was an oral history project by Joey Plaster examining Polk Street's history through the lens of current neighborhood change. It also was a traveling multimedia exhibit, an hour-long radio documentary at transom.org, a...

 
Posey (Ernest) Notebooks

The Ernest Posey Notebooks contains twenty-four notebooks created by artist Ernest Posey from 1968 to 2007. The notebooks include artwork, ephemera, and writings, and shed light into Ernest's artistic mind and career.

 
Prager (Robert) Papers

This collection documents the intellectual pursuits of independent literary scholar Robert Prager. Included in the collection is correspondence and interviews with gay male writers. Also included is biographical research, including interviews and correspondence, into the life of artist Chuck Arnett.

 
Prentice-Caron (Skylar J.) Collection

Materials from the 1987 March on Washington, Women's Music materials, and Dyke March ephemera.

 
Princess Diana Memorial Collection

Artifacts, cards, and other items from the memorial to Princess Diana organized in the Castro following her death in 1997. Records indicate that the memorial and collection were organized by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Some material references personal experiences...

 
Provenzano (Jim) Papers

This collection contains materials related to the work of journalist, author and activist Jim Provenzano.

Pruzan (Robert) Collection

Robert Pruzan (1946-1992) was a photojournalist, horticulturist, and mime whose vast library of photographs documented the queer history of San Francisco throughout the 1970s and 1980s. The Robert Pruzan Papers are arranged in two groups, Papers and Photographs.

Purple Moon Dance Project Records

This collection documents the work of Purple Moon Dance Project, which was founded in 1992 by choreographer/dancer Jill Togawa with the goal of promoting visibility for lesbians and women of color through the medium of dance.

 
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Q & A: Queer in Asian America Collection

This collection contains materials related to "Q & A: Queer in Asian America," the groundbreaking anthology edited by Alice Y. Hom and David L. Eng. The book won many awards, including the Lambda Literary Award for Best Non-Fiction Anthology. The...

 
Q.T. Bar Ephemera and Artifacts

Posters, flyers, and other ephemera and artifacts from the walls and storage areas of the Q.T. Bar, the site of which is now the Rendez-vous Bar. These items donated by the owners of the Rendez-vous.

 
Queer Nation Records

The Queer Nation San Francisco records (1 linear foot) document the weekly meetings, regular political and cultural actions, and press coverage of this short-lived but prominent coalition of the early 1990s. The records range from the group's inception in 1990...

 
Quine (Shiloh) papers

Shiloh Heavenly Quine, a transgender woman born in 1959, was the first person in the United States to receive state-funded gender-affirming surgery while incarcerated. The collection consists of two signed self-portrait drawings created by Quine.

 
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RadioActive Queers Audiotapes

This collection contains 23 audio cassette tapes from the micro-radio station RadioActive Queers, 87.9 FM. RadioActive Queers programming varied every week and included techno, punk, hip hop, old sci-fi radio plays, Noam Chomsky, discussions of masturbation, science news, pornography, and...

 
Ram Studios Records

This collection contains records from Ram Studios, an art and erotic photography studio in San Francisco owned by photographer Frank Tarsitano, aka Franco. The records include administrative and model files; financial and legal records; a small amount of correspondence; photographs...

 
Ramirez (Efren Convento) Photographs

Efren Convento Ramirez was a freelance photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area. He received M.A. and B.A. degrees in Art from San Francisco State University in 1974 and 1977. This collection holds select photos of San Francisco LGBT life...

 
Ramsdell (Sheldon) Papers

Journal, ephemera, correspondence, and other materials collected by political activist and photojournalist Sheldon Ramsdell.

 
Ravarour (Adrian) Papers

The collection includes material related to Vanguard, an organization of LGBTQ youth and others from the Tenderloin district in San Francisco, circa 1965-1967. Materials include correspondence regarding the founding of Vanguard and essays by Adrian Ravarour regarding “Vanguard LGBT Youth...

Ray (Rex) Graphic Art Collection

Collection contains numerous posters, ephemera, and book covers designed by San Francisco-based queer graphic artist Rex Ray, (September 11, 1956 – February 9, 2015). Many of the works were designed for Bill Graham Presents, dating from the early 1990s to...

 
Raya (George) Papers

The George Raya papers document political organizing and social networking within the gay community in California, particularly during the 1970s and 1980s. In December 1974, Raya became California's first full-time lobbyist for gay rights, a position he held until June...

 
Redding (John C.) Poster Collection

The collection contains posters salvaged from public places in San Francisco by Redding. Most of these posters are 82 x 11 inch photocopied handbills for new wave, punk, or hard-core groups performing at local bars and nightclubs. Redding also collected...

 
Redon (Joel) Papers

Manuscript of Redon's unpublished work, "Loving Dangerously." The text "loosely chronicle[s]...the period in [his] life just before and after [he] was diagnosed with AIDS... in November 1986." Also included is a letter to "Richard" asking for his opinion on the...

 
Reichert (Gayle) Collection of Martha Courtot Papers

Gayle Reichert was a longtime friend of Martha Courtot, lesbian-feminist poet, activist, performer, and teacher. The collection includes decades of personal correspondence between Reichert and Courtot, original writings, including Courtot poetry, and a small number of photographs and publications. Also...

 
Reid (Ruth) Autobiographical Novel

This is a copy of an unpublished 400-page typewritten autobiographical novel, "Dark Birth," written by Ruth Reid. According to her friend, writer Jacquelyn Marie, Reid used that term because she changed names and used poetic license, but the stories were...

 
Reiff (Emery) Photographs

The Emery Reiff collection contains slides, prints, negatives and contact sheets of his photographs. The vast majority document the early years of the Community Softball league (CSL), but there are also images of friends, a production of the "Wizard of...

 
Rein (Marcy) Papers

The Marcy Rein papers contain subject files related to her writings on queer issues and radical politics. Rein, a political organizer active in LGBT politics in San Francisco in the 1980s and 1990s, wrote for an assortment of women’s left...

 
Reinhart (Anson) Papers

Almost all the materials in the Anson Reinhart collection are from the years 1970 to 1972 and consist of gay liberation, gay male consciousness raising, feminist, and lesbian printed materials from a radical/socialist point of view.

 
Restitution Project Records

This collection contains records of the Restitution Project, an organization devoted to publicly acknowledging and affirming the contributions of LGBT veterans and service members.

 
Rex Drawing for Leatherworld Advertisement

This is an advertisement layout for Leatherworld San Francisco featuring an original drawing by the renowned leather artist Rex.

 
Reyburn (Matt) Collection of Erotic Stories

This is an organized collection of 275 hand-typed (or copies of typed) erotic stories that were distributed and read by men. Most are about homosexual encounters but there are also some meant to appeal to heterosexual men. The stories are...

 
Ribinski (John R.) Photographs

Collection contains photographs and negatives of parades, coronations and drag events, parties and other activities of John Ribinski's circle of friends.

 
Richards (Dennis) Papers

The Dennis Richards papers contain materials related to his work as a neighborhood activist and preservationist. Richards was president of the Friends of 1800, a group of preservationists who successfully fought to save the Fallon Building, which was slated to...

 
Richards (Mary) Audiotapes

Mary Richards was a freelance writer for the Bay Area Reporter (BAR) for twelve years in the 1980s and 1990s. This collection contains over 150 audiotapes of interviews Richards conducted with a wide variety of LGBTQ people on various issues...

 
Richardson (Phillip) Oral Histories with World War II Veterans

This collection consists of Philip Richardson’s 1997 interviews with gay men who were veterans of WWII; a copy of the raw data interview sheets for most of the subjects in his study; and a copy of his unpublished paper, “Queer...

 
Ricketts (Wendell) Papers

The collection contains materials related to author Wendell Rickett's writing and activism. Ricketts was born on Wake Island, an atoll in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, and raised in small towns on O’ahu, Hawai’i. His writings about working class...

 
Rights of Passage Scripts

Two signed editions of Rights of Passage, a 2013 play by Ed Decker and Robert Leone. One edition is a first edition. One edition is the acting edition.

 
“Rights of Passage” Videotape

Collection contains 1/2-inch open-reel videotape of “Rights of Passage”, a play on mid-life and menopause by Marylou Shira Hadditt, a civil rights and political activist and lesbian feminist. The location of the recording is unknown, and the date is estimated...

 
Risor (Danny) Papers

This collection contains correspondence, photographs and memorabilia from longtime San Francisco resident Danny Risor. Risor was born in a small town in Louisiana in 1943. He moved to San Francisco in 1965. There are photos of Risor in elementary school,...

 
Ritter (James E.) Journals

6 Journals from January 1989 to November 1994. Daily entries capture the life of an HIV positive gay male living in Northern California.

 
Ritter (Jim) Papers

Collection of correspondence from Jim Ritter to Constance Murphy-Roberts. Ritter writes about being gay, his life in the Navy and discharge, moving to Northern California, and his relationship to Murphy-Roberts, a high school friend.

 
Ritz (Kreemah) Collection of Cockettes Records

The Cockettes were a (mostly) gay male gender queer theater troupe that performed in San Francisco in the early 1970s. The collection includes audiovisual recordings and other material.

 
Roberts (Larry-Bob) Collection

Laurence “Larry-Bob” Roberts has been active in the Bay Area’s punk, queercore, and zine scenes since the 1990s. He was the editor of the zines Holy Titclamps and Queer Zine Explosion. The collection contains extensive correspondence, as well as a...

 
Robinson (Alfred E.) Correspondence

This is a collection of letters sent to Alfred Eugene Robinson, a gay poet who lived in San Francisco for 20 years. He died in 2005. The letters reflect on Robinson's work as a poet, his profound interest in spirituality,...

 
Robinson (Frank) papers

This is Robinson's collection of fully arranged clippings related to AIDS.

Rochman (Sue) Papers

These files contain the research and notes of journalist Sue Rochman on HIV/AIDS and prison populations. Materials include correspondence from prisoners and prison activists, published articles, reports by government agencies and non-profit organizations, and handwritten notes from interviews, conversations, and...

 
Rockhard (Rod) Papers

Rod Rockhard (Rodney Fugett) is a Black business owner and gay adult film star. The collection includes material related to his film company Rodrockhard Productions, including business records, audiovisual recordings, posters, and promotional material.

 
Rodgers (Bruce) Papers

The collection contains materials from Bruce G. Rodgers, author of The Queens’ Vernacular: A Gay Lexicon (1972), the first serious dictionary of gay slang and the definitive gay American jargon resource. The collection contains materials related to the publication of...

 
Roesener (Richard) Photograph Collection

Richard Roesener, who died in 1985, kept this small collection of black and white photographs. Subjects include Gay Games I, the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Marching Band and Twirling Corps, Pride parades, cowboys, nudes, and erotica. The collection also...

 
Rolfs (Ted) Papers

The Ted Rolfs papers document his life, from his childhood in Wisconsin in the Nineteen-teens until his death in San Francisco in the early 1990s.

 
Rolfsen (Tom) and Chal Cochran Photograph Albums

This collection contains 17 photograph albums that document the life of Thomas Franklin Rolfsen and his partner of 52 years, Chalmer "Chal" Clemons Cochran. Rolfsen and Cochran were among the founders of the Gay Atheists League of America (GALA). Cochran...

 
Root (David) Photographic Slides

A small set of images of the exterior of selected San Francisco gay bars and bathhouses including Toad Hall, Boot Camp, Febe’s, Ritch Street Baths, and others, circa 1973.

 
Roscoe (Will) Papers and Gay American Indians Records

This collection contains papers from scholar and activist Will Roscoe and records from Gay American Indians (GAI), the first gay American Indian liberation organization, founded in July 1975. The collection is divided into two Series: the Will Roscoe papers and...

 
Rose (Bradley) Papers

The Bradley Rose papers contain materials related to the life and work of the bookseller, writer and community activist. They include Rose’s journals from 1973 to 1996 and his slide show on the life of prominent German art historian J.J....

 
Rose-Azevedo (Joseph) Papers

The collection primarily comprises correspondence and other related materials (.3 linear feet) covering Joseph Rose-Azevedo's years of employment with the San Francisco International Airport Police Department and several years after his resignation....

 
Ross (Ron) Papers

The bulk of the collection consists of drafts and copies of columns Ron Ross wrote for the Bay Area Reporter (BAR) in the mid-1970s, including "Just a Spoonful" and "Views from the Golden Gate." There are also memorial programs, an...

 
Rossi (Carol) Papers

Carol Rossi is an activist who has participated in a number of organizations and protests, including Digital Queers, the Dyke March, Lesbian Avengers, protests against the film Basic Instinct, and Queer Nation. The collection contains organizational records, meeting minutes, subject...

 
Rubenstein (Maggi) Papers

The Maggi Rubenstein papers document the early professional work of this longtime bisexual activist and sexologist. Sometimes referred to as the “Godmother of SexEd,” Rubenstein came out as bisexual in 1969 and co-founded numerous sex education institutions and bisexual organizations...

 
Ruda (Jeffery) Papers

This collection contains materials related to the battle over a 1986 civil rights ordinance in Davis, California that protected LGBT people from discrimination. At the time, it was one of the most sweeping anti-discrimination laws in the country.

 
Ruoff (Keith W.) Collection

The collection includes artifacts, artwork, audiovisual recordings (reel to reel films), books and publications, and posters collected by Keith W. Ruoff. Major subjects include: Tom of Finland, Colt Men, 1960s Titan Physique magazines, pornography and erotica related to gay men,...

 
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SAGA North Ski and Snowboard Club records

This collection contains records from SAGA North, the San Francisco Bay Area's Gay and Lesbian ski, snowboard and recreation club. The club organizes summer trips with hiking and water skiing as well as ski trips. Founded in Los Angeles in...

 
Sahl (Ted) Photographs

Contains one mounted color photograph of The Old Crow Bar and seven mounted black and white photographs of various groups marching in San Francisco streets, created by Bay Area photojournalist Ted Sahl. Images include Stud’s United, Mid-Peninsula Women’s Union, and...

 
Samois Records and T-Shirts

This collection contains records from the influential lesbian sadomasochism (SM) group, Samois. This collection does not represent the organization’s “official” records. Rather, it was assembled by several former members of Samois, many of whom were involved in the production of...

San Francisco ACT UP Oral History Project Collection

Audiovisual recordings of oral history interviews with 23 San Francisco Bay Area activists discussing the history of ACT UP/San Francisco and other AIDS direct-action groups in the city. Interviews were conducted by the GLBT Historical Society in 2017-2018.

 
San Francisco AIDS Foundation Records

This collection contains records documenting the activities of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF) from 1983 through 2006. The bulk of the collection is from 1989-2005. The collection has a particular emphasis on SFAF's public policy and advocacy work at...

 
San Francisco Chapter of the National Women’s Political Caucus Collection

This collection includes materials related to the San Francisco Chapter of the National Women’s Political Caucus. These include San Francisco Chapter newsletters; materials related to the 1977 Convention in San Jose ("Women, Power & Politics"); and Women’s Political Times, the...

 
San Francisco Dyke March Collection

Collection contains ephemera and artifacts related to Dyke March. Material relates to events dated circa 2000-2018 and includes posters, flyers, buttons, T-shirts, and other items.

San Francisco FrontRunners Collection

Material related to San Francisco FrontRunners, an LGBTQ+ running and walking club.

 
San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Marching Band and Twirling Corps Collection

This collection contains administrative materials and ephemera related to the oldest openly-gay musical group in the world, the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Marching Band and Twirling Corps. The Band was founded in 1978 by Jon Sims in response to...

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Records

This collection documents the history and influence of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, and its impact on the lives of members, audiences and LGBT people around the nation and world.

 
San Francisco Lesbian and Gay History Project Records

This collection contains materials related to the San Francisco Lesbian and Gay History Project, which worked to uncover and make public the history of lesbian and gay communities.

 
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee Records

The San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee is the organizing body of San Francisco’s Pride parade and festival, which has run each year in various forms since 1970. The collection largely consists of ephemera, photographs, and video from parades between...

 
San Francisco LGBT Biography Ephemera Collection

Consists of ephemera relating to prominent individuals considered members of or involved with the lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender communities of San Francisco and the greater Bay Area, but not exclusively. The majority of material is self-promotional, though much of...

 
San Francisco LGBT Business Ephemera Collection

Consists of ephemera collected from businesses owned, operated or frequented by members of the LGBT community located in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. Businesses in Russian River, San Jose, Sacramento, Berkeley and Oakland are also represented. Types of...

San Francisco LGBT General Subjects Ephemera Collection

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...

 
San Francisco LGBT Groups Ephemera Collection

Consists of ephemera pertaining to groups affiliated with San Francisco's LGBT community. The bulk of the material is from the late 1970s through the 1990s, with the homophile groups of the 1960s represented as well. Groups include: community service centers;...

 
San Francisco Sex Information Records

This collection contains records related to San Francisco Sex Information (SFSI), an information and referral switchboard that has been providing free, confidential, accurate, non-judgmental information about sex since 1972.

 
San Francisco State University Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Studies Program Records

This collection consists of materials related to the establishment of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Studies Program at San Francisco State University (SFSU). Materials include an overview of the program; ballots; brochures for other SFSU programs; cluster proposals and syllabi for...

 
San Francisco Street Patrol Records Collection

Many of the materials in Box 1 are descriptions of San Francisco Street Patrol (SFSP) for people outside the group, or potential and new members. The collection also contains a number of internal group documents and news updates for group...

 
San Francisco Women's Building/Woman's Centers Records

This collection represents the history of the San Francisco Women's Building/Women's Centers from 1972 to 2001. It provides a comprehensive look at the second wave of the Feminist Movement in San Francisco at that time-the Women, the Ideals, the Issues,...

 
Sanchez (Maria) Papers

This collection contains the professional and personal papers of Maria Sanchez, a popular DJ active in San Francisco bathhouse and disco communities. Contents include ¼” audio tape, photographs, zines, and other ephemera.

 
Sapiro (Gael) Collection

Collection contains materials relating to democratic clubs, including the National and California Associations of Lesbian and Gay Democratic Clubs, the Bay Area Feminist Federal Credit Union (BAFFCU), and the Detour bar lawsuit.

 
Sapiro (Gael) Papers

The Gael Sapiro papers contain materials related to her involvement with women's music in the 1970s, and her anti-violence work and political activism in the 1980s.

 
Sarria (José) Papers

The José Sarria Papers include biographical material, correspondence, photographs, ephemera, artifacts and costumes documenting his career as an entertainer and activist in San Francisco over more than half a century.

 
Sasser (Sean) and Pedro Zamora Collection

This collection contains items from the relationship and commitment/wedding ceremony between AIDS activists Sean Sasser (1968-2013) and Pedro Zamora (1972-1994).

 
Save the Castro Records

Save the Castro was an ad hoc political organization founded to stop evictions under the Ellis Act, keep chain stores from moving into the Castro neighborhood, and to minimize the effects of increased tourism from the F line. Collection includes...

 
Saxman (Dennis) Papers

The Dennis Saxman papers contain materials related to LGBT legal associations in San Francisco. Saxman, an attorney, was a member of most of these groups.

 
Schaefer (Ellen) Papers

This collection contains a folder of San Franciscan Ellen Schaefer’s correspondence with State Senator Jackie Speier, regarding the case and settlement of property tax discrimination against same-sex couples.

 
Schell (Randy) Papers

The Randy Schell papers contain materials related to the grassroots effort to develop a lesbian and gay community center in 1979 and 1980, and to Schell’s work against anti-gay violence as a Senior Client Advocate for the Community United Against...

 
Schemmel (Steven) Collection

The Steven Schemmel collection contains various erotic drawings, publications, clippings, and photographs collected by Schemmel. Subjects include Tom of Finland and Kake magazine, Etienne and Storytime magazine, Harry Bush, Colt, Luger, Jim French, Meatmen comics, and Blade. The material spans...

 
Schmeling (Bill) Drawings

The collection consists of 12 original ink drawings by Bill Schmeling, aka "The Hun." According to the Leather Archives & Museum website, Schmeling is "a Portland, Oregon based, homoerotic, homomasculine fetish artist active in the late twentieth and early twenty-first...

 
Schmidt (Christine) Papers

Christine Schmidt was Programs Director at the Billy DeFrank Community Center in San Jose from 1992 to 1994. As a student at San Jose State University (SJSU), she hosted the radio talk show, “Diagonally Speaking,” and was a student organizer...

 
Schmidt (Ronald H.) Papers

Ronald H. Schmidt taught middle school in the Morgan Hill Unified School District; he was the first openly gay teacher in the district and an activist for queer students and teachers. The bulk of the collection contains materials related to...

 
Schneider (Victoria) Papers

Victoria Schneider is an activist and sex worker best known for her lawsuit against the City and County of San Francisco, concerning an unlawful strip search during her booking at the San Francisco County Jail. The collection extensively documents Schneider’s...

 
Schoenbach (Ruth) Papers

The papers of Ruth Schoenbach relate to her work with the organization Lesbian Schoolworkers. The collection includes photographic slides, ephemera, flyers, meeting notes, and other material related to Lesbian Schoolworkers and other organizations, including the Gay Teachers and School Workers...

 
Schols (Michael) Photographs

This collection contains slides taken by photographer Michael Schols during the 1980s and early 1990s. Subjects of images include the People's Theatre, Teatro Esperanza, Lilith, Tale Spinners, San Francisco Mime Troupe, Gay Freedom Day Parades, National March for Gay Rights,...

 
Schoonmaker (Fred) Papers

Frederick Schoonmaker was a gay man who spent the last three years of his life trying to establish a gay intentional community, to be called Stonewall Park, in rural Nevada. The bulk of the collection spans the years 1984-1987 and...

 
Schwartz (Mark) Papers

The Mark Schwartz collection contains materials related to the Stonewall Gay Democratic Club, Jimmy Carter's 1980 Presidential race and the Lesbian and Gay Caucus of the California Democratic Council. Schwartz was a monitor for the Carter Caucus in California's 8th...

 
Schwob (Claude) Papers

The Claude Schwob papers document the scientist’s professional, personal and erotic life. Schwob (1910-2000) was a research nuclear chemist who worked on the Manhattan Project. After his time in New Mexico, he relocated to San Francisco and worked at the...

 
Scott (David) Collection

Materials relate to David Scott’s political and community service activities and general San Francisco and LGBTQ politics. Scott was a gay man who served and ran for various political offices, including running for mayor of San Francisco in 1979. Material...

 
Screaming Queens Collection

Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria is a documentary film directed by Victor Silverman and Susan Stryker. This all-audiovisual collection contains production materials from the film. Its primary research value lies in the 24 VHS and audiocassette recordings of...

 
Scurr (James Vincent) Papers

Papers of James Vincent Scurr (05/02/1929-07/26/2018). Scurr was a gay man born in Canada who immigrated to San Francisco in the early 1950s. He became a florist and artist. Collection includes personal papers and photographs including family photograph albums and...

 
Second Draft Script of Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes Part One: Millennium Approaches

Second draft script of Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes Part One: Millennium Approaches. The draft is an early version of the production. Marked copyright 1989 Tony Kushner.

 
Seidler (Paul) Papers

The Paul Seidler papers document his eight years as San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) Liaison to the lesbian and gay community, from 1980 to May 1987.

 
Sekiguchi (Steve) and Christian Villegas Collection of Gay Comic Books and Publications

The collection includes gay comic books and other publications collected and donated by Christian Villegas and Steve Sekiguchi.

 
Selby (Alan) Collection

Alan Selby was a leader in the San Francisco leather community. Known as “Daddy Alan,” he owned Mr. S Leather, organized numerous fundraising events and campaigns, and volunteered regularly for service organizations, including those related to HIV/AIDS. This collection consists...

 
Setchko (Ed) and Dave Fanning Collection of Council on Religion and the Homosexual Records

This collection contains miscellaneous documents pertaining to the Council on Religion and the Homosexual from the late 1960s to the late 1970s. The documents were compiled by Ed Setchko, who was on the board of CRH in the late 1960s...

 
Sexual Minority Youth Service Coalition Collection

The Sexual Minority Youth Service Coalition was founded in 1978 as a project of the Center for Special Problems. The group was formed to provide services, advocacy, education and training for sexual minority youth, including sex workers. These files were...

 
Shands (Bond) Papers

The Bond Shands papers are related to his political activities and his work with the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) and the Council of Emperors.

Shanti Records

The records of Shanti document the organizational history and work of an agency dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening or chronic illnesses. There are a wide range of record types in...

 
Shapiro (Bruce) Papers

The Bruce Shapiro papers contain materials from his 1994 theater production of Sophie Treadwell's 1928 play, "Machinal" at the Balch Arena Theater at Tufts University. Treadwell (1885-1970) was born in Stockton and attended UC-Berkeley, where she studied journalism. The collection...

 
Sharp (Lee) Photographs

Collection contains 115 photographic slides from the collection of Lee Sharp, who was involved in the San Francisco leather scene. Many of the slides show snapshots of or by Lee when he was in the military touring Europe. Also included...

 
Shaw (Beverly) Papers

Material related to Beverly Shaw, a nightclub singer who performed at a number of lesbian clubs in the 1940s and 1950s, including Mona’s in San Francisco. She purchased her own club, Club Laurel, in Los Angeles in the 1950s. The...

 
Shaw (Nancy) Papers

Nancy Shaw (now Nancy Stoller) was a lesbian sociology professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, who was denied tenure in 1982 and filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the university. This collection includes materials related to Shaw’s tenure...

 
Shaw (Marvin) Papers

A copy of the issue of One Magazine containing a story by Marvin S. Shaw written under the nom-de-plume Hartsell Young. A 1998 letter of explanation from Shaw to GLBTHS accompanies the magazine.

 
Shepard (Matthew) Street Memorial Artifacts

Various drawings, poems, cards, slogans, candles, and other material left in a spontaneous memorial to Matthew Shepard following his beating and death in Wyoming in October of 1998. The San Francisco memorial was initiated by persons unknown on and in...

 
Sherman (Chloe) Photographs

Collection is comprised of three color photographs and one black and white photograph taken by local photographer Chloe Sherman of young queer women in San Francisco. Titles and dates have been noted on each image.

 
Shively (Michael) Papers

This consists of three unpublished typescripts. The most significant of these, Heterosexual and Homosexual Identities: The Normalization of Sexual Relationships, (ca 1980), is an extensive review of theories of sexuality which predate the rise of Queer Theory in the late...

 
Shore (Teddy) Papers

The papers include photograph albums that contain photographs, memorabilia and a small amount of correspondence documenting the life of Teddy Shore, who was born in 1911. Nothing is known about Shore except what is revealed through the photographs in, and...

 
Sissy Poetry Audio Cassette Tapes

The collection includes two audio cassette tape recordings of a 1977 Sissy Poetry reading at the LGBT community center at 32 Page Street in San Francisco, California.

 
Sistah Boom Records

This collection contains records from the women’s percussion band, Sistah Boom from 1987 to 2001. It includes awards and certificates; calendars; correspondence; financial records; event flyers, programs and mass mailings; grant materials from the Horizon Foundation and other organizations; instrument...

 
Sizemore (Alan) Papers

Materials include correspondence and written notes between Sizemore and friends during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, as well as Sizemore’s school yearbooks and certificates. Born and raised in North Carolina, Sizemore moved to San Francisco in 1993 where he served...

 
Skaggs (Brian) Photographs

This collection consists of various photographs from the late 1980s to 1990s documenting a wide variety of queer arts scenes, including theater, solo performances, music, film, raves, clubs, and dances. Subjects of the photos are either based in or did...

 
Skidmore (Richard) Photographs

The collection includes over 800 photographic slides and photographic prints and negatives documenting various LGBTQ events in San Francisco from the late 1970s-2006. The images were taken by Richard Skidmore. Major subjects include Halloween in the Castro, Tricycle Races and...

Smith (Daniel A.) and Queer Blue Light Videotapes

This collection contains 109 hours, or almost 100 ½-inch EIAJ-1 open reel tapes, recorded by the early gay video production group Queer Blue Light. Subjects range from politics to culture.

 
Smith (Glenn) Papers

Photographs and other material from Glenn David Smith, a gay man and food photographer for Saveur, Gourmet, and other publications. The collection predominantly contains photographic prints, slides, and negatives. Major subjects include food photography, personal photographs, erotic photographs, pride celebrations...

 
Smith (Nina Jo) Papers

Nina Jo Smith is a Bay Area songwriter and guitarist. A student of martial arts, she also taught self defense and devoted herself to non-violence work for 20 years. The collection includes newsletters from the National Women's Martial Arts Federation,...

 
Smith (Robert A.) Papers

The Robert A. Smith (Bob Smith) papers contain correspondence with family friends and lovers, personal journals documenting his life in San Francisco, travels and time at the University of Texas and in the Merchant Marines, writings, notebooks from political meetings,...

 
Smith (William J.) Papers

Collection is comprised of ephemera, newsclippings, subject files, print outs of digital photographs and photographs documenting the donor, William J. Smith's, life in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, his frequent visits to San Francisco, and his circle of friends. Includes...

 
Society of Gay and Lesbian Composers Records

This collection contains meeting agendas, correspondence, concert programs and other ephemera related to the Society of Gay and Lesbian Composers.

 
Som (Indigo) Collection of International Lesbian and Gay Freedom Day Parade Photographs

Color photographic snapshots from the 1988 International Lesbian and Gay Freedom Day Parade in San Francisco. Includes Sistah Boom, Dykes on Bikes, Lesbians and Gays Against Imperialism (LAGAI), PFLAG, People Living With AIDS / ARC and Names Project. Photos by...

 
Song of the Loon Collection

Song of the Loon (1970), based on the 1966 novel of the same name, was one of the first feature films created by and for gay men. The collection contains the original positive and negative 35mm and 16mm prints of...

 
Sonnenfeld (Daniel) Papers

The papers of Daniel Sonnenfeld document his involvement with a number of local and national Deaf and gay organizations. Organizations include: The Northern California Leather Association of the Deaf; Rainbow Lambda Society of the Deaf; Deaf Communities Together, Inc.; International...

 
Spratt (Jack) Papers

This collection contains materials related to the life of senior gay activist, Jack Spratt. Spratt (1919-1991) was born in Kentucky and taught music in junior high schools in Wyoming and the Marshall Islands before relocating to San Francisco in 1974....

 
Stamatopoulos (Dean) and Randall Wallace Papers

The collection includes personal and professional photographs documenting the lives of Dean Stamatopoulos (August 8, 1929 - March 14, 2013) and Randall (Randy) Wallace. Stamatopoulos and Wallace were longtime romantic and business partners. The couple owned Gramophone Records in San...

 
Starkey (Robert) and Robert Villacari Papers

The Robert Starkey and Robert Villacari papers contain newsclippings and ephemera the two men, who were partners, collected on various topics of interest to the LGBT community. Prominent subject include the 1977 Dade County Anita Byrant battle and the 1979...

 
Starkey (Robert) Papers

Robert Starkey (aka "The Truth Fairy") is a writer, activist, and founder of Smokefree Revolution. This collection contains Starkey's anti-tobacco activism, including his personal correspondence as well as materials from Smoke Free Revolution materials, Gay and Lesbian Association of Non-Smokers...

 
Steamworks Baths Ephemera Collection

Promotional posters, ephemera, and artifacts including clothing, towels, and other items, related to Steamworks Baths services and events.

 
Steindal (Paul) Photographs

Collection contains snapshots of the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade and International Lesbian & Gay Freedom Day Parades. Images primarily depict floats and parade participants, with a few shots of San Francisco Civic Center crowds. The images are time-stamped...

 
Stewart-Carneiro (Linda) Photographs

Collection contains 12 black and white 8” x 10” prints, one contact sheet, and two scanned photo printouts of Rumi Missabu of the Cockettes, taken by various photographers. Characters include Rumi as Tina Turner and Mick Jagger at the Family...

 
Sticklin (Mark) Videotapes

Collection contains 12 VHS videotapes shot between 1992 and 1995 documenting performances at Josie’s Cabaret & Juice Joint as well as numerous publicity photographs of performers.

 
Stoddard (Charles Warren) Manuscript

Handwritten poem inscribed to 'T.W.' (Thomas Walsh, 1875-1928, American poet and translator) by Stoddard 'in memory of a happy day.' Topically the poem deals with the onset of twilight at the end of a sunny day, evoking the images of...

 
Stone (Arion) Papers

This collection contains selected personal papers from South Bay activist Arion Stone, who was previously known as Rhio Hiersch. Topics include education, AIDS, and activism.

 
Stonewall Records

The records include meeting minutes, correspondence, materials relating to the White Night riot at San Francisco’s City Hall (protesting the conviction of Dan White on two charges of voluntary manslaughter in the deaths of Harvey Milk and George Moscone) and...

 
Strachan (David) Collection of Keith A. O'Bea Papers

Keith Allen O’Bea (1964-2010) was an artist who was also known as Kayo (or KAO). He was a Naraya dance and faerie urban gardener who adopted the name Lightning Raven. Includes writings, photographs, artwork, sketchbooks, cartoons, materials from Wolf Creek...

 
Strachan (David Iris Cameron) Papers

David Iris Cameron Strachan is an intersex activist, a long-term HIV survivor, and a member of the Radical Faeries. The vast majority of this collection consists of Strachan’s subject files, loosely organized and including printouts, clippings, publications, reports, newsletters, and...

 
Street Fairs Photographs

This collection contains two small albums with photographs from the Folsom Street Fair, Dore Alley Fair and Castro Street Fair in 1995 and 1996. There are also several miscellaneous photographs and slides. One black and white photograph is attributed to...

 
Struzenberg (William) papers

Personal papers, graphic design materials, and artifacts, 1998 to 1992, reflecting William Struzenberg's involvement in ACT/UP San Francisco and ACT/UP Golden Gate.

 
Sullivan (Louis Graydon) Correspondence with David

Louis Graydon “Lou” Sullivan (1951-1991) was a transgender activist, diarist, and author who often corresponded with other trans men. This small collection comprises eight letters and one photo sent from Sullivan to a trans man named David.

Sullivan (Louis Graydon) Papers

Louis Graydon Sullivan (1951-1991) was a gay and transgender activist who was notable as a community organizer, lay historian, and particularly as a diarist. Sullivan’s papers include extensive diaries, short stories, poems, essays, correspondence, and photographs which intimately document his...

 
Sweeney (David) Collection

This collection contains hundreds of T-shirts, buttons, posters and other artifacts collected by David Sweeney. Includes items from Castro Street Station and other Castro neighborhood establishments, South of Market bars, and other venues of interest to gay men.

 
Sylvester Collection

Sylvester (born Sylvester James Jr.) was a disco-soul singer-songwriter known for his androgynous appearance, falsetto singing voice, and the moniker the “Queen of Disco.” The collection is arranged into four series: Photographs, Publicity and Event Materials, Audiovisual Materials, and Garments...

 
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Takayama (Arthur) Photographs

Collection contains 10 soft-focused photographic prints of figures. Titles of work and dates written on back of print.

Talbot (M.J.) Papers

This collection contains papers from activist Michael James (M.J.) Talbot, one of the founders of the Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) and its AIDS service organization, GAPA Community HIV Project (GPHC). The collection includes GAPA and GPHC correspondence, flyers, meeting...

 
Taravella (Steve) Audiotapes

Twenty-seven audio tapes containing interviews with various leaders in the statewide organization 'No on 64/Stop La Rouche' of 1986.

 
Tavern Guild of San Francisco Records

Minutes, correspondence, financial papers, membership materials, ephemera, photographs, and banners, 1962-1993 (11.25 linear feet), document the work of the Tavern Guild of San Francisco in promoting the interests of gay bars in San Francisco as well as the growth of...

 
Tayleur (Christine) Papers

Christine Tayleur was a trans woman, a counselor at the Tenderloin Self Help Center, and a co-founder of Transgender Nation. This collection contains materials related to her life of activism.

 
Taylor (Bill) Vest

White cotton vest with Bill Taylor spelled out above an image of an eagle.

 
Taylor (Clark L.) Papers

The Clark Taylor papers document three decades of Taylor’s professional career as an anthropologist and sexologist. Major topics in the collection include the relationship between LGBT politics, the social sciences, and HIV/AIDS. The bulk of these materials relate to San...

 
Taylor (Ggreg) Papers

The Ggreg Taylor papers document the political and cultural work of this San Francisco nightclub promoter and event producer. The bulk of the collection includes materials related to Boys With Arms Akimbo, a network of queer cultural activists.

 
Te Deum: An Unpublished Manuscript by Alan French

An unpublished manuscript by Alan French. It appears to be a memoir. There is a complete version (1353 pages) that includes most of a first draft and part of a second draft. This was originally part of the Konstantin Berlandt...

 
Teamer (John E.) Papers

This collection documents the life of John E. Teamer (1941-1994), a gay Black public high school teacher and community activist. It includes personal correspondence; ephemera; videotapes; photographs of friends, family and events that date back to the 1940s; and personalia.

 
Tenney (Peter J.) Papers

The Peter J. Tenny papers contain writings by this labor activist and poet. Tenney (1956-1996) formed a dissident gay caucus of Hotel and Restaurant Workers Union Local 2 in San Francisco in 1978 and co-founded the Lesbian and Gay Labor...

 
Terranova (Jerry) Papers

The Jerry Terranova papers contain materials related to this gay counterculture figure, actor and writer. A native of New Jersey, Terranova (1949-1998) moved to San Francisco in 1972. He was involved with many theater groups, including the Julian Theater, and...

 
Thal (Sam) Photographs

This collection contains 55 color photographic slides from events including Men Behind Bars, “Alice” (Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club), and Dianne Feinstein for Mayor.

 
Thomas (Ruth) Collection

Ruth Thomas described her small collection as “remnants of a 69-year-old lesbian’s life in the Bay Area.” Thomas first came out in 1975. The collection includes an article about, and correspondence from, two older lesbians that Thomas wrote about in...

Thorne (Beowulf) Papers

Beowulf Thorne (Jack Henry Foster) was a political activist on issues affecting PWAs (people with AIDS). He was one of the founders, with Tom Shearer, of the humor magazine, Diseased Pariah News (DPN). He used his skills as a writer,...

 
Thorpe (Charles) Papers

The bulk of this collection documents the birth, growth, and activities of the Committee for Homosexual Freedom (CHF), probably the first "gay liberation" group in Northern California, originating in the spring of 1969 by Leo Laurence and Gale Whittington. Laurence...

 
Thousand Fingers Cooperative Craft Gallery Records

Minutes, work plans, and publicity materials documenting this cooperative crafts gallery located on Castro Street in San Francisco.

 
Thrillpeddlers Collection

The Thrillpeddlers was a San Francisco-based multigenerational queer theater company specializing in Grand Guignol plays and Theatre of the Ridiculous. They also staged revivals of the Cockettes musicals. The theater company was operational for over 25 years and closed in...

 
Tisnai (Bob) Manuscript

The collection consists of an unpublished short story (22 pages) by Stanford graduate student Bob Tisnai. It is set in San Francisco circa 1986.

 
Tomboy (Texas) Collection

The Texas Tomboy collection contains materials from video artist Texas Tomboy, aka Tex Starr, one of the stars of Monika Treut’s film “Gendernauts” (1999) and Cary Cronenwett’s “Maggots and Men” (2009).

 
Trahan (Julia/Dolphin) Papers

Julia/Dolphin Trahan is a lesbian performance artist who uses a wheelchair as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident. Her work often explores sexuality and gender, challenging the idea of the disabled body as asexual and genderless. Trahan’s...

 
Tranny Fest Collection

7.1 linear feet (7 cartons, 1 oversize folder)

 
Transgender Gendervariant Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP) Collection

The Transgender Gendervariant Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP) is an organization of transgender, gender-variant, and intersex people – most of them low-income transgender women of color who have been imprisoned or targeted by police – whose mission is to end transphobic...

 
TransGender San Francisco Collection

TransGender San Francisco is a longstanding organization which provides peer support for transgender and gender nonconforming people, as well as educating the public about trans issues. The collection includes various organizational materials, publications, and scrapbooks of articles and clippings.

 
Transsexual News Telegraph Papers

The TNT (Transsexual News Telegraph) records contain the working files of “Gail Sondegaard,” the pseudonymous editor and publisher of TNT from 1993 to 2000. This diverse collection contains materials related to the newsletter’s publication, as well as a substantial sampling...

 
Trexler (Todd) Collection

This collection contains 46 posters and original artwork by Todd Trexler. Todd Trexler opened the Peaches Dream Galleries at 584B Castro and designed posters for the Cockettes posters and created logos and decorations for All American Boy, The Midnight Sun,...

 
Troy (Louis) Papers

This collection contains papers and videotapes documenting the life of Louis Troy, a self-proclaimed “elder statesman of the San Francisco Gay community.”

 
Truscott (Carol) Papers

Carol Truscott was part of San Francisco’s kink scene in the 1980s and early 1990s, and edited the Sandmutopia Guardian and Dungeon Journal, a S&M how-to publication written for all genders and sexual orientations. The collection contains material from the...

 
Turner (Glenn M.) and Guild Press Collection of Erotic Stories

Glenn Michael Turner worked for Guild Book Service in the 1960s, was editor/publisher of STARS, and was also associated with Drummer. He died in 1986. The collection is composed of original typescripts of porn stories [submitted to Guild Press]; and...

 
Turner (Philip) Leather Jacket

This collection consists of a well-used leather jacket owned by Phillip Turner. Ron Huberman bought it at a fundraising auction for AIDS Emergency Fund and donated it to GLBTHS.

 
Turner (Philip) Papers

Philip Turner (1951-2001), was a prominent figure in San Francisco’s leather community. He owned Daddy's bar in the Castro, was a longtime fundraiser for AIDS and other charities, and served on the boards of many organizations. The bulk of the...

 
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Ueda (Marie) Collection

Photographs from Marie Ueda of gay events during the 1970's to 1990's. Photos of Harvey Milk, Pride Parades, White Night Riots, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, AIDS and other LGBT events.

 
Under One Roof Photographs and Media Files

Collection contains photographs and media files documenting the history of the retail store, Under One Roof, which donated its profits to AIDS Service Organizations.

 
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Valentine (David) Business Records

David Valentine operated several printing companies in the Upper Market, Castro, and Mission districts of San Francisco from the mid-1960s until late in 1998. He was the principal printer for many gay and lesbian organizations, businesses, and individuals throughout that...

 
Valentine (David) Posters

David Valentine operated several printing companies from the 1960s to 1998, including David’s Print Shop, Paragon Press, and Dave Valentine Graphic Services. He was the principal printer for many queer organizations, businesses, and individuals. This collection contains his posters.

 
Van Aalst (Cees) Papers

Van Aalst was an active member of Metropolitan Community Church (MCC). As part of his work with MCC, Van Aalst helped produce the Pillars Dinner, an annual fundraising event begun in 1989. Van Aalst planned the menu and helped produce...

 
Van Horne (Martin) Papers

Martin Van Horne (1944-1991) was active in the Richard Heakin Memorial Butterfly Brigade, a group of gay men and lesbians organized to stop violent attacks against gay people in San Francisco. His papers document some of the activities of the...

 
Vancil (Morningstar) Papers

Artifacts and papers from the American Indian 2-Spirit exhibit case that Morningstar Vancil organized for the Making a Case for Community History display in 2000 at the GLBT Historical Society. The collection is composed of numerous art, craft, and symbolic...

Vanguard 1966 Street Sweep Photographs

Photographs of Vanguard's 1966 Street Sweep demonstration in San Francisco. Vanguard was an organization of LGBTQ youth and others living on the streets of the Tenderloin district in San Francisco. The Street Sweep was organized to demonstrate their commitment to...

 
Vargas (Roberto Jesus) Diaries

This collection contains 10 diaries documenting the life of Roberto Jesus Vargas from 1978 to 1996. Vargas was a community and AIDS activist in Sonoma County and a columnist for "We the People." Born in Cuba in 1954, Vargas was...

 
Veterans Oral History Project Collection

This collection contains over 50 oral histories conducted by Steve Estes for the Veterans Oral History Project and materials from the GLBT Historical Society's "Out Ranks" exhibit, which he curated, focused on gay service people. There are transcripts, audiotapes, mini-DVs...

 
Villacari (Robert) Scrapbooks

These 9 bound scrapbooks were compiled by artist, yoga teacher and world traveler Robert Villacari (1958-1995) over the course of a decade. They contain newsclippings from a variety of media, advertisements, ephemera and greeting cards he and his lover Bob...

 
Voelcker (Hunce) Papers

This collection contains the published works of gay writer, artist and filmmaker, Hunce Voelcker, who lived and worked in the Bay Area from the mid-1960s to his death.

 
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Waddell (Thomas) Papers

This collection contains material related to Dr. Thomas Waddell (1937-1987), who is best known for founding the Gay Games. It includes correspondence, subject files, memorabilia, and a small amount of photographs.

 
Waddell (Tom) Photograph

Photograph of Tom Waddell, Roger Tubb, Erick Wilkinson and Mary Dunlap in Waddell’s home at 141 Albion Street in San Francisco.

 
Wade (J. D.) Photographs

Photographs taken by J.D. Wade during the late 1960s and early 1970s. This set of black and white prints and original negatives document the States Line Steamship Company picket during the late spring of 1969.

 
Walpole (Hugh) Letter

An autographed letter from author Hugh Walpole (1884-1941) in 1936, on Metro Goldwyn Mayer stationery, mentioning Harold Cheever, Walpole’s companion.

 
Walsh (Dennis) Photograph Albums

Dennis Walsh was an actor who lived in San Francisco from 1974 to 1976 when he relocated to Santa Cruz. These two albums contain snapshots that document his life from 1974 to 1978. Most photos are of Walsh at home...

 
Wang (Joel) Collection of Daniel Nicoletta Photographs

Collection of three signed black and white prints by photographer Danny Nicoletta.

 
Warner (Doug) Papers

Subject files, reports and publications related to lesbian and gay civil rights issues from the files of the late ACLU staff person and gay activist Doug Warner.

 
Watering Hole Artifact and Photograph Collection

Watering Hole (a bar) artifact and photograph collection; Includes a mounted photo of Robert Merl, founder of The Watering Hole; mounted log of Hungry Hole Saloon; sign from Club Bath on Howard St., 1980; “proclamation” from Imperial Court of Long...

 
Weatherbee (Cecil Knockherworst) Collection

The collection consists of materials collected by Cecil Knockherworst Weatherbee (Danny), a columnist for the Bay Area Reporter (BAR). Knockherworst was active in the Imperial Court and the collection contains materials related to the court system and San Francisco bars.

 
Weaver (Alan) Papers

This collection contains materials relating to the activities of Alan Weaver, co-founder of the Gay and Lesbian Sierrans (GLS), the first queer Sierra Club section in the United States. GLS documents include organizational records, correspondence and e-mails, election materials, meeting...

 
Weiss (Rick) Films

Collection consists of 2 short 16 mm films and 1 16mm working copy (3 reels total) from the 1976 Gay Parade in San Francisco.

 
Weiss (Winfried) and Robert Hagopian Papers

The Winifried Weiss and Robert Hagopian papers contain writings by them and photographs of their travels together. Weiss (1937-1991) published two acclaimed books. “A Nazi Childhood” is an intimate portrait of Germany and the Third Reich as seen from the...

 
Welcome (Linda) Papers

Linda Welcome was a lesbian who grew up in New England, lived in the Bay Area, and recorded her life in scrapbooks that span the time from her childhood in the 1940s to the late 1990s. The collection contains scrapbooks,...

 
West Coast Celebration II and Conference of Old Lesbians Records

This collection contains documents from the Second West Coast Conference of Old Lesbians, held August 4-6, 1989 at San Francisco State University.

 
Westbrook (Lee) Papers

Anonymous surveys, notes and unpublished manuscript materials from C. Leroy (Lee) Westbrook's uncompleted dissertation in Psychology, "A Comparative Study of the Relationship of Childhood Christian Religious Training To Adjustment Problems of Gay and Straight Men."

 
Westman (Walt) Papers

The Walt Westman Papers is a small collection which contains materials related to Dr. Westman's efforts at enhancing communication among gay and lesbian scientists, fostering public awareness of gay and lesbian scientists within the scientific community, and promoting understanding of...

 
White (Allen) Papers

The Allen White papers contain materials related to his work as an event organizer, publicist, reporter and gay activist.

 
White (Robin) Papers

The Robin White papers contain materials related to the Radical Faeries and Nomenus, the Radical Faerie land trust. Robin White was a member of the local Santa Cruz Coordinating Council of Nomenus.

Wide Open Town History Project Records

This collection contains research files and oral histories from Nan Alamilla Boyd’s groundbreaking history of queer San Francisco to 1965, “Wide Open Town.” Highlights of the collection include audiotapes of 41 separate interviews, some with transcripts; and photographs and archival...

 
Wieman (Alan) Photographs

This collection contains numerous color snapshots of Wieman’s friends and family, as well as city landscapes in locations like New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans. Also included is a notebook with an inventory and subject title for each photograph...

 
Williams (Lowell) Film

A 20 minute super 8 film taken by Lowell Williams and Joegh Bullock the night of the White Night Riots. Though the actual riot was not recorded, its aftermath of the long procession of police cars driving up Market Street...

 
Willoughby (Murl) and Art Scrapbooks

This collection contains black and white snapshots taken from two photo albums documenting the long-term relationship of two men, Art and Murl Willoughby, with images spanning the years of 1939 to 1961 (mainly 1940s).

Wilson (Chana) Audiotapes

Chana Wilson is an author, storyteller, and former radio host who was involved with three lesbian radio shows between 1973 and 1982: Lesbian Air (collectively produced), Radio Free Lesbian (collectively produced and/or produced by Wilson), and A World Wind (produced...

 
Wilson (Hank) Papers

Consists of material collected by longtime San Francisco gay activist Hank Wilson and includes correspondence, meeting minutes, clippings, research materials, reports, handbooks, flyers and brochures.

 
Wilson (Todd) Papers

This collection documents the professional work of award-winning San Francisco filmmaker Todd C. Wilson. Wilson (1963-2005) was best known for his films that focused on interracial gay couples. The bulk of the collection contains Wilson’s 8mm films and photographs, scripts,...

 
Wilson (William F.) Collection

Includes material collected and/or created by William F. Wilson, including papers, ephemera, photographs, VHS videocassettes, and clothing relating to HIV/AIDS and the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, LGBTQ politics, marriage equality, 1989 San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Day Parade, and William...

 
Winnow (Jackie) Papers

The Jackie Winnow Papers, 1.65 linear feet, covers the years 1947 through 1994 with the bulk of materials covering 1980 to 1991. The majority of the materials document Jackie's many activities while in the San Francisco Bay Area. The materials...

 
Winters (Jim) Artwork

The collection contains nine color seriographs (silk-screens) on vinyl/artist's stickers by San Francisco artist Jim Winter. Winters works in a variety of media and his art reflects his interest in portrait painting and photography, vintage graphics and ephemera, textile and...

 
Wisnieski (Carol Jean) Collection of Pope John II Protest Materials

Collection of materials related to protests of Pope John Paul II's September 17, 1987 visit to San Francisco. Includes a scrapbook, script, slides, a DVD, and artifacts.

 
Wolf (Edward) Papers

The Edward Wolf papers include material related to HIV/AIDS activism and research in the San Francisco Bay Area. Material includes ephemera, publications and clippings, some correspondence, audiovisual recordings (VHS tapes), and other related material.

 
A Woman's Place Bookstore Records

This collection contains primarily legal and business records kept by Darlene Pagano, one of the locked-out collective members of I.C.I-A Woman's Place Bookstore. It includes legal documents, meeting minutes, and business correspondence, ephemera, and news clippings about the bookstore and...

 
Women Against Violence in Pornography and the Media Records

WAVPM Records document the affairs of this prominent feminist organization of the late 1970s and early 1980s. The collection is divided into five series: Administrative, Communications, Events/programs, Research, and Audio-visual. Dated materials are placed chronologically within each folder. Folders without...

 
Women's Press/Up Press Records

The Women's Press/Up Press Records (5.1 linear feet) are arranged into 6 series; Women's Press Project Files, Up Press Files, Women's Press Files, Printed Materials, Photographs, and Oversized Items (mainly posters) covering the years 1972 through 1987. Within the first...

 
Wong (Timothy) Photographs

The photographs of Timothy Wong (known as Tim Wong) document the LGBTQ community in San Francisco, California, circa 1990-2010. Wong was a gay Asian American man. He was a close friend of Marcus Hernandez (Mister Marcus) and he was involved...

 
Wood (Tim) Papers

This collection contains both written and visual erotica, including promotional ads for erotica and sexual devices, both hand-typed and printed written erotica, erotic jokes and ephemera, black and white photographs, negatives, color slides, and erotic movies.

 
World War II Project Papers

This collection contains the research files and oral history interviews of the World War II Project. The research and interviews were conducted by historian Allan Berube and they resulted in the publication of his book, (1990), and in a documentary...

 
Worthington (Mark) Scrapbooks

Mark Worthington was a San Francisco-based gay man who kept scrapbooks documenting his varied activities in the 1980s, including the leather and bar scenes, motorcycle clubs, Imperial Court, drag and other night life. There are four scrapbooks consisting primarily of...

 
Wright (Ron) Oral History Collection

The Ron Wright oral history collection contains two audiotaped interviews, photographs, draft transcripts, and a final manuscript, "Foretellings: A Life History." Wright, who died of AIDS in 1994, was a pioneer in the lesbian and gay parenting community.

 
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Young (Richmond) Papers

The Richmond Young papers document the political activism of civic leader Richmond Young (1952-1995). Young was a longtime San Francisco political and AIDS activist.

 
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Zientara (Jerry) Collection

This collection contains various audio cassettes, textiles, and literary journals from Jerry Zientara who was involved with the Radical Faeries, SF Jacks, and other groups, and is a librarian at the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. T-shirts include...

 
Zimmerman (Philip) Papers

Correspondence, artifacts (including 1 leather jacket), works of art, and other material documenting the life and work Philip Zimmerman. Zimmerman is an artist and musician who has worked in San Francisco, New York, and other cities. His partner, Allan Stinson,...

 
Zobel (Jan) Papers

Jan Zobel was a San Francisco tax professional, lesbian, LGBTQ activist, and philanthropist. She wrote "Minding Her Own Business: The Self-Employed Woman’s Guide to Taxes and Recordkeeping" and served as editor of "The San Francisco Bay Area People’s Yellow Pages."...

 
Zold (Edward) Papers

The collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes, conference materials, draft publications, press releases, and videotapes, 1993-1997 (1 linear foot), document Edward Zold's work with ACT UP Golden Gate in campaigning to make AIDS Health Policy.