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[Roméo L'Heureux snapshot photographs of Dignity/San Francisco gay Catholic community].
BANC PIC 2019.094--PIC box 1; BANC PIC 2019.094--PIC box 2; BANC PIC 2019.094
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[Roméo L'Heureux snapshot photographs of Dignity/San Francisco gay Catholic community]


L'Heureux, Roméo, creator, photographer.


Benemann, William, 1949-, creator.


Snapshot photographs documenting activities of Dignity/San Francisco members, including the San Francisco Pride Parade, parties, dances, barbecues, religious ceremonies, baptisms and other gatherings in churches and private homes.


1980 (issued)


Dignity/San Francisco -- Archives
Dignity/San Francisco -- Photographs
Catholic gays -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
Gays -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
Lesbians -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
Gay pride parades -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs


Title devised by cataloger.
Photographed by Roméo L'Heureux, per collector's description.
Collected by William Benemann.
Albums rehoused into new bindings to enhance preservation and access.
"These photographs were taken by Roméo L'Heureux, a member of Dignity/San Francisco, during the early and mid 1980s. They show a variety of social and religious events celebrated by the Dignity/San Francisco community. L'Heureux arranged the photographs and assigned individual numbers to them, using small adhesive labels with the numbers typed on each label. The sheets of photographs were circulated at Dignity events, and members were able to order copies using the identification numbers... The order created by Roméo L'Heureux has been preserved, and no rearranging has been done. At the beginning of each album is a key created by William Benemann, identifying some of the events and people shown in the photographs" - from accompanying collector's description.
Roméo L'Heureux snapshot photographs of Dignity San Francisco events and activities, BANC PIC 2019.094, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift ; of William Benemann ; 2019.
The Dignity group began in San Diego and Los Angeles between 1969 and 1970. By 1972-1973, a Dignity/Bay Area chapter was in formation. The growth of the membership made it necessary to localize the group's pastoral care. In 1983, Dignity/Bay Area became Dignity/San Francisco. East Bay and South Bay chapters subsequently developed, fostered by Dignity/Bay Area members. Dignity chapters of the Greater Bay Area are currently members of Dignity/USA, Inc.
Related collection: Dignity/San Francisco records (BANC MSS 2002/73c).


Photograph albums.

Physical Description:

approximately 1,850 photographs in 8 albums, stored in 2 boxes : color prints ; sheets chiefly 9 x 12 cm




BANC PIC 2019.094--PIC box 1
BANC PIC 2019.094--PIC box 2
BANC PIC 2019.094