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Duke Armstrong papers
1996-12  
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Description
This collection documents the professional, civic and social activities of lawyer, leather man 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 Bands of America; subject files; and artifacts related to his activities in the leather community.
Background
Duke Armstrong was a lawyer, leather man and Republican Party Activist. He was president of the board of Concerned Republicans for Individual Rights for two years and worked to build bridges between the gay community and the GOP. Armstrong also served for two years as President of the San Francisco Band Foundation and was honorary advisor to the Jon Sims Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts. He was on the Cable Car Awards Board for three years and was voted Mr. CMC Carnival in 1986. Armstrong died of AIDS in 1988 at the age of 39.
Extent
10.6 linear feet (9 cartons, 1 oversize box)
Restrictions
Copyright was transferred to the GLBT Historical Society.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Funding for processing this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).