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Finding aid to the Harvey Milk Letters to Joe Campbell, 1961-[1971]
GLC 20  
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Description
This collection contains 59 letters and cards from Harvey Milk to Joe Campbell; most were written after their romantic relationship ended.
Background
Harvey Milk, a San Francisco politician and gay rights activist, was born in Woodmere, New York on May 22, 1930. Joe Campbell was born on November 4, 1936. Milk and Campbell met at Riis Park Beach, Queens, New York in July 1956 and their relationship lasted into 1962. Much later Milk later moved to San Francisco, entered politics, and was assassinated along with Mayor George Moscone in 1978.
Extent
61.0 folders
Restrictions
The library holds copyright for letters written by Harvey Milk. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
Availability
The collection is open for research.