The letters document Harvey Milk's activities in Miami, Dallas, and New York and his relationships with Joe Campbell and John
Harvey. Milk was the first openly gay candidate elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors; Susan Davis Alch was a
friend he met in San Diego, Calif.
Milk was the first openly gay candidate elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Susan Davis Alch was a friend he
met in San Diego, Calif.After completing his stint in the Navy, Harvey Milk spent the fall and winter of 1955 in Los Angeles. Mike Sather, a mutual
friend, introduced Milk to Susan Davis during that time. It is also during this period that Milk met and fell in love with
John Harvey, a friend of Sue's. In spring 1956, Milk moved to Miami with John Harvey and Don [Donna?]. Once there, Milk and
Harvey parted company. In a few letters, Milk notes that he had a "blind" love for Harvey which was not returned. Although
Milk intended to settle in Miami, he returned to New York in May because of family problems.