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San Francisco LGBT Groups Ephemera Collection
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Description
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; governmental organizations; various social groups and clubs; musical groups, choirs and bands; theatrical companies and performance groups; dance troupes; literary groups and non-profit publishers; scholarly associations; universities, colleges, institutes and schools; student and youth groups; religious and spiritual centers; motorcycle clubs; sports teams; communes, cooperatives and collectives; political parties; business and neighborhood associations; legal aid centers; clinics and hospitals; leather groups. Most of the materials are related to the prominent national political and social events and movements of their time, primarily the Gay Liberation Movement, the Gay Rights Movement, and the AIDS crisis. Types of ephemera represented include: announcements, fliers, postcards, invitations, theatrical playbills, brochures, direct mail, conference schedules, booklets, guides, directories, letterheads, business cards, meeting minutes, correspondence, and magazine and newspaper clippings.
Extent
68 boxes (33 Linear feet)
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Managing Archivist, GLBT Historical Society, 657 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Consent is given on behalf of the GLBT Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner.
Availability
Collection is open for research.