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Guide to the Golden Gate Business Association Records, 1978-1984
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Description
The Golden Gate Business Association Records document the correspondence of Arthur Lazere (1979-1984), its president from 1979 to 1981. The correspondence, arranged chronologically, include both incoming and outgoing correspondence of Lazere with other GGBA board members; gay and lesbian business and professional members and associates. Also, there is some correspondence with San Francisco City officials, and members of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.
Background
The Golden Gate Business Association (GGBA), founded in 1974, is a business association for lesbian and gay small business owners and professionals. GGBA's mission is "...to bring together lesbian and gay business and professional people and their friends to foster/create/enhance/encourage working towards a better business environment and community by meeting the needs of the members and by serving the broader community." Despite being the first gay and lesbian business association in the United States, GGBA did not publicize its connections to the gay and lesbian community until 1979. Rich Stokes served as the first president.
Restrictions
Copyright to unpublished manuscript materials has been transferred to the Gay and Lesbian Historical Society of Northern California.
Availability
Collection is open for research.