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GLBT Historical Society

The GLBT Historical Society collects, preserves, exhibits and makes accessible to the public materials and knowledge to support and promote understanding of LGBTQ history, culture and arts in all their diversity. Founded in 1985, we are recognized internationally as a leader in the field of LGBTQ public history. The GLBT Historical Society is a registered 501(c)3 educational nonprofit organization.

Contact Information:  
GLBT Historical Society Archives & Research Center 
989 Market Street 
Lower Level San Francisco, CA 94103 
Telephone: (415) 777-5455
Email: reference@glbthistory.org

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Jan 14, 2019 Elsa Gidlow
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Elsa Gidlow  (29 December 1898 – 8 June 1986) was a British-born, Canadian-American poet, freelance journalist, philosopher and humanitarian. She is best known for writing  On A Grey Thread  (1923), possibly the first volume of openly  lesbian love poetry  published in North America.  In the 1950s, Gidlow helped found  Druid Heights , a bohemian community in  Marin County, California .  She was the author of thirteen books and appeared as herself in the documentary film,  Word Is...
Topics: Elsa Gidlow, lesbian, GLBT Historical Society, San Francisco, poetry, book, 1923, LGBTQ,...
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May 2, 2018 GLBT Historical Society
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Description : Oral history of Zoe Dunning, a northern California resident who attended the Stanford Graduate School of Business and publicly announced her homosexuality while serving in the military during Don't Ask, Don't Tell.  Call Number: 95-01 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californiarevealed, Oral History, World War II, lesbian, military, family, Janet Reno, legal issues
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio tape
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May 2, 2018 GLBT Historical Society
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Description : Oral history of Winifred Briggs, a California native and resident who discusses being a lesbian in World War II, as well as AA, US Army Nurses, and same sex relationships in the 1940s 1950s. Call Number:  95-01 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californiarevealed, Oral History, World War II, military, AA, US Army Nurses, relationships, 1940s,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio tape
GLBT Historical Society
May 2, 2018 GLBT Historical Society
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Description : Oral history of William Harrison, Empress to San Francisco No. 14. in the Imperial Court System, in which he discusses his relationship to founder of the Imperial Court System Jose Sarria, as well as San Francisco bar culture and his involvement with the Imperial Court across California.  Transcript:   http://www.glbthistory.org/research/oh/Harrison_William_web.pdf Call Number:  98-025 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californiarevealed, Oral History, Bars, Imperial Court, military
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio tape
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May 2, 2018 GLBT Historical Society
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Description : An oral history of Vaug[h]n Bearski who discusses being a lesbian in Fresno, CA.  Call Number: 99-009 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californiarevealed, Oral History, Fresno, lesbian
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio tape
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May 2, 2018 GLBT Historical Society
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Description : Oral history of Robert Dinsmore discussing growing up gay in California and life in San Francisco.  Transcript:   http://www.glbthistory.org/research/oh/Dinsmore_Robert9-19-1994_web.pdf Call Number:  94-034 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californiarevealed, Oral History, gay male, education, childhood, 1950s, bar culture
Source: 4 Tapes of 4: 1/8 inch audio tape
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May 2, 2018 GLBT Historical Society
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Description : Oral history interview with William Theophilus Brown, an American artist and prominent member of the Bay Area Figurative Movement. He discusses being a gay male in World War II as well as his time in graduate school at UC Berkeley in the 1950s and working as a painter in California.  Transcript: http://www.glbthistory.org/research/oh/Brown_WilliamT7-8-1994_web.pdf Call Number:  94-032 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californiarevealed, Gay military personnel, Oral History, 1940s, 1950s, military, gay male
Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/8 inch audio tape
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May 2, 2018 GLBT Historical Society
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Description : Oral history interview with Eugene Carles, a 2nd generation San Francisco native who discusses being a gay male during World War II and San Francisco gay bar culture during a time of police raids.  Transcript:   http://www.glbthistory.org/research/oh/Carles_Eugene6-17to20-1994_web.pdf Call Number:  94-015 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californiarevealed, Gay military personnel, Oral History, gay male, military, 1950s, bar culture
Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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May 2, 2018 GLBT Historical Society
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Description : Oral history of Dick Hague, an Oakland-based LGBTQ elder who speaks about growing up a gay man in the 1950s and 1960s within the Bay Area and what it was like socializing in San Francisco bars during a time when being gay was a crime.   Transcript:   http://www.glbthistory.org/research/oh/Hague_Dick8-19-1994_web.pdf Call Number:  94-041 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californiarevealed, Oral History, 1950s, 1960s, bar culture, homophile, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Source: 5 Tapes of 5: 1/8 inch audio tape
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May 2, 2018 GLBT Historical Society
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Description : This is an oral history recording of Terry Baum, a California-based feminist playwright who founded Lilith, a San Francisco women's theater collective, in 1974. This recording includes discussion of places such as the San Francisco Women's Building as well.  Terms: sexual awakening, artists, audiences, dyke-speak, linguistics, gay bashing, mural painting; Places: Women's Building; People: Jane Alexander, Erin Blackwell, Lenny Bruce, Caryl Churchill. Call Number:  95-42 Digitized...
Topics: californiarevealed, Oral History
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio tape
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May 2, 2018 GLBT Historical Society
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Description : Oral history of Patty Colluci, a Fresno, CA native who discusses her life in California as a lesbian.  Transcript:  http://www.glbthistory.org/research/oh/Colucci_Patty3-4-1999_web.pdf Call Number:  99-013 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californiarevealed, Oral History, Fresno, lesbian, family, children, employment, rural
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio tape
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May 2, 2018 GLBT Historical Society
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Description : Oral history interview with Orvis Bryant, a California gay man who discusses San Francisco bar culture and being a gay male during the mid-20th century in San Francisco.  Transcript:   http://www.glbthistory.org/research/oh/Bryant_Orvis8-15-1994_web.pdf Call Number:  94-030 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californiarevealed, Gay men, Oral History, bar culture, gay male, 1950s, 1960s
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio tape
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May 2, 2018 GLBT Historical Society
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Description : Oral history of Phyllis Christopher, a lesbian photographer whose works document lesbian sexual exploration in San Francisco.  Transcript:   http://www.glbthistory.org/research/oh/Christopher_Phyllis10-19-94_web.pdf Call Number:  95-079 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californiarevealed, Feminism, Oral History, Sexuality, lesbian
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio tape
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May 2, 2018 GLBT Historical Society
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Description : Oral history of Nello Carlini, who discusses moving to San Francisco in 1961 and being fired from his job for being gay.   Transcript:   http://www.glbthistory.org/research/oh/Carlini_Nello11-18-1995_web.pdf Call Number:  95-105 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californiarevealed, Discrimination in employment--California--San Francisco, Oral History,...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio tape
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May 2, 2018 GLBT Historical Society
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Description : Oral history of Larry Howell as part of the Go West Migration Project, in which he discusses growing up as a gay man and moving to California -- first to Los Angeles and then to San Francisco -- during the 1960s and 1970s. Call Number:  98-040 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californiarevealed, Oral History
Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/8 inch audio tape
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May 2, 2018 GLBT Historical Society
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Description : Oral history of Kate Dyar (Dyer) discussing military life during Don't Ask, Don't Tell and Zoe Dunning who declared her homosexuality while attending Stanford and serving in the military.  Call Number: 95-005 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, Oral History, U. S. Military, military, lesbian, Zoe Dunning, politics,...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio tape
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May 2, 2018 GLBT Historical Society
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Description : Oral history of Judy (Judith) Helfand, a San Francisco-based award winning film maker and social activist, who discusses her involvement with Queer Nation/San Francisco, an LGBTQ activist organization founded by a group of HIV/AIDS activists.  Call Number:  06-008 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, AIDS (disease)--California Oral History, Queer Nation
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio tape
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May 2, 2018 GLBT Historical Society
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Description : Oral history of Jim Eilers (conducted by Peter Toscani) who discusses his time in San Francisco and Monterey, CA, including his involvement around gay liberation and civil rights during the 1960s at San Francisco State University.  Transcript:  http://www.glbthistory.org/research/oh/Eilers_Jim1-31-1998_web.pdf Call Number:  98-047   Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, AIDS (disease), Oral History, U. S. Military, Gay Liberation Movement,...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio tape
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May 2, 2018 GLBT Historical Society
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Description:  Oral history with Jack Fertig aka Sister Boom Boom (conducted by Roland Schembari) who was a member of the Sister of Perpetual Indulgence. In 1982, Sister Boom Boom ran for a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and later, in 1983, ran for Mayor against Diane Feinstein which led to the Sister Boom Boom Law, a San Francisco ordinance requiring candidates to use only their legal names on the ballot. This interview discusses Fertig's life in San Francisco as a gay man....
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Topics: californialightandsound, Civil rights, Oral History, Race, Ethnicity, Religion, homophile, Gay Men,...
Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/8 inch audio tape
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May 2, 2018 GLBT Historical Society
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Note: Parts 2 and 3 have s peed problems, recorded into tape. Description:  Oral history interview with Jordan "Fluffy" Green in which he discusses his life as an African-American queer youth activist in San Francisco, including his time with San Francisco-based LGBTQ youth organization called LYRIC. Also mentioned are Black Coalition on AIDS and Men Against Patriarchy conference. Transcript:   http://www.glbthistory.org/research/oh/Green_Jordan3-19-2005_web.pdf Call Number:...
Topics: californialightandsound, Gay men--California--Political activity, Oral History, Queer youth...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio tape
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May 2, 2018 GLBT Historical Society
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Description:  Oral history of Edd Dundas discussing his life as a young gay man in San Francisco and California in the 1950's and 1960's. Transcript:   http://www.glbthistory.org/research/oh/Dundas_Edd5-28-1996_web.pdf Call Number: 96-017 Digitized by the   California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, Gay men, Oral History
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio tape
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May 2, 2018 GLBT Historical Society
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Note:  Portions of these tapes are silent. Description: Oral history of Donna Jackson, a lesbian military veteran from San Diego who challenged the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy during the Gulf War by openly declaring her homosexuality. Call Number:  95-008 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, Oral History, U. S. Military, military, lesbian
Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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May 2, 2018 GLBT Historical Society
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Description : Oral history of Dick (William) Gayer (conducted by Paul Gabriel) discussing the Homophile movement in Northern California, especially Gayer's involvement with the lawsuit Council on Religion and the Homophile v. PT&T held before Commissioner Vukasin in San Francisco, 1969. Call Number: 02-168 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, Gay liberation movement--California--San Francisco, Gays--Legal status,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio tape
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May 2, 2018 GLBT Historical Society
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Description : Oral history of Craig Daley in which he discusses his life as a gay male in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood and topics around gay bar culture.  Transcript:   http://www.glbthistory.org/research/oh/Daley_Craig2-19-1995_web.pdf Call Number:  95-038 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, Gay men, Oral History, San Francisco (Calif.)--Social life and customs,...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio tape
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May 2, 2018 GLBT Historical Society
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Description : Oral history with Clyde Evans (conducted by Phil Miller) who discusses his life as a gay man in Oakland, Berkeley, UC Berkeley, San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood, and Placer County, CA. People: Clarkson Crane, Omar Khahyam. Places: Placer County, Auburn, Michigan Bluff, Grass Valley, Oakland, Berkeley, UC Berkeley, North Beach, Monkey Block. Processes/themes: family heritage, ethnicity, mining, sexual awakening, sexual experiences. Transcript:  ...
Topics: californialightandsound, Oral History, San Francisco Bay, San Francisco Bay Area, Sexuality
Source: 5 Tapes of 5: 1/8 inch audio tape
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May 2, 2018 GLBT Historical Society
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Description: Oral history of Bev Hickock [Hickok] and Doreen Brand, a lesbian couple from San Francisco/Berkeley, CA who worked with elderly lesbian groups like the Lavender Seniors in the San Francisco Bay Area and were some of the earliest members to join OLOC (Old Lesbians Organizing for Change) in California. Transcript:  http://www.glbthistory.org/research/oh/Hickock_BevnBrand_Doreen10-5-1994_web.pdf Call Number:  94-055 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project...
Topics: californialightandsound, Gay military personnel, Oral History, lesbian, military
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio tape
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May 2, 2018 GLBT Historical Society
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Description :Oral history of Arthur Evans (conducted by Roland Schembari) in which he discusses his involvement with the Gay Liberation Front as well as his work with Harvey Milk, the Harvey Milk Lesbian/Gay Democratic Club, and California Proposition 6 / The Briggs Initiative in 1978. Events: Stonewall Riots, Briggs Initiative, March on Washington. People: Arthur Bell, John Lindsay (New York Mayor), Dick Cavett, Harvey Milk, Harry Hay. Processes/themes: witchcraft, education, childhood, family...
Topics: californialightandsound, Gay community, Oral histories
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio tape
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May 2, 2018 GLBT Historical Society
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Description : Oral history interview with Andrew Canepa, a Stockton, CA native who discusses growing up a gay man in a Catholic family and his involvement with the Metropolitan Community Church in San Francisco, a church that has a specific outreach to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender families and communities. Transcript:   http://www.glbthistory.org/research/oh/Canepa_AndrewLouis8-12-2000_web.pdf Call Number:  00-005 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project...
Topics: californialightandsound, Christianity, Gay men, Oral histories, gay male, religion, MCC
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio tape
GLBT Historical Society
Apr 24, 2018 M.J. Talbot
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Dino Duazo, Freddie Niem, and FM Francisco Mattos interview Prayot Anusak about his experience making erotic film, bigotry in the gay community and what his ideal erotic film would look like. From the M.J. Talbot Papers (1999-26)
Topics: Prayot Anusak, oral history, interview, GLBT Historical Society, lgbt, gay, Asian American, San...
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Apr 24, 2018 M.J. Talbot
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Audio recording of a memorial held for Douglas A. Yaranon.
Topics: Douglas A. Yaranon, GLBT Historical Society, gay, memorial, funeral, San Francisco, lgbt
Source: Audio Cassette
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Note : Some portions have no audio as on original video. Description : Leather and Feathers was a costume contest held at the historic leather bar, the SF Eagle in San Francisco. This recording is likely from Halloween. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Note : No audio until 00:02:48. Description : Leather and Feathers was a costume contest held at the historic leather bar, the SF Eagle in San Francisco. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Description : Leather and Feathers was a costume contest held at the historic leather bar, the SF Eagle in San Francisco. This recording is likely from Halloween. Additional Description : Notes on original container: Leather and Feathers 1990 SF Eagle. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Description : Originally founded in 1976 as the Imperial Guards of San Francisco, the club served as an unofficial liaison between the Imperial Courts and the Leather-Levi's community. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Description : Originally founded in 1976 as the Imperial Guards of San Francisco, the club served as an unofficial liaison between the Imperial Courts and the Leather-Levi's community. Additional Description : Notes on original container: 1993 AWOL GGG: General Shots (SAT) Source : 2 Tapes of 2: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Dec 7, 2017 BML Videos
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Description : Folsom Follies is part of the Inter-Club Fund, a group founded in San Francisco in the 1970s. The club allowed those in gay biker and leather communities a space to band together and offer support and financial assistance to each other when needed. Source : 2 Tapes of 2: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Note : Audio levels vary as on original video. Description : The International Imperial Court System (IICS) also known as the International Court System is one of the oldest and largest LGBT organizations in the world. It was founded in San Francisco, California, in 1965 by José Sarria. This recording relates to the San Francisco chapter. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Note : Audio has buzz throughout. Description : Gala 1993 (California Club) [Emperor Douglas and Empress Velveeta Mozzarella The International Imperial Court System (IICS) also known as the International Court System is one of the oldest and largest LGBT organizations in the world. It was founded in San Francisco, California, in 1965 by José Sarria. This recording relates to the San Francisco chapter. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project...
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Note : Video has a freeze frame program exit with a slow drop of audio from 00:51:04 which picks back up for total close of program at 00:51:52. Description : The International Imperial Court System (IICS) also known as the International Court System is one of the oldest and largest LGBT organizations in the world. It was founded in San Francisco, California, in 1965 by Jos̩ Sarria. This recording relates to the San Francisco chapter. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Digitized by the California...
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Dec 7, 2017 BML Videos
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Description : Switch Hitters Balls at Victoria Theatre. The Switch Hitters were a gay softball league in San Francisco, and the Victoria Theatre is a theater on 16th Street in the Mission district in San Francisco. Additional Description : Notes on original container: GS2 1991 Amateur Nite. Camera Master. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Dec 7, 2017 BML Videos
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Note : Overexposed as in original video. Description : 14th Annual San Francisco Carnaval (Mission St.) Additional Description : Notes on original container: For copies (90 m) Carnaval 1993 Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Description : The Castro Street Fair is a San Francisco LGBT street festival and fair usually held on the first Sunday in October in the Castro neighborhood, the main gay neighborhood and social center in the city. It was founded by Harvey Milk and the group he led, the Castro Valley Association, in 1974. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Description : Dore Alley, or also known as Up Your Alley Fair, is a leather and fetish event held in San Francisco on the last Sunday of July. It began in 1985 in part to show the public the South of Market neighborhood was already home to strong community and that this community was still active and organized in spite of the AIDS epidemic. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Description : Folsom Street Fair (FSF) is an annual BDSM and leather subculture street fair held in September, that caps San Francisco's "Leather Pride Week". The event started in 1984 and is thought to be California's third-largest single-day, outdoor spectator event. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Note : Audio levels vary. Description : Folsom Street Fair (FSF) is an annual BDSM and leather subculture street fair held in September, that caps San Francisco's "Leather Pride Week". The event started in 1984 and is thought to be California's third-largest single-day, outdoor spectator event. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Description : Folsom Street Fair (FSF) is an annual BDSM and leather subculture street fair held in September, that caps San Francisco's "Leather Pride Week". The event started in 1984 and is thought to be California's third-largest single-day, outdoor spectator event. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Description : Investiture (SF War Veterans Building) Emperor Michael Bowman & Empress Caresse. The International Imperial Court System (IICS) also known as the International Court System is one of the oldest and largest LGBT organizations in the world. It was founded in San Francisco, California, in 1965 by José Sarria. This recording relates to the San Francisco chapter. Source : 2 Tapes of 2: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Note : Audio levels are very low as on original tapes. Description : 1993 Coronation (Gift Center) Emperor Douglas and Empress Velveeta Mozzarella. The International Imperial Court System (IICS) also known as the International Court System is one of the oldest and largest LGBT organizations in the world. It was founded in San Francisco, California, in 1965 by José Sarria. This recording relates to the San Francisco chapter. Source : 3 Tapes of 3: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual...
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Description : Leather and Feathers was a costume contest held at the historic leather bar, the SF Eagle in San Francisco. This recording is likely from Halloween. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Description : The International Imperial Court System (IICS) also known as the International Court System is one of the oldest and largest LGBT organizations in the world. It was founded in San Francisco, California, in 1965 by José Sarria. This recording relates to the San Francisco chapter. Source : 2 Tapes of 2: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Dec 7, 2017 BML Videos
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Note : First 00:35:30 minutes of part 02 overlap with end of part 1. Description : Barbary Coasters Motorcycle Club was a gay motorcycle club out of San Francisco, founded in 1966. Barbary Coasters 23rd Annual Motorcycle Clubs Awards(Northern & Southern CAL) Additional Description : Notes on original container: Tape 1 - Hi-Fi tape #2 Awards tape #2 Act 2 1987 BC Awards (88); Tape 2 - Master tape Camera #1 Hi-Fi stereo 7987 BC Awards. Source : 2 Tapes of 2: VHS Digitized by the California...
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Note : Part 1 ends abruptly, as on tape but resumes on part 2 around 00:07:00. First 7 minutes of part 2 overlap with the end of part 1. Description : Gala – Candidates Presentation – (CA Club) 1990 Emperor Jerry Coletti and Empress Pat Montclair. The International Imperial Court System (IICS) also known as the International Court System is one of the oldest and largest LGBT organizations in the world. It was founded in San Francisco, California, in 1965 by José Sarria. This recording...
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Note : No audio until 00:02:27, and no audio in last minute. Description : Originally founded in 1976 as the Imperial Guards of San Francisco, the club served as an unofficial liaison between the Imperial Courts and the Leather-Levi's community. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Dec 7, 2017 BML Videos
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Description : Originally founded in 1976 as the Imperial Guards of San Francisco, the club served as an unofficial liaison between the Imperial Courts and the Leather-Levi's community. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Description : Originally founded in 1976 as the Imperial Guards of San Francisco, the club served as an unofficial liaison between the Imperial Courts and the Leather-Levi's community. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Description : Barbary Coasters Motorcycle Club was a gay motorcycle club out of San Francisco, founded in 1966. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Note : Part 1 has a false start and cuts to static for a few seconds at 00:00:39. Part 2 video ends at 01:04:30, music only for last 30 seconds. Description : Folsom Follies is part of the Inter-Club Fund, a group founded in San Francisco in the 1970s. The club allowed those in gay biker and leather communities a space to band together and offer support and financial assistance to each other when needed. Source : 2 Tapes of 2: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project...
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GLBT Historical Society
Dec 7, 2017 The Fruit Punch Collective
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Description : UC Protest, J.J. Noire, Before Stonewell Film, Valejo [sic] Interviews. Content of University of California protest of interest; could it be related to anti-apartheid protests held on university campuses during the same year? Details around other audio subjects unknown. Additional Description : Notes on original container: Angels of the Lyre (Poetry) Fruit Punch 1/14/76 (Inc. Continuity) Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Dec 7, 2017 The Fruit Punch Collective
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Description : The White Night riots were a series of violent events sparked by an announcement of the lenient sentencing of Dan White for the assassinations of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and of Harvey Milk, a member of the city's Board of Supervisors who was among the first openly gay elected officials in the United States. Additional Description : Notes on original container: Milk/Moscone/White Documentary Outtakes Part 1 1 - Britt verdict reaction 2 - Jones riot reaction 3- Gay guy -...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Dec 7, 2017 The Fruit Punch Collective
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Description : The White Night riots were a series of violent events sparked by an announcement of the lenient sentencing of Dan White for the assassinations of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and of Harvey Milk, a member of the city's Board of Supervisors who was among the first openly gay elected officials in the United States. Additional Description : Notes on original container: 5/23/79 White Monday - Coverage of the riots in protest of the manslaughter conviction of Dan White, murderer...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Dec 7, 2017 Wilson, Chana
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Note : Ends abruptly, as on original tape. Description : Nancy Shaw, psychotherapist, talks in Berkeley about conversion therapy, or the controversial method of attempting to change a person's sexual orientation from homosexual or bisexual to heterosexual. Shaw was also an activist in the 1970s and was the first female professor at UC Santa Cruz where she was initially denied tenure by Chancellor Robert Sinsheimer, despite being highly recommended for promotion. She would be involved in a long...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Dec 7, 2017 The Fruit Punch Collective
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Description :  Two Queens in Search, NAMBLA Pt.2, Jim Kepner, Sister BoomBoom, AIDS. Jim Kepner was a leader in the gay rights movement whose work eventually contributed to the formation of the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives. Sister Boom Boom, also known as Sister Mary Boom Boom, was the drag nun persona of astrologer Jack Fertig and member of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Additional Description : Notes on original container: Best Films of 83 Pt. 1 Digitized by the California...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Dec 7, 2017 The Fruit Punch Collective
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Description : NAMBLA pt.1 Mission Vallejo, AIDS, Bronski Beat, Leopard Set. Additional Description : Notes on original container: Gay talk show July 16 Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Dec 7, 2017 The Fruit Punch Collective
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Description : The CABLE CAR AWARDS were presented to outstanding LGBT performers, composers, arts groups, actors, playwrights and athletes in San Francisco. Additional Description : Notes on original container: KPFA 1982 Cable Car Awards Ceremonies (Pancake-no reel) Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Dec 7, 2017 The Fruit Punch Collective
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Description : Sylvester (1947-1988) was an American singer-songwriter active in the genres of disco, rhythm and blues, and soul; he was known for his flamboyant and androgynous appearance, falsetto singing voice, and hit disco singles in the late 1970s. He lived/worked primarily in San Francisco until he died of AIDS in 1988. Jon Sugar is a San Francisco-based DJ. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Dec 7, 2017 The Fruit Punch Collective
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Description :  This episode of Fruit Punch includes a profile of Ringold Alley in San Francisco, the center of the San Francisco LGBT leather scene and the site of the first Up Your Alley Street Fair held in 1985. Interviews also discuss AIDS and sexual health, including an interview with author of In Self-Defense Steven Mizer, and AIDS benefit events.   Additional Description : Notes on original container: Who Gets Soaked at the Supermarket" by Carole 2/13/72 8:00 25:00 min, Short Fruit...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Dec 7, 2017 The Fruit Punch Collective
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Note : Channel imbalances during program, specifically at approximately 00:06:00, as on original tape. Description :  This episode of Fruit Punch focuses on gay cultural workers. Interviews include the Lavender Star players, an LGBT performing arts collective in San Francisco, as well as the Fruit Punch collective. Toward the end of the show is a news update on Anita Bryant, an outspoken opponent of gay rights, and her 1977 "Save Our Children" campaign to repeal a local ordinance in...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Dec 7, 2017 The Fruit Punch Collective
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Description :  Part one of the Fruit Punch recording includes coverage of Harry Britt's swearing in as San Francisco Supervisor, appointed to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in January 1979 by Mayor Dianne Feinstein, succeeding Harvey Milk after his assassination by Dan White. Also included is coverage of the Body Politic Collective obscenity trial in Toronto, Canada, and San Francisco's Bakery Cafe labor dispute. Part 2 is a call-in show on gay and lesbian relationships. Additional...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Dec 7, 2017 The Fruit Punch Collective
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Note : Gap from 00:19:00-00:19:43 as on original tape. Description : The National Organization of Lesbians and Gays (NOLAG) was formed in 1981 with a mission to educate and inform the public on gay and lesbians rights, and "to promote the common good and welfare of the Lesbian and Gay community." This recording focuses on NOLAG's 1981 conference in Los Angeles. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Dec 7, 2017 The Fruit Punch Collective
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Description :  This recording contains raw interviews relating to the Women's Training Center lawsuit, in which a group of men filed a discrimination suit based on gender discrimination in gyms.   Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Dec 7, 2017 The Fruit Punch Collective
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Description : The White Night riots were a series of violent events sparked by an announcement of the lenient sentencing of Dan White for the assassinations of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and of Harvey Milk, a member of the city's Board of Supervisors who was among the first openly gay elected officials in the United States. Additional Description : Notes on original container: White Nite Riot - excerpts for spk. engagement 11:35T First section removed for Fred's show: Mish Remembers...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Dec 7, 2017 KPFA (Radio station: Berkeley, Calif.); Wilson, Chana
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Note : Buzz in background, ends abruptly as on original tape. Description : Focuses on issues around the women's movement in San Francisco and how it relates to gay culture. Additional Description : Notes on original container: Check contents, Gay B4 Women's Movement KPFA-FM Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Dec 7, 2017 KPFA (Radio station: Berkeley, Calif.); Wilson, Chana
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Description : Peggy Berryhill is a Native American radio producer and founder of Native Media Resource Center in Gualala, CA, established in 1980. Additional Description : Notes on original container: Native American Women: Peggy Berryhill Return to Chana Wilson KPFA-FM Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Dec 7, 2017 KPFA (Radio station: Berkeley, Calif.); Wilson, Chana
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Note : Gaps in program at 00:04:10, 00:12:25, 00:16:35 as on original tape. Description : This is likely a recording that examines Native American women in California, especially those who identify as lesbian. Additional Description : Notes on original container: Native American Women, Unmixed Chana Wilson KPFA-FM Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Dec 7, 2017 The Fruit Punch Collective
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Description : Castro Street is at the center of San Francisco's Castro neighborhood, thought to be the mecca of gay culture since the mid to late 20th century. It has seen a number of riots and protests over the years, relating primarily to the pursuit to gay civil rights. Additional Description : Notes on original container: Fruit Punch 5-12-79 Part 1 Mini Riot on Castro Street. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape