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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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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 : 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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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 : 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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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) .
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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 : 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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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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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) .
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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...
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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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