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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

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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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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: 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