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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:  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,...
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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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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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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