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GLBTHS Archives on Deposit at SFPL

GLC 2 - Sullivan, Louis Graydon (1951-1991), Founder of FTM International.

Papers (1755-1991; bulk 1961-1991). 8.4 linear feet, finding aid available.

The papers include photographs as well as extensive diaries, short stories, poems, essays, and correspondence that fully document—at an extraordinarily intimate level—Sullivan's transition from heterosexual female to gay man. These writings and the records of his other activities between 1973 and 1991 are invaluable documents for any history of the female to male community, and are important primary sources for any study of transsexuality, but particularly of homosexually identified transsexuals. The collection includes versions of all of his published works, research files on gender, transsexuality, cross-dressing, and sex-reassignment techniques.

(Placed on deposit by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society of Northern California, July 1996).

GLC 3 - Winnow, Jackie (1947-1991), Community activist.

Papers (1947-1994; bulk 1980-1991). 1.65 linear feet in 2 boxes, finding aid available.

Winnow was a community activist and coordinator of the Lesbian Gay Advisory Committee of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission (1980-1990). Upon being diagnosed with breast cancer she began activism around women (especially lesbians) and health (1986-1991). The majority of the materials document academic work in Women's Studies while attending San Francisco State University, the founding of the Women's Cancer Resource Center and writings concerning women and cancer, and materials on the Jewish Feminist Conference in 1982. (Placed on deposit by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society of Northern California, July 1996).

GLC 4 - DeSantis, Robert G. (1939-), Metropolitan Community Church member.

Papers (1971-1974). .85 linear feet in 2 boxes, finding aid available.

The papers document the career development of an individual who aspired to become a member of the Metropolitan Community Church hierarchy, including seminary class notes. The papers also document his involvement with the MCC prison ministry and his personal correspondence with gay prisoners throughout California. (Placed on deposit by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society of Northern California, July 1996).

GLC 5 - Lazere, Arthur, Journalist.

Papers (1979-1993). 1 linear foot, finding aid available.

Lazere was a journalist and certified public accountant that lived in San Francisco, California. The papers document his journalism and some of his community service work, especially with the United Way for inclusion of gay and lesbian charitable organizations. Lazere wrote the On the Job Column which focused on the work and working environments of many gay and lesbian individuals and businesses. (Placed on deposit by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society of Northern California, July 1996).

GLC 6 - Matlovich, Leonard (1943-1988), Former U.S. Air Force Sergeant.

Papers (1961-1988; bulk 1975-1988). 4 linear feet, finding aid available.

Matlovich was a decorated member of the United States Air Force. When he acknowledged his homosexuality in 1975, the Air Force responded by expelling him with a general discharge. He took the Air Force to court. The case was settled out of court with Matlovich receiving compensation and a honorable discharge. The collection consists of correspondence, subject files, legal documents, photographs and personal mementos. The bulk of the collection is comprised of correspondence. (Placed on deposit by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society of Northern California, July 1996).

GLC 7 - Golden Gate Business Association.

Records (1978-1984). 0.33 linear feet, finding aid available.

Records consisting of correspondence, minutes, finances, committee reports and other materials of the first and largest gay business association in existence, founded in 1974. (Placed on deposit by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society of Northern California, July 1996).

GLC 8 - Lesbian Agenda For Action.

Records (1987-1991). 0.75 linear feet, finding aid available.

The Lesbian Agenda for Action was founded in January 1987 as a sponsored project of the San Francisco Women's Centers (also known as the Women's Building). LAFA was formed to promote lesbian visibility in society through political and social action. The collection includes administrative, conference, and outreach/publicity files. Conferences sponsored include: Lesbian Political Action (1987), and Diversity of Color (1989). (Placed on deposit by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical of Society Northern California, July 1996).

GLC 9 - Evans, Len.

Papers (1920-1983; bulk 1950-1983). .5 linear feet, finding aid available

Evans was a member of the San Francisco Lesbian and Gay History Project for several years in the 1980s. He conducted oral history interviews describing lesbian and gay life in the 1950s, especially how it related to Senator Joseph McCarthy's anti-Communist witch hunts. The papers also consist of research files on the above topic and on a variety of other subjects. (Placed on deposit by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society of Northern California, July 1996).

GLC 10 - Thorpe, Charles, Student organizer.

Papers (1968-1970). .5 linear feet and 3 oversized folders, finding aid available.

Thorpe was a San Francisco State University student and an organizer of the first gay student group on campus. The materials document the early Gay Liberation Movement, especially in the San Francisco Bay Area. Much of the material consists of runs of periodicals, loose clippings, and ephemera. Two notebooks contain documents pertaining to the Committee for Homosexual Freedom as well as a variety of flyers and essays related to gay liberation. (Placed on deposit by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society of Northern California, July 1996).

GLC 11 - People's Fund.

Records (1976-1983). 2.5 inches, finding aid available.

The People's Fund was a charitable organization that provided financial aid to members of the gay community of San Francisco. This sparse collection is comprised of approved and denied applications for assistance, thank-you notes, bank records, minutes, and scattered correspondence. Some restrictions apply. (Placed on deposit by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society of Northern California, July 1996).

GLC 12 - Committee to Form Gay/Lesbian Sierrans.

Records (1984-1985). 1.75 inches, finding aid available (PDF).

Records, notes and correspondence documenting the pursuit of a gay/lesbian activities group of the Sierra Club in the San Francisco Bay Area during 1984 and 1985. Some restrictions apply. (Placed on deposit by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society of Northern California, July 1996).

GLC 13 - Thousand Fingers Cooperative Craft Gallery.

Records (1975-1976). 1 folder, finding aid available (PDF).

The records contain minutes, work plans, and publicity materials documenting this gallery located on Castro Street in San Francisco. (Placed on deposit by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society of Northern California, July 1996).

GLC 14 - Bishop, Scott (1945-1990), Student.

Papers(1989-1990). .5 linear feet, finding aid available.

The papers are the result of Bishop's school work at San Francisco State University from the fall of 1989 through June of 1990. Bishop was researching the emergence of the lesbian and gay rights movement as a political force in San Francisco from the late 1950's up to the early 1970's, focusing mostly on events in the early 1960's. The records are composed of two series, oral history interviews and class papers. (Placed on deposit by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society of Northern California, July 1996).

GLC 15 - Libertarians for Gay and Lesbian Concerns.

Records (1981-1987). .5 linear feet in 2 boxes, finding aid available.

The records document the day to day activities of Libertarians for Gay and Lesbian Concerns especially those of George Meyer, National Coordinator from 1983 to 1987. The majority of the records are correspondence and convention materials. (Placed on deposit by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society of Northern California, July 1996).

GLC 16 - Rose-Azevedo, Joseph (1949- ), San Francisco International Airport Police Officer.

Papers (1977-1990). .5 linear feet, finding aid available.

The collection primarily contains correspondence and other related materials covering Rose-Azevedo's years of employment with the San Francisco International Airport Police Department and the several years after his resignation. They document his conflict over a pre-employment polygraph test, intra-departmental memoranda and related material leading up to his 1984 discrimination suit against the San Francisco Airport Police Department, and finally his stress claim filed with the San Francisco Employees' Retirement System, Workers' Compensation Division in 1987. (Placed on deposit by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society of Northern California, July 1996).

GLC 17 - Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation SF Bay Area.

Records (1989-1993). 1.65 linear feet, finding aid available.

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation/San Francisco Bay Area was formed in 1987 as a chapter of the GLAAD New York national office. However, in March 1990 GLAAD/SFBA elected its own Board of Directors, incorporated and received non-profit status as an independent entity. These records document GLAAD/SFBA's internal workings and their mission to identify and respond to public expressions, especially in the print and electronic media, which stem from homophobia, bigotry and misinformation about lesbians, gays, and bisexuals. It also organizes community response such as letter and phone calling campaigns and occasional boycotts. (Placed on deposit by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society of Northern California, July 1996).

GLC 18 - Old Wives' Tales Bookstore.

Records (1976-1995). 1 linear foot in 3 boxes, finding aid available.

Old Wives’ Tales Bookstore was a feminist collective bookstore located in San Francisco. It was founded in 1976 and closed in 1995. The records document the day to day operations of the bookstore through daily logs, calendar listings, collective minutes, and flyers for author readings and other cultural events. (Placed on deposit by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society of Northern California, July 1996).

GLC 31 - WOMEN’S PRESS/UP PRESS (San Francisco, CA).

Records (1972-1987). 5.1 linear feet, finding aid available.

The Women's Press Project started in 1974 in San Francisco as part of a non-profit Women's vocational school at the Women's Skills Center. The main purpose was to teach women the skills of the printing trade. Up Press was formed out of the People’s Union in 1972 as a collectively run movement press, printing political and feminist work. In 1984 Up Press merged with the Women's Press Project to form the Women's Press and continued the school as the Women's Printing School. The Women's Press closed in 1987. The records document Women's Press Project’s school with syllabi, student records, and course evaluations. There are also minutes and mission statements for Women's Press. Up Press files contain information on other Women's and movement presses. (Placed on deposit by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society of Northern California, July 1996).

GLC 32 - LEWIN, ELLEN, Author.

Papers (1977-1981). 7.5 linear feet, finding aid available.

The Papers contain interviews conducted for Lewin's doctoral thesis later published as Lesbian Mothers: accounts of gender in American Culture. Both lesbian and heterosexual single mothers were interviewed. (Placed on deposit by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society of Northern California, July 1996).

GLC 33 - JAFFY, FLORENCE "CONRAD," Economics professor and Research director.

Papers (1952-1984). 1.25 linear feet, finding aid available (PDF).

Jaffy was the research director for the Daughters of Bilitis (DOB), a lesbian social organization, from ca. 1960 to 1970, where she worked under the alias of Florence Conrad. The DOB Research Director Files contain bibliographies, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and surveys. Jaffy's Personal Reference File contains materials combining her work as an economics professor and her interest in issues relating to women and equal rights. There are a large amount of clippings and articles about comparable worth, affirmative action, the Bakke case, the Equal Rights Amendment, and international Women's issues. (Placed on deposit by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society of Northern California, July 1996).

GLC 34 - BOND, PAT, Actress and comedienne.

Papers (1910s-1994, bulk 1979-1985). 3.5 linear feet, finding aid available.

Bond served in the Women's Army Corps from 1945-1947, and was interviewed by Rob Epstein for the film Word Is Out. Her papers contain background research, notes, early drafts, and manuscripts for her one-woman shows. Two of the better known pieces are Gerty, Gerty, Gerty Stein is Back, Back, Back and Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt: a love story. There is also correspondence, diaries, autobiographical notes, photographs, reviews and awards. (Placed on deposit by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society of Northern California, July 1996).