Joe Campbell, nineteen, met Harvey Milk, twenty-six, at Riis Park Beach in Queens, New York in July of 1956 and shortly thereafter moved from his parents' home into Harvey's suburban Rego Park apartment. Their time together included gushy love poems, impromptu gifts, and letters with "-san" suffixes to both their names. After a rocky relationship, Harvey asked Joe to move out in late 1962. It would be the longest relationship in either of their lives. Harvey later moved to San Francisco where he was the first gay man elected to the Board of Supervisors. He and Mayor George Moscone were assassinated in November 1978. These letters, written from New York, Miami Beach and Puerto Rico, document Harvey's feelings for Joe during the period between 1961 and 1964. They were donated by Joe Campbell to the Gay and Lesbian Center in 1993.