Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Cora Latz and Etta Perkins photographs
2003-43  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (51.79 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Details
 
Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Cora Latz and Etta Perkins photographs
    Dates: 1973-1998
    Collection Number: 2003-43
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: 1 box (0.4 linear feet)
    Repository: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
    San Francisco, California 94105
    Abstract: This collection consists of a three photo albums documenting the life Cora Latz and Etta Perkins, an interracial couple, shared together. The two met in 1972 and were together 26 years.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Funding for processing this collection was provided by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been transferred to the GLBT Historical Society.

    Preferred Citation

    Cora Latz and Etta Perkins photographs. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Gerald Hyman in 2003.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection consists of a three photo albums documenting the life Cora Latz and Etta Perkins shared together. The two met in 1972 and were together 26 years. There is an album of their commitment ceremony, one of their twenty-fifth anniversary recommitment ceremony, and one filled with miscellaneous family and travel photos. There is also a photographs of Latz and one of Perkins. At the end of their lives, Latz and Perkins lived openly together at the Jewish Home for the Aged in San Francisco. Perkins, who converted to Judaism, was the only African American at the home. She died in November 1998 and Latz died shortly thereafter.