Robert F. Oaks is a historian with a primary interest in Colonial America and the American Revolution. In the late 1970s he
developed an interest in gay history, too. The collection contains letters from gay historians, research notes for articles
on homosexuality in 17th and 18th century America, photocopies of relevant articles by other historians, and some general
material related to gay causes in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Robert Francis Oaks is a fifth generation Californian, born in Escondido in 1942. After receiving a B.A. from Stanford and
a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, he taught for a few years, primarily in Texas. With a specialty in Colonial
America and the American Revolution, in the late 1970s he developed an interest in gay history.
(1 cubic ft.)
Copyright and literary rights for Oaks's published and unpublished works are retained by Robert Oaks.