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Rikki Streicher and Mary Sager Photograph Albums
GLC 131  
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Description
The photograph albums document events at Amelia's and Maud's, two lesbian bars in San Francisco that were owned by Streicher, as well as various birthday gatherings, a "Word is Out" event, and a Tribute to Streicher that was a fundraiser for the San Francisco Public Library's Gay & Lesbian Center.
Background
Elizabeth "Rikki" Streicher was a leader in San Francisco's gay rights movement and a creator of the Federation of Gay Games, an organization that oversees the athletic contests. She was the proprietor of two local bars for lesbians, Maud's and Amelia's. Maud's opened in 1966 and became a popular hangout in the Haight-Ashbury district. It is remembered as a gathering place for a generation of lesbians. It closed in 1989 but inspired a documentary film, "Last Call At Maud's," which depicted the bar's role in the fight for gay and lesbian civil rights. Streicher was also active in helping organize the Gay Games in San Francisco in 1986 and later helped create the Federation of Gay Games. She died of cancer in 1994.
Extent
11 albums (in 6 oversized boxes)
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
Availability
The collection is available for viewing during Photo Desk hours: Tuesday: 1-5; Thursday: 1-5; Saturday: 10-12, 1-5.