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Finding aid to the Cliff Anchor Papers, 1916, 1950s-2000 GLC 49
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Description
The collection documents the life of Cliff Anchor (also known as Michael Erickson), a gay rights activist, military man and radio broadcaster. These documents include speeches, correspondence, papers related to military service, materials related to Leonard Matlovich and Dr. Tom Dooley, documents related to radio station KRJB and American Legion Alexander Hamilton Post #448, clippings, photographs, VHS videos, audiotapes, and artifacts.
Background
Although Cliff Anchor was romantically involved with two men more famous than himself (namely, Dr. Tom Dooley and Vietnam veteran Leonard Matlovich), he was an accomplished person in his own right--a military man, radio broadcaster, and gay rights activist.
Extent
6 cartons, 3 oversized folders (6.0 cubic feet)
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 use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance.