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Gerard Koskovich papers
1991-20  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Gerard Koskovich papers
    Dates: 1977-1991
    Collection Number: 1991-20
    Creator/Collector: Koskovich, Gerard
    Extent: 3 linear feet
    Repository: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
    San Francisco, California 94105
    Abstract: The Gerard Koskovich papers document his work as an activist and includes his interviews, journalism, poetry and writings on queer history; materials related to Queer Nation San Francisco, protests against the Castro Sweep and other incidents of police misconduct; materials related to antiquarian book dealing; photographs; and personalia.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Funding for processing this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

    Publication Rights

    Copyright was not transferred to the GLBT Historical Society.

    Preferred Citation

    Gerard Koskovich papers. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Gerard Koskovich in 1991 and 1995.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Gerard Koskovich papers document his work as an activist, graphic designer, historian, journalist, and rare book dealer. Koskovich is a founding member of the GLBT Historical Society and has been active as a queer community organizer in the Bay Area and in France since 1979. The collection includes his interview with poet and translator Édouard Roditi, journalism,poetry and writings on queer history; materials related to queer activism, including protests against the Castro Sweep and other incidents of police misconduct; materials related to antiquarian book dealing; photographs; and personalia. There are also significant materials related to Queer Nation San Francisco, including flyers and handbills; meeting agendas and proposals; the “Queer and Out” booklet; and materials related to the following focus groups: Doris Squash, GHOST, Hi Mom, Hip Hop, LABIA, Queer Planet, Queer Week Media Committee, QUID, Shop, SQUELCH, Ubiquitous and United Colors. There are also a stencil, original posters and artwork, including a Proper Conduct poster by Fernando Aguayo-Garcia.

    Indexing Terms

    Queer Nation (Organization)
    Police brutality

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