Gerard Koskovich papers

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
657 Mission Street, #300
San Francisco, California 94105
(415) 777-5455
reference@glbthistory.org
http://www.glbthistory.org/
2013


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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