Robert Giard Photographs Collection, 1977-2003

Finding aid prepared by Tim Wilson
James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA, 94102
(415) 557-4400
info@sfpl.org
2006


Title: Robert Giard Photographs Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1977-2003
Date (bulk): 1985-2000
Collection Identifier: GLC 37
Creator: Giard, Robert, 1939-2002
Physical Description: 8 oversized boxes (91 gelatin silver prints (16" x 20"), matted (20" x 24"), titled, numbered, dated, some signed)
Contributing Institution: James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 557-4567
info@sfpl.org
Abstract: The collection contains portraits of 91 gay men and lesbians who are literary figures, community activists, and performing artists. Some portraits were chosen on the basis of the subjects' connection to the San Francisco Bay Area.
Physical Location: The collection is stored onsite.
Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.

Access

The collection is open available for viewing during Photo Desk hours: Tuesday: 1-5; Thursday: 1-5; Saturday: 10-12, 1-5.

Publication Rights

Retained by the Estate of Robert Giard. For contact information, please see the website of The Robert Giard Foundation at www.robertgiardfoundation.org.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert Giard Photographs Collection (GLC 37), Gay and Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library.

Provenance

Donated by the Friends and Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library, 2000, 2003, and 2006.

Related materials

Researchers are encouraged to see also the Robert Giard Papers, Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (Uncat MSS 765).

Biographical note

Robert Giard (1939-2002) was a photographer based in Amagansett, N.Y. He began photographing gay and lesbian literary figures in 1985. The archives of his project includes over 500 images, some of which have been exhibited at the San Francisco and New York Public Libraries and many other venues. For further information on Robert Giard, please see the website of The Robert Giard Foundation at www.robertgiardfoundation.org.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains portraits of 91 gay men and lesbians who are literary figures, community activists, and performing artists. Some portraits were chosen on the basis of the subjects' connection to the San Francisco Bay Area. Several of these images are reproduced in Particular Voices: Portraits of Gay and Lesbian Writers (MIT Press, ©1997). All photographs were printed by Robert Giard with the exception of Sherry Thomas and the self-portrait which were printed by the estate in 2003.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Giard, Robert, 1939-2002--Archives
Authors, American--20th century--Portraits
Gay authors--United States--Portraits
Gay men--United States--Portraits
Gays--California--San Francisco--Social life and customs--20th century--Photograph collections
Lesbians--United States--Portraits
San Francisco (Calif.)--Biography--Portraits
San Francisco (Calif.)--Social life and customs--20th century--Photograph collections

Photograph 1

Abbott, Steve (San Francisco, CA), 1988, copy 2

Photograph 2

Adair, Peter (San Francisco, CA), 1994, copy 1 / printed in 2001

Photograph 3

Alarcón, Francisco X. (Davis, CA), 1994, copy 2 / printed in 1995

Photograph 4

Allen, Paula Gunn (Oakland, CA), 1988, copy 3

Photograph 5

Allison, Dorothy with Alix Layman & Wolf Michael (Guerneville, CA), 1994, copy 2

Photograph 6

Anzaldúa, Gloria (Oakland, CA), 1988, copy 3 / printed in 2000

Photograph 7

Bannon, Ann (Sacramento, CA), 1989, copy 2 / printed in 1996

 

Bellamy, Dodie--See: Photograph 46 Killian, Kevin

Photograph 8

Ben, Lisa (Burbank, CA), 1997, copy 4

Photograph 9

Bérubé, Allan (San Francisco, CA) 1994, copy 2 / printed in 1995

Photograph 10

Blackberri (Oakland, CA), 2001, copy 4

Photograph 11

Boyd, Malcolm (Los Angeles, CA), 1989, copy 4

Photograph 12

Bradley, Marion Zimmer (Oakland, CA), 1994, copy 2 / printed in 1996

 

Brandenberger, Chris--See: Photograph 31 Grahn, Judy

 

Branner, Djola B.--See: Photograph 63 Pomo Afro Homos

Photograph 13

Broughton, James (New York, NY), 1988, copy 1 / printed in 1990

 

Brown, Beverly--See: Photograph 19 Corinne, Tee

Photograph 14

Califia, Pat (San Francisco, CA), 1996, copy 1 / printed in 1999

Photograph 15

Call, Hal (San Francisco, CA), 1999, copy 4

Photograph 16

Callen, Michael and Richard Dworkin (New York, NY), September 1987

Photograph 17

Chesley, Robert (San Francisco, CA), 1989, copy 1 / printed in 1990

Photograph 18

Chin, Justin (San Francisco, CA), 1999, copy 1 / printed in 2000

 

Colvig, William--See: Photograph 35 Harrison, Lou

Photograph 19

Corinne, Tee and Beverly Brown (Sunny Valley, OR), August 1994

Photograph 20

Curzon, Daniel (San Francisco, CA), 1988, copy 1 / printed in 1990

Photograph 21

Donnelly, Nisa (San Francisco, CA), 1994, copy 2 / printed in 1996

 

Dworkin, Richard--See: Photograph 16 Callen, Michael

Photograph 22

Escoffier, Jeff (San Francisco, CA), 1989, copy 1 / printed in 1992

 

Feinberg, Leslie--See: Photograph 64 Pratt, Minnie Bruce

Photograph 23

Forrest, Katherine V. (Los Angeles, CA), 1989, copy 2

 

Freeman, Brian--See: Photograph 63 Pomo Afro Homos

Photograph 24

Garber, Eric with Gay David (San Francisco, CA), 1989, copy 2 / printed in 1996

Photograph 25

Gearhart, Sally (Willits, CA), 1996, copy 2 / printed in 1997

Photograph 26

Giard, Robert, Self-portrait (after Nadar's George Sand) (Amagansett, NY), 1977, copy 10 / 2003 estate print

Photograph 27

Ginsberg, Allen with his own portrait of [William] Burroughs (New York, NY), 1986, copy 6 / printed in 1998

Photograph 28

Gittings, Barbara and Kay Tobin (Philadelphia, PA), June 1991

Photograph 29

Glück, Robert (San Francisco, CA), 1997, copy 1 / printed in 2000

Photograph 30

Gomez, Jewelle (Jersey City, NJ), 1987, Artist's Proof

Photograph 31

Grahn, Judy with Chris Brandenberger ("The Earring") (Oakland, CA), 1988, copy 4

Photograph 32

Griffin, Susan (Berkeley, CA), 1998, copy 3

Photograph 33

Gunn, Thom (San Francisco, CA), 1988, copy 1 / printed in 1989

 

Gupton, Eric--See: Photograph 63 Pomo Afro Homos

Photograph 34

Hansen, Joseph (Los Angeles, CA), 1994, copy 4

Photograph 35

Harrison, Lou and William Colvig (Aptos, CA), 1994, copy 4

Photograph 36

Hay, Harry (Los Angeles, CA), 1989, copy 4

Photograph 37

Holsclaw, Douglas (San Francisco, CA), 1999, copy 4

Photograph 38

Huston, Bo (San Francisco, CA), 1992, copy 4

 

Jabloner, Paula--See: Photograph 86 Walker

Photograph 39

Jess (San Francisco, CA), 1996, copy 4

Photograph 40

Jones, Cleve at The Quilt Center (San Francisco, CA), March 1991

Photograph 41

Jones, Dorr (San Francisco, CA), 2000, copy 1 / printed in 2001

Photograph 42

Kameny, Franklin (Washington, DC), March 1991

Photograph 43

Katz, Jonathan Ned (New York, NY), June 1988

Photograph 44

Kennedy, Hubert (San Francisco, CA), 1994, copy 4

Photograph 45

Kepner, Jim (Boston, MA), March 1992

Photograph 46

Killian, Kevin and Dodie Bellamy (San Francisco, CA), 1989, copy 1 / printed in 1990

Photograph 47

Kim, Willyce (Oakland, CA), 1989, copy 1 / printed in 1992

Photograph 48

Labonté, Richard (San Francisco, CA), 1989, copy 1 / printed in 1993

 

Layman, Alix--See: Photograph 5 Allison, Dorothy

Photograph 49

Legg, Dorr at the One Institute (Los Angeles, CA), January 1994

Photograph 50

Leyland, Winston (Sonoma, CA), 1994, copy 1 / printed in 2000

Photograph 51

Liu, Timothy (New York, NY), 1993, copy 1 / printed in 1997

Photograph 52

Lucas, Don (San Francisco, CA), 1999, copy 4

 

Lundy, Dawn Martin--See: Photograph 74 Seajay, Carol

Photograph 53

Lyon, Phyllis and Del Martin (San Francisco, CA), 1989, copy 2 / printed in 1990

Photograph 54

Mariah, Paul (San Francisco, CA), 1988, copy 1 / printed in 1989

 

Martin, Del--See: Photograph 53 Lyon, Phyllis

Photograph 55

Maupin, Armistead (San Francisco, CA), 1989, Artist's Proof 2 / printed in 1997

Photograph 56

Moraga, Cherríe (Oakland, CA), 1989, copy 2 / printed in 1992

Photograph 57

Nava, Michael (Los Angeles, CA), 1988, copy 4

Photograph 58

Nestle, Joan in uniform (New York, NY) September 1987

Photograph 59

Norse, Harold (San Francisco, CA), 1988, copy 1 / printed in 1990

Photograph 60

O'Hara, Scott (Cazenovia, WI), 1993, copy 4

Photograph 61

Parker, Pat (Pleasant Hill, CA), 1989, copy 2

Photograph 62

Picano, Felice (Amagansett, NY), 1985, copy 4

Photograph 63

Pomo Afro Homos (Djola B. Branner, Brian Freeman & Eric Gupton) (San Francisco, CA), 1994, copy 2 / printed in 1997

Photograph 64

Pratt, Minnie Bruce and Leslie Feinberg (Jersey City, NJ), 1994

Photograph 65

Reed, Paul (San Francisco, CA), 1994, copy 1 / printed in 2001

Photograph 66

Rich, Adrienne (Santa Cruz, CA), 1989, copy 2

Photograph 67

Rofes, Eric (Los Angeles, CA), 1988, copy 4

Photograph 68

Roscoe, Will (San Francisco, CA), 1994, copy 1 / printed in 2001

Photograph 69

Rubin, Gayle (San Francisco, CA), 1994, copy 1 / printed in 1998

Photograph 70

Russo, Vito (New York, NY), March 1987

Photograph 71

Sam, Canyon (San Francisco, CA), January 1996

Photograph 72

Sarria, Jose (Clear Water Oaks, CA), 1999, copy 4

Photograph 73

Schulman, Sarah (New York, NY), 1989

Photograph 74

Seajay, Carol with Staff members Susan Vuie & Dawn Martin Lundy (San Francisco, CA), 1994, copy 4

Photograph 75

Shilts, Randy (San Francisco, CA), 1989, copy 1 / printed in 1993

Photograph 76

Shurin, Aaron (San Francisco, CA), 1988, copy 1 / printed in 1989

Photograph 77

Steward, Samuel M. (Berkeley, CA), 1988, copy 2 / printed in 1989

Photograph 78

Thomas, Sherry (San Francisco, CA), 1996, copy 2 / 2003 estate print

Photograph 79

Thompson, Mark (Los Angeles, CA), 1989, copy 4

 

Tobin, Kay--See: Photograph 28 Gittings, Barbara

Photograph 80

Trujillo, Carla (Oakland, CA), 1996, copy 1 / printed in 2001

Photograph 81

Tsui, Kitty (Oakland, CA), 1988, copy 3

Photograph 82

Vaid, Urvashi (Washington, DC), March 1991

Photograph 83

Van Buskirk, Jim (San Francisco, CA), 2000, copy 4

Photograph 84

Vogel, Paula (New York, NY), February 1999

Photograph 85

von Praunheim, Rosa (New York, NY), December 1987

 

Vuie, Susan--See: Photograph 74 Seajay, Carol

Photograph 86

Walker (Willie) and Paula Jabloner (San Francisco, CA), 1996, copy 4

Photograph 87

Warren, Patricia Nell (Los Angeles, CA), 1997, copy 4

Photograph 88

Wells, Jess (San Francisco, CA), 1994, copy 4

Photograph 89

White, Marvin K. (San Francisco, CA), 2000, copy 1 / printed in 2001

Photograph 90

Wings, Mary with cut-out of Dr. Evelyn Hooker (San Francisco, CA), 1994, copy 2 / printed in 1999

 

Wolf, Michael--See: Photograph 5 Allison, Dorothy

Photograph 91

Woo, Merle (San Francisco, CA), 1997, copy 1 / printed in 1999