Four awards, 1955-1998, given to Ken Burns, former President of the Mattachine Society during the 1950s. Included is a Mattachine
Society honorary membership plaque given to Burns in 1955.
Kennith H. Burns grew up in Southern California and briefly attended the University of Southern California before joining
the medical corps. After World War II, he began studying for the Episcopal priesthood, but left by the 1950s and was working
as an insurance adjuster. In the early 1950s, Burns became a member of the Mattachine Society in Los Angeles. He later became
chairman of the Coordinating Council in 1953, and oversaw numerous activities in Mattachine Society chapters in Los Angeles,
San Diego, and San Francisco.
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