The collection consists of notebooks, artwork, artifacts/ephemera and legal pleadings relating to the Bulldog and its predecessor,
the Club Turkish Baths.
The Bulldog and, its predecessor, The Club Turkish Baths (not related to Jack Campbell’s chain) were located at 130-132 Turk
Street. The address was purportedly known as a meeting place for gays as early as the 1930s. The Club Turkish Baths was the
largest, as well as the oldest, gay bathhouse in the city. The Club Turkish Baths were bought and renamed the Bulldog Baths
in 1979. The Bulldog, which filled five stories, contained a variety of sexual arenas, including jail cells, an orgy room,
a steam room, a douche room and a truck. The baths were closed sometime in the early or mid-1980s.
The collection is available for research if the researcher doesn’t identify any individuals by name or identifying characteristics
in the various notebooks. Restrictions until 2052.
Funding for processing this collection was provided by the National
Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).