Bond Shands 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: Bond Shands papers
Dates: 1970-1984
Collection Number: 1994-27
Creator/Collector: Shands, Bond
Extent: 0.8 linear feet
Repository: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
San Francisco, California 94105
Abstract: The Bond Shands papers are related to his political activities and his work with the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) and the Council of Emperors.
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).

Preferred Citation

Bond Shands papers. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society

Acquisition Information

Gift of Bond Shands in 1994.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Bond Shands papers are related to his political activities and his work with the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) and the Council of Emperors. Materials related to the Metropolitan Community Church include a biographical sketch of, and a letter from, Reverend James E. Sandmire, and a scrapbook Shands kept on the financial campaign to rebuild the church in 1973 after it was burned down. Shands was a principal fund-raiser and record-keeper for this campaign. There are also flyers and ephemera from Father Gene Boyle’s 1974 campaign for California State Assembly and a letter from Supervisor Harry Britt. Materials related to the Council of Emperors include financial records kept by Shands when he served as their treasurer; meeting minute; notes, drafts, and a copy of the final constitution developed while Bonds was chairman of the Council of Emperors Constitution Committee; records from Emperor Robert Cramer’s campaign fund; court photographs and ephemera; and Shands’ certificates and awards. Finally, there is a jacket from the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Marching Band and Twirling Corps.

Indexing Terms

Imperial Court of San Francisco
Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco (San Francisco, Calif.)

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