This collection documents the career of photojournalist Theodore (Ted) Sahl. Sahl spent the majority of his career documenting
social and political events in the Bay Area. The bulk of this collection documents his photographic work with the gay and
lesbian community in San José and the Bay Area from 1976-2001. The collection includes background research and working drafts
of Sahl's book
From Closet to Community: A Quest for Gay and Lesbian Liberation in San José & Santa Clara County (2002), personal papers, photographs and negatives depicting gay and lesbian life in San José, published and unpublished
essays, and materials related to the San José Gay Pride Committee.
Theodore (Ted) Sahl is an award winning photographer in San José, California. Sahl has spent the last 30 years as a photojournalist,
documenting social and political events in the Bay Area. Although best known for his involvement with the gay and lesbian
community (GLBT), he also covered the anti-nuclear demonstrations at the Lawrence Livermore Radiation Laboratory, and the
Farm Labor Strikes that occurred during the 1970's.
3 oversize boxes
(19 linear feet)
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to publish or quote manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission for publication
is given on behalf of the Special Collections & Archives as the owner of the collection. Copyright restrictions also apply
to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files from or derived from these collections is restricted
to research and educational purposes.
Collection is open for research.