The Hank M. Tavera Papers, 1952-2000, reflect a lifetime of work as a Chicano, HIV/AIDS, and gay activist; notably, Tavera's
role as co-founder of The California and National Latina/o Lesbian and Gay Organization (LLEGO), co-authoring the multi-cultural
plan for Dignity, and his work at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and San Francisco City Clinic. Tavera's involvement in
numerous cultural and artistic organizations and activities are also represented in the collection, particularly in annual
productions of AIDS Theater Festivals; the Latino/a AIDS Theater Festivals; Performing Arts Shows of Latino/a Gay, Lesbian
Bisexual and Transgender Artists; directorship of several plays; and his official roles in Teatro Nacional de Aztlán (TENAZ)
and California Theater Council (CTC). The collection consists of correspondence, organization materials, business records,
writings, personal papers, teaching materials, proposals, programs, newsletters, photographs, audiocassettes, posters, newspaper
clippings, and ephemera.
Hank M. Tavera (1944-2000) was a Chicano gay activist and cultural worker originally from East Los Angeles, who lived in San
Francisco's Mission District since 1979. He worked at the front line of the AIDS epidemic at San Francisco City Clinic as
an HIV/AIDS intervention specialist.
Number of containers: 52 cartons, 4 boxes, 6 tubes, 8 oversize folders
Linear feet: 67
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