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Guide to the Tavern Guild of San Francisco Records, 1961-1993
1995-02  
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Series 1: General, 1964-1993, n.d.

Physical Description: 13 Folders

Scope and Content Note

This series includes the constitution and by-laws of the Tavern Guild of San Francisco and the San Francisco Tavern Guild Foundation, a history of the organizations, information about their establishment, relationship, and boards of directors. The awards include two plaques: a Cable Car Award and an award from the Godfather's Service Fund.
Box-folder 1/1

History and Pamphlets, 1966, n.d.

Box-folder 1/2

Tavern Guild of San Francisco Constitution and By-Laws, 1969-1975, n.d.

Box-folder 20/1

Tavern Guild of San Francisco Constitution and By-Laws, Legal Size, 1970, n.d.

Box-folder 1/3

Tavern Guild of San Francisco Constitution and By-Laws Proposed Changes, 1967, 1982, n.d.

Box-folder 20/2

Tavern Guild of San Francisco Constitution and By-Laws Proposed Changes, Legal Size, 1970, n.d.

Box-folder 20/3

Tavern Guild of San Francisco Articles of Incorporation, 1964

Box-folder 1/4

Tavern Guild of San Francisco Member Guidelines, n.d.

Box-folder 1/5

San Francisco Tavern Guild Foundation Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws, 1972, 1981, n.d.

Box-folder 1/6

Minutes of First Meeting of Incorporators and First Board of Directors of San Francisco Tavern Guild Foundation, 1972

Box-folder 1/7

Coexistence Rules and "Fiscal Agents" Memorandum, 1982, n.d.

Box-folder 1/8

Tavern Guild of San Francisco Board and Elections, 1975-1993

Box-folder 1/9

Awards 1/2, 1971-1974

Box 21

Awards 2/2, 1982, 1989

Box-folder 1/10

Rules and Regulations of Peninsula Guild, n.d.

 

Series 2: Meeting Minutes, 1962-1993, n.d.

Physical Description: 3 Boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series includes meeting minutes for both board meetings and general meetings, and door sign-in sheets for general meetings. Minutes and attendance sheets have been filed separately, each chronologically by year. Because the general meeting usually occurred the same day as the board meeting, the minutes of the two meetings were combined and distributed together, in a document that the Tavern Guild called its "newsletter." These newsletters often included enclosures of various kinds, including flyers, financial statements, memoranda or letters, and bad check lists. We have tried to keep these items in the Meeting Minutes Series because they were distributed with them. Handwritten notes from meetings or first drafts of minutes have been kept, when these existed, and filed with the final copy.
A wide range of topics are covered in this series: administration of the organization as well as events, programs, and projects.
Box-folder 1/11-4/4

Meeting Minutes

Box-folder 1/11

Spiral Notebook of Minutes and Correspondence, 1962-1963

Box-folder 1/12

1963

Box-folder 1/13

1964

Box-folder 1/14

1965

Box-folder 1/15

1966

Box-folder 1/16

1967

Box-folder 1/17

1968

Box-folder 1/18

1969

Box-folder 2/1

1970

Box-folder 2/2

1971

Box-folder 2/3

1972

Box-folder 2/4

1973

Box-folder 2/5

1974

Box-folder 2/6

1975

Box-folder 2/7

1976

Box-folder 2/8

1977

Box-folder 2/9

1978

Box-folder 2/10

1979

Box-folder 3/1

1980

Box-folder 3/2

1981

Box-folder 3/3

1982

Box-folder 3/4

1983

Box-folder 3/5

1984

Box-folder 3/6

1985

Box-folder 3/7

1986

Box-folder 3/8

1987

Box-folder 3/9

1988

Box-folder 3/10

1989

Box-folder 3/11

1990

Box-folder 4/1

1991

Box-folder 4/2

1992

Box-folder 4/3

1993

Box-folder 4/4

n.d.

Box-folder 4/5-4/11

Meeting Sign-In Sheets

Box-folder 4/5

1963-1964

Box-folder 4/6

[1969]-1976, n.d.

Box-folder 4/7

1981-1984

Box-folder 4/8

1985

Box-folder 4/9

1986

Box-folder 4/10

1987

Box-folder 4/11

1988

 

Series 3: Correspondence, 1964-1993, n.d.

Physical Description: 9 Folders

Scope and Content Note

This series includes incoming and outgoing letters and telegrams arranged chronologically. While an effort was made to keep enclosures with correspondence, some may have been separated into other series. Correspondence about donations made by the Tavern Guild is included in this series, but receipts and items treated as invoices by the Tavern Guild were removed to the Financial Series. For example, a letter asking for a donation is in the Correspondence Series unless a check number and amount paid is noted on it, in which case it is in the Financial Series.
Correspondents include lawyers, Tavern Guild members, other community groups, and vendors. Additional correspondence with Accountants and the Internal Revenue service may be found in the Financial Series. A notebook containing a small amount of correspondence can be found in the first folder of the Meeting Minutes Series.
Box-folder 4/12

1964-1965

Box-folder 4/13

1966-1967

Box-folder 4/14

1968-1969

Box-folder 4/15

1970-1972

Box-folder 5/1

1973-1974

Box-folder 5/2

1975

Box-folder 5/3

1976-1980

Box-folder 5/4

1981-1986

Box-folder 5/5

1987-1993, n.d.

 

Series 4: Financial, 1964-1993, n.d.

Physical Description: 3 Boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series includes financial documentation for both TGSF and SFTGF. Due to the nature of the relationship between the two organizations, it was often difficult to separate the material intellectually and impossible to separate it physically because it is printed on the same pieces of paper. Types of material include monthly, quarterly, and yearly financial reports, check registers, statements, invoices, and receipts. Topics include the Hungarian Hall and 170 Valencia purchases, tax-exempt status, and donations made by the TGSF/SFTGF. Their fiscal year was July 1 through June 30.
This series was weeded extensively of receipts and invoices, with a small number retained as examples. The summarized information, such as financial statements, was retained in all cases, except duplicates. Financial documentation that pertains to events, projects, and programs of the organization can also be found in the Events Series and the Programs and Projects Series. Because the non-profit and tax-exempt status of the organization depended on the money-making activities of many of these projects, however, some of this documentation is in this series. One folder of carbon copies of receipts, mostly for membership dues, can be found in the Membership Series.
Items that were treated as invoices by the Tavern Guild are filed as such. For example, a letter asking for a donation is in the Correspondence Series unless the check number and amount paid is noted on it, in which case it is in the Financial Series. Thank-you letters for donations are in the Correspondence Series, but receipts for donations are in the Financial Series, even though they are often very similar in format to letters. Correspondence with accountants and the IRS that came with the financial material was left in this series. Additional correspondence with accountants may be found in the Correspondence Series.
Box-folder 5/6

List of Grants and Other Donations Made by Tavern Guild/Foundation by Year, 1975-1981

Box-folder 5/7

170 Valencia Purchase, 1974-1976

Box-folder 5/8

Hungarian Hall Purchase, 1987

Box-folder 5/9

Mission Rebels in Action, Inc. Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Bills, 1968

Box-folder 5/10

Bank Documentation, 1971-1989, n.d.

Box-folder 5/11

Atlas Savings and Loan Passbooks for SFTGF Building Fund, 1982-1986

Box-folder 5/12

Correspondence with Accountants, 1974-1984

Box-folder 5/13

IRS Correspondence, 1974-1987

Box-folder 5/14

State of California Tavern Guild of San Francisco Tax Status, 1964-1987

Box-folder 5/15

State of California San Francisco Tavern Guild Foundation Tax Status, 1972-1979

Box-folder 5/16

Forms CT-2, 1974-1983

Box-folder 5/17

TGSF and SFTGF Documents for Tax-Exempt Status, 1974-1990

Box-folder 6/1-6/9

Tax Returns

Box-folder 6/1-6/4

TGSF Forms 199 and 990

Box-folder 6/1

1978-1983

Box-folder 6/2

1985, 1987

Box-folder 6/3

1988

Box-folder 6/4

1989

Box-folder 6/5-6/9

SFTGF Forms 199, 990, CT-2

Box-folder 6/5

1973-1981

Box-folder 6/6

1982-1983

Box-folder 6/7

1985-1986

Box-folder 6/8

1987-1988

Box-folder 6/9

1989-1990

Box-folder 6/10-8/6

General Financial

Box-folder 6/10

1964-1966

Box-folder 6/11

1967

Box-folder 6/12

1968

Box-folder 6/13

1969

Box-folder 6/14

1970

Box-folder 6/15

1971

Box-folder 6/16

1972 1/2

Box-folder 20/4

1972 2/2

Box-folder 6/17

1973

Box-folder 6/18

1974

Box-folder 7/1

1975

Box-folder 7/2

1976

Box-folder 20/5

1976

Box-folder 7/3

1977

Box-folder 7/4

1978

Box-folder 7/5

1979

Box-folder 7/6

1980

Box-folder 7/7

1981

Box-folder 7/8

1982

Box-folder 7/9

1983

Box-folder 7/10

1984

Box-folder 7/11

1985

Box-folder 7/12

Foundation Audit, 1985

Box-folder 7/13

Financial Report 1985 San Francisco Tavern Guild Foundation, 1985

Box-folder 7/14

1986

Box-folder 8/1

1987

Box-folder 8/2

1988

Box-folder 8/3

1989

Box-folder 8/4

1990

Box-folder 8/5

1991-1993, n.d.

Box-folder 8/6

Check Register, 1979-1982

 

Series 5: Membership, [1962]-1992, n.d.

Physical Description: 6 Boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series includes membership applications, membership lists, copies of receipts from 1974 membership dues, and examples of membership cards and signs. Business memberships were for bars or other businesses and individual memberships were for employees of bars. Memberships could be regular or associate, and during some years there were honorary members as well. Associate and honorary members were not eligible to vote.
The applications are a particularly rich source for the history of the demographics of San Francisco bars. It is possible to trace the names and addresses of bars as they came and went, the names of owners and managers of different bars, the names and addresses of employees, and where they worked. This series also shows some of the Tavern Guild's membership procedures.
Box-folder 8/7-14/5

Membership Applications, New and Renewal

Box-folder 8/7-10/10

Business

Box-folder 8/7

1971

Box-folder 8/8

1972

Box-folder 8/9

1973

Box-folder 8/10

1975

Box-folder 9/1

1976

Box-folder 9/2

1977

Box-folder 9/3

1978

Box-folder 9/4

1979

Box-folder 9/5

1980

Box-folder 9/6

1981

Box-folder 9/7

1982

Box-folder 9/8

1983

Box-folder 9/9

1984

Box-folder 10/1

1984, Associate Memberships

Box-folder 10/2

1985

Box-folder 10/3

1985, Associate Memberships

Box-folder 10/4

1986

Box-folder 10/5

1987

Box-folder 10/6

1988

Box-folder 10/7

1988, Associate Memberships

Box-folder 10/8

1989

Box-folder 10/9

1989, Associate Memberships

Box-folder 10/10

1990, n.d.

Box-folder 10/11-14/5

Individual

Box-folder 10/11

1971

Box-folder 10/12

1972, A-K

Box-folder 10/13

1972, L-Z

Box-folder 10/14

1973, A-F

Box-folder 11/1

1973, G-O

Box-folder 11/2

1973, P-Z

Box-folder 11/3

1974, A-M

Box-folder 11/4

1974, N-Z

Box-folder 11/5

1975

Box-folder 11/6

1976

Box-folder 12/1

1977, A-K

Box-folder 12/2

1977, L-Z

Box-folder 12/3

1978, A-K

Box-folder 12/4

1978, L-Z

Box-folder 12/5

1979, A-K

Box-folder 12/6

1979, L-Z

Box-folder 12/7

1980

Box-folder 13/1

1981

Box-folder 13/2

1982

Box-folder 13/3

1983

Box-folder 13/4

1984

Box-folder 13/5

1984, Associate Memberships

Box-folder 13/6

1985

Box-folder 13/7

1985, Associate Memberships

Box-folder 13/8

1986

Box-folder 14/1

1987

Box-folder 14/2

1988

Box-folder 14/3

1989

Box-folder 14/4

1989, Associate Memberships

Box-folder 14/5

1990, n.d.

Box-folder 14/6

Membership Lists, [1962]-1992

Box-folder 14/7

Carbon Copies of Receipts (mostly membership dues), 1974

Box-folder 14/8

Address Updates, n.d.

Box-folder 14/9

Member Communications, 1973-1991

Box-folder 14/10

Membership Cards, 1985, 1987, n.d.

Box-folder 14/11

Member Bar Signs, n.d.

Box-folder 14/12

Blank Membership Forms, n.d.

 

Series 6: Events, 1961-1993

Physical Description: 1 Box, 7 Folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains budgets, financial statements, receipts, contracts, agreements, notes, correspondence, ephemera, seating charts, maps, a button, and clippings relating to events with which the Tavern Guild was involved. Included are events put on by the Tavern Guild, such as the Beaux Arts Ball, Picnic, and Coronation, as well as events that they participated in but did not sponsor. More information about events may be found in the Financial Series, Correspondence Series, and Meeting Minutes Series. Godfathers' events are in the Godfathers subseries of the Programs and Projects Series.
Box-folder 14/13-15/2

Beaux Arts Ball

Box-folder 14/13

1966-1974

Box-folder 14/14

1975

Box-folder 14/15

1976

Box-folder 14/16

1977

Box-folder 14/17

1978

Box-folder 14/18

1979

Box-folder 15/1

1981-1984

Box-folder 20/6

1984

Box-folder 15/2

1985

Box-folder 15/3-15/20

Picnic

Box-folder 15/3

1970

Box-folder 15/4

1973

Box-folder 15/5

1975

Box-folder 15/6

1976

Box-folder 15/7

1978

Box-folder 15/8

1979

Box-folder 15/9

1980

Box-folder 15/10

1981

Box-folder 15/11

1982

Box-folder 15/12

1983

Box-folder 15/13

1984

Box-folder 15/14

1985

Box-folder 15/15

1986

Box-folder 15/16

1987

Box-folder 15/17

1989

Box-folder 15/18

1990

Box-folder 15/19

1992

Box-folder 15/20

1993

Box-folder 15/21

Coronation, 1975-1985

Box-folder 15/22

Circus-Circus, 1982

Box-folder 15/23

Gala, 1986

Box-folder 15/24

No On 6, 1978

Box-folder 15/25

Shanti Project/KS Foundation Fundraiser, 1983

Box-folder 15/26

S.F. AIDS Fund/Shanti Project Benefit, 1983

Box-folder 15/27

Reno Trip, 1973

Box-folder 20/7

Auction 10-8-73, 1973

Box-folder 15/28

Metropolitan Community Church National Conference Tavern Guild Souvenir Guide, 1974

Box-folder 15/29

Miscellaneous, n.d.

Box-folder 15/30-15/34

General Event Information

Box-folder 15/30

Security, 1974, n.d.

Box-folder 15/31

Insurance, 1983

Box-folder 15/32

Ordinance Regarding the Regulation of Poker Games, n.d.

Box-folder 15/33

Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), 1961-1991, n.d.

Box-folder 15/34

Vendors, 1973, n.d.

 

Series 7: Programs and Projects, 1973-1992, n.d.

Physical Description: 2 Boxes, 7 Folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains material relating to a number of community service projects and programs with which the TGSF/SFTGF was involved.
 

Subseries A: Godfather Service Fund, 1984-1989

Physical Description: 8 Folders

Scope and Content Note

This subseries concerns the Godfather Service Fund (GSF), an all-volunteer AIDS support program and "a standing committee of the San Francisco Tavern Guild Foundation." Financial information, correspondence, minutes, and publicity materials from the GSF reveal the methods by which this committee raised money and dispensed care packages to AIDS patients in various hospitals around San Francisco. Of particular interest in the Correspondence folder are thank-you notes from patients and patients' families. Included are special events with which they were involved as beneficiaries, such as the AIDS Bike-a-thon, several beer busts, and a Solo Supermarket event.
Box-folder 16/1

Minutes, 1985-1986

Box-folder 16/2

Correspondence, 1985-1988

Box-folder 16/3-16/4

Financial

Box-folder 16/3

1985-1986

Box-folder 16/4

1987-1989

Box-folder 16/5

General, 1985-1988

Box-folder 16/6

Sunday Brunches, 1984-1985

Box-folder 16/7-16/8

Bike-a-Thon

Box-folder 16/7

1985-1986

Box-folder 16/8

1987

 

Subseries B: Community Thrift Store, 1982-1992, n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Box, 2 Folders

Scope and Content Note

This subseries documents the establishment, administration, and work of the Community Thrift Store. Materials include quarterly financial statements, correspondence, news releases, legal material, documents relating to tax status, receipts, bank statements, profit distribution lists, memos, flyers, clippings, an employee manual, and a Thrift Store Operations Agreement. Three Polaroids of Double Feature Video, the proposed location for a satellite operation called Community Thrift Bookstore, have been moved to the photographs series. One folder (approx. 1.5") of Organization Histories details the amounts paid to each participating organization from 1989-1994.
Box-folder 16/9-17/5

Financial

Box-folder 16/9

Reports 1-9A, 1982-1983

Box-folder 17/1

Reports 10-15, 1984-1985

Box-folder 17/2

1987-1989

Box-folder 17/3

1990

Box-folder 17/4

1991

Box-folder 17/5

1992

Box-folder 17/6-17/13

General

Box-folder 17/6

1982

Box-folder 17/7

1983

Box-folder 17/8

1984

Box-folder 17/9

1984

Note

**RESTRICTED until 2039**
Box-folder 17/10

1985

Box-folder 17/11

1990

Box-folder 17/12

1991-1992, n.d.

Box-folder 17/13

1991

Note

**RESTRICTED until 2046**
Box-folder 18/1

Organization Histories, 1991

 

Subseries C: Other Programs and Projects, 1973-1990, n.d.

Physical Description: 6 Folders

Scope and Content Note

This subseries includes documents relating to six programs and projects of the TGSF/SFTGF.
The AIDS Hospice Campaign:
memoranda, clippings, and proposals about the establishment of the campaign
East Bay AIDS Fund (also called the East Bay Assistance Fund):
financial documentation, correspondence, and case files relating to auctions and other fundraising activities
Imperial Court:
documentation relating to campaigning and voting, as well as some financial material
LAST CALL:
a letter regarding an organization called Learning Alcohol Service Techniques for Control Against Liquor Liability
Operation Concern:
constitution and by-laws, financial documentation, and correspondence relating to raising funds for mental health care
San Francisco Prevention Project:
material from a workshop series to prevent substance abuse
Box-folder 18/2

AIDS Hospice Campaign, 1984

Box-folder 18/3

East Bay AIDS Fund/East Bay Assistance Fund, 1984-1986, n.d.

Box-folder 18/4

Imperial Court, 1974-1990, n.d.

Box-folder 18/5

Last Call, 1989

Box-folder 18/6

Operation Concern, 1985

Box-folder 18/7

San Francisco Prevention Project Workshop Series, 1973-1977

 

Series 8: Political Subject Files, 1963-1991, n.d.

Physical Description: 14 Folders

Scope and Content Note

This series includes files on political topics of importance to the Tavern Guild such as material from the San Francisco Human Rights Commission relating to racial discrimination within the gay community.
Box-folder 18/8

Human Rights Commission Hiring Discrimination, 1984-1985

Box-folder 18/9

Racism and Discrimination in San Francisco Gay Bars, 1982-1985, n.d.

Box-folder 18/10

Community Guild Business Association, 1974

Box-folder 19/1

Orange Juice Boycott, 1977

Box-folder 19/2

California Hall, 1965

Box-folder 19/3

Citizen's Alert, n.d.

Box-folder 19/4

Golden Gate Gay Liberation House, 1976, n.d.

Box-folder 19/5

Coors, ca. 1991

Box-folder 19/6

Gays in the Military, 1966, n.d.

Box-folder 19/7

Mattachine Society, 1963, 1966, n.d.

Box-folder 20/8

Central City Community Organization, 1973-1974

Box-folder 20/9

Guidelines for Establishment of a Legal Defense Fund for the Gay Community, 1974

Box-folder 20/10

Order Denying Rehearing in Case of Various Homophile Groups v. Pacific Telephone and Telegraph, 1970

Box-folder 19/8

Miscellaneous Political, 1973-1989, n.d.

 

Series 9: Administrative and Miscellaneous, 1964-1993, n.d.

Physical Description: 16 Folders

Scope and Content Note

This series includes material relating to running the TGSF office, bad check lists, a San Francisco Bar Directory advertising order form, and health insurance information. In addition, this series contains flyers, notes, clippings, press releases, and legal documentation. The second folder of clippings in this series contains an entire issue of the San Francisco Banner that published a large number of Fictitious Business Name Statements that list the names and addresses of business owners and their businesses.
Box-folder 19/9

TGSF Blank Letterhead, n.d.

Box-folder 19/10

Application for Employment Listing, 1989

Box-folder 19/11

Tavern Guild Office Administration, 1986, n.d.

Box-folder 19/12

Bar Directory Advertising Order Form, n.d.

Box-folder 19/13

Bad Check Lists, 1971, n.d.

Box-folder 19/14

Health Insurance for The Spoiled Brat, Inc., 1984-1985

Box-folder 19/15

Information Bulletin Regarding Charitable Solicitation, 1985

Box-folder 19/16

Capitol Tire Offer to Members of the SFTG, n.d.

Box-folder 19/17

Notes, 1993, n.d.

Box-folder 19/18

Legal Documents, 1978, 1982

Box-folder 19/19

Clippings 1/2, 1964-1983, n.d.

Box-folder 19/20

Clippings 2/2, 1978

Box-folder 19/21

Polk Street Slaying, 1974

Box-folder 19/22

San Francisco Tavern Guild Press Releases, 1977

Box-folder 19/23

Wayne Friday Speech about Harvey Milk, n.d.

Box-folder 19/24

Miscellaneous, 1969-1990, n.d.

 

Series 10: Photographs, n.d.

Physical Description: 2 Folders

Scope and Content Note

This series includes color portraits of past presidents, including Don Banks, Dick Gersbach, Bill Plath, and Darryl Glied. It also includes unidentified portraits and events. Identifiable figures include Dianne Feinstein and Harvey Milk. In addition, this series contains three Polaroids removed from the Community Thrift Subseries and two photos of the Community Thrift store at 623 Valencia before and after painting.
Box C Oversize Photo

Seven 11X14 photos of past presidents, n.d.

Box 2 of Photos from Manuscript Collections

Miscellaneous Photographs, n.d.

 

Series 11: Banners, n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Box

Scope and Content Note

This series includes four banners, each approximately 3 ½ ft. by 10 ft. All are made of brownish-orange canvas and blue painted lettering, with grommets around the edge for hanging. One says "Tavern", another "Guild", both in plain lettering. A third says "Welcome" in Medieval-style lettering. The fourth has the Tavern Guild logo on the left one-third of the banner.
Box 21

4 banners, n.d.