Guide to the David M. Baker Papers

Kenna Fisher
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
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San Francisco, California 94105
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The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society. All rights reserved.

Guide to the David M. Baker Papers

Collection number: 2004-04

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society

San Francisco, California
Processed by:
Kenna Fisher
Date Completed:
04/16/2010
Encoded by:
Kenna Fisher
© 2010 The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: David M. Baker Papers
Dates: 1900-2002
Bulk Dates: 1950-2000
Collection number: 2004-04
Collection Size: 3.75 linear feet 3 Cartons
Repository: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
San Francisco, California 94105
Abstract: Photographs, photograph albums, scrapbook albums, ephemera, and correspondence of David M. Baker, one of the writers of the collaborative gay play Crimes Against Nature. Ephemera and photographs include those specific to the cast and reviews of the play.
Physical location: Stored at the Gay,Lesbian,Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society in San Francisco, California
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright to unpublished manuscript materials has been transferred to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.

Preferred Citation

David M. Baker Papers, 2004-04, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.

Scope and Content of Collection

Photographs, photograph albums, scrapbook albums, ephemera, and correspondence of David Baker, one of the writers of the collaborative gay play "Crimes Against Nature." Ephemera, scrapbooks and photographs include those specific to the cast and reviews of the play. Extensive newspaper clippings on the play and performances. Other items include numerous family photographs, programs and playbills for other plays [with both gay and straight themes], extensive correspondence with father, cards and postcards, ephemera, and information on his AIDS regimen and alternative therapies. The correspondence and photographs trace David Baker's relationship with his father from his childhood, through college, and his subsequent diagnosis with AIDS. Journals have dated entries.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Gay dramatists
Gay actors
Drama -- Stories, plots, etc.
AIDS (Disease)


Collection Contents

Box 1

2004-04 Photograph and scrapbook albums circa 1900-2000 circa 1900-2000

Creator: David M. Baker
Physical Description: 1 box

Series Scope and Content Summary

Photograph and scrapbook albums: family, friends and school activities.
Box 2

2004-04 "Crimes Against Nature" and other theatrical materials circa 1940-2000 circa 1940-2000

Creator: David M. Baker
Physical Description: 1 box

Series Scope and Content Summary

Theatrical materials related to the plays "Crimes Against Nature," "Another Bad Hair Day", and others with LGBT content including cast photographs, scripts, VHS recordings of performances, clippings scrapbook, and miscellaneous family photographs.
Box 3

2004-04 Personal correspondence and journals circa 1940 - 2002 circa 1940 - 2002

Creator: David M. Baker
Physical Description: 1 box

Series Scope and Content Summary

Personal correspondence, daily journals, daily calendars,address book, art materials, AIDS related materials.