Guide to the Len Evans Papers, 1920-1983 (bulk dates 1950-1983)

Processed by Ernest Seaver; machine-readable finding aid created by Gabriela A. Montoya
Gay and Lesbian Historical Society of Northern California
P.O. Box 424280
San Francisco, California 94142
Phone: (415) 777-5455, #2
Email: glhsnc@aol.com
URL: http://www.glhs.org/collectn/glhsmss.htm
© 1999
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Len Evans Papers, 1920-1983 (bulk dates 1950-1983)

Accession number: 93-8

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society



San Francisco, California

Contact Information:

  • Gay and Lesbian Historical Society of Northern California
  • P.O. Box 424280
  • San Francisco, California 94142
  • Phone: (415) 777-5455, #2
  • Email: glhsnc@aol.com
  • URL: http://www.glhs.org/collectn/glhsmss.htm
Processed by:
Ernest Seaver
Date Completed:
February 1996
Encoded by:
Gabriela A. Montoya
© 1999 The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Len Evans Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1920-1983 (bulk dates 1950-1983)
Accession number: 93-8
Creator: Evans, Len
Extent: .5 Linear Feet
Repository: The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.
San Francisco, California.
Shelf location: Housed at the James C. Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center  of the main branch of the San Francisco Public Library. See GLHS and SFPL agreement. 
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Acquisition

Allan Bérubé donated 22 folders of Len Evans subject files (#93-8) in 1994, which were added to Len Evans files donated by Eric Garber in 1993.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright to unpublished manuscripts has not been given to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.

Audio-Visual Materials

There are 8 cassette tapes.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Len Evans Papers, 93-8, The Gay and Lesbian Historical Society of Northern California.

Biographical Note

The only known information on Len Evans is that he was a member of the San Francisco Gay and Lesbian History Project.

Scope and Content

The Len Evans Papers, as received by GLHS, was basically unstructured in content. Much of the material consisted of news clippings mainly from mainstream and gay media (i.e. The Advocate, One, Mother Jones, Los Angeles Times, etc.). These clippings were discarded because the bulk of the articles can be retrieved from the current GLHS periodical holdings or the public library.
The remainder of the collection has been arranged alphabetically by subject. There is also a separate Gay History Questionnaire File which was part of Len Evans' attempt to gather information on the gay lifestyles of older gay men from the 1920's to date [early 1970's]. Related to this survey is the subsequent Manuscript File. Please consult the file list for subject titles and the manuscripts Evans' collected.
There are 8 oral history interview tapes (Oral History Project #'s 00-01 to 00-08) that Evans conducted in 1983 (one tape was conducted by Allan Bérubé). The tapes are of concern lesbian and gay describing life in the 1950's especially how it related to Senator Joseph McCarthy's anti- communist witch hunts.

Container List

 

General Subject Files

Box Box 1

Bibliographies - Homosexuality, 1928-1970

 

Briggs Initiative, 1977-1978

 

Cornbury, Lord (Edward Hyde), nd

 

English Literature - Homoerotic Prose and Poetry, 16th-20th Century

 

International Socialists - Gay Issues, 1971-1973

 

Law Enforcement - Sex Crimes Hysteria, 1947-1954

 

M. R. McClintock, "Commie Fags: The Politicalization of Homosexuality" [1945-1955], l983

 

National Coalition of Gay Organizations, 1972

 

Peace and Freedom Party - Gay Issues, nd

 

B. Prock Papers, 1972

 

Socialist Workers Party/Young Socialist Alliance - Gay Issues, 1971

 

Security - U. S. Government - Nabeshima Case, 1956

 

Sex Education-1930's & 1950's

 

Simonoski FBI/FOIA Case, 1983

 

Gay History Questionnaire File

Box Box 1

Responses and related correspondence, 1972-1973

 

Manuscript File

Box Box 1

Vern Bullough, Sex and Deviant Sex in Nineteenth Century America, pt. II.

 

Lou Rand, The Golden Age of Queens.

 

Robert Scully [alias Lou Rand (Hogan)], The Scarlet Pansy, ca. 1920.

 

Photographs

Box Box 1

Turk Street, San Francisco, ca. 1947

 

Fred B. Durham. See Gay History Questionnaire File for his correspondence with

 

Len Evans

 

Ephemera

Box Box 1

Sheet Music

 

Playbill

 

Pamphlets

 

Oral History Indexes and Transcripts

Box Box 1

Betty Deran: Index and Transcript, May 1983

 

Ted Rolfs: Index, 1983

 

Tom Redmon: Index, May 1983

 

Rusty Brown: Index, Jul 1983

 

Jack Leister: Index, Jul 1983

 

Samuel Steward: Index, July 1983

 

Madeleine Tress: Index, Apr 1983

 

"Tex or J.R." Index, 1983?