Aug 13, 2020 - Sale 2544

Sale 2544 - Lot 128

Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000

DON AMADOR (1942-1992)

Small archive of his personal papers relating to the 1979 March on Washington and more.
16 items, various sizes, in one folder; condition varies. Vp, 1974-80 and undated.

Don Amador was a pioneering Los Angeles gay rights activist and scholar. A trained anthropologist, he taught the nation's first gay studies course in 1976, at California State University. In 1977 he ran a competitive campaign for the state assembly. He was a friend of Harvey Milk and was portrayed in the 2008 Milk biopic.

Additional Details

This group of his personal ephemera includes: "Donald H. Amador, a Biography," 2 mimeograph pages, circa 1976 Newsletter of the Municipal Elections Committee of Los Angeles, devoted to local and national gay rights legislation, with Amador address label, February 1980 Issue of the newsletter "Investigative Leads," with cover article on a covert "major effort to dismantle the Los Angeles Police Department," 30 June 1980 2 copies of a pamphlet for the National March on Washington for Gay and Lesbian Rights, both with water damage, 14 October 1979 One sheet of blank letterhead for the same 2 issues of Parents & Friends of Gays Newsletter, April and May 1980 Newsletter of the CHRA [California Human Rights Association] regarding the defeat of gay rights bill SB-18, circa 1980 Printed program for the Christopher Street West Gay Pride Parade, listing all 194 organizations which marched; moderate wear; 1980 Business card of the East Side Association, Lowell Ward, president, undated "Tentative program" and related notes for a Memorial Day ceremony for the film director and retired admiral John Ford, featuring Don Amador's adoptive father, Chief Richard J. Amador (1903-1983) and Rear Admiral John Duncan Bulkeley, 2 manuscript leaves in an unknown hand, and a partial typescript photocopy of comments by Don Amador, circa 27 May 1974 One sheet of blank letterhead for "Field Photo Homes, Inc., Admiral John Ford, Founder" Newspaper clipping regarding a restored historic home, 1980.