Jun 20, 2019 - Sale 2514

Sale 2514 - Lot 144

Price Realized: $ 11,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
HARVEY MILK (1930-1978)

Autograph Letter Signed, as Acting Mayor of San Francisco, to Don Amador and Tony Karnes ("Don & Tony").

1 page, 8vo, "Office of the Mayor" stationery; faint scattered staining from remnants of prior mounting verso, horizontal folds, remnants of hinging at upper edge verso. San Francisco, 7 March 1978.

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"Thought you should have a memo from the 1st up front gay mayor of any city--it's for real!!!"
This note was written during a trip to Europe by San Francisco's mayor George Moscone, with Milk serving briefly as acting mayor. The recipients were leading activist Don Amador (1942-1992) of Los Angeles, who taught the nation's first Gay Studies course at California State University, and his husband Tony Karnes.