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Sale 2514 Lot 144
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.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000
"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.