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The Resource Atlas Savings & Loan collection

Atlas Savings & Loan collection

Label
Atlas Savings & Loan collection, 1979-1990
Title
Atlas Savings & Loan collection
Inclusive dates
1979-1990
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The collection contains a small amount of business correspondence and records including bylaws, publicity, promotional materials and mailings to shareholders. There is good press coverage of Atlas through the years especially its opening in 1981 and its financial difficulties in 1985 and 1986
Biographical or historical data
Atlas Savings & Loan Association was the first financial institution established by and for gays and lesbians in the United States. John Schmidt, its chairman, along with ten gay directors, including two women, formed Atlas in 1980 in San Francisco. The savings and loan opened for business in November 1981 but it was declared insolvent in August 1985.
Cataloging source
SFR
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Atlas Savings & Loan
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bruno, Lester
  • Van Buskirk, Jim
  • Johnson, Roy
  • Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Historical Society of Northern California
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schmidt, John A
  • Atlas Savings & Loan
  • Savings and loan associations
  • Savings and loan association failures
  • Financial institutions
  • Gay business enterprises
Label
Atlas Savings & Loan collection
Link
Instantiates
Arrangement
Arranged by folder title.
Cumulative index finding aids
Finding aid;
Extent
1
Governing access note
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance
Immediate source of acquisition
The majority of the collection was donated by Lester Bruno in 1997 with additions by Jim Van Buskirk, Roy Johnson and the GLBT Historical Society of Northern California.
Organization method
Organized into three series: Business Records and Communications, Subject Files, Memorabilia;
System control number
(OCoLC)173661815
Type of unit
cubic ft.
Label
Atlas Savings & Loan collection
Link
Arrangement
Arranged by folder title.
Cumulative index finding aids
Finding aid;
Extent
1
Governing access note
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance
Immediate source of acquisition
The majority of the collection was donated by Lester Bruno in 1997 with additions by Jim Van Buskirk, Roy Johnson and the GLBT Historical Society of Northern California.
Organization method
Organized into three series: Business Records and Communications, Subject Files, Memorabilia;
System control number
(OCoLC)173661815
Type of unit
cubic ft.

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