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The Resource Eric Rofes Papers

Eric Rofes Papers

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Eric Rofes Papers, 1979-2005
Title
Eric Rofes Papers
Inclusive dates
1979-2005
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The Rofes Papers contains drafts of his writings, clippings, subject and research files, teaching notes, and correspondence. Rofes was involved with the Gay Men's Health Collective, and Shanti Project, among others. His research interests included gay teachers, education, charter schools, gay men's health, AIDS/HIV education, and media coverage of gay issues. He taught at the University of California, Berkeley and Bowdoin College
Biographical or historical data
Eric Rofes (August 31, 1954-June 26, 2006) was a gay activist, educator, and author who wrote or edited 12 books. He held a doctorate in social and cultural studies. He was appointed to the White House Conference on the Family in 1980 and became director of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center in the 1980s. In 1989, he became executive director of the Shanti Project, a nonprofit AIDS service organization in San Francisco. He resigned in 1993. In 1998, Rofes wrote "Dry Bones Breathe: Gay Men Creating Post-AIDS Identities and Cultures," in which he argued that the AIDS crisis had passed and gay men needed to free themselves from the sense of emergency and victimhood. He served on the board of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and White Crane Institute. One of the last projects he worked on was the creation, with Chris Bartlett, of a series of "Gay Men's Health Leadership Academies" to combat what he saw as a "pathology-focused understanding of gay men" in safe-sex education.
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SFR
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1954-2006
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Rofes, Eric E.
Language note
Collection materials are in English
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  • Rofes, Eric E
  • Shanti Project (San Francisco, Calif.)
  • Gay/Lesbian Community Services Center
  • Homosexuality and education
  • Homophobia in higher education
  • Homophobia in education
  • Gay students
  • Lesbian students
  • Gay teachers
  • Lesbian teachers
  • Queer theory
  • Gay men
  • Gays
  • Gay community
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Gay men
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Eric Rofes Papers
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Arrangement
The collection is organized into 10 series: Series 1. Teaching Files, University of California, Berkeley, and Bowdoin College. Series 2: Charter School Research Files. Series 3: Selected Readings. Series 4: Speaking Engagements "Gigs." Series 5: Articles, Writings and Books. Series 6: Education and Media Files. Series 7: Gay Men's Health Files, includes Gay Men's Health Summits. Series 8: Organizational Records: Shanti Project and Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center. Series 9: Queer Media Files. Series 10: Correspondence.
Extent
58 boxes.
Governing access note
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk hours. The collection is stored offsite and should be requested 48 hours in advance
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated by Dan Derdula for the Eric E. Rofes estate, 2007.
System control number
(OCoLC)960054177
Terms governing use
Copyright retained by the Eric E. Rofes estate, 2007.
Label
Eric Rofes Papers
Link
Arrangement
The collection is organized into 10 series: Series 1. Teaching Files, University of California, Berkeley, and Bowdoin College. Series 2: Charter School Research Files. Series 3: Selected Readings. Series 4: Speaking Engagements "Gigs." Series 5: Articles, Writings and Books. Series 6: Education and Media Files. Series 7: Gay Men's Health Files, includes Gay Men's Health Summits. Series 8: Organizational Records: Shanti Project and Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center. Series 9: Queer Media Files. Series 10: Correspondence.
Extent
58 boxes.
Governing access note
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk hours. The collection is stored offsite and should be requested 48 hours in advance
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated by Dan Derdula for the Eric E. Rofes estate, 2007.
System control number
(OCoLC)960054177
Terms governing use
Copyright retained by the Eric E. Rofes estate, 2007.

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