Denton, Richard Papers

Span Dates: 1931-1988
Bulk Dates:
Volume: 4.8 linear feet


This collection includes Avengers Motorcycle Club administrative records, subject files on gay and lesbian organizations, and personal papers of Richard Denton.

Hist/Bio Note

William Richard Denton grew up in Seattle, Washington, and graduated from Queen Anne High School in 1947. Denton worked as a minister and librarian for Presbyterian churches in Reno, Nevada, and throughout Southern California. In the 1950s-1960s, Denton was married to a woman named Margie, and they had three children. In the 1970s he became a member and officer of Avengers, a gay motorcycle club.

Finding Aid

A finding aid is available through the Online Archives of California


This collection is located at ONE Archives at


Presbyterian Church (USA) | California