Eilers, Jim

Span Dates: 1998
Bulk Dates:
Volume: Oral history interview #98-047


This interview discusses many topics including: gay liberation, Catholicism, religion, the civil rights movement, AIDS, Gay Sunshine, the relationships between gay men and lesbians, and the Catholic organization Dignity.

Hist/Bio Note

Eilers was born in East Chicago in 1937 and moved to San Francisco in 1959 where he was involved and witnessed the emergence of gay culture in the early Sixties.

Finding Aid

A transcript of the interview can be found at the following web address.


This oral history interview is housed at the GLBT Historical Society of Northern California in San Francisco.


Roman Catholic | Eilers, Jim | Dignity | Activist (church change) | AIDS | Civil Rights Movement | Gay Liberation Movement | California | Chicago | Illinois | San Francisco