Smith, Evander California Hall Papers

Span Dates: 1965-1973
Bulk Dates:
Volume: .5 cubic feet


The collection documents the trial preparation, aftermath and press coverage surrounding the arrest of six individuals at the Council on Religion and the Homosexual's Mardi Gras Ball held on Jan. 1, 1965, at California Hall in San Francisco.

Hist/Bio Note

The lawyer Evander Smith was retained by the Council on Religion and the Homosexual. He was one the individuals arrested on Jan. 1, 1965. He and fellow lawyer Herb Donaldson represented the defendants at trial.

Finding Aid

An online finding aid is available through the Online Archives of California.


The collection (GLC 46) is held at the James C. Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library.


Council on Religion and the Homosexual | California | San Francisco