Young, Richmond Papers

Span Dates: 1957-1995
Bulk Dates:
Volume: 18 cartons, 2 boxes


The Richmond Young Papers include materials related to the Council on Religion and the Homosexual and Dignity-San Francisco.The collection includes correspondence; diaries; materials related to Democratic Party politics, local, statewide and national elections; materials related to Young's student activism; subject files; and biographical materials. The collection includes one box of material relating to the Council on Religion and the Homosexual. Most of the original folder titles and order were maintained.

Hist/Bio Note

The Richmond Young papers document the political activism of civic leader Richmond Young (1952-1995). Young was a longtime San Francisco political and AIDS activist. Starting in 1968, when he served as Northern California coordinator for the Eugene McCarthy for President campaign, Young worked on behalf of gay, lesbian and Democratic candidates on the local, state and national level.

Finding Aid

A brief description of the collection is available by using the search function on the following web address. A finding aid is available at the GLBT Historical Society Archives.


The collection is held at the GLBT Historical Society of Northern California (San Francisco).


Catholic (Roman) | Council on Religion and the Homosexual | Dignity | Gay Liberation Movement | California | San Francisco