Fred Karger Papers

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1439
Creators:
Karger, Fred, 1950-
Dates:
1960-2015
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
5 Cubic feet
5 boxes
Repository:
The papers document Fred Karger's early life and education, his brief career in acting, his activism for marriage equality and other LGBT concerns, his work in political consulting, and his candidacy for president in 2012.

Content Description
Content Description
The papers, consisting mostly of secondary materials, document Karger's early life and education, his brief career in acting, his activism for marriage equality and other LGBT concerns, his work in political consulting, and his candidacy for president in 2012. The collection includes papers relating to his childhood and education, such as school photographs; scripts from television shows he appeared in; brochures and flyers from his political activism, including boycotts of businesses that supported Proposition 8 in California, and efforts to save the gay landmark, the Boom Boom Room, in Laguna Beach, California; protest posters, some hand made; columns, articles, clippings and magazines containing articles by and about Karger, some gay-oriented, others not; magazines and newspaper articles on major events, such as President John F. Kennedy's assassination.

Administration
Author
NMAH Staff
Processing Information
Collection is unprocessed.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Preferred Citation
Fred Karger Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

Keywords
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Brochures Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gay activists Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
https://americanhistory.si.edu/archives