Milk, Harvey, 1930-1978

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Harvey Milk, a San Francisco politician and gay rights activist, was born in Woodmere, New York on May 22, 1930. Joe Campbell was born on November 4, 1936. Milk and Campbell met at Riis Park Beach, Queens, New York in July 1956 and their relationship lasted into 1962. Much later Milk later moved to San Francisco, entered politics, and was assassinated along with Mayor George Moscone in 1978.

In the 1960s Campbell was a member of the Andy Warhol crowd and was dubbed the "Sugar Plum Fairy" by Dorothy Dean, a friend from that set. Campbell appeared in the Warhol film My Hustler (1965) as the character Sugar Plum Fairy, and Lou Reed's Walk on the Wild Side (1972) contains a reference to Campbell by that moniker as well.

Later Joe Campbell had a significant relationship with Oliver "Bill" Sipple, a former Marine. Sipple came into the public eye in 1975 for thwarting an assassination attempt on the life of Gerald Ford. Joe Campbell died on October 2, 2005.

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creatorOf Milk, Harvey. Harvey Milk Archives - Scott Smith Collection, 1919-1995 (bulk 1973-1985). San Francisco Public Library, Main Library
referencedIn Craig Rodwell papers, 1940-1993, 1962-1993 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Marie Ueda Collection, 1975-1990, 1975-1979 Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.
referencedIn Camilo, Bill, 1959-1993. Bill Camilo papers, ca. 1875 and 1977-1986 (bulk, 1979-1980). Gay and Lesbian Historical Society of Northern California
referencedIn Alfred, Randy. Randy Alfred subject files and sound recordings, 1974-1990. Gay and Lesbian Historical Society of Northern California
referencedIn Kay Boyle letters to Helga Einsele, 1951-1992 University of Delaware Library - Special Collections
referencedIn (Gay Rights--Harvey Milk Speech & Letter) 6/78-7/78 (O/A 5771) United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Nicoletta, Daniel, 1954-. Dan Nicoletta photographs of San Francisco queer culture [graphic]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Harvey Milk (Opera) [clippings] New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Epstein, Rob, 1955-.... The times of Harvey Milk / Rob Epstein, réal. ; Mark Isham, comp. ; Harvey Fierstein, voix. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Milk, Harvey. Harvey Milk letters to Susan Davis Alch, 1956-1962. San Francisco Public Library, Main Library
referencedIn Rodwell, Craig, 1940-1993. Craig Rodwell papers, 1940-1993, bulk (1962-1993). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Shilts, Randy, 1951-1994. Harvey Milk : sa vie, son époque / Randy Shilts ; traduction, Aurélien Tremblay. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Ueda, Marie. Marie Ueda collection, 1975-1990, bulk, 1975-1979. Gay and Lesbian Historical Society of Northern California
creatorOf Milk, Harvey. Harvey Milk letters to Joe Campbell, 1961-[1967?]. San Francisco Public Library, Main Library
referencedIn Newman, Lesléa. A letter to Harvey Milk / Leslea Newman. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Krakow, Kari. Kari Krakow papers, 1998-2000. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Harvey Milk Letters to Joe Campbell, 1961-[1971] James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library
referencedIn Shilts, Randy. Randy Shilts papers, 1955-1994. San Francisco Public Library, Main Library
referencedIn Daniel Nicoletta Photographs Collection, 1976-2000 James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1875-2004 (inclusive), 1936-2000 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Harvey Milk (Opera) [programs] New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Mann, Emily. Execution of justice: typescript, 1985. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Dobbins, Steve. The Dan White incident / by Steve Dobbins. Pepperdine University Libraries, Payson Library
referencedIn Harvey Milk (Opera) [programs] New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Nicoletta, Daniel. Daniel Nicoletta photographs collection, 1976-2000. San Francisco Public Library, Main Library
referencedIn Franzoni, David. The mayor of Castro Street : a screenplay / by David Franzoni & Oliver Stone & Gus Van Sant. University of Missouri-Kansas City, Miller Nichols Library; Health Sciences Library; Dental Library
referencedIn Harvey Milk (Opera) [clippings] New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Kari Krakow papers, 1998-2000. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
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correspondedWith Alch, Susan Davis person
associatedWith Alfred, Randy. person
associatedWith Boyle, Kay, 1902-1992 person
associatedWith Camilo, Bill, 1959-1993. person
correspondedWith Campbell, Joe person
correspondedWith Campbell, Joe person
associatedWith Dobbins, Steve. person
associatedWith Franzoni, David. person
associatedWith Harvey, John. person
associatedWith Krakow, Kari. person
associatedWith Mann, Emily. person
associatedWith Newman, Lesléa. person
associatedWith Nicoletta, Daniel, 1954- person
associatedWith Rodwell, Craig, 1940-1993. person
associatedWith Shilts, Randy. person
associatedWith Shilts, Randy, 1951-1994. person
associatedWith Smith, Scott (Joseph Scott) person
associatedWith Ueda, Marie. person
associatedWith Vidal, Gore, 1925- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
San Francisco (Calif.)
United States
California--San Francisco
United States
Subject
Gays--Political activity
Nineteen seventies
Speeches, addresses, etc., American
Gay men--Correspondence
Gay liberation movement
Gay men--United States--Biography
Gay politicians
Politicians
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Birth 1930-05-22

Death 1978-11-27

Americans

English

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