Randy Burns Papers
Scope and Contents
The Randy Burns Papers consists of writings, photographs, and articles parimarily related to the organization Gay American Indians (GAI). Many of the articles are photocopies.
- 1983 - 2005
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Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.
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Biographical / Historical
Randy Burns is a gay activist, originally from the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. In 1975, he co-founded Gay American Indians (GAI) in San Francisco, the first lesbian and gay Native organiztion in the United States and Canada. It originally began as a social group, to give "emotional, practical and cultural support" for its members, but later expanded to create the American Indian AIDS Institute during the AIDS epedemic. Burns continues to research and write about the history of Two-Spirit people.
2.2 Linear Feet (1 Slim Hollinger Box, 1 oversize 20 x 24" box)
Language of Materials
The Randy Burns Papers consists of writings, photographs, and articles parimarily related to the organization Gay American Indians (GAI).
- Randy Burns Papers
- Aiden M. Bettine
- October 2022
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