Catalog of 1968 Box

COLLECTION GUIDE

Collection Title: Marker, Ed Collection
Collection Number: 2010-6.16.2010
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COLLECTION OVERVIEW

Description

This collection comprises materials covering the period of the late 1960’s collected by Ed Marker. The scope of the materials include personal papers and ephemera related to Marker’s theories and activities, particularly with the idea of time travel and his search for time portals that he believed were located in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District. The collection contains biographical information that would be relevant to researchers doing work on the early years of the LGBT movement and gay life in the late 60s. The collection includes work documents, ephemera collected from Marker’s research, drawings, and maps. The bulk of this collection consists of sketchbooks, scrapbook materials and ephemera.

Background

From what we can deduce from the contents of the collection, Ed Marker was born on June 16, 1951 (approximate date of birth). He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and moved to San Francisco in 1968. He lived his adult life in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District at 940 Sutter Street.

Acquisition Information

Donated to the GLBT Historical Society in 2010 by anonymous.

Extent

1 box

COLLECTION CONTENTS

Copy of Herman Hesse’s Siddhartha (Book annotated by Ed Marker. Note: the book contained an unsealed envelope with a map of the Tenderloin and a poem signed by Magister Ludi)
Link to The Project Gutenberg EBook of Siddhartha, by Herman Hesse

A Map found in Ed Marker’s copy of Siddhartha traces a path from the Alhambra Theater to Claude Lane.
Link to Google map

Portfolio titled Atlas of the Universe (Portfolio of Maps)
Link to Flickr gallery

Portfolio titled Manifestations of Violence (Portfolio of images)
Link to Flickr gallery

Poem by Magister Ludi (Image and text of poem)
Link to Poem

Map of Tenderloin Bars (circa 1968)
Link to Google map

Portfolio of Drawings of Tenderloin Bars (circa 1968)
Link to Flickr gallery

Scrapbook of photos of Doyle’s after-hours club
Link to Flickr gallery

Scrapbook of photos of the D.B. (The Dark Bride)
Link to Flickr gallery

Small diary titled Book of Dreams (The diary contains only one entry)
Link to Dream Sequence video

Video collection.
Link to YouTube Videos
Link to Vimeo Videos

COLLECTION DETAILS

Descriptive Summary

Access
Publication Rights
Preferred Citation
Acquisition Information
Biography / Administrative History
Scope and Content of Collection
Arrangement
Indexing Terms
Other Finding Aids

Descriptive Summary

Title: Finding aid of the Ed Marker Papers 1951 (?) –
Dates: 1968-
Collection number: 2010-16
Creator: Marker, Ed
Collection Size: 1 boxes
Repository: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
San Francisco, California 94105

Abstract: This collection comprises materials covering the period of the late 1960’s of Ed Marker’s life. The scope of the materials include personal papers and ephemera related to Marker’s theories and activities, particularly with the idea of time travel and his search for time portals that he believed were located in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District. The collection includes work documents, ephemera collected from Marker’s research, drawings, and maps. The bulk of this collection consists of sketchbooks and scrapbook materials

Physical location: Stored at the Archives of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society in San Francisco, California

Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection open for research.
Publication Rights
Copyright to unpublished manuscript materials has been transferred to the author of this blog.

Preferred Citation

Finding aid of the Ed Marker Papers, 1949(?) – , 2010-16, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.

Biography / Administrative History

From what we can deduce from the contents of the collection, Ed Marker was born on June 16, 1949 – 51 (approximate date). He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and moved to San Francisco in 1968. He lived his adult life in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District at 940 Sutter Street.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection has a noteworthy range of materials, covering the late 60s that includes a picture of life in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district in a significant period of social and political transition.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library’s online public access catalog.

Gay bars
Gay men
Gay Youth
Hippie men
The 60s
Tenderloin
San Francisco (Calif.)

Other Finding Aids

Related GLBTHS Collections Tenderloin, 1960s

Note: The contents of this narrative are fictional. Any resemblance to any persons living or deceased is purely coincidental.