Collection Info

Blackstone, Elliot

Span Dates: 1997

Volume: Oral history interview #97-034


This interview covers many topics, including law enforcement, public relations, and transsexuality. In particular, it discussed the events at the New Year's Ball at California Hall in 1964. This ball led to the formation of the homophile movement in San Francisco and the subsequent founding of the Council on Religion and the Homosexual (CRH). The interview was conducted by Susan Styker.

Hist/Bio Note

Biographical information is not available at this time.

Finding Aid

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This oral history interview is located at the GLBT Historical Society of Northern California in San Francisco.

Index Terms

Council on Religion and the HomosexualCaliforniaSan Francisco [CA]Church work with gays -- United StatesClergy -- Political ActivityCouncil on Religion and the Homosexual -- HistoryGay liberation movement -- Religious aspectsGays -- United States -- History -- 20th Century -- SourcesGlide Memorial United Methodist ChurchCromey, Robert WarrenBlackstone, Elliot