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About this collection

Background

Ted Sahl is an award winning photographer in San Jose, California who has spent the last 30 years as a photojournalist, documenting social and political events in the Bay Area. Although best known for his involvement with the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community , Sahl also covered anti-nuclear demonstrations at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the farm labor strikes that occurred during the 1970's in California.

The Digital Collection

The King Library Digital Collection currently includes a representative selection of the 6000 photographic prints in the collection, and new images are added to the collection periodically. For additional information about using images in this collection, contact the SJSU Special Collections Department.

The Physical Collection

The bulk of the Ted Sahl Collection documents Sahl's photographic work with the gay and lesbian community in San Jose and the Bay Area from 1976-2001. In addition to photographs, the collection includes background research and working drafts of Sahl's book From Closet to Community: A Quest for Gay and Lesbian Liberation in San Jose & Santa Clara County (2002), personal papers, published and unpublished essays, and materials related to the San Jose Gay Pride Committee.

For a description of the contents of the physical collection, see the online Collection Guide.

 
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