Bergquist, Brian J. (Brian Joel), 1958-1998.
- Papers, 1971-1998
- ca. 5 ft.
- Gay activist, of Boise, Idaho
- Finding aid onlline
Correspondence, writings, organizational files, subject files, clippings, photos, and other papers, documenting Bergquist's activism on behalf of gay rights in Boise, Idaho, in the 1990s; together with personal memorabilia of Bergquist and his partner, John C. Hummel. Includes material relating to Bergquist's leadership positions in Your Family, Friends, and Neighbors (YFFN), Don't Sign On, and No On One Coalition; his role in organizing the first Gay Pride parades in Boise; and the statewide campaign which Bergquist co-chaired against Proposition One, the anti-gay initiative, 1993-1994. Personal memorabilia includes his personal journal (1979-1980) from his college days at Northwestern University with reflections on his sexuality, written before he came out; his coming-out letter to his parents (1989); and scripts he wrote in college and in Hollywood. Some of the subject and organizational files were compiled jointly by Bergquist and John C. Hummel.
Gifts of Mr. Bergquist's mother, Joan Bergquist, and of his partner, John C. Hummel.