Homophile Movement: Papers of Donald Stewart Lucas, 1941-1976
Donald Stewart Lucas was born in 1926. Raised in rural Colorado, Lucas remained isolated from the rapidly modernizing United States until he left his hometown to work in the shipyards of Spokane, Washington, during the Second World War. During the war, he visited San Francisco once and was immediately enthralled with the technological wonders and the limitless opportunity that the city seemed to offer. In 1949, Lucas moved to San Francisco and remained there until he died in 1998.