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Police Raid at New Year's Day Ball at California Hall

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Dance Functions

Private dances were important events during the 1960's…


CRH Benefit Dance

Homophile groups decided to show their support for CRH…


Preparations

Police harassment of homosexual gatherings was commonplace…


Police Raid

As guests began to arrive, police officers appeared…


Persons Arrested

San Francisco police arrested six persons that evening…

 

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The San Francisco police arrested six persons at California Hall that evening. Attorneys Herb Donaldson and Evander Smith, who had been retained in case of police interference, were arrested for challenging continued police entry into this private dance. Another attorney Elliot Leighton, backup to Donaldson and Smith, along with Nancy May, who was taking tickets at the front door, were also arrested for obstructing the police. Two guests in the hall, Konrad Osterreich and Jon Borset (names as reported in the San Francisco Chronicle) were arrested for “disorderly conduct.”

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Account of California Hall Arrests by Herb Donaldson & Evander Smith (9 pages)

   

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Evander Smith and Herb Donaldson Collection, San Francisco History Center.

 

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