May 9, 2014: The Project thanks Gina Gatta, President and Editor-in-Chief of Damron, Inc., for proviidng scans of St. Louis' Damron listings from 1965-1979.
In 1964, Bob Damron published a book of all the gay bars he knew from his constant travels across the United States. This book fit comfortably in the palm of your hand. Despite its petite size, this book was an impressive accomplishment. Each one of the listings he had visited himself. Today Damron is a world-wide resource regarding LGBT events and travel.
The donated Damron listings provide a rare glimpse into LGBT life before you could just turn to Google for travel advice. The Project is analyzing the St. Louis listings to see which locaitons it has in its database, and for unknown ones. Information from the St. Louis pages will be posted to the Project's website in the near future. Thanks again to Gina Gatta and Damron for this important donation.