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James Edward Van Buskirk

James Edward Van Buskirk, American librarian, writer.


  • Buskirk, James Edward Van was born on August 29, 1952 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Edward Riley Van Buskirk and Anne Marie Van Buskirk (nee Burns).

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Sociology, University California, 1977. Master of Library Science, University California, 1981.


    • Program manager, James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center San Francisco Public Library., since 1992.


    • Co-author: Gay by the Bay: A History of Queer Culture in the San Francisco Bay Area (Lambda Literature award nominee, 1997), Celluloid San Francisco: The Film Lover's Guide to Bay Area Movie Locations. Co-editor: Identity Envy: Wanting To Be Who We're Not, Love, Castro Street: Reflections of San Francisco. Contributor: San Francisco Almanac, Best of San Francisco, Knopf Guide California, Contemporary Gay American Poets and Playwrights, anthology Liberating Minds: The Stories and Professional Lives of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Librarians and their Advocates, bibliography Bibliography of Gay and Lesbian Art, anthology Dangerous Families: Queer Writers on Surviving, I Do, I Don't: Queers on Marriage.
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    Born August 29, 1952
    (age 65)
    • 1977
      University California
    • 1981
      University California
    • 1992
      Program manager