Milk, Harvey Bernard. “You’ve Got to Have Hope.” In San Francisco Public Library, James C. Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center “Harvey Milk Archives – Scott Smith Collection,” collection number GLC 35, Box 9. [=A] 

The copy-text is Milk 1977 (=A), an original draft of Milk’s last famous campaign speech; this typed version with handwritten notes represents the first time the speech was delivered.  The occasion was to announce his candidacy for the District 5 seat of the San Francisco Board of the Supervisors on June 24, 1977 during the Gay Freedom Day celebration at theGayCommunity Center(330 Grove Street), District 5,San Francisco.

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1. Speech Title as it is to be printed: You’ve Got to Have Hope.

2. Exact Date and Place of Speech Delivery: June 24, 1977; Gay Community Center (330 Grove Street), Gay Freedom Day, Castro Street, District Five, San Francisco, California

3. Complete Name of Speaker, with year of birth and year of death: Harvey Bernard Milk (1930-1978).

4. Complete name of editor or compiler of electronic text, with indication of role: Jason Edward Black (editor) and Benjamin Kimmerle (transcriber).

5. Date of Electronic edition: 2010.

6. Languages: English (100%)

7. San Francisco Public Library, James C. Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center, Harvey Milk Archives – Scott Smith Collection, collection number GLC 35, Box 9, Series 2d, 10pp.

8. Indication of editing functions performed (e.g., data entry, proof-reading), by whom (complete name), and when performed (complete [inclusive] date[s]): Jason Edward Black, initial archival copy, 6 August 2007; Benjamin Kimmerle, transcription and proof-reading of electronic copy-text, 22 January 2010; Jason Edward Black, collation of electronic copy-text with other versions, 4 February 2010; Jason Edward Black, editing of electronic text, 9 September 2010; Jason Edward Black, final proof-reading of edited electronic text, 10 September 2010.