Correspondence, writings, organizational files, subject files, clippings, photos, and other papers, documenting Bergquist's activism on behalf of gay rights in Boise, Idaho, in the 1990s; together with personal memorabilia of Bergquist and his partner, John C. Hummel. Includes material relating to Bergquist's leadership positions in Your Family, Friends, and Neighbors (YFFN), Don't Sign On, and No On One Coalition; his role in organizing the first Gay Pride parades in Boise; and the statewide campaign which Bergquist co-chaired against Proposition One, the anti-gay initiative, 1993-1994. Personal memorabilia includes his personal journal (1979-1980) from his college days at Northwestern University with reflections on his sexuality, written before he came out; his coming-out letter to his parents (1989); and scripts he wrote in college and in Hollywood. Some of the subject and organizational files were compiled jointly by Bergquist and John C. Hummel.
Newspaper clippings about Proposition 1, a referendum question on Idaho’s 1994 general election ballot, and the debate over gay rights in Idaho in general; together with photos documenting the Don’t Sign On / No One One campaign. (The proposition was defeated at the polls.) Other groups documented include the Idaho Citizens Alliance, the organization that campaigned for the initiative.