59 LGBT Collections Available Thanks to NHPRC Grant

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The ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives recently processed 59 collections as part of a project that received a $133,577 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). The project includes many diverse collections that document the beginnings of the LGBT civil rights movement in the United States and the daily lives of prominent artists, activists, and writers. The newly processed collections include photographs dating to 1850 and the records of organizations such as the Lambda Literary Foundation and LGBT running clubs. Another highlight is the papers of intersex activist Lynn Edward Harris.


The newly processed collections include photographs of the Christopher Street West pride parade.

Families marching in the 1982 Christopher Street West pride parade

Hot air balloon rising above the Christopher Street West pride parade in 1982

Attendees at the 1982 Christopher Street West pride parade

Lynn Edward Harris competed in Southern California beauty pageants, winning the title of Costa Mesa Junior Miss in 1968.

Lynn Edward Harris was born intersex and was identified as female on a birth certificate issued in 1950. After working as an actress and model, Harris later identified as and lived as a man. The collection reveals many complexities in legal definitions of gender. It includes legal documents from Harris' successful efforts to challenge a ruling by the California Court that initially denied him the right to legally change his gender. Harris' case became a legal precedent for those wanting to change their legal sex without surgery.

Thanks to the NHPRC-supported processing project, the ONE Archives will soon make available online finding aids for its entire archival collection. We'll continue providing project updates via Libwire and share highlights from the newly processed collections.

Finding aids for the 59 newly processed collections are available online:

Alliance for Gay [and Lesbian] Artists (AGLA) Records                

Antique photographs of gay and bisexual men                                

Arch Brown Collection                                                                     

Beth Chayim Chadashim Records                                                      

California State University, Northridge Associated Students, Inc. Collection                                                                    

Charlie Airwaves Los Angeles Christopher Street West gay pride parade photographs                                                            

Childhood Games Survey                                                                  

Daniel Warner Collection                                                                   

David Charnow Collection on Survivors: Conversations with Upper Westsider                                                                       

Dick Jones and Ken Boyce 50th anniversary photographs               

Eric Gordon's Marc Blitzstein Collection                                         

Foto Flair Los Angeles Christopher Street West gay pride parade photographs                                                           

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Theater Collection                                                                              

Gregg Strom Papers                                                                           

Henry Gerber Collection                                                                    

Homosexuality Among Highly Religious Mormons Survey Collection                                                                              

Illustrated Fiction Collection                                                             

International Association of Black and White Men Together Collection                                                                            

Jean Tretter Collection                                                                      

Jeffrey Jon Masino Collection on California AIDS Ride                  

Jesse Jacobs Papers                                                                           

Jim Yousling Collection                                                                      

Joan Corbin Papers                                                                           

John Paul Hudson Collection                                                            

Jon Davidson Papers                                                                         

Kenneth Bartmess Collection                                                             

Lambda Amateur Radio Club Hollywood Chapter Records            

Lambda Literary Foundation Collection                                            

Larry Sprenger Papers                                                                        

Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association Records                               

Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club Records                                 

Los Angeles Frontrunners Collection                                                 

Los Angeles Shanti Records                                                               

Lynn Edward Harris Collection                                                         

Marc Geller Photographs                                                                   

Municipal Elections Committee of Los Angeles (MECLA) Collection                                                                        

National Socialist League Collection                                                  

New Orleans photographs                                                                

Non-LGBT magazine cover story collection                                     

Non-LGBT newspaper frontpage collection                                     

ONE in Long Beach, Inc. Records                                                      

Outfest records                                                                                  

Philip Gambone interviews (accretion)                                              

Rick Mechtly's Non Hetero Cinema Clippings                                 

Riverside Coalition Against Discrimination Records                         

Robert Craig Collection                                                                      

Robert Opel Los Angeles Christopher Street West gay pride parade photographs                                                           

Rusty Morris Los Angeles Christopher Street West gay pride parade photographs                                                          

Scripts and Plays                                                                                

Sheffler Photographs                                                                          

Sidney Bronstein Papers                                                                    

Southern California Woman for Understanding Records                   

St. Louis pride parade photographs                                                   

Steve Berman Collection                                                                   

Stonewall Democratic Club Collection                                              

Susan McGrievy's Collection on the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)                                           

Valerie Johnson Collection                                                                 

Werle Studio Subject File                                                                  

William Cole Collection on Camp Camp                                           



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