225 ONE Archives Collections Cataloged through NHPRC Grant
Archivists at the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries recently completed an ambitious 2-year cataloging project. Thanks to generous support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), they processed 225 archival collections on many facets of U.S. LGBTQ life from the 1940s to the present. The collections document the work of early activists and visual artists as well as the daily lives of ordinary people who broke new ground for U.S. LGBTQ communities.
As a result of the project, the 225 collections, totaling more than 1500 linear feet, are now fully accessible for research, education, and reinterpretation by filmmakers and other visual artists. They provide new insights into LGBTQ activism in Los Angeles and across the U.S., including Boston, Rochester, and Texas. Researchers can explore the 225 collections, along with 383 other ONE Archives collections, via the Online Archive of California (OAC). Also, the collections--notably paintings and sketches by Sidney Bronstein and photographs by Miles Everitt--have already been featured in cultural programs and exhibitions at ONE Archives.
To learn more, read the recent post by ONE Archives at the USC Libraries archivists who completed the project in December of last year.
Gay couple, possibly students from the University of Rochester, New York, sip from the same drink while holding hands, June 1971. Richard Jay Silverthorn Papers. ONE Archives at the USC Libraries
S. Diane Bogus and Tritby Nelson of Women in the Moon (WIM) Publications. Carolyn Weathers Photographs and Papers. ONE Archives at the USC Libraries
Sidney Bronstein, Unknown (Portrait of a man smiling), 1949. Watercolor on cardboard. ONE Archives at the USC Libraries
Adrian Smart and Carolyn Weathers stand outside a barbershop. Spring 1963. Carolyn Weathers Photographs and Papers. ONE Archives at the USC Libraries