Organization Details

GLBT Historical Society

Type: nonprofit
logophotoOften referred to as San Francisco's "queer Smithsonian," the GLBT Historical Society houses one of the world's largest collections of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender historical materials. The society's GLBT History Museum is the first full-scale, stand-alone museum of its kind in the United States.

The archives of the GLBT Historical Society contain approximately 800 collections of personal papers, photographs and organizational records. These collections include unpublished material such as letters, diaries and scrapbooks documenting the lives of both average people and community leaders. They also include the records of many community organizations, businesses and political campaigns.

In addition, the archives holds over 70 linear feet of ephemera; 5,000 periodical titles; tens of thousands of photographs; approximately 1,000 t-shirts; thousands of posters; more than 500 oral histories; approximately 1,000 hours of recorded sound; and approximately 1,000 hours of film and video. The archives also has extensive holdings of historic textiles, fine and graphic arts, and artifacts.
Archives, Reading Room & Administrative Offices
info@glbthistory.org
415-621-1107
657 Mission St., Suite 300 San Francisco, CA 94105
Website

Participants:

Paul Boneberg
Joanna Black
Alexandra Wirth

Projects:

GLBT - We Were Rebels: Jae Whitaker Remembers Janis Joplin 2017-07-06
GLBT - LGBTQ Portraits: A Queer Historical Perspective 2017-08-10
GLBT - PRESERVING SF LGBTQ CULTURAL HERITAGE 2017-04-18
GLBT - Among the Bohemians: Yone Noguchi & Charles Warren Stoddard 2017-09-06
GLBT - Angela Davis: OUTspoken exhibition opening 2018-02-09
GLBT - Faces From the Past: Bay Area Queer Lives Before 1930 2017-07-14
GLBT - GENDER LABELS — THEN & NOW 2017-08-22
GLBT - Leather: Where We Came From, Where We're Going 2017-07-28
GLBT - LGBTQ Youth in France & the US: Looking Back, Looking Forward 2018-05-17
GLBT - Love Story: Jane Rule & Rick Bebout 2018-02-22
GLBT - Queer Summer of Love in Golden Gate Park 2017-06-18
GLBT - Queers & Electoral Politics: A Multigenerational Conversation 2017-04-25
GLBT - Queers and Class 2018-04-25
GLBT - Red Diaper Daughter 2018-01-11
GLBT - Remembering International Bear Rendezvous 2017-02-16
GLBT - The Making of a Queer Museum 2017-07-25
GLBT - Two Spirit people 2018-02-15
GLBT Birth of the Queer 2018-01-26
GLBT Carry On: Political PTSD Disco 2018-01-20
GLBT Finding the Bisexual in LGBTQ 2018-02-28
GLBT Historical Society Annual Gala - Unmasked 2014-10-29
GLBT museum - 2018 anniversary 2018-03-16

Videos:

GLBT - PRESERVING SF LGBTQ CULTURAL HERITAGE 2017-04-18
GLBT - Among the Bohemians: Yone Noguchi & Charles Warren Stoddard 2017-09-06
GLBT - Angela Davis: OUTspoken exhibition opening 2018-02-09
GLBT - Faces From the Past: Bay Area Queer Lives Before 1930 2017-07-14
GLBT - GENDER LABELS — THEN & NOW 2017-08-22
GLBT - LGBTQ Portraits: A Queer Historical Perspective 2017-08-10
GLBT - LGBTQ Youth in France & the US: Looking Back, Looking Forward 2018-05-17
GLBT - Love Story: Jane Rule & Rick Bebout 2018-02-22
GLBT - Queer Summer of Love in Golden Gate Park 2017-06-18
GLBT - Queers & Electoral Politics: A Multigenerational Conversation 2017-04-25
GLBT - Queers and Class 2018-04-25
GLBT - Red Diaper Daughter 2018-01-11
GLBT - Remembering International Bear Rendezvous 2017-02-16
GLBT - The Making of a Queer Museum 2017-07-25
GLBT - Two Spirit people 2018-02-15
GLBT - We Were Rebels: Jae Whitaker Remembers Janis Joplin 2017-07-06
GLBT Birth of the Queer 2018-01-26
GLBT Carry On: Political PTSD Disco 2018-01-20
GLBT Finding the Bisexual in LGBTQ 2018-02-28
GLBT Historical Society Annual Gala - Unmasked 2014-10-29
Leather: Where We Came From, Where We're Going 2017-07-28
SF GLBT museum - 2018 anniversary 2018-03-16