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 These collections include unpublished material such as letters, diaries and scrapbooks documenting the lives of both average people and community leaders.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 2 Spirit people 2018-02-15
GLBT Angela Davis 0018-02-09
GLBT Finding the Bisexual in LGBTQ 2018-02-28
GLBT Historical Society Annual Gala - Unmasked 2014-10-29
GLBT Love Story: Jane Rule & Rick Bebout 2018-02-22

Videos:

GLBT - We Were Rebels: Jae Whitaker Remembers Janis Joplin 2017-07-06
GLBT 2 Spirit people 2018-02-15
GLBT Angela Davis 0018-02-09
GLBT Finding the Bisexual in LGBTQ 2018-02-28
GLBT Historical Society Annual Gala - Unmasked 2014-10-29
GLBT Love Story: Jane Rule & Rick Bebout 2018-02-22