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About GLBT Historical Society

Founded in 1985, the GLBT Historical Society collects, preserves, exhibits and makes accessible to the public materials and knowledge to support and promote understanding of LGBTQ history, culture and arts in all their diversity. The Dr. John P. De Cecco Archives & Special Collections of the GLBT Historical Society are among the largest and most extensive holdings in the world of materials pertaining to LGBTQ people and organizations. Broadly speaking, the over 900 discrete collections fall into four main areas: archives, periodicals, oral histories, and arts & artifacts. (more)

Statistics

Number of items in DIVA: 4731

Collections

Crawford Wayne Barton Papers

Crawford Wayne Barton (1943-1993) is perhaps best known as a photographer of San Francisco's gay community in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. This digital collection includes selections from the Crawford Wayne Barton papers, including images related to LGBTQ cultural sites, events, and people. Some major subjects include candlelight...

Robert Pruzan Papers

Robert Pruzan (1946-1992) was a photographer and photojournalist. Much of his work documents LGBTQ life in San Francisco in the 1970s and 1980s. This digital collection includes selections from the Robert Pruzan papers, including images related to LGBTQ cultural sites, events, and people. Some major subjects include Arena Bare Chest...

Henri Leleu Papers

Henri Leleu (1907-1996) was a photographer, traveler, veteran, and gay activist. This digital collection includes selections from the Henri Leleu papers, including images related to LGBTQ cultural sites, events, and people, particularly in the San Francisco Bay Area during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. Some major subjects include the Gay...

Elaine Gay Jarvis Papers

This is a collection of black and white photographs created by Elaine Gay Jarvis of the 1978 Gay Freedom Day Parade in San Francisco, California.

The Gay Life Radio Show

The Gay Life was a public affairs radio show created by Randy Alfred and aired on KSAN in the 1970s and 1980s. The show addressed lesbian and gay issues and organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. This digital collection includes selections of the show that are part of the Randy Alfred Subject Files and Sound Recordings...