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About GLBT Historical Society

Often 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 new GLBT History Museum is the first full-scale, stand-alone museum of its kind in the United States. (more)


Number of items in DIVA: 3918


Crawford Barton Papers

The Crawford Barton Papers are a series of photographs documenting the general San Francisco GLBT community.  It features numerous photos that represent the GLBT culture and lifestyle during the 1970s in San Francisco.  The collection also documents a variety of major contemporary GLBT events such as Gay Freedom Day, the Castro...

Robert Pruzan Papers

The Robert Pruzan Papers are a series of photographs documenting important San Francisco GLBT community events.  The collection includes photos of events such as the Arena Bare Chest Contest, the Gay Games 2, Harvey Milk’s birthday, and the International Lesbian and Gay Freedom Day Parade.

Henri Leleu Papers

The Henri Leleu Papers are a series of photographs of important figures, sites, and events within the San Francisco GLBT society.  Leleu’s photos primarily document GLBT community events and culture, such as the Barbary Coasters Gold Rush Run, March for Recognition, and picketing and activist events.  The collection also...

Gay Freedom Day

The Gay Freedom Day collection features a series of photos taken in May of 1969 on Gay Freedom Day.  The photos, taken by photographer Crawford Barton, depict the San Francisco Bay Area GLBT community in the midst of this significant event and demonstrate how the GLBT society included, inspired, and interacted with people from all walks of...