Archival Collections

ONE houses over 700 archival collections of personal papers from activists, artists, and ordinary citizens, as well as records from LGBTQ political, social, educational, and cultural organizations. The collections include a wide array of materials such as manuscripts, photographs, letters, graphics, and other historically significant materials.

ONE Archives at the USC Libraries contains a wealth of archival materials collected and donated over many decades. Our current archivists and librarians charged with stewarding these materials attempt to describe them in ways that are respectful and equitable. You can read the full Statement on Inclusive and Anti-racist Description. For more information, questions, or recommendations, please email us at

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The archival collections at ONE Archives are searchable via the Online Archive of California, which houses all of ONE’s Finding Aids. Explore ONE on the OAC through the search box or click here for a full inventory of our holdings.



Unprocessed Archival Collections

Currently, there are no catalog records for some archival collections at ONE, which are listed below. Researchers may view these unprocessed materials by appointment with assistance of an archivist.

  • American Foundation for AIDS Research (AMFAR)
  • Catherine Lord Papers
  • Cyclona Collection
  • Daniel Luckenbill Papers
  • Jack Vargas Papers
  • Jay R. Lawton Photographs
  • Get Equal Records
  • Lee Mentley Papers and Photographs
  • Long Beach/Orange County LOBOC Motorcycle Club Records
  • Mark Katz Papers
  • Purple Circuit Records
  • Roberto Gil de Montes Papers and Photographs
  • Saddleback Motorcycle Corps Collection
  • Sheree Rose and Bob Flanagan Papers and Photographs
  • Steve Desroches Collection on Drag
  • Stuart Timmons Papers