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Photograph of a tearoom from an article by Laud Humphreys, “Tearoom Trade: Impersonal Sex in Public Places,” published in Trans-action (January 1970), 20-21. Photographer unknown. Laud Humphreys Papers. ONE Archives at the USC Libraries

Stand Close, It’s Shorter Than You Think: A show on feminist rage

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives in collaboration with Artist Curated Projects (ACP) presents Stand Close, It’s Shorter Than You Think: A show on feminist rage
2013
Trade Secrets

Trade Secrets

The Small Collections Room displays rare archive materials from ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives in Los Angeles. Founded in 1952, ONE is the oldest collection of its kind in the world and the oldest archive LGBTQ organization in the US.
2013
Queers Print Colage

Queers Print

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives celebrates its 60th Anniversary with Queers Print at the ONE Archives Gallery & Museum in West Hollywood, an exhibition exploring LGBTQ publishing and activism in Los Angeles.
2013
Sea of Transition, c.1980s. Silver gelatin print. Courtesy of the Steven Arnold Archive

Steven Arnold: Cabinet of Curiosities

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives presents Steven Arnold: Cabinet of Curiosities, a retrospective exhibition of this groundbreaking yet under-recognized queer artist
2012
Leah DeVun, Everywoman, 2012. Chromogenic print. Courtesy of the artist

Latent Images

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives presents Latent Images, an exhibition of contemporary photography by Leah DeVun alongside a range of historical, photo-based materials, including art photography and captivating personal photo albums, from the collections at ONE Archives.
2012
Defiant Spaces

Defiant Spaces: 60 Years of Queer Organizations in L.A.

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives presents Defiant Spaces: 60 Years of Queer Organizations in L.A. at the Los Angeles City Hall
2012
Lee Relvas, Hags, 2009. Watercolor and gouache on paper. Courtesy of the artist

Let Your Body In

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives presents Let Your Body In, an exhibition of work by contemporary queer artists alongside artworks and objects from the collections at ONE Archives.
2012
To Whom It May Concern

To Whom it May Concern

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives is pleased to present To Whom It May Concern, a site-specific installation by Catherine Lord
2011

Cruising the Archive: Queer Art and Culture in Los Angeles, 1945-1980

A three-part exhibition of artworks alongside archival items culled from the collections at ONE Archives at the USC Libraries
2011
Installation photograph of Onya Hogan-Finlay’s My Taste in Men, March 21-25, 2011. Photograph by Joshua White

Exhibition Archive

Find below listing of select exhibitions organized by ONE Archives or significant collaborators prior to 2011.
2010