Artist in front of embroidered quilt that says "dykes for trans rights"

Sarah-Joy Ford Artist in Residence Summer 2022

Artist Sarah-Joy Ford will be in residence at ONE this summer with an exhibition in July.

Photograph of interior of ONE Archives


Apply now for a Gety Marrow Curatorial Internship at the ONE Archives.

March on Sacramento 1988

Recent Collection Highlights

In 2020, ONE Archives began a project to process and preserve nine of its highest priority collections documenting LGBTQ communities in California. Several of these collections are now available to the public for research thanks to a generous grant from the California State Library and additional support from the ONE Archives Foundation.


ONE Inc. and Mattachine Society, Early LGBTQ Collections Now Online

The ONE Archives at the USC Libraries is excited to share the news that collections from two of the earliest gay and lesbian organizations in the United States, ONE Incorporated and Mattachine Society, are now accessible through the USC Digital Library, thanks to a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Pride Parade with banner that reads "Black Gays Unite"

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Awards Grant for “Queer Black California: Art and Politics”

We are happy to announce that The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts has awarded the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries, in partnership with the California African American Museum, a grant to support the research for an exhibition tentatively titled, Queer Black California: Art and Politics.

ONE Archives Reading Room with materials on display on tables

Applications Open: 2021 Getty Marrow Undergraduate Summer Internship

The ONE Archives at the USC Libraries has been awarded a grant from the Getty Foundation to hire one undergraduate student for a summer Curatorial Research Internship.

Simone Gad with her paintings and cat

Artist and Actress Simone Gad (1947-2021)

Simone, a well-known fixture in the Los Angeles art and acting community has passed away at the age of 74.

Ivy Bottini with camera

Activist and Artist Ivy Bottini (1926-2021)

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of dear friend, activist, feminist, artist, comedian, and all-around game-changer, Ivy Bottini, who was 94.  

Print showing black background with white pulsing planets and other celestial objects

Getty Foundation Awards Research Grant for “Sexual Science and the Imagination"

ONE Archives at the USC Libraries was recently awarded a grant from the Getty Foundation to prepare for the next edition of the region-wide arts initiative Pacific Standard Time, scheduled to open in 2024. 

Three images of Lenn Keller

Artist, Activist, Archivist Lenn Keller (1951-2020)

We are sharing the news and mourning the passing of Lenn Keller, artist, activist and founder of the Bay Area Lesbian Archives (2014).