ONE Archives at the USC Libraries has recently completed a collaboration with the GLBT Historical Society to process 111 collections of primarily California-based LGBTQ pioneers and organizations
ONE Archives has added 441 new photographs to the USC Digital Library, bringing the total number of photographs from ONE online to 1118. The digitization effort was funded by a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)
First of all, let me state that I do not regard homosexuality as a disease. I don’t like to refer to this business of being cured. I never use it. I try to help each individual appreciate himself. I really think the major thing is to know thyself. It’s the largest commandment I know. It means a terrific lot of exploring.
Psychiatrist Dr. Blanche Baker at Midwinter Institute, 1955
Newly available collections are constantly popping up at the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries, and researchers can now access thousands of historic records and photographs from previously untouched collections.
The processing of collections has especially brought to light organizations and circumstances that helped shape the gay rights movement during its formative years in the 1970s.
In the past year, archivists at ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries cataloged 95 collections that document the lives of many pioneering figures in the struggle for LGBTQ equality.