Monday, August 10, 2009

The Lambda Archives: Preserving LGBT History

The Lambda Archives (formerly the Lesbian and Gay Archives) of San Diego was created in 1987 with the goal of collecting, preserving, and teaching the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the San Diego and Northern Baja California region.

LASD contain
  • Records and personal papers of local LGBT activists, organizations and political campaigns
  • Virtually all San Diego and Tijuana (and some significant regional or national) LGBT periodicals, most of which are not available elsewhere
  • Newsletters for more than 40 local LGBT organizations
  • Video and tape interviews, LGBT music, educational films, and footage of numerous Pride parades.
  • Ephemera such as flyers, announcements, bumper stickers, buttons, calendars, catalogues, flyers, posters, and t-shirts,
  • Thousands of photographs and slides
  • Digital materials and records
  • Over 2000 books (which members can check out)
Visit The Lambda Archives website to view timelines of LGBT History, useful websites, the LASD biannual newsletter, and information on hours, materials, membership, and volunteering.

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