International Gay and Lesbian Archives records
Scope and Contents
The Incorporation and Board of Directors Series includes articles of incorporation, minutes, correspondence and other files pertaining to the activities of IGLA's board of directors.
The Administration Series includes materials relating to the on-going and day-to-day activities of IGLA's staff and volunteers, including--but not limited to--fundraising, membership, donor relations, newsletter publication, office maintenance, personnel and volunteer administration.
The Collections Management and Projects Series includes material documenting IGLA's archival collections, as well as the historical and educational manuscripts and projects that are produced from those collections.
The General Correspondence Series comprises correspondence between IGLA and its members, donors, researchers and others.
The Financial Records Series comprises budget and financial statements, as well as tax return documents.
The Promotional Material and Events Series comprises flyers, mailers, press releases and other material related to IGLA's special events and public programs. This series also includes extensive artists files related to IGLA's 1986 event, "Naked Eyes: A Celebration of Gay Men's Visual Art."
The Photographs Series comprises photographs, negatives and slides documenting IGLA and its activities.
The Audiotapes and Floppy Disks Series comprises audiocassettes with an interview with Jim Kepner and a lecture with board member, Ernie Potvin; and floppy disks, mostly with computer files of IGLA's catalog and database.
The Poster and Exhibition Panels and Displays Series includes promotional posters and signage for IGLA; as well as exhibition displays on gay and lesbian history.
The Awards and Realia Series comprises commendation certificates, an award plaque and buttons.
- 1958 - 2002
- Majority of material found within 1979 - 1994
- International Gay and Lesbian Archives (Creator, Organization)
By the 1970s, after amassing a larger library of gay- and lesbian-related books and materials in his Torrance, California, apartment, Kepner began allowing researchers access to his collection. In 1975, he named it the Western Gay Archives (WGA). In 1979, a board of directors was created, the collection was incorporated in the State of California as the National Gay Archives: Natalie Barney/Edward Carpenter Library (NGA), and the materials were moved to an office at 1654 North Hudson Avenue in Hollywood, California. The archives changed its name to the International Gay & Lesbian Archives: Natalie Barney/Edward Carpenter Library (IGLA) in 1984. In 1988, the collection was moved to another office space on Robertson Blvd. in West Hollywood.
Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, Kepner served as curator of IGLA. The operations were maintained by its board of directors, minimal staff and group of volunteers. In the Fall of 1994, the board of directors of IGLA and ONE Institute voted to merge the GLBT archival collections and libraries from both organizations. The boards of directors merged as well, and the resulting organization was named the ONE Institute/International Gay and Lesbian Archives.
Source: "Jim Kepner board materials and notes," Box 1, Folder 29, International Gay and Lesbian Archives Records, Coll2012-002, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California
28.5 Linear Feet ([14 archive boxes + 9 archive cartons + 6 archive shoeboxes + 3 archive binders + 1 mapcase drawer.])
Language of Materials
Series 1. Incorporation and board of directors
Series 2. Administration
Series 3. Collections management and projects
Series 4. General correspondence
Series 5. Financial records
Series 6. Promotional materials and events
Series 7. Photographs
Series 8. Audiotapes and floppy disks
Series 9. Posters and exhibition panels and displays
Series 10. Awards and realia
Formerly boxes 103-009, 103-048, 103-057, 103-070, 103-155, 103-299, 103-329, 103-A142, 103-A143, 104-017, 104-018, 104-019, 104-021, A242, A243, A244, A245, A265. Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama, March 2012.
- Gay activists -- United States -- History
- Gay and lesbian studies
- Gay artists
- Gay liberation movement -- United States -- History
- Gay libraries
- Gays -- United States -- History -- 20th Century
- Homosexuality -- History
- Kepner, Jim (James Lynn Kepner, Jr.) (Collector)
- Lesbians -- United States -- History -- 20th century
- National Gay Archives
- Western Gay Archives
- Finding Aid to the International Gay and Lesbian Archives Records, 1958-2002
- Loni Shibuyama
- (c) March 2012
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is inEnglish.