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A Different Light Bookstore in West Hollywood records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll2013-016

Scope and Contents note

Sales data and inventories of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) literature as well as bestseller information from A Different Light Bookstore in West Hollywood. Includes store procedure records, an employee handbook, and examples of the bookstore's branding. Also includes documentation of publishers, wholesalers and small press distributors; administrative records covering store branding and store policies and procedures; and a contact list of other stores and publishers interested in forming a GLBT roundtable in 1999.

Dates

  • 1998-1999

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Biographical/Historical note

A Different Light Bookstore was an independent gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender bookstore retailer with locations in West Hollywood, New York City, and San Francisco. The store opened in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles in 1979, then moved to its West Hollywood location in 1990. The New York store opened in 1983 and the San Francisco store in 1985. The New York store closed in 2001, the West Hollywood store in 2009, and the San Francisco Castro store in 2011.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet (1 archive carton.)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Sales and store inventory records of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender literature as well as bestseller information from A Different Light Bookstore in West Hollywood. Includes documentation of publishers, wholesalers and distributors as well as retail competitors from 1998-1999.

Arrangement

A descriptive index to the collection was created by the donor and was used as a template for the arrangement. A copy of the index is in Folder 2.

Acquisition

An anonymous donor gifted the records in July 2011 in honor of former general manager Richard Labonte.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Jeff Snapp, 2013.

Creator

Title
Finding Aid to A Different Light Bookstore in West Hollywood Records, 1998-1999
Status
Completed
Author
Jeff Snapp
Date
(c) 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Sponsor
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Repository Details

Part of the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries, University of Southern California Repository

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