ONE Archives subject file photographs
Scope and Contents
The collection consist of hundreds of photographs documenting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual and ally (LGBTQIA) history and culture, 1925-2007. The bulk of the images are publicity photographs including headshots of actors and authors and motion picture stills. The collection also includes personal, professional, candid, and posed photographs of buildings, businesses, demonstrations, events, monuments, organizations, people, and protests primarily from the early 1970s through the early 2000s.
- Creation: 1925-2007
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.
The bulk of the collection consists of the photographs Jim Kepner collected documenting the diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual and ally (LGBTQIA) history and culture. Kepner recruited volunteers to sort, organize, and file the photographs. After the merger of the International Gay and Lesbian Archives and ONE Incorporated in 1994, volunteers continued to collect and organize photographs. As the volunteers gained a greater understanding of archival principles and a professional staff was hired, an effort was made to reconstitute archival collections and records.
8.4 Linear Feet (2 archives boxes, 25 binder boxes, 1 flat archives box)
Language of Materials
The collection consists of hundreds of photographs documenting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual and ally (LGBTQIA) history and culture, 1925-2007. The collection includes personal, professional, candid, posed, and reprinted photographs of buildings, businesses, demonstrations, events, monuments, organizations, people, and protests primarily from the early 1970s through the early 2000s.
The collection consists of six series. 1. Events, organizations, and topics 2. People 3. Publicity photographs 4. Publicity photographs of authors and books 5. Publicity photographs of people 6. Unidentified negatives and photographs The photographs are arranged alphabetically by name, organization, or location in each series or grouping within the series.
Other Finding Aids
Homosexual Information Center Subject Files Collection, Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection consists of photographs collected from non-archival donations to the archives.
Collection processed by ONE volunteers and Michael C. Oliveira, August 2014. Addtitional photographs were added to the finding aid by Harriet Steele, July 2016. More than 60 archival collections were reconstituted from the photograph collection and dozens of photographs were reintegrated into their collections during processing.
- Finding Aid to the ONE Archives Subject File Photographs
- In Progress
- Michael C. Oliveira
- (c) 2014
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.