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ONE Archives subject file photographs

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll2010-007

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.

Dates

  • 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.

Administrative History

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.

Extent

8.4 Linear Feet (2 archives boxes, 25 binder boxes, 1 flat archives box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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.

Arrangement

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.

Processing Information

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.

Title
Finding Aid to the ONE Archives Subject File Photographs
Status
In Progress
Author
Michael C. Oliveira
Date
(c) 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
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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