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LGBTQ+ Collections

at California State University, Dominguez Hills

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Collection Descriptions

B-E Collection: Lesbians & their Careers, 2021-2023

This collection contains an ongoing series of oral history interviews of lesbians talking about their lives and includes discussions regarding childhood, family, careers and other employment opportunities, lesbian relationships and experiences with coming out, education, gender and sexual identity, friendships, hobbies, and other topics; as well as experiences with discrimination, sexual harassment, activism, affirmative action, and equal opportunity. Browse digitized collection. 

Drag Performance & Cross-Dressing resources collection, 1972-2005

This collection contains event flyers, programs, postcards, and ticket stubs mostly related to drag performance events, as well as a few flyers regarding cross-dressing support services. Included is material related to San Francisco's Imperial Court and founder, Jose Sarria- Empress I; Shirley Empress de San Francisco III; Collette LeGrande, Countess of San Francisco; Cockatielia for Empress; Angelina Josephina Manicotti for Grand Duchess; and others; as well as two postcards and a flyer related to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc.; and material for other events. Browse digitized collection. 

Feminist Resources Collection 1895-2022, undated

This collection contains eight boxes of publications, pamphlets, essays, flyers, speeches, ephemera, and other material regarding feminism; and feature topics centered around women's rights, news, and events.

Hensley (David) LGBT magazine collection, 1953-2014

This collection consists of magazines, journals, and other material devoted to the gay and lesbian community. Included this collection are ONE Magazine and other publications of ONE, Inc., Mattachine ReviewTangents, and the Daughters of Bilitis publication, The Ladder, and other publications. Most were a part of the personal collection of David Hensley (b.1941), a lifetime resident of Los Angeles County. Hensley was a school librarian and teacher before retiring in 2001. 

LGBTQ publications collection, 1935-2022

Publications dedicated to LGBTQ communities and issues have been in existence since the early twentieth century, but started to become more prevalent in the 1960s-1970s when there was an increase of activism and visibility in regard to the LGBTQ community. This collection, which spans decades, contains a wide variety of material devoted to the LGBTQ community from more prominent publications to lesser known and more obscure publications.  

Ace Lundon Collection, 1862-2013

Ace Lundon, previously named Adrian Raymond Lundberg, was born on August 1, 1936 in South Dakota. In 1974, he married actress Jean London but later divorced in 1974. Two years later, he was partnered with Patrick Algarin. The Ace Lundon Collection includes writings, letters, photographs, videotapes, posters, drawings, audiotapes, and ephemera from the Ace Lundon Estate. The majority of the collection contains material regarding Ace Lundon's life as an actor, singer, writer, and businessman. This series contains 14 boxes of materials related to Ace Lundon's personal life, such as materials that were owned by Ace Lundon, Patrick Algarin, and the Lundberg Family such as a diary, letters, cassettes, floppy disks, CDs, photographs, and legal documents.  

Male and Female Impersonators Sheet Music Collection, 1906-1922

This collection contains six pieces of sheet music featuring images of male and female impersonator vaudeville acts.

National Association of Black and White Men papers, 1982-2006

This collection contains meeting minutes; by-laws; strategic plan; chapter development manual; correspondence; memorandums; financial statements; resources lists; and newsletter issues of the National Association of Black and White Men Together. The National Association of Black and White Men Together (NABWMT) was a gay, multiracial, multicultural organization committed to fostering supportive environments wherein racial and cultural barriers can be overcome and the goal of human equality realized. The NABWMT is a collective nationwide network of affiliated and developing chapters in cities that identify themselves as Black and White Men Together (BWMT), Men of All Colors Together (MACT), or People of All Colors Together (PACT) in keeping with the cultural dynamics of their respective areas. 

ONE Archives Ephemera Collection, 1952-2020; undated

This collection contains two boxes of materials related to the events hosted by and held at the ONE Archives. Such events include music festivals, literary events, and events regarding activism. Materials from the event include brochures, inventory pages, staff listings, website pages, flyers, booklets, emails, and postcards. Also included in this collection is one series of publications containing magazines and newsletters about and by the ONE Archives including: "IGLA Bulletin", "ONE Calendar", "On the Purple Circuit", and "ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives Newsletter".

Pansy Division (rock band) ephemera collection, 2000-2013

This collection contains 37 flyers and one sticker regarding the gay rock band, "Pansy Division." Pansy Division formed in 1991 in San Francisco, CA as one of the first openly gay bands. As of 2022, they have released seven studio albums and have played close to 1,000 shows. Browse digitized collection.

"Photos, Catalina Island, Cal," circa 1908

This collection contains one photograph album entitled "Photos, Catalina Island, Cal." The album contains fourteen black-and-white photographs and one postcard featuring images presumably taken on Santa Catalina Island of women cross-dressing and dressed in costumes and menswear; as well as portrait style images, and a picture of women sitting under a parasol. Also included is one Santa Catalina Island souvenir postcard dated 1908. Browse digitized collection.

Price (Vivian) collection, 1970-2014

This collection documents the academic and professional life of Dr. Vivian Price, a political scientist, videographer, and union electrician, who has played an active role in the labor and non-traditional women's occupation movement in Los Angeles. Materials include legal and business papers, labor union records, professional organization and conference materials, correspondence, newsletters, press releases, newspaper clippings, ephemera, lectures, miscellaneous academic papers, photographs, and videotapes. Browse digitized collection.

Transgender resources collection, 1994-2019

This collection contains flyers, programs, informational resources, and a zine regarding support groups, organizations, and events by and for transgender people; as well as material related to topics such as healthcare and gender identity. Browse digitized collection.

Williams (Pat) collection, 1895-2019

This collection documents the academic and professional life of Pat Williams, a former union operating engineer and an advocate for women in trades. Materials in this collection include correspondence, personal papers, materials related to International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), newsletters, magazines and other documents collected from trades unions, materials concerning career development, materials regarding events and conferences, photographs, videocassettes, and ephemera. Browse digitized collection.

Zine Collection, 1980, 1981-1984, 1990-2023; undated

This collection contains issues of zines topics such as: skateboarding, art, photography, music, activism, LGBTQ issues, feminism, gender identity, fandom, Japanese American history, race, culture, women's history, and other topics.

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