Friday, October 5, 2012

Vintage Pics from ONE Archives

  I'm really excited that ONE Archives, the oldest continuing LGBTQ organization in the United States now has a gallery of photos from their collection.  Jim Kepner, an early gay rights activist, began obsessively collecting material related to gay and lesbian topic back in 1942.  After moving to Los Angeles he became an active member of the Mattachine Society and then went on to publish ONE magazine in 1953. Kemper moved his collection from his apartment to a storefront in Hollywood in 1971 which then became The National Gay Archives. The collection continued to grow and the name of the archives changed to ONE Archives, now part of the USC Library system. This is just a tiny selection of the photos that are available on their website!

(I correctly the contrast ratio of these photos since most of them were a little washed out or faded.)

 If you were wondering who the people in these photographs were, One Archives actually has the names listed right under their photos!

For more about ONE Archives and to check their huge gallery of photos, check out their website:
ONE Archives 

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