Browse Collections (36 total)

ACT UP DC Documents


An artificial collection comprised of various ACT UP DC flyers, postcards, and other political ephemera.

Barbara Gittings and Kay Tobin Lahusen Collection, 1962-1972, 13

At the first GLBT ALMS (Archive, Library, Museum, Special Collection) conference in May 2006 at the University of Minnesota, she mesmerized the…

Contributors: Gittings, Barbara, 1932-2007, Tobin, Kay

Best of Washington Social Club Materials, 22

In 1974, Bob Lomax and a small group of friends turned a local house party into a city-wide organization presenting events for the African-American…

Black & White Men Together, 1981-2003

In the early 1980’s, a group of men formed Black and White Men Together of Washington, DC (commonly referred to with the acronyms “BWMT” and…

Contributors: BWMT-DC

Bob Summersgill Collection, 42

Bruce Pennington Papers, 1947-2003, 21


Bruce C Pennington was born in Rugby, ND on September 17, 1947 and died in Washington, DC on August 26, 2003. He arrived in Washington, DC in the…

Contributors: Pennington, Bruce C., 1947-2003

Buttons, Pins, Patches, and Tokens: RHP Ephemera Collection


This is a collection of loose items collected from several different donors. Primarily composed of buttons with political messages, it also includes…

Contributors: Deacon Maccubbin
Robert Coggin Collection
Rainbow History Project
Bruce Pennington Collection
Unknown Donors

Carl Rizzi , Mame Dennis, and The Academy of Washington Collection 6


The year 1961 saw the creation of two of Washington's first organized LGBT groups, the Mattachine Society of Washington and the Oscars. The Academy…

Contributors: Rizzi, Carl

Cinema Follies Collection


37 L St. SE - The Cinema Follies opened in 1975 in a former auto repair building as a cinema showing X-rated gay films. The club was managed by Bill…

Community Pioneers Collections, 30


This collection contains contemporary photographs of community pioneers.