Where do you want to look?
- Archival collections
- Periodical collections
- Oral histories
What are you looking for?
You can also keyword search detailed guides to selected collections on the Online Archive of California.
A few of our collections have been digitized and are available online. Click here to consult the digital collections.
Please note that descriptive language for queer identities evolves quickly and some of these descriptions may now be dated. Descriptions reflect the moment in which they were written and often reflect the terms that subjects used for themselves. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
This list contains all of our current collections available for research. Please note that some collections may not be listed because they have not yet been fully processed by staff.
This listing details the periodicals we have in alphabetical order.
The following finding aids are available on the Online Archive of California.
This list details audiovisual materials that have been digitized. Some may be available online; others are only available on site in the reading room. For information regarding access, contact us at email@example.com.
Holdings Related to Religion and Spirituality
This research guide will help users locate holdings related to religion and spirituality at the GLBT Historical Society.
LGBTQ Historic Places in San Francisco
The GLBT Historical Society also maintains the San Francisco LGBTQ Sites Database, listing nearly 2,000 sites. The resource was created by Willie Walker and Eric Garber for the San Francisco Lesbian and Gay History Project; it was transferred to the Historical Society in 1985. It includes later additions by Elizabeth A. Armstrong and Damon Scott. The data is searchable by site type, site name, location, dates, description and citations. The Sites Database is available for use in the GLBT Historical Society reading room; to make an appointment, click here.
Photo: Crawford Wayne Barton, Kissing on the steps, 1977, Crawford Wayne Barton collection (1993-11), GLBT Historical Society