The James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center is the gateway to collections documenting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered history and culture, with a special emphasis on the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to books, periodical and archival collections, the Center sponsors changing exhibitions and public programs.
A Change of World: In Memory of Adrienne Rich: April 25, 2012
The San Francisco Public Library celebrated the life and poetry of Adrienne Rich with writers and poets who gathered to read from her work. The program was introduced by Hormel Center Program Manager Karen Sundheim with personal reminiscences by Rich’s friend and student Jack Litewka. Poets and writers included Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Drea Brown, Justin Chin, Elana Dykewomon, Robin Ekiss, Christian Gullette, Kevin Killian, Stephen Kopel, Ali Liebegott, Toni Mirosevich, Peter Orner, Teya Schaffer, Aaron Shurin, Kevin Simmonds, Arisa White and Jewelle Gomez.
Collections and Services Available
- Staff and information services available at the General Collections and Humanities Center
- About the Collections
- Access to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Archival Collections through the San Francisco History Center
- Hormel Center's Frameline Movie Archive Project
- Access to audio-visual materials and pulp paperback collections through the San Francisco History Center (in-library use only)
- Current issues of selected magazines
- Additional magazines and newspapers available at the Magazine & Newspaper Center
- Selected reference titles, classics, and current books (in-library use only)