San Francisco Public Library

GLBT Archival Collections

Materials from Gay & Lesbian Center's archival and manuscript collections, as well as pulp paperbacks, and video and audio recordings, indicated in our catalog by the location code SFH/GLC, can be requested at the San Francisco History Center Reference Desk on the 6th floor. Collections on deposit from the GLBT Historical Society are indicated (GLBTHS collection). For more information about archival and manuscript materials call 415-557-4567. Due to the rare and fragile nature of many of the materials, the San Francisco History Center has specific procedures to ensure the care of these items.


The guide is divided into two parts: Part 1 contains a brief description of each collection and is arranged by call number; Part 2 is an index which highlights significant subjects, people and organization. The initials GLBTHS indicate collections owned by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society of Northern California and placed on deposit with the Library. Collections listed below are now open for research.

Last updated: October 2008