The James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center includes extensive archives of historical materials relating to LGBTQIA lives and culture, with an emphasis on the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. Visitors can find personal papers and organizational records, magazines and newspapers, zines, audiovisual materials, photographs, pulp paperbacks, and objects.
Online Archive of California Detailed guides to collections.
Library Catalog Brief descriptions of archival collections and items.
Ask the librarians and archivists in the San Francisco History Center reading room!
Visit Hormel Center Archives
To use the archives, please visit the San Francisco History Center Reading Room on the 6th floor of the Main Library.
No appointment is needed, but some materials require advance notice for retrieval. Because of the unique and often fragile nature of these materials, archives are available for use exclusively in the San Francisco History Center reading room.
Please call the San Francisco History Center desk for more information at 415-557-4567.