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208 W 13 St
New York, NY 10011

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9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.


The LGBT Community Center National History Archive serves to preserve the history of our community and its rich heritage. Founded in 1990 by volunteer archivist Rich Wandel, the archive provides a look into the lives and experiences of LGBT people throughout the years. The Center Archive contains a wide range of media from as early as 1920, including:

  • Photography
  • Correspondence
  • News Clippings
  • Radio Soundbytes
  • Video Broadcasts
  • Personal Journals

Black & white photo, circa 1950, Gay Beach Photographs, c. 1950-c. 1980 (Collection 017)

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