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208 W 13 St
New York, NY 10011

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Mon-Sat
9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sun
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

ABOUT THE ARCHIVE

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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