The LGBT Community Center National History Archive, founded in 1990 by volunteer archivist Rich Wandel, works to preserve the rich history of the LGBT community. The collection includes thousands of papers, periodicals, correspondence and photographs donated by LGBT individuals and organizations.

The archive is accessible at The Center by appointment, as well as through online digital galleries featuring various time periods and topics. To make an appointment or to inquire about donating to the archive, email


Women in mixed-gender clothing - c. 1920.
Honor Guard Company Party - Tokyo - 28 Mar 1953.
Lesbian couple - c. 1970s.
SAGE - New York City - 1979.