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Friday, January 28, 2011

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives - January 2011

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ONE continues to achieve remarkable milestones in our quest to collect, protect and share the history of LGBT people!

ONE Art Interns Uncover
Trove of LGBT Artists' Work

Thanks to talented curators, ONE Archives' project to photograph and catalog all 4,000 works by LGBT
artists in our collection is 75% completed!
Whether created by the famous (such as Andy Warhol, Kate
ONE Curators
Susan McCullough, David Frantz & Mia Locks 
Millet, or Herb Ritts) or at the community level, the works provide fascinating visual insight to LGBT culture over six decades.

Also remarkable is the fact that the ONE Art Project was made possible entirely by gifts from individuals! Only with your support can ONE Archives collect the unique history of LGBT life and culture.
Please make a generous gift to ONE today and help all of ONE's treasures come to light.
To see some of the images and hear Mia Locks talk about the ONE Art Collection, click here:

ONE  Archives relies on people like you to make our work possible.
Whether you are giving for the first time or giving again, many thanks for your support!
Beginning October 2011, you'll be able to see many of ONE Archives' art treasures during the Getty's "Pacific Standard Time" collaboration, bringing together more than sixty cultural institutions throughout Southern California to tell the story of the birth of the Los Angeles art scene and how it became a new force in the art world. ONE Archives is the only LGBT institution invited to participate. You'll be hearing more about the exhibit!

If you would like to talk to someone about your gift or about including ONE Archives in your will, please contact Tracy Moore at

Morris Kight Collection
Yields Surprise
By Michael C. Oliveira, MLIS

While processing the personal papers of an individual or couple, ONE's archivists sometimes find "collections within collections." These embedded collections are commonly family records such as correspondence and photographs. However, in processing the Morris Kight papers, we found more than 200 photographs purchased by Kight in the early 1980s. The photographs, according to Kight, were from "two old gay men" who "were selling off their disposable materials." The majority of the photographs are of United States Naval personnel stationed on Kwajalein Atoll.
Boys on the rocks circa WWII
The photographs from Kwajalein document the service of one of the "old gay men" toward the end of World War II. These photographs include shots of airfield personal, transport planes, blimps and bombers, along with aerial photographs of the island and United States Navy ships. The photographs also document the camaraderie of the personnel on base and at the beach.

Along with these photographs are several from World War I through the depression era. The photographs include images from Camp Zachary Taylor in Kentucky and others of women wearing Red Cross aprons, bathing suits and cowboy/western attire. All in all, these photographs provide a fascinating look at tranquil moments amid the violence of war.

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By making a donation to ONE Archives, you can insure that your history from the past and in the making will be discovered, preserved and shared.
Please use this link to help "give your past to the future."
Many thanks for your ongoing support!
Preserving Our Past, Securing Our Future.


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