The collection consists of hundreds of photographs documenting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex,
asexual and ally (LGBTQIA) history and culture, 1925-2007. The collection includes personal, professional, candid, posed,
and reprinted photographs of buildings, businesses, demonstrations, events, monuments, organizations, people, and protests
primarily from the early 1970s through the early 2000s.
The bulk of the collection consists of the photographs Jim Kepner collected documenting the diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual and ally (LGBTQIA) history and culture. Kepner recruited volunteers to
sort, organize, and file the photographs. After the merger of the International Gay and Lesbian Archives and ONE Incorporated
in 1994, volunteers continued to collect and organize photographs. As the volunteers gained a greater understanding of archival
principles and a professional staff was hired, an effort was made to reconstitute archival collections and records.
8.4 Linear Feet
2 archives boxes, 25 binder boxes, 1 flat archives box
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission
for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical
items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.