Collection of lesbian scrapbook photographs

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GLBT Historical Society
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San Francisco, California 94103
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Collection of lesbian scrapbook photographs
Dates: circa 1945-1962
Collection Number: 2008-01
Extent: 1 folder
Online items available
Repository: GLBT Historical Society
San Francisco, California 94103
Abstract: This collection consists of 31 black-and-white photographic prints from a scrapbook of “anonymous lesbian photographs” found, according to the donor, in a “Berkeley junk shop in the early 2000s.” The photos span the mid-1940s to the early 1960s, and include snapshots of individuals, pairs, and small groups at social gatherings, in the snow, on the beach, and with cars. Many figures are donning a post-World War II butch style. Several photographs include people in Women’s Army Corps (WAC) uniforms.
Language of Material: English


Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright to material has not been transferred to the GLBT Historical Society. All requests for reproductions and/or permission to publish or quote from material must be submitted in writing to the GLBT Historical Society Archivist. Permission for reproductions and/or permission to publish or quote from material is given on behalf of the GLBT Historical Society 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 by the researcher.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item]. Collection of lesbian scrapbook photographs. Collection Number: 2008-01. GLBT Historical Society

Acquisition Information

Gift of Yasmin Golan, August 2008.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection consists of 20 black and white anonymous lesbian photographs from a scrapbook, dating from World War II up to the early 1960s. Images include portraits of individuals, couples, and small groups at parties, in snow, and working on cars. GSSO linked terms:;;

Indexing Terms

World War, 1939-1945