Lavender Legacies Guide: United States: Georgia

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Atlanta History Center
Location: 130 W. Paces Ferry Rd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: (404) 814-4040 Fax: (404) 814-8146
Internet address
Hours: Mon-Sat: 10 am - 5 pm.
Wheelchair Access: yes
The Atlanta Lesbian and Gay History Thing was founded ca.1991 by members of the lesbian and gay community of Atlanta to collect materials from the community and deposit them at the Atlanta Historical Society.
Holdings summary
The Atlanta Lesbian and Gay History Thing, 1957-1994, includes 48.25 cubic feet of gay and lesbian publications from throughout the Southeast, business and organization papers pertaining to gay rights and AIDS, and various personal papers of gay and lesbian activists in Georgia. The collection documents the gay and lesbian community in Atlanta, including such figures as Ray Kluka and Maria Helena Dolan, such organizations as the First Tuesday Association (Ga.), and the Atlanta Gay Center.
The center also has the records of the Atlanta branch of Black and White Men Together, which are unprocessed and so require an appointment in order to use.
Collecting interests
The collection documents the gay and lesbian community in Atlanta.
Use requirements
Complete a patron form and show photo ID.
Research space, copying, audiovisual facilities, exhibitions, reference assistance on site, telephone reference, Internet reference (email/web), and loan agreements for exhibits.
Indices, finding aids, collection descriptions
The collection is described in the card catalog and one record in OCLC. A folder-level finding aid is also available.
News about collections
None published, but new acquisitions arrive regularly.