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  ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives The largest repository of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) materials in the world. Founded in 1952, ONE is the oldest active LGBTQ organization in the United States. In 2010, ONE deposited its vast collections with the USC Libraries. Today, the organization is dedicated to promoting this important resource through diverse activities including educational initiatives and range of public programs. Los Angeles, CA http://www.onearchives.org/  
  GLBT Historical Society Often referred to as San Francisco's "queer Smithsonian," the GLBT Historical Society houses one of the world's largest collections of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender historical materials. The society's GLBT History Museum is the first full-scale, stand-alone museum of its kind in the United States. San Francisco. CA http://www.glbthistory.org/  
  The History Project The History Project — established in 1980 by a group of historians, activists and archivists — is the only group focused exclusively on preserving the history of Boston’s LGBT community, and on making that history accessible to future generations. Boston, MA http://www.historyproject.org/  
  Latino GLBT History Project The Latino GLBT History Project’s Archival Collection is among handful of repositories entirely dedicated to documenting the unique intersection of Latino activism and queer identity. We have the largest collection of materials covering over 25 years of Latino Activism in the Washington area’s LGBT Community. Our collection, which consists of records and other documentation concerning the work of local and national leaders, artists and performers, organizations and events in history such as historic marches, Pride activities and the AIDS epidemic. Washington, D.C. http://www.latinoglbthistory.org/  
  University of Victoria Transgender Archives The University of Victoria believes that the history of pioneering transgender activists and the work they have done on behalf of their communities must be preserved. UVic Archives is actively acquiring documents, rare publications, and memorabilia of persons and organizations that have worked for the betterment of transgendered people.The Transgender Archives at the University of Victoria is accessible to the public, and available to faculty, students, and scholars for teaching and research. Victoria, Canada http://transgenderarchives.uvic.ca/  
  Lesbian Herstory Archives The Lesbian Herstory Archives is home to the world's largest collection of materials by and about lesbians and their communities. New York City, NY http://www.lesbianherstoryarchives.org/  
  Black Gay and Lesbian Archive The Black Gay and Lesbian Archive (BGLA) was developed for the expressed purpose of documenting black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, Same Gender Loving, queer, questioning and in the life cultures (LGBT/SGL/Q/Q/inthelife). New York City, NY http://www.nypl.org/locations/schomburg
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  Leather Archives & Museum The Leather Archives & Museum is a library, museum and archives pertaining to Leather, fetishism, sadomasochism, and alternative sexual practices. The geographic collection scope is worldwide and includes all sexual orientations and genders. The library collection contains published books, magazines, scholarly publications, films and electronic resources related to the subject matter. The museum collection contains original erotic art and artifacts from alternative sex organizations and individuals. The archival collection contains unpublished papers and records from notable activists, artists, businesses and organizations related to the subject matter. Chicago, IL http://www.leatherarchives.org/home.htm  
  Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies The Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies houses over 100,000 items in a wide variety of media. The collection is international in scope and has materials in approximately 58 languages. Minneapolis, MN https://www.lib.umn.edu/scrbm/tretter  
  Stonewall National Museum and Archives The Stonewall National Museum & Archives is an extraordinary publicly accessible cultural and educational resource that preserves, interprets and shares the remarkable heritage of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Fort Lauderdale, FL http://www.stonewallnationalmuseum.org/  
  Gerber/Hart Library and Archives Gerber/Hart Library and Archives was founded in 1981 to be a depository for the records of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) individuals and organizations, and for other resources bearing upon their lives and experiences in American society. Gerber/Hart Library and Archives has since grown into being the Midwest's largest LGBT circulating library with over 14,000 volumes, 800 periodical titles, and 100 archival collections. Chicago, IL http://www.gerberhart.org/  
  Transgender Foundation of America’s (TFA) Archive The Transgender Foundation of America’s (TFA) archive of transgender history and research library is the beating heart of the transgender center located in Houston, Texas. For far too long, transgenders lived without a sense of history as a people. The Houston Transgender Archive addresses this by actively searching out and acquiring transgender history. The TFA research library includes journals, studies, biographies and more, both current and obscure. The library includes both the most current information on transgender issues as well as delicate books that are hundreds of years old. Houston, TX http://tgarchive.org/