ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives

Pasadena Art Alliance

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries is the largest repository of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) materials in the world. Founded in 1952, ONE Archives currently houses over two million archival items including periodicals, books, film, video and audio recordings, photographs, artworks, organizational records, and personal papers. ONE Archives has been a part of the University of Southern California Libraries since 2010.

The grant will go towards the accompanying catalogue for the exhibition Queer Collage.  This exhibition finds its catalyst in the Graphic Albums Collection at ONE Archives and also collaborates with archives around the United States that hold similarly unexhibited work.  The show will also commission four new works by contemporary artists to investigate ideas around collage, queer identity and performativity.  The show will run January through May 2016.