Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society, aka, GLBT Historical Society

  • San Francisco, CA
  • www.glbthistory.org

Mission Statement

To increase public understanding, appreciation and affirmation of the history and culture of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and other sexual minority individuals and communities.

Main Programs

  1. GLBT History Museum
  2. GLBTHS archives
Service Areas

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National

While the collections and exhibits of the GLBT Historical Society archives and museum focus primarily on the Northern California region, many of the visitors and researchers who access the exhibits and collections are from outside California or from outside the U.S.

ruling year

1986

Executive Director since 2016

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Mr. Terry Beswick

Keywords

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gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, museum, archives, archive, san francisco, exhibits, history, historical, glbt

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Also Known As

GLBT Historical Society

EIN

94-2989004

 Number

1943027570

Physical Address

San Francisco,

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

History Museums (A54)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Lesbian/Gay Rights (R26)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

GLBT History Museum

Established in 2010 as the first stand-alone museum in the world dedicated to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender history, the GLBT History Museum is located in the Castro neighborhood of San Francisco. With over 15,000 visitors annually, and numerous public education programs and events, the museum plays a vital role in education and cultural awareness with exhibits covering over 100 years of LGBTQ history.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Gays/Lesbians

Budget

$350,000

Program 2

GLBTHS archives

The archives of the GLBT Historical Society contain approximately 800 collections of personal papers, photographs, audiovisual recordings, and organizational records. These collections include unpublished material such as letters, diaries and scrapbooks documenting the lives of both average people and community leaders. They also include the records of many community organizations, businesses and political campaigns. The archives hold over 70 linear feet of ephemera; 5,000 periodical titles; tens of thousands of photographs; approximately 1,000 t-shirts; thousands of posters; more than 500 oral histories; approximately 1,000 hours of recorded sound; and approximately 1,000 hours of film and video. The archives also has extensive holdings of historic textiles, fine and graphic arts, and artifacts.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Gays/Lesbians

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

450,000

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

While the collections and exhibits of the GLBT Historical Society archives and museum focus primarily on the Northern California region, many of the visitors and researchers who access the exhibits and collections are from outside California or from outside the U.S.

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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society, aka, GLBT Historical Society

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Executive Director

Mr. Terry Beswick

BIO

Beswick brings over 30 years of nonprofit management, community leadership and fund development experience to his role with the GLBT Historical Society.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Becky Escamilla

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