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Out of the Archives

The early days of San Diego’s AIDS epidemic

Posted: March 4th, 2016 | Columns, Featured, Out of the Archives | No Comments

By Jen LaBarbera | Out of the Archives Our annual fundraising gala, “Heroines, Pioneers, and Trailblazers,” is quickly approaching and this year, we are honoring the history of women who stepped up in the early days of the AIDS epidemic in San Diego. As head archivist at the Lambda Archives, I’ve had the unique pleasure of researching the rich history of these brave women and the lives they lived. I wanted to take this opportunity in my […]

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HIV/AIDS in the early days

Posted: February 19th, 2016 | Columns, Featured, Out of the Archives | No Comments

By Walter G. Meyer | Out of the Archives On Jan. 25, the most recent installment of “Out at the Archives” focused on HIV/AIDS in San Diego County in the earliest days of infection and detection. Though the subject is grim, the capacity audience in the Diversionary Theatre found some humor amidst the tears.

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Juxtaposing the Briggs Initiative

Posted: February 5th, 2016 | Columns, Featured, Out of the Archives | No Comments

By Jen LaBarbera | Out from the Archives Since early December, Lambda Archives of San Diego’s exhibit space has been brightened by an exhibit on loan from some folks at San Diego Unified School District. Six paintings created by San Diego students at the Youth Safe Zone at Pride 2015 now adorn our walls, accompanied by a display of photos and testimonials from students involved with Gay Straight Alliances (GSAs) in San Diego schools.

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More events, donations and visitors in 2016

Posted: January 22nd, 2016 | Columns, Featured, Out of the Archives | No Comments

By Walter G. Meyer | Out from the Archives As is becoming more the norm, activity at the Archives just keeps picking up. Perhaps celebrating the Epiphany, three wise men recently came in and made generous gifts; thank you Michael Kimmel, Frank Stiriti and Dan Buker. We appreciate their support, as well as that of so many others in the community all year long.

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A very full year

Posted: December 25th, 2015 | Columns, Featured, Out of the Archives | No Comments

By Walter G. Meyer | Out at the Archives Editor’s Note: This issue’s Out of the Archives was written by Maureen Steiner. As 2015 draws to a close, we here at Lambda Archives extend our best wishes for wonderful holidays and good hopes for a fantastic 2016.

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Tours, visits and events

Posted: November 27th, 2015 | Columns, Out of the Archives, Top Story | 1 Comment

By Walter G. Meyer | Out at the Archives

With the help of volunteers from the community at large there has been lots more happening at Lambda Archives and much more planned!

First, a few dates for upcoming events to put on your calendar:

On Sunday, Dec. 6, from 4 – 6 p.m., Bob Nelson will generously host a reception to introduce our 2016 “Heroines, Pioneers, and Trailblazers.”

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Keeping busy at the Archives

Posted: October 30th, 2015 | Columns, Featured, Out of the Archives | No Comments

By Walter G. Meyer | Out of the Archives Every time we think things are slowing down and we’re catching up, we find ourselves busier than ever here at Lambda Archives. In conjunction with Diversionary Theatre’s Open Monday Series, Lambda Archives recently hosted another successful Out At the Archives event.

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Hot events, cool zone at the Archives

Posted: September 18th, 2015 | Columns, Featured, Out of the Archives | No Comments

By Walter G. Meyer | Out of the Archives Lambda Archives had a couple of events in August and has more planned for September. Up next, a team from the Archives will be walking in AIDS Walk on Sept. 26. Archives’ board member and team captain David Ramos reports that we are already more than halfway to our goal of $5,000, but we need you to help!

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More excitement at the Archives

Posted: August 7th, 2015 | Columns, Featured, Out of the Archives | No Comments

By Walter G. Meyer | Out of the Archives Things never seem to slow down at Lambda Archives. We’re an organization that collects the past and we keep making news in the present. In June, the marriage equality decision from the U.S. Supreme Court caused us to break out some of the thousands of photos of the many marriage equality rallies and celebrations that have occurred in San Diego since 2008 when the California Supreme ruled […]

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One big event down and another on tap

Posted: April 17th, 2015 | Columns, Featured, Out of the Archives | No Comments

By Walter G. Meyer | Out of the Archives It has been another very busy month at Lambda Archives. We welcome our new digitization archivist, Ken Selnick, and look forward to his contributions. With the help of a couple of our stellar young volunteers, Ken has already readied our upstairs room and begun storing our growing holdings.

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Telling our stories

Posted: March 20th, 2015 | Columns, Featured, Out of the Archives | No Comments

By Walter G. Meyer | Out of the Archives This weekend, in cooperation with Diversionary Theatre, San Diego Lambda Archives presents “Telling Our Stories — LGBTQ Oral History,” Saturday, March 21 at 2 p.m. Long-time activist Steven F. Dansky is visiting from New York to talk about his project, “OUTSpoken: Oral History from LGBTQ Pioneers,” that unpacks our history with stories from audacious pathfinders and gay liberationists; dykes and lesbian separatists; and radical fairies and queens.

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New preservation projects on the horizon

Posted: November 28th, 2014 | Columns, Featured, Out of the Archives | No Comments

Maureen Steiner | Out of the Archives [Editor’s Note: Lambda Archives has been preserving our local LGBT history for decades. We are pleased to offer them the opportunity to share news with our readers about their projects, process, endowments and collections. Watch for them to appear on a quarterly basis.] I want to share with you the exciting LGBTQ Historic Sites project Lambda Archives of San Diego (LASD) is undertaking with San Diego’s respected historic preservation […]

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