Archive

LLACE’s archives focus on LGBTQ history in the Sacramento region. Holdings include collections from political organizers, artists, and organizations. Finding aids for some collections are below. Other finding aids are in progress. The materials are housed off-site and require at least one week notice for an appointment to view materials. If you find something that you want to see, email the archivist at archivist@lavenderlibrary.com with the collection, box, and folder you want to view. You are allowed to view 2-3 folders at a time.

Norvell T. Giles Collection
Norvell Giles founded the first gay business association in Sacramento, the River City Business Association, in 1979. This collection includes materials related to the business association and other activities. Access Finding Aid Here: MS3 Norvell T. Giles Collection

Leah C. Morris Collection
Leah Morris participated in the Gay Games in 1998, that year held in Amsterdam, as a member of Team Sacramento. Morris also attended an event called “Lianafest 2003” which was devoted to a lesbian character on ABC’s soap opera All My Children. This collection includes a Gay Games team jacket and DVD copies of All My Children episodes with Liana.  Access Finding Aid Here: MS5 Leah C. Morris Collection

Kevin Cohee Collection
Kevin Cohee was a participant and co-founder of multiple LGBTQ groups in Sacramento, like the Sisters of IZOD, Business Alliance for Networking Gays (BANG), and the Capitol City Squares. This collection includes papers and fliers related to Cohee’s business and social activities. Access Finding Aid Here: MS2 Kevin Cohee Collection

New Pacific Academy (NPA) Collection
NPA was an activist school that ran from 1989-1990, founded by Cleve Jones and others. Contained in this collection are papers and video from the school. Videos include workshop sessions led by Dr. Sally Gearhart, Harry Hay, Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, and Morris Knight. Access Finding Aid Here: MS17 New Pacific Academy