Lambda Archives of San Diego

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Coordinates: 32°44′41.61″N 117°09′45.08″W / 32.7448917°N 117.1625222°W / 32.7448917; -117.1625222 Lambda Archives of San Diego is a collection of LGBT historical materials in San Diego, California, United States.

Lambda Archives of San Diego
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Jess Jessop incorporated the Lesbian and Gay Archives of San Diego in 1987, starting the collection with materials that he and Doug Moore had gathered. Lambda Archives’ primary focus is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) history and culture in the San Diego County, Tijuana (Baja California, Mexico) Region.[1] Lambda Archives is an all-volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

President Frank Nobiletti has brought in a considerable number of student volunteers from San Diego State University.[2] These volunteers assist the archive staff by performing various necessary and ongoing tasks.[citation needed]

In 2007, the archives began holding an annual gala to build additional support in the community and generating additional donations.


The 2008 Honorees were Cleve Jones and Christine Kehoe.[citation needed]

The 2011 Honorees were Larry Bazza, Jennifer LeSar, Doug Case, Carol Pierce, Judi Schaim, Jeff Wynne, George Murphy, Gloria Johnson, Max Disposti, Stewart Bornhoft, Bill Beck, Sara Beth Brooks (Youth Award) [2]

City hall exhibit[edit]

In 2010 Lambda Archives co-sponsored the first ever LGBT Historical Exhibit in San Diego's City Hall titled "A Celebration of San Diego LGBT History."[3][4]

Board of Directors[edit]

Board President: Frank Nobiletti. Display Committee Chairman: Patrick Salvatierra [5]


Board of Directors 2012 - 2013 President: MAUREEN Steiner; Treasurer Mel Merrill; Secretary: tbd.

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