|About||The mission of the Lambda Archives of San Diego (LASD) is to collect, preserve, and teach the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.|
|Mission||The mission of the Lambda Archives of San Diego is to collect, preserve, and teach the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the San Diego and Northern Baja California region. Although most of the collections date to post-1970, there are original materials dating back to the 1930s. History is best reflected in the records and cultural artifacts of those people who are directly involved in its events. Lambda Archives is dedicated to preserving and interpreting this important historical material and making it available for learning.|
Jess Jessop incorporated Lesbian and Gay Archives of San Diego (later Lesbian and Gay His- torical Society of San Diego, now Lambda Archives of San Diego) in 1987, starting the collection with materials that he and Doug Moore had gathered earlier. Lambda Archives of San Diego is now one of the best-maintained collections of LGBT history in the country. It houses the Fritz Klein Bisexual Archives and a tremendous Pride collection.
Lambda Archives of San Diego (LASD) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and is one of the larger collections of LGBT history in the country.
The Board holds regular monthly meetings open to all members. Call 619-260-1522 to confirm meeting dates and times.