ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives

Best Library Collections, April 2009
In a former fraternity house just north of USC, the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives is named for the oldest-operating LGBT organization in the United States. The library’s periodicals collection reaches far beyond The Advocate (though each issue of that publication, founded in L.A. in 1967, is there, too). Among the 7,000 titles are the country’s first lesbian magazine, Vice Versa, published in the late 1940s; the Japanese magazine Barazoku, from the early ’70s; and a complete run of the 1950s and ’60s ONE magazine.