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Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Center records

Identifier: Q124

Scope and Contents of the Records

The Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Center Records, 1996-2002, undated, document the activities of the Center and consist of publications, flyers for programs and services, helpline call logs, handbooks, and training materials.


  • Creation: 1996-2002, undated


Restrictions on Access

Access to items containing personal information is restricted for 75 years from the date of creation. Consult archivist. A redacted copy of one item is available for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

History of the Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Center

The Atlanta Gay Center was founded October 11, 1976. The Center served as a resource for Atlanta's LGBT community, adapting programs and services to the changes occurring over the next two decades. By 1997, the Center changed its name to The Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Center. The Center had a regular publication, library, HIV/STD Clinic, and helpline that provided referrals, general information, and some counseling services. At both their early location, 931 Ponce de Leon, and then their later one, 159 Ralph McGill Boulevard, the Center provided space for support groups and various community programs.


0.42 Linear Feet (in 1 box)

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The Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Center, formerly The Atlanta Gay Center, served Atlanta's LGBT community from 1976 into the early 2000s. Services of the Center included a helpline, HIV/STD clinic, library, publications, and space for programs and support groups. The Center's records, 1996-2002, undated, contain helpline call logs and printed material including flyers, handbooks, and training materials.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from Fulton County Public Library, March 19, 2013.

Separated Materials

Separated to the Gender and Sexuality Periodicals Collection (W-GS-Periodicals) see finding aid for access

  1. 10 Percent, July/August 1995
  2. The Advocate, issues 480, 510, September 1987, October 198
  3. Atlanta: Newsletter of the Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Alliance, v.17, no.8, August 1989
  4. Christopher Street, July, August, November 1977; issues 106, 155, 180, 182, 221
  5. ETC/Etcetera, v. 8 n. 12; March 20-26, 1992
  6. Entertainment Weekly: The Gay 90s, no. 291, September 8, 1995
  7. Fantasia Magazine v.1, issue 1, April 2000
  8. Island Lifestyle, February 1992.
  9. Off Our Backs, April 26, 1993
  10. Venus Magazine, v.8 no. 4/5
  11. XY Magazine, no. 18, April 1999

Processing Information

Processed by Jennifer Sirotkin at the file level for the Georgia Archives Institute, June 2014. EAD created by Jennifer Sirotkin, June 2014.


Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Center:
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Jennifer Sirotkin
June 2014
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404-413-2881 (Fax)