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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland Records

Identifier: R0151-GLCCB
The bulk of the collection is a set of Gay Life newspapers from 1979 to 2014. The collection also includes GLCCB program files, GLCCB photographs and posters, Pride festival planning records and ephemera, and artifacts from the former community center and The Hippo nightclub.


  • 1979 - 2015

Conditions Governing Use

The GLCCB retains ownership, full copyright, and all other rights with respect to this collection.


127 Linear feet

Historical Note

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland was founded in 1977. Between 1980 and 2014, the GLCCB operated out of 241 W. Chase Street. In 2014, the GLCCB moved its headquarters to the Waxter Center, a city-owned senior citizens complex at 1000 Cathedral Street.

To prepare for the move from their longtime organizational home, GLCCB volunteers formed an archives committee and sought a community partner to help safeguard their collection of historically important records, including a near-complete set of Baltimore’s Gay Life newspapers from 1979 to 2014.

In addition to the work of the GLCCB archives committee, the Center celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2012 and participated in a local oral history project. The project was coordinated by Denise Duarte, a graduate student in the Community Arts program at the Maryland Institute College of Art and GLCCB artist in residence.

Custodial History

The collection was deposited at the University of Baltimore through a temporary memorandum of understanding signed by Matthew Thom, GLCCB Executive Director, on December 13, 2013. Five additional accessions were transferred between December 2015 and June 2018.

Processing Information

The collection is open for research use. Newspapers are processed and arranged chronologically. The remainder of the collection is minimally processed. Box inventories for organizational records will be added on an ongoing basis, as the work is completed.

Repository Details

Part of the Baltimore Regional Studies Archives Repository

H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons, Room 104
1415 Maryland Avenue
Baltimore Maryland 21201 USA