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




  • 1979 – 2015 (Creation)


  • 127 Linear feet (Whole)


  • Scope and Contents

    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.

  • 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. Four additional accessions were transferred between December 2015 and October 2017.

  • Processing Information

    The collection is unprocessed but open for research use.

  • Conditions Governing Use

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

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