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Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA 19107-5601)
John Anderies (Project Director: May 2015 to present)

Media Cabinet for Audiovisual Collection of the John J. Wilcox, Jr. LGBT Archives of the William Way LGBT Community Center

The purchase and installation of a media cabinet for the center’s audio and visual media, which encompass a number of collections donated by local individuals and organizations. Currently totaling 1,692 items, they include a wide variety of media-- reel tapes, audio cassettes and discs, compact discs, digital audio tapes, 8 mm and 16 mm films, video reels, and digital video discs. The archive documents LGBT history in the United States with specific concentrations in LGBT and feminist rights movements in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley region. At present, it serves a number of important community needs both on the local and national levels; it provides an educational resource for middle school through graduate levels and is used broadly for scholarly and popular research projects, including book publications and documentary films.

This application is for the purchase of a media cabinet for the storage and preservation of the audiovisual collection of the John J. Wilcox, Jr. LGBT Archives at the William Way LGBT Community Center. The audiovisual collection of the Archives exists in a variety of formats and addresses topics including LGBT history, civil rights, gender and sexuality studies, religion, anthropology, HIV/AIDS history, and legal history.

Project fields:
History, Other; Social Sciences, General

Preservation Assistance Grants

Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$4,128 (approved)
$4,128 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2016 – 6/30/2017