Lesbian Gay Community Service Center of Greater Cleveland Oral History Collection

The Lesbian Gay Community Service Center of Greater Cleveland Oral History Collection began in 1995 in order to document gay and lesbian history in Cleveland. Interviews were conducted with members of the gay and lesbian community from 1995 to 2001 and in 2003. The collection was created by the Lesbian Gay Community Service Center of Greater Cleveland (LGCSC) and Stanley Garfinkel, Joan Organ, and Richard Van Patten. The collection consists of cassette tapes, compact discs (CDs), and transcripts of twenty-six oral history interviews. Of special note are a small number of personal papers relating to the lesbian and gay community in Cleveland that are also in the collection, including scripts for plays performed at the annual Women’s Variety Show and a July 1982 copy of the zine Z-Trash.

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