One Archives

Los Angeles

One Archives houses the world's largest LGBT library. Its roots are in One, the first homophile magazine published in the US (1953–67), and the 30,000-plus volume library covers everything from LGBT news magazines from around the world to recordings, gay and lesbian pulp fiction and erotica. Art exhibitions (often edgy) change about four times a year. If you'd like to tour the collection, contact the archives in advance.

Parking and entrance are via Scarff St.

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Nearby Los Angeles attractions

1. University of Southern California

0.85 MILES

George Lucas, John Wayne and Neil Armstrong are among the famous alumni of this well-respected private university, founded in 1880, just north of…

2. USC Fisher Museum of Art

0.89 MILES

The university's art museum presents changing selections from its ever-expanding collection of American landscapes, British portraits, French Barbizon…

3. Rose Garden


This stately garden in front of the California Science Center opened to the public in 1928 and today displays 145 varieties of plants.

4. California African American Museum

1.04 MILES

CAAM does an excellent job of showcasing African-American artists and the African-American experience, with a special focus on California and LA. Exhibits…

5. California Science Center

1.06 MILES

Top billing at the Science Center goes to the Space Shuttle Endeavour, one of only four space shuttles nationwide, but there's plenty else to see at this…

6. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

1.06 MILES

Dinos to diamonds, bears to beetles, hissing roaches to African elephants – this museum will take you around the world and back, through millions of years…

7. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

1.23 MILES

Built in 1923, this grand stadium hosted the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympic Games, the 1959 baseball World Series and two Super Bowls, is the temporary home…

8. LA Live

1.29 MILES

Across the street from the Staples Center and LA Convention Center is this corporate entertainment hub, which includes the Grammy Museum and 7100-seat…