About Us

Jess Jessop incorporated Lesbian and Gay Archives of San Diego, now Lambda Archives of San Diego, in 1987 with a collection of materials that he and Doug Moore had gathered. Lambda Archives of San Diego is now one of the best-maintained collections of LGBTQ+ history in the country, which houses the Fritz Klein Bisexual Archives and a tremendous Pride collection. Our mission is to collect, preserve, and share the history of LGBTQ+ people in San Diego, Northern Baja California and Imperial County region. History is best reflected in the records and cultural artifacts of those people who are directly involved in its events. Lambda Archives is dedicated to preserving and interpreting this important historical material and making it available for learning. Lambda Archives of San Diego (LASD) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.