Lambda Archives of San Diego receives grant from SD LGBT PrideOnline Only, Around the City Friday, March 1st, 2013
SAN DIEGO – Lambda Archives of San Diego has received a $2,500 grant from San Diego LGBT Pride for an infrastructure repair project. Stephen Whitburn, the interim general manager of San Diego LGBT Pride presented the
Board of Lambda Archives with a giant check Friday, Feb. 22 at the Archives’ second annual Pajama Party fundraising event at Snooze restaurant. The grant monies will go toward repair of a malfunctioning air conditioning unit in the Archives new facilities.
Whitburn commented, “Pride’s core mission is to build respect for the LGBT community; a task that is impossible if we do not honor our history. Lambda Archives of San Diego has built a home for our history, our movement, our shared journey. It is our distinct honor to support their incredible work.”
Lambda Archives of San Diego maintains its archival holdings at stable low temperatures for maximum longevity. The current system in a portion of the storage area is inadequate for archival needs and needs to be replaced. Without stable temperature control, documents, media and ephemera are susceptible to rapid deterioration. Further, an overstressed and potentially leaky system could be disastrous to fragile and unique holdings, endangering the histories and legacies of the LGBT community.
The grant from Pride which will fund approximately half the needed repairs. Fundraising is underway to raise the $3,000 remaining needed. Lambda Archives is committed to ensuring the physical infrastructure is in place to continue preserving the materials entrusted into its care.
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