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LGBT History: Primary Sources

A guide for members of the Simmons community interested in learning about the history of the LGBT+ community in the US

Explanation of Archives

Many LGBT+ people, organizations, and events in the United States have not been written about in books, and evidence of their existence is found only in community centers and archives. There are several repositories in New England and New York with incredible collections of material related to the history of LGBT+ people and organizations both locally and globally. Many of these repositories have parts of their collections digitally reproduced online, but if you wish to see collections that are not represented online, you will need to arrange to visit the repository in person. 

Local Resources

Additional Resources