New Database: Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940

Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 seeks to document and represent the experiences of the diverse individuals and organizations that constitute the LGBTQ community as well as the LGBT community as a whole.

Contributing archives include the New York Public Library, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Historical Society, and the National Institutes of Health, among others. Their content comprises this database of 19 themed sub-collections (listed under post).

Many of the sub-collections’ titles indicate some of the material types included, but photographs, correspondence, surveys, and publicity documents are also in among the periodicals, agency reports, and newsletters.

Searches across the collection or within a specific sub-collection are both possible. Checkbox limiters on the left-hand side of the screen also allow searchers to browse by a specific document type.

In addition, the database offers a Term Frequency visualization tool.

If you have questions or would like assistance using Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity, contact Kris Helbling

-ACT UP: The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power

-Gay Activism in Britain from 1958

-Gay Activists Alliance, 1970-1083

-Gay and Lesbian Politics and Social Activism: Selected Newsletters and Periodicals
-Feminist Newspapers (Herstory Archive)
-Gay and Lesbian Community, Support, and Spirit: Selected Newsletters and Periodicals
-International Governmental and Non-Governmental Reports and Policy Studies Related to LGBTQ Issues, Activism and Health
-In Response to the AIDS Crisis: Records of the National Commission on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 1983-1994
-International Gay and Lesbian Periodicals and Newsletters
-Lesbian Herstory Archives: Subject Files
-Newsletter Collection (Lesbian Herstory Archives)
-LGBTQ Newspapers and Periodicals Collection from the Lesbian Herstory Archives
-Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin: Beyond the Daughters of Bilitis
-Phyllis Lyon, Del Martin and the Daughters of Bilitis
-The Homophile Movement: Papers of Donald Stewart Lucas, 1941-1976
-The International AIDS/HIV Crisis, Part 1: 1985-1999
-The Mattachine Society of New York Records, 1951-1976
-The Bush Administration and the AIDS Crisis
-Sexual Politics in Britain




About the author

Kris is the English and American Literature Subject Librarian. She is also the First-Year Experience Librarian.