Recent Updates

Following revised University operations, the Libraries will extend winter break hours through January 29 at all Danforth Campus locations. Please see the Library Hours page and New Libraries Hours for January 2022 article for information.

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LGBTQ+ History

The local history archives hold a number of collections focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) life and history.

In previous decades, most archives, including Washington University, omitted much of this history. In 2015, however, Washington University Libraries joined the St. Louis LGBT History Project’s Collecting Initiative and now actively works to ensure this history is preserved and available for study.

Access these Materials

Explore the LGBTQ History Research Guide

This guide is an overview of sources for researching the history and culture of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities, at both Washington University and in the larger St. Louis region.

Plan Your Visit


Special Collections Department
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