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Gender Studies: Document Collections

Document Collections

Gerber/Hart Library and Archives was founded in 1981, in Chicago, to be a depository for the records of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified (LGBTQ) individuals and organizations, and for other resources bearing upon their lives and experiences in American society.  Searching this library catalog can be done on smartphones and tablets by down loading the LibraryWorld Search app. Once downloaded, enter gerberhart as Library Name. No password is required.

Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies houses over 3,000 linear feet of material about the GLBT experience. Located in Minneapolis, it includes published material, organizational records, personal manuscripts, informational files, films, music, textiles, posters, and other items. The collection is international in scope and has materials in approximately 58 languages.  Limited, but interesting digital collections are searchable from this address.

Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS), Association of College and Research Libraries, American Library Association.  A broad collection of valuable online resources, with several specialized topics.  Be aware that some links are no longer current. 3/17/21: Temporarily unavailable.

Independent Voices is an open access digital collection of alternative press newspapers and journals from a variety of libraries in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom.  Most from the second half of the twentieth century.

The New York Public Library LBGTQ Initiative. Links to collections, including archival materials, exhibitions, programs and book recommendations.

Gateway to the Library of Congress resources for the study of women’s history and culture in the United States.

Lilly Library is a founding member of PALNI, ALI, and The Oberlin Group


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