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Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand

The Alexander Turnbull Library, founded in 1918 in Wellington, New Zealand, holds the archives and special collections for Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, the National Library of New Zealand. The Alexander Turnbull Library preserves, protects, develops, and makes collections accessible in perpetuity and in a manner consistent with their status as documentary heritage and taonga for all New Zealanders.


American Antiquarian Society

Founded in 1812 by Revolutionary War patriot and printer Isaiah Thomas, the American Antiquarian Society is both a learned society and a major independent research library. The AAS library today houses the largest and most accessible collection of books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, periodicals, music, and graphic arts material printed through 1876 in what is now the United States, as well as manuscripts and a substantial collection of secondary texts, bibliographies, and digital resources and reference works related to all aspects of American history and culture before the twentieth century. AAS was presented with the 2013 National Humanities Medal by President Obama in a ceremony at the White House.


American Archive of Public Broadcasting

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) is a collaboration between the WGBH Educational Foundation and the Library of Congress to coordinate a national effort to preserve at-risk public media before its content is lost to posterity and provide a central web portal for access to the unique programming that public stations have aired over the past 60 years. To date, over 40,000 hours of television and radio programming contributed by more than 100 public media organizations and archives across the United States have been digitized for long-term preservation and access. The entire collection is available on location at WGBH and the Library of Congress, and more than 18,000 programs are available online at


Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library

The Anne T. Kent California Room is an archive dedicated to collecting and preserving information on local, regional, and state history with a strong emphasis on the history and culture of Marin County. Resources include photographs, oral histories, biography files, maps, books, directories, voter registers, local newspaper clippings, documents and ephemera. We are currently in the process of digitizing our large collection of primary source materials.


Archivo Histórico Nacional, Archivos Estatales España

The National Historical Archive was originally constituted as the "historical archive of the Kingdom of Spain." It was created to collect the documentation produced by the departments of the State Administration that no longer have administrative value but which have historical value. The National Historical Archive is the institution that preserves and safeguards the documentation produced and received by the departments that make up the administrative apparatus of the Spanish State since the Modern Age, as well as other documentary collections of public and private institutions since the Middle Ages.


Arizona Queer Archives

The Arizona Queer Archives is the state of Arizona’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex (LGBTQI) collecting archives of the Institute for LGBT Studies at the University of Arizona. As a community-focused archives, the Arizona Queer Archives, AQA, uses and pulls the word queer into the way we will go about collecting, preserving, and making AQA collections accessible as we work closely with diverse LGBTQI communities throughout Arizona to develop an archives that is for, by, and about us. We want an archives that is flexible and playful and one that is a living and breathing story of our lives.


The ArQuives

The ArQuives is the largest independent LGBTQ+ archives in the world. With a focus on Canadian content, The ArQuives acquires, preserves and provides public access to information and archival materials in any medium. By collecting and caring for important historical records, personal papers, unpublished documents, publications, audio-visual material, works of art, photographs, posters, and other artifacts, The ArQuives is a trusted guardian of LGBTQ+ histories now and for generations to come.


Art Gallery of Ontario

Located in Toronto, the Art Gallery of Ontario’s photography collection spans the history of the medium—both the acknowledged canon of photography, as well as the broader scope of the medium and the key role it has played in our visual culture.


Bancroft Library, University of California at Berkeley

The Bancroft Library is the primary special collections library at the University of California, Berkeley. One of the largest and most heavily used libraries of manuscripts, rare books, and unique materials in the United States, Bancroft supports major research and instructional activities and plays a leading role in the development of the University's research collections.


British Pathé

Considered to be the finest newsreel archive in the world, British Pathé is a treasure trove of 85,000 films unrivalled in their historical and cultural significance. Spanning the years from 1896 to 1978, the collection includes footage from around the globe of major events, famous faces, fashion trends, travel, science and culture. It is an invaluable resource for broadcasters, documentary producers and archive researchers worldwide.


Brown University Library

The John Hay Library at Brown University collects and preserves rare and unique materials that promote interdisciplinary research, teaching, and learning and inspire experimentation and creativity. Our collections support free and open inquiry, and we are committed to providing equitable access to our collections, exhibitions, and programming to a global community of students, scholars, and the public. The Library's Global Lavender Voices collections celebrate the lived experiences, contributions, accomplishments, and culture of LGBTQIA+ communities, both in the United States and internationally.


California State Library

Established in 1850, the California State Library is the oldest continuously operated public library in the American West and is the central reference and research library for state government and the Legislature. The library collection includes more than 4 million titles, 6,000 maps, and 250,000 photographs. It has an extensive collection of documents from and about the state’s rich history and is one of the major genealogical reference libraries on the West Coast.


California State University, Northridge

Special Collections & Archives in the Oviatt Library is the home of CSUN's rare book and periodical collections, as well as its archival and manuscript collections. Archival and manuscript collections can consist of many different kinds of materials, including correspondence, diaries, maps, university records, organizational records, photographs, and audio or video recordings.


Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)

Enabling the history of medicine and public health to inform healthcare, the health sciences, and the societies in which they are embedded.


Cork LGBT Archive

The Cork LGBT Archive aims to gather, preserve, digitise, share and display information in relation to the history of the LGBT communities in Cork, Ireland. Cork has a long and rich history of LGBT activism, community formation and development. Since at least the 1970s, LGBT people in Cork have forged communities, established organisations, set up services and reached out to others. As well as campaigning for LGBT rights and providing services and supports to LGBT people, the LGBT community has played a vital role in movements for social justice and political change in Cork. Yet this community, like many other LGBT communities worldwide, has been largely invisible in historical accounts and its contribution to social and political change and developments largely unacknowledged. The Digital Archive has been developed by Orla Egan, Cork LGBT activist, PhD student in Digital Arts and Humanities in UCC and author of Queer Republic of Cork book.


Country Queers

Country Queers is a multi-media oral history project documenting the diverse experiences of rural, small town, and country LGBTQI folks in the U.S.A through audio recordings, transcriptions, and photographs. They are gathering stories from every state in the U.S. in order to document how experiences of country queerness are similar, and how they differ based on race, class, age, ability, gender identity, immigration status and other parts of our identities.


Digital Transgender Archive

This collection-within-a-collection comprises materials that were contributed directly to the project by individuals who are not affiliated with any of our collaborators. It also includes items from existing online collections.


Duke University

The David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University is a place of exploration and discovery. For more than 100 hundred years, scholars have used these deep collections to write new histories, explore significant lives, study ecological change, trace the evolution of texts, understand cultural shifts and create new art and literature. As part of our collections documenting the history of gender and sexuality, the Rubenstein Library collects rare print and manuscript material documenting LGBTQ history and culture, primarily in the American South in the 20th century, with a particular emphasis on literature, political activism and publishing.