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E.H. Butler Library, Buffalo State

The Archives & Special Collection Department of SUNY Buffalo State was established in 1975 and houses a growing vibrant collection of primary and secondary source materials available to faculty, students, and the public. The collections include various college publications, scrapbooks, speeches, memorabilia, photographs, college annual reports, budgets, and statistics starting in 1860 and stretching to the present. In addition, the E.H. Butler Library holds scores of unique collections of local importance, regional interest, and national significance.


Emerson College Archives and Special Collections

ECASC is focused on participating in a range of services and activities that will promote creativity, academic excellence, diversity, and lifelong learning within the Emerson community. ECASC is also dedicated to assisting outside researchers who wish to learn more about the history of the College and subjects encompassed within its curriculum.


Faulkner Morgan Archive

The Faulkner Morgan Archive collects, preserves, and promotes the LGBTQ history of Kentucky. The archive consists of approximately 15,000 individual items and more than 250 hours of recorded interviews. The archive is particularly strong in visual images and represents numerous important individuals and institutions in the LGBTQ history of Kentucky. Artist Robert Morgan and historian Dr. Jonathan Coleman curate the collection with the understanding that it be preserved and passed on, intact, to future generations.


Frameline Distribution

Established in 1981, Frameline Distribution is the only program of its kind dedicated solely to the distribution, exhibition, and promotion of LGBTQ+ film and video. Frameline Distribution manages an international collection of over 300 experimental, animation, documentary, feature-length, and short films available for sale, rental, broadcast, and public exhibition. Frameline hosts the San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival which has been a home for the work of such renowned directors as Gus Van Sant, Marlon Riggs, Cheryl Dunye, and Jan Oxenberg, and remains the longest-running, largest, and most prestigious film festival for queer cinema in the world.


Gay & Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA)

GALA is a centre for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) culture and education in Africa. Our mission is, first and foremost, to act as a catalyst for the production, preservation and dissemination of knowledge on the history, culture and contemporary experiences of LGBTI people.


GLBT Historical Society

The archives of the GLBT Historical Society contain approximately 800 collections of personal papers, photographs, audiovisual recordings, and organizational records. These collections include unpublished material such as letters, diaries and scrapbooks documenting the lives of both average people and community leaders. They also include the records of many community organizations, businesses and political campaigns. The archives hold over 70 linear feet of ephemera; 5,000 periodical titles; tens of thousands of photographs; approximately 1,000 t-shirts; thousands of posters; more than 500 oral histories; approximately 1,000 hours of recorded sound; and approximately 1,000 hours of film and video. The archives also has extensive holdings of historic textiles, fine and graphic arts, and artifacts.


Grupo Dignidade

Grupo Dignidade is a Brazilian nonprofit organization. It was founded in 1992 in Curitiba and became known in Paraná as being the first group organized in the state to promote the citizenship of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI +) people. Grupo Dignidade defends and promotes free sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, as well as the human rights and citizenship of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI +) people.


Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin

The Ransom Center is an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin. Its extensive collections provide unique insight into the creative process of writers and artists, deepening our understanding and appreciation of literature, photography, film, art, and the performing arts. Visitors engage with the Center's collections through research and study, exhibitions, publications, and a rich variety of program offerings including readings, talks, symposia, and film screenings.


The History Project

The History Project is the only organization focused exclusively on documenting and preserving the history of New England’s LGBTQ communities and sharing that history with LGBTQ individuals, organizations, allies, and the public.


Human Sexuality Collection, Cornell University

The Human Sexuality Collection seeks to preserve and make accessible primary sources that document historical shifts in the social construction of sexuality, with a focus on U.S. lesbian and gay history and the politics of pornography.


Independent Voices

Independent Voices, produced by Reveal Digital, is a digital collection of alternative press newspapers, magazines and journals, drawn from the special collections of participating libraries. These periodicals were produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBT activists, the extreme right-wing press and alternative literary magazines during the latter half of the 20th century.


James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center, San Francisco Public Library

The James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center (the Center) is devoted to collecting, preserving, and providing access to material on all aspects of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender experience. The collection is national and international in scope though its primary focus is Northern California. Materials from the LGBTQIA Center's archival and manuscript collections, as well as pulp paperbacks, and video and audio recordings, indicated in our catalog by the location code SFH/GLC, can be requested at the San Francisco History Center Reference Desk on the 6th floor. Collections on deposit from the GLBT Historical Society are indicated (GLBTHS collection). For more information about archival and manuscript materials call 415-557-4567. Due to the rare and fragile nature of many of the materials, the San Francisco History Center has specific procedures to ensure the care of these items.


JD Doyle Archives

The mission of JD Doyle Archives is to gather, digitize and share LGBT music and Houston/Texas LGBT history. The work began in 2000 with the radio program Queer Music Heritage, which ran until 2015. The companion website,, includes playlists and showcases information on many other areas, archiving all as a resource. In recent years additional sites have been launched to house Houston history and Texas obituaries, both ever expanding, with a common goal of making our history accessible.


Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota

The Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies at the University of Minnesota houses over 3,000 linear feet of material about the GLBT experience. 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.


John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives, William Way LGBT Community Center

The John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives is Philadelphia's most extensive collection of personal papers, organizations records, periodicals, audiovisual material, and ephemera documenting the rich history of our LGBTQ community. The mission of the Archives is to collect, describe, interpret, and provide access to publications, personal papers, organizations and business records, audiovisual materials, and ephemera created by, dealing with, or of special interest to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals.


The Jose Gutierrez Archives

The Jose Gutierrez Archives is dedicated to collect, preserve and educate about the history and culture of the Latinx LGBTQ community.


Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan

In the 1930s, the U-M Library’s Joseph A. Labadie Collection — the oldest publicly accessible archive of its kind in America — was called “probably the most complete record of the social unrest of our times that has ever been assembled." Since then, the collection has only grown, expanding from its original focus on anarchism to also encompass antheism and free thought, anti-colonialist movements, anti-war and pacifist movements, civil liberties and civil rights, labor and workers' rights, LGBTQ movements, prisons and prisoners, New Left, Spanish Civil War, youth and student protest, and many more.