Trial access to Archives of Sexuality and Gender, LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part I
By Sarah Gilmore, on 24 January 2020
UCL has trial access to the Archives of Sexuality and Gender, LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part I until 23rd February 2020.
The Archives of Sexuality and Gender, LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part I covers important aspects of LGBTQ life in the second half of the twentieth century and beyond. The archive illuminates the experiences not just of the LGBTQ community as a whole, but of individuals of different races, ethnicities, ages, religions, political orientations, and geographical locations that constitute this community. Historical records of political and social organizations founded by LGBTQ individuals are featured, as well as publications by and for lesbians and gays, and extensive coverage of governmental responses to the AIDS crisis. The archive also contains personal correspondence and interviews with numerous LGBTQ individuals, among others. The archive includes gay and lesbian newspapers from more than 35 countries, reports, policy statements, and other documents related to gay rights and health, including the worldwide impact of AIDS, materials tracing LGBTQ activism in Britain from 1950 through 1980, and more.
- Meeting, committee, and conference minutes, notes, and transcripts from LGBTQ rights organizations worldwide
- Administrative records of LGBTQ rights groups, such as bylaws and membership lists
- Materials produced by these groups slated for the public: press releases, articles, fliers, handbills, brochures, presentations
- Complete contents of US and International newspapers, newsletters, and magazines
- Press clippings about gay and lesbian issues
- Internal US government memoranda
- Studies and reports by US government agencies and nongovernmental organizations
- International reports, policy statements, and documents related to LGBTQ health and rights
- Medical research records and reports
- Private correspondence
- Surveys, election questionnaires, records of site visits
- Government briefing books
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