Archives of Sexuality and Gender
Alternate Titles: LGBTQ History and Culture, Sex and Sexuality, Sixteenth to Twentieth Century, International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture
Fully searchable periodicals, newsletters, manuscripts, government records, organizational papers, and correspondence. Also includes posters, and other primary source materials. Selected by an advisory board of leading scholars and librarians in sexuality and gender studies.
Archives of Sexuality & Gender, the largest collection available in support of the study of gender and sexuality, enables scholars to make new connections in LGBTQ history and activism, cultural studies, psychology, health, political science, policy studies, and other related areas of research.
The Archives of Sexuality and Gender provides a robust and significant collection of primary sources for the historical study of sex, sexuality, and gender. With material dating back to the sixteenth century, researchers and scholars can examine how sexual norms have changed over time, health and hygiene, the development of sex education, the rise of sexology, changing gender roles, social movements and activism, erotica, and many other interesting topical areas. This growing archival program offers rich research opportunities across a wide span of human history.
The Archives of Sexuality and Gender program consists of four archives:
LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part I
LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part II
Sex and Sexuality, Sixteenth to Twentieth Century
International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture
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History; Sociology; Women's and Gender Studies
Images, Newspapers, Primary Sources