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Collection of interviews with surviving members of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP), New York. From the site: "The purpose of this project is to present comprehensive, complex, human, collective, and individual pictures of the people who have made up ACT UP/New York. These men and women of all races and classes have transformed entrenched cultural ideas about homosexuality, sexuality, illness, health care, civil rights, art, media, and the rights of patients. They have achieved concrete changes in medical and scientific research, insurance, law, health care delivery, graphic design, and introduced new and effective methods for political organizing. These interviews reveal what has motivated them to action and how they have organized complex endeavors."
Oral histories of people who presently or at one time identified as lesbian. The material in the archives includes oral history audiotapes, radio and television program tapes, as well as video and film produced by documentary filmmakers, and home video and film. (Simon Fraser University.)
Online hub for digitized historical materials, born-digital materials, and information on archival holdings throughout the world. International collaboration among more than twenty colleges, universities, nonprofit organizations, and private collections, based at the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts." "The DTA uses the term transgender to refer to a broad and inclusive range of non-normative gender practices and collect materials from anywhere in the world with a focus on materials created before the year 2000.
Various collections include the Bay Area Reporter Archive, the ACT UP San Francisco Oral History Project, video and photograph collections, The Gay Life Radio Series, an LGBTQ art and artifacts collection, and more.
The June L. Mazer Lesbian Archive at UCLA is an outreach and collection-building partnership between the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives and the UCLA Library. These collections expand the pool of primary source materials available to researchers and to the community at large.
The partnership grew out of a project initiated by the UCLA Center for the Study of Women to inventory, organize, preserve, and digitize several of Mazer’s key Los Angeles-themed collections.
These exhibitions present artifacts from LGBTQ religious collections in digital format and organized as you might see in a museum or library. Each exhibition includes diverse artifacts, such as photos, articles, correspondence, documents, and audio or video clips, that have been found in archives. In its ongoing efforts to make original source materials on LGBTQ religious history widely accessible to students, researchers, and other interested persons, LGBTQ-RAN invites collaboration with other groups to create additional exhibitions.
Oral histories, visual materials, and documents. This site combines historical materials and modern synthesis/interpretation, so consider each information source carefully to determine whether it is primary or secondary. (Jonathan Ned Katz, in collaboration with the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the City University of New York and John D’Emilio of the University of Illinois Chicago)
Canada's LGBTQ2+ Archive with collections related to LGBTQ2+ life in Canada, including books, archival papers, artifacts, photographs, and art. Founded in 1973, the largest independent LGBTQ2+ archive in the world.