Archives of Sexuality & Gender:A Highly Recommended, Valuable Resource

Archives of Sexuality & Gender, part 1: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 brings together approximately 1.5 million pages of primary source content on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world. Users will find fully-searchable collections drawn from microfilm, digital, and analog content including newsletters, organizational papers, government documents, manuscripts, pamphlets and other types of primary sources. The Archives of Sexuality & Gender,  formally called the Archives of Human Sexuality and Gender, was reviewed twice this year, both calling it a “valuable resource,” read what they said!


“Archives of Sexuality & Gender, Part 1: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 is the first segment of a planned trilogy scheduled for release through 2018. The database comprises nearly two million pages of primary source material that has been curated by libraries and archives, including the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, New York Public Library, GLBT Historical Society, Women’s Energy Bank, and more. Created for students and researchers focused on women, gender, LGBTQ, and sexuality studies, the product offers rare and unique documentation, including organizational papers, government documents, newsletters, photographs, and private correspondence. . . . Available as a stand-alone database or on Gale Artemis: Primary Sources, this is an ambitious beginning to another robust tool from Gale.”

 Booklist, April, 2016


“The collection provides access to material from hundreds of institutions and organizations representing/participating in LGBTQ history. The collection contains gay and lesbian newspapers; meeting minutes, and administrative records from LGBTQ organizations worldwide; private correspondence; government reports and memoranda, and photographs. The collection is able to shed light on: the response to the HIV/AIDS crises, LGBTQ activism in several countries including the United States, Canada, and Britain; development of women’s rights activism; and political and social organizations founded by LGBTQ individuals. Materials from major collections and libraries around the world are included. . . . This is a very unique resource and represents a major and meaningful effort to support the study of LBGTQ issues. It is highly recommended for academic and large public libraries. It is carefully and thoughtfully constructed and enhanced with advanced search tools. It is invaluable to have all of these major sources of information in one place, and the addition of the powerful search features make it even more valuable.”

American Reference Books Annual, June 2016


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