Research Collections

All Research Collections:

  • The Grove Press Film Collection @ Harvard Film Archive

    After 1970 Grove Press scaled back its film distribution; the Film Division was dissolved and its film holdings disbanded in 1985, when the Press was sold. The material that was later donated to the HFA comprises approximately 164 titles—35mm and 16mm projection prints, original elements and trailers—dating from the 1910s to the 1970s. The collection represents Grove Press’ ambition to promote non-mainstream cinema that pushes both formal and topical boundaries.
  • Radcliffe Institute Schlesinger Library

    The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America documents the lives of women of the past and present for the future and furthers the Radcliffe Institute's commitment to women, gender, and society.
  • Archivo Histórico Nacional, Archivos Estatales España

    Contains court documents relating to the Inquisition. The National Historical Archive was originally constituted as the "historical archive of the Kingdom of Spain." It was created to collect the documentation produced by the departments of the State Administration that no longer have administrative value but has historical value. The National Historical Archive is the institution that preserves and safeguards the documentation produced and received by the departments that make up the administrative apparatus of the Spanish State since the Modern Age, as well as other documentary collections of public and private institutions since the Middle Ages.
  • 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 These collections include unpublished material such as letters, diaries and scrapbooks documenting the lives of both average people and community leaders.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.
  • Gulf Coast Archive and Museum of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender History

    The Gulf Coast Archive and Museum of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender History, Inc. is a 501-c-3 organization that was formed in Houston, Texas, by a group of concerned activists so that our collective histories could be saved - as well as be available for educational uses - through the utilization of a museum or similar venue. Although we have had to close the museum space, our archives are still available by appointment. Appointments can be made for access to parts of the archives through Judy by calling 832-722-5785. Additionally, we do have a few satellite exhibits throughout the city and arrangements can be made for temporary ones for special functions.
  • 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.
  • Faulkner-Morgan Archive

    The Faulkner Morgan Archive, Inc. collects, preserves, and promotes the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer history of Kentucky. The Faulkner Morgan Archive currently houses 15,000 items and more than 250 hours of recorded interviews. Our collections span 200 years of history, representing individuals, events, and institutions across Kentucky’s diverse LGBTQ spectrum, creating a rich resource for activists, scholars, artists, and museums.
  • David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library -- History of Medicine Collection

    The Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture in Duke's Rubenstein Library acquires, preserves and makes available to a large population of researchers published and unpublished materials that reflect the public and private lives of women, past and present.
  • Sallie Bingham Collection @ David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

    Discover the history of medicine through our rich and unique collections, which include over 20,000 monographs and 4,000 manuscripts, as well as photographs, illustrations, medical instruments, medals, and a variety of medical artifacts. We also offer a setting for classes, provide research consultations, host a speaker series and other special events, exhibit items from the collections, and issue a regular newsletter and special publications.
  • Die Deutsche Kinemathek

    Our archives are open and free for academic researchers, professional publicity staff and for those conducting private studies, as well as those preparing their own exhibitions. We are open to all parties and try to help you find the easiest and most effective access possible to our archives. Our collection is distributed between several locations. We request that you register with us in advance so that we can reserve a viewing station or workstation in our reading room.
  • Vern and Bonnie Bullough Collection on Sex and Gender @ California State Library

    The Vern and Bonnie Bullough Collection on Sex and Gender was established by former CSUN faculty member Vern Bullough. He donated his personal research library to the Oviatt starting in 1973, and continued making donations through the 1990s. Its purpose is to document social attitudes and studies of sex and gender from ancient times to the present, in support of CSUN curricula and research. In addition to donating his personal collection, Vern Bullough also established an endowment that supports the Oviatt in continuing to build the collection, and funds special programming relating to sex, gender, and the campus community.
  • 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.
  • Cork LGBT Archive

    The Cork LGBT Archive aims to gather, preserve, digitise, share and display information in relation to the history of the LGBT communities in Cork, Ireland. Cork has a long and rich history of LGBT activism, community formation and development. Since at least the 1970s, LGBT people in Cork have forged communities, established organisations, set up services and reached out to others. As well as campaigning for LGBT rights and providing services and supports to LGBT people, the LGBT community has played a vital role in movements for social justice and political change in Cork. Yet this community, like many other LGBT communities worldwide, has been largely invisible in historical accounts and its contribution to social and political change and developments largely unacknowledged. The Digital Archive has been developed by Orla Egan, Cork LGBT activist, PhD student in Digital Arts and Humanities in UCC and author of Queer Republic of Cork book.
  • Cinemateca Brasileira

    Cinemateca Brasileira is an institution located in Vila Mariana, São Paulo, responsible for the preservation of Brazilian audiovisual production.
  • Chris Gonzalez Library & Archives

    The Chris Gonzalez Library & Archives was located in the Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis. In existence for over 25 years, the Chris Gonzalez Library and Archives served as a place where LGBTQ+ people could access materials specific to our community. The Library & Archives contained items of interest to the community (i.e., fiction, nonfiction, biography, and reference material specific or of interest to the LGBTQ+ Community).Curated by Michael Bohr, the library was comprised of over 7,000 titles, mostly from donations from community members. In 2017, Indy Pride entered into a partnership with The Indianapolis Public Library to receive most of the book and video materials, curate, and house them at Central Library.
  • GLBTQ Archives @ Elihu Burritt Library

  • Carter/Johnson Leather Library

    The Carter/Johnson Library & Collection is a collective history of various communities who have chosen to live and love differently. The Library, a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN 27-3056629), is chartered to bring this history to the communities that it serves. As the only library of its kind, it is our mission to create an interactive relationship with the stories from the past and the present and link them to future generations.The Library collection includes thousands of leather, fetish, S/m, kink and alternate sexuality books, magazines, posters, art, newspapers, ephemera and memorabilia dating back to the 1700’s. The Carter/Johnson Library is designed to put people in touch with their history by allowing them to hold it, read it, smell it and know it.
  • 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.
  • British Library

    The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and the largest national library in the world by number of items catalogued. It is estimated to contain 150–200 million+ items from many countries
  • Browne Popular Culture Library

    The Browne Popular Culture Library (BPCL), founded in 1969, is the most comprehensive archive of its kind in the United States. Our focus and mission is to acquire and preserve research materials on American Popular Culture (post 1876) for curricular and research use. Our collection strengths include research materials on popular fiction, popular entertainment, and the graphic arts. As an archive, our collection does not circulate, with the exception of our DVD collection. A large part of our collection is searchable via the library catalog and we maintain research guides and finding aids for browsing the remainder of the collection.
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