Digital Projects

List of Projects

  • LGBT Oral History Hub

    LGBTQ digital oral history is an emerging field built by dedicated activists, historians, and archivists across the web. This hub acts as a growing resource for oral histories practitioners and the public.
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  • Archives of Sexuality and Gender

    Archives of Sexuality and Gender, the largest historical collection available in support the knowledge of gender studies and sexuality education, enables academic scholars to make new connections in LGBTQ history and activism, cultural studies, psychology, health, political science, policy studies, gender history, and other related disciplines of research, including gender studies research.
  • LGBTQ+ Sources

    LGBTQ+ Source is the definitive database for LGBTQ+ studies. It provides scholarly and popular LGBTQ+ publications in full text, plus historically important primary sources, including monographs, magazines and newspapers. It also includes a specialized LGBTQ+ thesaurus containing thousands of terms.
  • LGBT Studies in Video

    LGBT Studies in Video is a cinematic survey of the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as well as the cultural and political evolution of the LGBT community. This first-of-its-kind collection features award-winning documentaries, interviews, archival footage, and select feature films exploring LGBT history, gay culture and subcultures, civil rights, marriage equality, LGBT families, AIDS, transgender issues, religious perspectives on homosexuality, global comparative experiences, and other topics.
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  • LGBT Thought and Culture

    LGBT Thought and Culture is an online resource hosting the key works and archival documentation of LGBT political and social movements throughout the 20th century and into the present day. The collection contains 150,000 pages of rare archival content, including seminal texts, letters, periodicals, speeches, interviews, and ephemera.
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  • Gender & women's studies

    GenderWatch enhances gender and women's studies, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) research by providing authoritative perspectives from 1970 to present. This well-established and highly reviewed resource offers over 300 titles, with more than 250 in full-text, from an array of academic, radical, community and independent presses. Researchers and teachers may access more than 219,000 full articles on wide-ranging topics like sexuality, religion, societal roles, feminism, masculinity, eating disorders, healthcare, and the workplace. GenderWatch's strong collection of important, current titles provides users comprehensive support for gender, family, ethnic, and societal studies from both academic and grassroots perspectives. Users will find essential titles such as Off Our Backs (1970 to current) and Transgender Tapestry, international titles such as Sister Namibia and the Australian Feminist Law Journal, community newspapers such as Out & About and the Windy City Times, and many other diverse and interdisciplinary publications. GenderWatch was awarded Choice’s Outstanding Academic Title in 2008.
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  • Queer Studies Recomended List Reading

    The list below is a selection of queer Internet studies (QIS) literature that, far from a comprehensive list, as a jumping off point for those looking to undertake research on the Internet from a queer perspective, or who are looking to do research with queer communities online. We offer this list as a complement and extension to the proceedings and articles in order to show the breadth and depth of QIS at work.
  • Edward Carpenter Archive

    The Edward Carpenter Forum connects people interested in the life and works of the pioneering writer and campaigner Edward Carpenter, and in his circle. Through a newsletter, a programme of events, lectures and workshops, and a presence on the world wide web, it facilitates discussion and the sharing of enthusiasm between its members. It also aims to promote more widely an awareness of Edward Carpenter and his ideas. The Edward Carpenter Forum is run by volunteers as a non-profit making organisation.
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  • Gay History and Literature

    Gay literature from the 18th century .
  • Out in the Redwoods

    This documentary oral history book is based on 27 interviews with UCSC students, alumni, and staff. The interviews were conducted by 11 UCSC students who were trained in an oral history internship course, as well as a team of community volunteers. Ten narrative essays by UCSC alumni are also included.
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  • Smith Digital Collections

    Smith Digital Collections is a gateway to digital collections and online exhibitions unique to Smith College. The collections feature images, audio, video and text from multiple repositories and platforms. These include the Libraries’ Special Collections, the Museum of Art, the Imaging Center, the Botanic Garden and select scholarly collections.
  • Greenleaf Classics.

    This archive documents the 4300 books published under various company names and imprints from 1959 to 1975. As a group they are informally known as the vintage Greenleaf Classics books. An essential pleasure of vintage paperback collecting is that moment of discovery, looking at a book and seeing something new. Collecting Greenleaf books has delivered this moment many times. This site is here so others can also feel that moment of finding the unexpected - the sense of wonder and awe when looking at an amazing book for the first time.
  • Queer Cartoonists Database

    We created this database so that queer cartoonists can find each other. It's also great for finding comics to read and teach, and finding cartoonists to follow/befriend, promote, hire, and learn from.
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  • AIDS/Brooklyn Oral History Project collection 1992-1993 (1993.001)

    This collection includes oral histories collected for the AIDS/Brooklyn exhibition, undertaken by the Brooklyn Historical Society in the early 1990s. The project attempted to document the impact of the AIDS epidemic on Brooklyn communities.
  • Gender Identity Across Three Centuries

    We continue to celebrate Pride Month here at the British Newspaper Archive with this special blog exploring gender identity from the 1700s right up until the 1960s. Using newspapers taken from three different centuries, this blog will show how gender identity has always been fluid, and how members of the LGBTQ community have faced both persecution and prosecution for expressing their identity through how they dressed and presented themselves.
  • Documenting the Stonewall Riots: A Bibliography of Primary Sources

    This online resource is a research supplement to Marc Stein, The Stonewall Riots: A Documentary History (New York: New York University Press, 2019). It provides references for primary documents related to the materials reprinted in The Stonewall Riots; most of the sources come from newspapers, magazines, and newsletters. It is not comprehensive or complete; please send recommendations for additional primary sources to
  • Women and Gender Studies Core Books Database

    The Women and Gender Studies Core Books project is maintained by the Women & Gender Studies section of the Association of College & Research Libraries. Book titles currently in print are selected by academic librarians who volunteer to maintain a subject area. The project assists librarians in building Women & Gender Studies collections and can also serve as a guide to instructional faculty in selecting available course readings. Core titles are generally considered to be books that a library supporting an undergraduate or master’s degree in Women’s Studies and/or Gender Studies should own. Each list maintainer also selects the titles that are considered “essential” in that subject area. Titles no longer in print are dropped for each subject and newly published titles are added. The Core Books database is updated throughout the year, with annual editorial oversight.
  • New York City Trans Oral History Project

    A community archive devoted to the collection preservation and sharing of trans histories organized in collaboration with the New York Public Library
  • Pittsburgh Queer History Project

    The Pittsburgh Queer History Project (PQHP)  is an oral history and media archive focusing on LGBT nightlife in Pittsburgh PA from 1960 to 1990. Founded by Harrison Apple in 2012 the project began as an investigation of gay-owned-and-operated after-hours nightclubs. Within these nightclubs LGBT Pittsburghers used fraternal organization charters as semi-legal shelters and created an after-dark community of labor and love. These emergent communities of membership formed the basis of a self-aware gay and lesbian community which combatted police harassment and the AIDS epidemic while facing the swift economic decline of Pittsburgh. In the years following heavy outmigration from steel cities like Pittsburgh these histories have become all but forgotten.
  • Queer Digital History Project

    The QDHP is an ongoing effort to document pre-2010 LGBTQ digital spaces online. Our current projects include a catalog of early LGBTQ online communities an archive of transgender-related Usenet newsgroups and interactive maps of TGNet one of the first international transgender-specific BBS networks. For more information see the FAQ page.
  • Transgender Oral History Project

    America in Transition is a documentary series exploring relationships community and social issues with trans people of color.
  • We Who Feel Differently

    We Who Feel Differently is a database documentary that addresses critical issues of contemporary queer culture.
  • Independent Voices

    Independent Voices produced by Reveal Digital is a digital collection of alternative press newspapers magazines and journals drawn from the special collections of participating libraries. These periodicals were produced by feminists dissident GIs campus radicals Native Americans anti-war activists Black Power advocates Hispanics LGBT activists the extreme right-wing press and alternative literary magazines during the latter half of the 20th century.
  • Wearing Gay History

    Whether to protest satirize or show pride the LGBT community’s often ignored history can be seen vividly in the clothing we often throw out. We invite you to browse through the t-shirts and explore the short exhibits to more thoroughly understand the history of LGBT communities around the country with select t-shirts from the past forty years. We also invite you to consider how t-shirts can serve as valuable tools to see into our local and national history. Most of the t-shirts housed at the selected archives were worn within the past twenty years. Yet in many ways they sometimes seem to represent an America of the distant past. What has changed? What remains the same? We encourage you to think about how other seemingly mundane items in your daily life might one day help to explain your own history. Enjoy the collections.
  • Wellcome Library Digital Collections

    The Library's digital collections cover a wide variety of topics including asylums food sex and sexual health genetics public health and war. Published books pamphlets archives posters photographs and film and sound recordings are completely free to view. Digitised materials are released under a variety of Creative Commons non-commercial attribution and Public Domain licenses.
  • UW-Madison Women and Gender Studies Collection

    The Gender and Women’s Studies Collection brings together in digital form primary and secondary materials relating to the the exploration of politics history and society from a transnational and multicultural women’s perspective. Although this collection is still in its infancy future additions may include archival as well as published materials and may be drawn from a variety of formats: books manuscripts prints photographs audio and video and more. Our first submissions to the collection include grassroots posters from two separate Indian feminist organizations. The first Olakh (meaning Identity) and the second Sayihar. The posters have been collected from different women’s groups and feminist organizations from all over India. These posters are not simply beautiful pieces of material culture created by individual artists. Most of the posters are the outcome of a collective political process in which community members activists students and/or survivors brainstorm together to translate a deep social concern into words and images. The second group of materials come from the collections of Dovie Horvitz and consists of over 1300 images and scanned texts representing objects and printed matter that reflect the lives of women from the mid 1800s through the mid 1900s. The items themselves were collected by Mrs. Dovie Horvitz over almost two decades and remain her property.
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  • The Public Domain Review: Sex

    The tag for the Public Domain Review about sex and sexuality. Founded in 2011 The Public Domain Review is an online journal and not-for-profit project dedicated to the exploration of curious and compelling works from the history of art literature and ideas.
  • The History Project Boston

    The History Project is the only organization focused exclusively on documenting and preserving the history of New England’s LGBTQ communities and sharing that history with LGBTQ individuals organizations allies and the public.
  • The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women's Education

    The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women's Education is an online locus of scholarship on the history of women’s higher education. The Center aims to foster inquiry and dialogue on how the history of women’s education has informed contemporary life and how it will shape the global future. Through its blog exhibits instructional lesson plans and digital collections the Center provides informative materials and a digital space for teaching and learning on these topics.
  • Studies in Scarlet: Marriage and Sexuality in the U.S. and U.K. 1815-1914.

    Drawn from the Harvard Law School Library’s extensive trial collections Studies in Scarlet features over 420 trial narratives involving the crimes and passions of both renowned and ordinary people.
  • Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival Archives

    The Sex Worker Fest has screened over 300 movies since 1999 and videos are still being added to this archive. Our collection also includes sex worker videos we have not yet screened.
  • Queer Zine Archive Project

    The Queer Zine Archive Project (QZAP) was first launched in November 2003 in an effort to preserve queer zines and make them available to other queers researchers historians punks and anyone else who has an interest DIY publishing and underground queer communities. Our mission statement has been consistent over the past nine years: 'The mission of the Queer Zine Archive Project (QZAP) is to establish a 'living history' archive of past and present queer zines and to encourage current and emerging zine publishers to continue to create. In curating such a unique aspect of culture we value a collectivist approach that respects the diversity of experiences that fall under the heading 'queer.' The primary function of QZAP is to provide a free on-line searchable database of the collection with links allowing users to download electronic copies of zines. By providing access to the historical canon of queer zines we hope to make them more accessible to diverse communities and reach wider audiences.'
  • Sourcebook -- People with a History: An Online Guide to Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Trans* History

    An onlune sourcebook from Fordham University. People with a History presents the history of lesbians gay men bisexuals and transgendered people [=LGBT]. It includes hundreds of original texts discussions and [soon] images and addresses LGBT history in all periods and in all regions of the world.Browse the Contents guide below to access a series of large index pages which will then link you directly to the texts and images that interest you.In addition to texts the site includes other aides to help you study or just make sense of LGBT history - note especially the guide to online bibliographies and the onsite bibliography [which is the most up-to-date and complete bibliography of LGBT history available]
  • Milford Haven Collection of French Postcards

    The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art and design housing a permanent collection of over 2.3 million objects that span over 5000 years of human creativity. The Museum holds many of the UK's national collections and houses some of the greatest resources for the study of architecture furniture fashion textiles photography sculpture painting jewellery glass ceramics book arts Asian art and design theatre and performance.
  • Mattachine Society FBI Records

    The Vault is the FBIs FOIA Library containing 6700 documents and other media that have been scanned from paper into digital copies so you can read them in the comfort of your home or office. Included here are many new FBI files that have been released to the public but never added to this website; dozens of records previously posted on our site but removed as requests diminished; files from our previous FOIA Library and new previously unreleased files.
  • LGBT Religious Archives Network

    The LGBTQ Religious Archives Network (LGBT-RAN) is an innovative venture in preserving history and encouraging scholarly study of lesbian gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) religious movements around the world. LGBTQ-RAN has a two-fold basic purpose. First it assists LGBT religious leaders and groups in determining how best to preserve their records and papers in appropriate repositories. Secondly LGBTQ-RAN provides an electronic information clearinghouse for these archival collections and other historical data about LGBT religious history for the use of historians researchers and other interested persons. LGBTQ-RAN can best be understood as a 'virtual' archive. It is not a physical repository that collects and preserves papers and records. Instead LGBTQ-RAN is a resource center that enables the preservation of history and makes historical information easily accessible through this web site. Initiated in 2001 as a project of the Chicago Theological Seminary LGBTQ-RAN has been a program of the Center for LGBTQ & Gender Studies in Religion in Berkeley California since 2008
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  • Sex Materials in the New York Public Library

    The Sex tag at NYPL. The New York Public Library Digital Collections contains 849462 items and counting. While that is a small fraction of the Library's overall holdings it is representative of the diversity of our vast collections—from books to videos maps to manuscripts illustrations to photos and more.
  • LGBT Materials in the New York Public Library

    The LGBT tag at NYPL. The New York Public Library Digital Collections contains 849462 items and counting. While that is a small fraction of the Library's overall holdings it is representative of the diversity of our vast collections—from books to videos maps to manuscripts illustrations to photos and more.
  • Kinsey Institute Online Art Galleries

    The Kinsey Institute's online galleries showcase selected works from our archives as well as exhibitions making their way across the country on the traveling circuit.
  • Dig Sex: The Digital Sexuality Archive

    The Digital Sexuality Archive is a gateway to a plethora of digital resources concerning the history of sex and sexuality. Use DIG Sex to locate digital archives and collections that contain primary sources for your research project. You can search by subject place time period type of collection and more. Scroll down through each item's content to find the URL that will take you to the digital archive or collection that contains materials relevant to your search.
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