Additional Resources

SNMA is only one of the many LGBTQ archives around the country. Check out these other organizations.

The Center
New York, NY
Focus: New York City
Holdings: Papers, serials, archival materials

Chris Gonzalez Library and Archives
Indiana University
Indianapolis, IN
Focus: Indianapolis and the Midwest
Holdings: 7,000 titles

The Dallas Way
University of North Texas
Dallas, TX
Focus:  LGBTQ history of Dallas TX
Holdings: Oral histories, papers, archival materials

The Madeline Davis LGBTQ Archive of Western New York
Western New York State & Southern Ontario
Buffalo, NY
Holdings: 50+ Organizational records, manuscripts, archival materials

Digital Transgender Archive
Sexual Minorities Archive
College of the Holy Cross
Worcester, MA
Focus: Transgender individuals internationally
Holdings: 8,200 items

Fales Library Special Collections
New York University
New York, NY
Focus: LGBTQ life in NYC

Gay and Lesbian Archives of Pacific Northwest
Portland, OR
Focus: Portland and the Pacific Northwest
Holdings: Papers, books, oral histories

Gerber/Hart Library and Archive
Chicago, IL
Focus: Chicago metropolitan area and Midwest
Holdings: 22,500 library, 1,700 linear feet of archives

GLBT Historical Association
San Francisco, CA
Focus: San Francisco and Los Angeles
Holdings: 3,500 linear feet of magazines, papers, newsletters

Gulf Coast Archive and Museum
Houston, TX
Focus: Coastal areas of Texas

Historical Society of Missouri
Saint Louis, MO
Focus: LGBTQ serials
Holdings: 5 boxes

Human Sexuality Collections
Cornell University Libraries
Ithaca, NY
Focus: US gay and lesbian community and pornography

Invisible Histories Project
Birmingham, AL
Focus: Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia

LAMBDA Archives of San Diego
San Diego, CA
Focus: San Diego
Holdings: oral histories, archival materials

Leather Archives and Museum
Chicago, IL
Focus: leather, fetish, kink

Lesbian Herstory Archives
Brooklyn, NY
Focus: Lesbians and their communities
Holdings: 11,000 titles, 1,500 subject files

Leslie-Lohman Museum
New York, NY
Focus: LGBTQ visual art
Holdings 20,000 objects

June L. Mazer Lesbian Collection
West Hollywood, CA
Focus: Lesbian and feminist history; California
Holdings: 2,300 titles

The National AIDS Memorial
San Francisco, CA
Focus: AIDS and fear, silence, discrimination, stigma
Holdings: All 48,000 panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in an interactive experience

National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame
Chicago, IL
Focus: LGBTQ athletes

Northwest Lesbian Gay Museum Project
Seattle, WA
Focus: Seattle and Pacific Northwest
Holdings: Oral histories and papers

One National Gay & Lesbian Archives
USC Library
Los Angeles, CA
Focus: LGBTQ history
Holdings: Over 2 million items

Outwards Archives
Los Angeles, CA
Focus: Recorded oral histories

Queer Zine Archive Project
Focus: Queer zines

Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection
University of Minneapolis Library
Minneapolis, MN
Focus: Midwest, Twin Cities
Holdings: 3,500 linear feet of material

Tucson LGBTQ Museum
Tucson, AZ
Focus: LGBTQ community in Tucson
Holdings:  Oral histories, papers and serials

University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
Focus: Texas LGBTQ community; Happy Foundation archives
Holdings:  2,000 records

Awards, Reviews and Other Literary Resources

Lambda Literary Foundation
Publishes reviews of LGBTQ books every month on their website and offers awards annually each spring.

Founded in 1970, Rainbow is the LGBTQ roundtable of the American Library Association.  In addition to providing connections between professionals in the field, each year they offer the Stonewall Book Awards.

The American Library Association also publishs suggested bibliographies of titles of relevance to additional segments of the LGBTQ population.



LGBTQ with Disabilities

LGBTQ Latinos/Latinas


Guidelines for an LGBTQ friendly library

Additional ALA LGBTQ resources

Other LGBTQ Community Resources

CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers
Focus: Umbrella organization for LGBT Community Centers
Fort Lauderdale, FL

The Nursing Home Abuse Center

Focus: Advocating for LGBTQ Elderly
Chestnut Hill, MA

Out for America
Focus: Elevating LGBTQ Elected Officials
Washington, DC

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