Additional Resources

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

Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony
Focus: Same-sex and same-gender loving women
Holdings: Oral Histories

ACT UP Oral History Project

New York, NY
Holdings: Interviews, video clips

Focus: Personal blog of filmmaker, collector and queer historian Jenni Olson since 1995
Holdings: Films, Queer Photo Archive, Writings

Black Lesbian Archives
Focus: Black Lesbians
Holdings: Articles, Posters, flyers, Mixtapes, Videos, Photos, Audio, Publication, Poetry,


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


Quatrefoil Library
Minneapolis, MN
Holdings: LGBTQ Library + Community Center


Queer Zine Archive Project
Focus: Queer zines


River Campus Libraries Rare Books and Special Collections AIDS Education Posters
Rochester, NY


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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