STONEWALL NATIONAL MUSEUM & ARCHIVES

Archives

With a focus on the last quarter of the 20th century to the present day, the Archives comprise over 2,700 linear feet (twice the height of the Empire State Building) of items documenting LGBTQ political, cultural and social history.

The professionally organized collection, most cataloged with detailed descriptions, is maintained in an environment that meets strict conservation and archival standards.   The Archives contain papers, books, objects, sound recordings (1973-1999), DVDs (2000 to present), VHS tapes (i.e., Falcon Studios, Kristen Bjorn, Colt Studios, etc.) and other media. While its initial focus was on Florida and Southeastern United States, the Archives contain materials from the entire country.

Used by scholars, historians, researchers, writers and members of the general public, access to the Archives is by appointment only.  Please contact Chief Archivist Paul Fasana to schedule an appointment.

The majority of archival materials have been donated by individuals.  If you would like to donate materials to the Archives, please contact Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian or Chief Archivist Paul Fasana.

The Archives include:

Clothing or objects owned or worn by (partial list):

Rita Mae Brown

Kate Clinton

Sharon Gless

James Obergefell

Hat Sisters

 Charles Busch

Alan Cumming

Rev. Bill Johnson

Ricky Martin

RuPaul

Lady Bunny

Ellen DeGeneres

Carsen Kressley

Peter Paige

John Waters

Papers owned by, collected by, or relating to the following individuals (partial list):

Robert A. Boyle

Betty Diener

John Graves

Leonard Paoletti

Jack Nicols

Roger H. Brown

Tom Dalton

Elaine Noble

Joel Starkey

Vito Russo

Dennis Cole

Andrew Eddy

Brian L. McNaught and Ray R. Struble

James T. Sears

Douglas Pew and Donald Croxton

Papers owned by, collected by, or relating to the following organizations (partial list):

Arts United (Ft. Lauderdale)

The Center (New York)

Chicago Hellfire Club

GLSEN

Intersex Society of N.A.

Sunshine Cathedral (Florida)

Project Lazarus

Gay Games

SAGE of Broward County

South Florida Front Runners

Log Cabin Republicans

Black and Lesbian Forum

CLAGS

Gay Straight Alliance

GLAAD

Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Metropolitan Community Church (various locations)

Old Lesbians Organized for Change

South Florida Gay Men’s Chorus

Women In Network (WIN) (Broward County)

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

Newspaper and magazine clipping file topics (partial list):

AIDS/HIV

Anita Bryant

Drag/transvestism

LGBTQ life, identity and culture

LGBTQ in the military

Gay politics

Same-sex marriage

Transgender

Pulp fiction – over 4,000 titles of LGBTQ pulp fiction (1950-1965)

Serials with Links to Digital Archives

Stonewall National Museum and Archives (as of December 7, 2020)

Serials – A partial listing of serial titles by subject matter and date range. Each serial is only included in one category despite potentially belonging in multiple categories. Not every issue within the date range is contained within the Archive.

  • If a digital version of the serial exists from another source, it is noted with the word “Archive” after the listing.
  • An asterisk indicates a paywall.
  • “Gale” indicates that a digitized copy of the serial exists in the Archives of Sexuality and Gender from Gale Primary Sources. This online resource is widely available via public and academic libraries.

If you discover a broken or expired link, wish to suggest edits, or want to confirm if we have a particular issue, please let us know at info@Stonewall-Museum.org. Thank you.

Subject Matter Topics:

African-American/Black

AIDS/HIV

Artists/Fine art

Asian

Bears

Catalogs (product)

Cities/States (Florida is in a separate category)

Comics/Humor

Education

Family

Feminism/Lesbianism

Fetish

Florida

Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer studies

Gay male erotica

International

Latino/a/x

Legal

Literary

Male Physique/Naturist

Military/Veterans

Multi-racial and people of color

National

Other

Pre-Stonewall

Psychology and social work

Religion/atheism

Seniors

Socialism

Theatre/dance/film

Transgender

Travel/directories

 

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Hours:
Mon-Fri 11 am - 5 pm     Sat 11 am - 3 pm    Closed Sun

Supporters

Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Board of County Commissioners of Broward County, Florida,
as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.