STONEWALL NATIONAL MUSEUM & ARCHIVES

Archives

With a focus on the last quarter of the 20th century to the present day, the Archives comprise over 2,000 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.

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 for 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         Charles Busch            Lady Bunny
            Kate Clinton               Alan Cumming           Ellen DeGeneres
            Sharon Gless              Rev. Bill Johnson       Carsen Kressley
            James Obergefell       Ricky Martin              Peter Paige
            Hat Sisters                  RuPaul                        John Waters

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

            Robert A. Boyle          Roger H. Brown         Dennis Cole
            Betty Diener               Tom Dalton                Andrew Eddy
            John Graves                Elaine Noble              Brian L. McNaught and Ray R. Struble
            Leonard Paoletti        Joel Starkey                James T. Sears
            Dean Trantalis           Larry Townsend        Mark Silber
            Jack Nicols                  Vito Russo                  Douglas Pew and Donald Croxton

Organizational publications and papers (partial list):

            Arts United (Ft. Lauderdale)            Black and Lesbian Forum
            The Center (New York)                     CLAGS
            Chicago Hellfire Club                        Gay Straight Alliance
            GLSEN                                                 GLAAD
            Intersex Society of N.A.                    Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
            Sunshine Cathedral (Florida)          Gay Games
            Project Lazarus                                 Old Lesbians Organized for Change
            SAGE of Broward County                South Florida Gay Men’s Chorus
            South Florida Front Runners          Women In Network (WIN) (Broward County)
            Log Cabin Republicans                   National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
            Metropolitan Community Church (various locations)

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 – A partial listing of serial titles by subject matter and date range.

            AIDS/HIV

                  POZ Magazine (1994 to present)
                  Plus (1999 to present)
                  Positively Aware (1992 to present)

            African-American

                  Swerv (2009 to present)
                  BLK – The National Black, Lesbian and Gay Magazine (1988-1994)

            Bears

                  American Bear (Louisville, KY)  (1994-2005)
                  American Grizzly (Louisville, KY)  (1998 – 2005)
                 Bear Magazine (San Francisco) (1989-2001)

            Family/PFLAG

                  Gay Parent Magazine (1998 to present)
                  Teaching Tolerance (1992 to present)

            Feminism/Lesbianism

                  Common Lives/Lesbian Lives (Iowa City)  (1981-1996)
                  Deneuve/Curve (San Francisco)  (1991-2017)
                  Girlfriends (San Francisco) (1994-2006)
                  Lesbian Connection (East Lansing, MI) 1974-1996)
                  Lesbian Tide (Los Angeles, CA) (1972-1980)
                  Off Our Backs (Washington, DC) (1976-2005)
                  On Our Backs (San Francisco, CA) (1985-2001)
                  She Magazine (Fort Lauderdale, FL) (1999-2003)
                  Sinister Wisdom (Berkeley, CA) (1976-2010)
                  Sojourner (Cambridge, MA) (1975-2002)
                 Women’s Review of Books (Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA) (1986-2007)

            Gay and lesbian studies

                  Gay Books Bulletin (New York, NY) (1979-1985)

            Gay male erotica
                  Blueboy (1976-2007)
                  Freshmen (1991-2009)
                  Honcho (1978-2009)
                  Inches (1985-2012)
                  In Touch (1973-2004)
                  Mandate (1975-1995)
                  Numbers (1977-2002)
                  Playguy (1976-2010)

            International

                  Capital Q  (New South Wales) (1997 to present)
                  Die Kappe (Germany) (1984-1989)
                  XTRA (Toronto) ((1985-2007)

            Leather/BDSM

                  Bound and Gagged (New York) (1987-2005)
                  Drummer (San Francisco) (1976-1998)
                  Leather Journal (Hollywood) (1987-2019)
                  Manifest Reader (San Francisco) (1988-1999)

            Literary

                  Christopher Street  (1976-1995)
                  Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review (1994-to present)
                  Lambda Book Report  (Washington) (1987-2008)
                  Mouth of the Dragon: A poetry review of male love (New York) (1974-1980)
                  James White Review (Minneapolis) (1984-2004)

            Male Physique/Naturist

                  Demi-Gods (1961-1966)
                  Focus (1973-1978)
                  Golden Boys (San Francisco, CA) (1967-1970)
                  Young Physique (1960-1966)
                  Male Figure (1956-1966)
                  Physique Pictorial (1951-1990)
                  Mr. Sun (1966-1969)
                  Naked Magazine (1993-2003)
                  Tomorrow’s Man (1951-1967)

            National

                  Advocate (1967 to present)
                  After Dark (1968 – 1983)
                  Equality (Human Rights Campaign Fund) (1996 to present)
                  GAY (1969-1974)
                  Genre (1991-2008)
                  Intelligence Report (Southern Poverty Law Center) (1994 to present)
                  Instinct (1999-2015)
                  MetroSource (1990 to present)
                  OMG (2009-2011)
                  One: The Homosexual Magazine (1953-1972)
                  Out (1992 to present)

 

             Other

                  RFD (Radical Faerie Digest) (1974-2015)

            Pre-Stonewall

                  Daughters of Belitis Newsletter (1959-1965)
                  The Ladder (1956-1971)
                  Mattachine Review (1955-1963)
                  Tangents (1965-1969)

             Regional

             Atlanta, GA
                  David Atlanta (1999-2009)
                  Georgia Voice (Southern Voice) (1989 to present)

            Birmingham, AL
                  Birmingham & Alabama Forum (1981-2002)

            Boston,  MA
                  Boston Spirit (2009 to present)
                  Bay Windows (1984 to present)
                  Gay Community News (1973-1982)
                  Fag Rag (1971-1987)
                  The Guide (1981-2010)

             Chicago, IL
                  Chicago Gay Crusader (1973-1979)
                  Gay Life (1975-1983)

            Detroit, MI
                  Detroit Liberator (1970-1976)

            Fort Lauderdale, FL
                  411 Magazine (2001-2009)
                  David (1978-1988)
                  Hot Spots  (1991 to present)
                  OutClique (2016 to present)
                  Scoop (1992-2001)
                  South Florida Gay News (2010 to present)

            Hollywood, CA
                  Montrose Voice (1981-1985)
                  Out Smart  (2001 to present)

            Jacksonville, FL
                  David (1970-1974)

            Los Angeles, CA
                  Frontiers (1984-2006)

            Louisville, KY
                  The Letter (1990-2001)

            Minneapolis, MN
                  Lavender (1998-2007)

            Memphis, TN
                  Gaze (1979-1990)

            New Orleans, LA
                  Around the Clock (1984-1985)

            New York, NY
                  Gay Power (1969-1970)
                  Come Out! (1969-1972)
                  Mattachine Newsletter (1956-1974)
                  New York Native (1970 -1996)
                  Next (1993-2016)

             Norfolk,VA
                  Our Own Community (1976-1998)

            Philadelphia, PA
                 Drum (1964-1969)
                 Philadelphia Gay News (1976 to present)
                  Weekly Philadelphia Gayzette (1974-1977)

            Pittsburgh, PA
            Pittsburgh’s Out (1980-2005)

            Providence, RI
                  Options (1991 to present)

           Raleigh, NC
                  Front Page (1974-2003)

            St. Louis, MO
                   Gay News Telegraph (1982-1994)

            San Francisco, CA
                  Bay Area Reporter (1971-1989)
                  Gay Sunshine (1970-1982)
                  Vector: A Voice For the Homosexual Community (1964-1976)

            Sacramento, CA

                  MGW (“Mom Guess What?”) (1980-1991)

            Savannah, GA
                  First City Network (1986 to present)

            Tallahassee, FL
                   Community News (1996-1998)

            Tampa, FL
                  Gayzette (1991-2007)

           Washington, DC
                  Metro Weekly (1994-2018)
                  Washington Blade (1976 to present)

            Seniors

                  SAGE Matters (New York, NY) (1984 to present)
                  SAGE Matters (Fort Lauderdale, FL) (1994 to present)

            Socialism

                  Freedom Socialist (1977-1991)
                  Guardian (1974-1989)
                  Militant (1976-1980)
                  Torch (1975-1982)
                  Women and the Revolution (1978-1973)
                  Workers Power (1971-1978)
                  Workers World (1975-1993)

             Theater

                  Playbill (1950 to present)
                  Theater Art (1950-1960)

            Transgender

                  Transgender Tapestry (1983-1987)

            Travel

                  Bob Damron Address Book (1968-1998)
                  Fun Maps (1994 to present)
                  Passport (1989-2016)
                  Out Traveler (2003 to present)
                  Spartacus International Gay Guide (1974-1978)

            Youth

                  XY (1996 to present)

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