STONEWALL NATIONAL MUSEUM & ARCHIVES

Library

The Stonewall Library is the largest lending library of LGBTQ materials in the United States. 

We have more than 28,000 books, CDs and DVDs, organized and cataloged under the Library of Congress classification system.   Our collection incorporates most winners of gay literary awards, including the prestigious Lambda Literary Award.

Annual memberships cost $35/Individual and $50/Household and are free for high school students in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

The library is also home to a monthly book club and history discussion group.

General topics include:

Fiction – More than 2,000 books arranged by author including books by:

James Baldwin

Rita Mae Brown

Patricia Cornwell

Jane Fletcher

Gerri Hill

Henry James

Armistead Maupin

Felice Picano

Gore Vidal

Edmund White

    

Djuna Barnes

Jennifer Finney Boylan

Michael Cunningham

Radclyffe Hall

Andrew Holleran

David Leavitt

Herman Melville

Marcel Proust

Sarah Waters

Virginia Woolf

 

Alison Bechdel

Susan Choi

Eve Ensler

Patricia Highsmith

Alan Hollinghurst

Thomas Mann

Eileen Myles

Anne Rice

Kathleen Winter

Hanya Yanagihara

Non-Fiction – Over 6,000 books arranged by subject matter. A partial listing of categories include:

General works

Social sciences

Gay/lesbian culture

Gay marriage

Transgender studies

LGBTQ travel

Political sciences

Education

Language and literature

Medicine

Technology

Philosophy, psychology and religion

Lesbian studies

LGBTQ parenting

Feminism

Bisexuality

Fetishes

Law

Music, dance and composition

Science

Agriculture

Military

Biography – Over 400 biographies. A sampling of subjects explored include:

Edward Albee

W.H. Auden

Djuna Barnes

Anthony Blunt

Benjamin Britten

Truman Capote

Roy Cohn

Marquis de Sade

Rupert Everett

Federico Garcia Lorca

John Gielgud

Radclyffe Hall

J. Edgar Hoover

Christopher Isherwood

Christine Jorgensen

John Maynard Keynes

k.d. lang

Liberace

Ricky Martin

Herman Melville

Honor Moore

Rudolf Nureyev

Chuck Renslow

Rosalind Russell

William Shakespeare

Pyotr (Peter) Illych Tchaikovsky

Gore Vidal

Oscar Wilde

Holly Woodlawn

Alexander the Great

Francis Bacon

Leonard Bernstein

Justin Vivian Bond

William Burroughs

Willa Cather

Aaron Copland

Mark Doty

Janet Flanner

Frederick the Great

Allen Ginsberg

Moss Hart

Rock Hudson

Derek Jarman

Elton John

Calvin Klein

Lawrence of Arabia

Paul Lynde

Somerset Maugham

Martina Navratilova

Dorothy Parker

Little Richard

May Sarton

Liz Smith

Valentino

Evelyn Waugh

David Wojnarowicz

Marguerite Yourcenar

John Amaechi

Josephine Baker

Elizabeth Bishop

Marlon Brando

Lord Byron

Constantine Cavafy

Noel Coward

Melissa Etheridge

E.M. Forster

Andre Gide

Duncan Grant

Patricia Highsmith

Howard Hughes

Bill T. Jones

Franz Kafka

Edward I. Koch

Leonardo Da Vinci

Katherine Mansfield

Carson McCullers

Sal Mineo

Vaslav Nijinsky

Marcel Proust

Eleanor Roosevelt

William Mann

Lytton Strachey

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Gus Van Sant

Glenway Wescott

Grant Wood

Foreign languages – Over 300 books in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Dutch, Danish, Latvian, Korean and Japanese.

Fine Art  – Nearly a thousand titles in photography, painting, drawing and architecture.

Pulp Fiction – More than 350 titles from 1965 to present.

Youth and Young Adults – A selection of hundreds of books relating to gay topics designed for youth and young adults.

Special Collections

Over 500 rare books by historically significant authors, including many first editions.

Over 900 books signed by the author.

Historic books relating to the development, cause and treatment of HIV and AIDS.

 Designated Collections 

Brian McNaught and Ray Struble Historical Collection – 297 titles

Claire Noonan Collection – 187 titles [primarily women’s fiction]

Gregg Shapiro LGBTQ Music Collection – 172 titles

Judge Robert W. Lee Collection – 307 titles

Justin Flippen Memorial Collection – 15 titles

Robert A. Flanders Collection – 103 titles

Daniel Kitchen Collection – 449 titles

Click here to search the on-line library catalog.

 

Additionally the Library has LGBTQ current periodicals, DVDs, books on tape and musical recordings.

The majority of books and papers at the SNMA Archives and Library are donated by people just like you.

If you would like to make a donation, please contact Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian.

Individual Library Membership

$35 Membership grants library privileges to a person for one year.

Family Library Membership

$50 Family Membership grants library privileges to the members of one household for one year.

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

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