STONEWALL NATIONAL MUSEUM & ARCHIVES
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 incorporate most winners of gay literary awards, including the prestigious Lambda Literary Award.
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 Djuna Barnes Alison Bechdel
Rita Mae Brown Jennifer Finney Boylan Susan Choi
Patricia Cornwell Michael Cunningham Eve Ensler
Jane Fletcher Radcliffe Hall Patricia Highsmith
Gerri Hill Andrew Holleran Alan Hollingsworth
Henry James David Levitt Thomas Mann
Armistead Maupin Herman Melville Eileen Myles
Felice Picano Marcel Proust Anne Rice
Gore Vidal Sarah Waters Kathleen Winter
Edmund White Virginia Wolfe Hanya Yanagihara
Non-fiction – Over 6,000 books arranged by subject matter. A partial listing of categories include:
General works Philosophy, psychology and religion
Social sciences Lesbian studies
Gay/lesbian culture LGBTQ parenting
Gay marriage Feminism
Transgender studies Bisexuality
LGBTQ travel Fetishes
Political sciences Law
Education Music, dance and composition
Language and literature Science
Biography – Over 400 biographies. A sampling of subjects explored include:
Edward Albee Alexander the Great John Amaechi
W.H. Auden Francis Bacon Josephine Baker
Djuna Barnes Leonard Bernstein Elizabeth Bishop
Anthony Blunt Justin Vivian Bond Marlon Brando
Benjamin Britton William Burroughs Lord Bryon
Truman Capote Willa Cather Constantine Cavafy
Roy Cohn Aaron Copeland Noel Coward
Marquis de Sade Mark Doty Melissa Ethridge
Rupert Everett Janet Flanner E.M. Forester
Federico Garcia Lorca Frederick the Great Andre Gide
John Gielgud Allen Ginsberg Duncan Grant
Radclyffe Hall Moss Hart Patricia Highsmith
Edgar Hoover Rock Hudson Howard Hughes
Christopher Isherwood Derek Jarman Bill T. Jones
Christine Jorgensen Elton John Franz Kafka
John Maynard Keynes Calvin Klein Edward I. Koch
k.d. lang Lawrence of Arabia Leonardo Da Vinci
Liberace Paul Lynde Katherine Mansfield
Ricky Martin Somerset Maugham Carson McCullers
Herman Melville Nancy Milford Sal Mineo
Honor Moore Martina Navratilova Vaslav Nijinsky
Rudolf Nureyev Dorothy Parker Marcel Proust
Chuck Renslow Little Richard Eleanor Roosevelt
Rosalind Russell May Sarton William Mann
William Shakespeare Liz Smith Lytton Strachey
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Valentino Gus Van Sant
Gore Vidal Evelyn Waugh Glenway Wescott
Oscar Wilde David Wojnarowicz Grant Wood
Holly Woodlawn Marguerite Yourcenar
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.
Over 500 rare books by historically significant authors, including many first editions.
Over 700 books signed by the author.
Historic books relating to the development, cause and treatment of HIV and AIDS.
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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Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm
Mon-Fri 11 am - 6 pm
Sat 10 am - 4 pm
Sun & Wed from Noon - 5 pm
Thurs, Fri & Sat from Noon - 8 pm
Closed Mon & Tue
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