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Homosexuality/LGBT collection

Identifier: SSC-MS-00395

Scope and Contents

Dates of Materials

  • 1932-2011
  • Majority of material found within 1970-1978

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission is required to cite the papers or for quotations beyond "fair use." Copyright to materials in this collection is owned by the individuals and organizations who authored them, or their heirs and assigns.


4.564 linear feet (11 containers)


This collection consists of printed materials that document the evolution of attitudes and approaches to lesbian, gay, and bisexual people and organizations from 1932-1995 (mostly the 1970s), and documents the political struggles of lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals to oppose homophobic discrimination in U.S. society. Also of interest are numerous newsletters, periodicals and leaflets that document lesbian organizing in Western Massachusetts.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Multiple donors have contributed to this subject collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Nichole Calero, 2012. Finding aid written by Kate Weigand and Nichole Calero.

Homosexuality/LGBT collection
Finding Aid
Finding aid prepared by Nichole Calero and Kate Weigand.
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:10-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063