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Homosexuality/LGBT collection

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00395

Dates

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

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to reseach according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Conditions Governing Access

Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections (specialcollections@smith.edu) at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

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.

Extent

9 boxes (3.75 linear feet)

Overview

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.

Accruals

Periodic additions are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Nichole Calero, 2012. Finding aid written by Kate Weigand and Nichole Calero.
Title
Homosexuality/LGBT collection
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Author
Finding aid prepared by Nichole Calero and Kate Weigand.
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (https://github.com/harvard-library/archivesspace-preprocessor)
  • 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

Contact:
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton MA 01063