Online Resources

Charles Pierce Collection, Lincoln Center

Charles Pierce Papers, *T-Mss 1998-008, Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. The Charles Pierce papers document Pierce’s career from the late 1960s through the early 1990s. The papers reflect Pierce’s professional life through a comprehensive collection of clippings, some publicity materials and programs, and also photographs of Pierce in some of his many roles. His personal correspondence includes letters and notes from friends and fans, many of them well-known personalities. The collection further contains some papers and photographs relating to female impersonators and their history in the performing arts.

Digital Transgender Archive

The purpose of the Digital Transgender Archive (DTA) is to increase the accessibility of transgender history by providing an online hub for digitized historical materials, born-digital materials, and information on archival holdings throughout the world. Based in Boston, Massachusetts at Northeastern University, the DTA is an international collaboration among more than sixty colleges, universities, nonprofit organizations, public libraries, and private collections. By digitally localizing a wide range of trans-related materials, the DTA expands access to trans history for academics and independent researchers alike in order to foster education and dialog concerning trans history.

GLBT Historical Society 

Founded in 1985, the GLBT Historical Society collects, preserves, exhibits and makes accessible to the public materials and knowledge to support and promote understanding of LGBTQ history, culture and arts in all their diversity.

Harvey Lee Collection, University of Arkansas

One of the more unusual manuscript collections owned by the UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture (CAHC) is the Harvey Goodwin Collection (UALR.MS.0112).

The Hirschfeld Archives

The Magnus Hirschfeld Society was founded in 1982 in (West) Berlin to research and preserve the scientific and cultural legacy of the sex researcher Magnus Hirschfeld (1868-1935) and his Institute for Sexual Science (1919-1933).

James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center, San Francisco Public Library

The James C. Hormel LGBTQIA+ Center is the gateway to the Library’s broader collections documenting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual and allies’ history and culture, with a special emphasis on the San Francisco Bay Area.

Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies, University of Minnesota

The Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies is the largest LGBTQ-specific archival repository in the upper Midwest.

Kinsey Institute, University of Indiana

The Kinsey Institute’s Library maintains an research collection of unrivaled scope with manuscripts, data, materials, and papers from some of the world’s most influential sex researchers. The archives include the papers of Masters & Johnson, John Money, Harry Benjamin, and Thomas N. Painter, as well as the institutional records of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, the Albert Ellis archives, and the EROS magazine collection.

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art | A home for LGBTQIA+ artists, scholars, activists and allies, and a catalyst for discourse on art and queerness.

Louise Lawrence Transgender Archive

The archive is named in honor of Northern California transgender pioneer Louise Lawrence, who began living full-time as a woman in 1942, first in the Berkeley, CA, then San Francisco.  She, along with Virginia Prince and others, published the first incarnation of Transvestia in 1952.  Louise’s address book was the initial subscription list and she was instrumental in developing the trans community’s connection to pioneering sex researchers such as Alfred Kinsey and Harry Benjamin.

National Transgender Library & Archive, Labadie Collection

The Joseph A. Labadie Collection is one of the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive collections of its kind, with materials on anarchism, anti-colonialist movements, antiwar and pacifist movements, atheism and free thought, civil liberties and civil rights, ecology, labor and workers’ rights, feminism, LGBTQ movements, prisons and prisoners, the New Left, the Spanish Civil War, and youth and student protest. The collection includes books, pamphlets, periodicals, and more, and is noteworthy for its printed ephemera and holdings of posters, photographs, sheet music, pinback buttons, and scrapbooks. It also includes important archival and manuscript material, as well as recordings of speeches, debates, oral histories, and protest songs.

University of Michigan

The Special Collections Research Center at the University of Michigan houses many of the items from the National Transgender Library and Archives. The NTL&A is a repository for books, magazines, films, videotapes, journals and newspaper articles, unpublished papers, photographs, artwork, letters, personal papers, memorabilia, and ephemera related to trans history.

ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, University of Southern California Queer Music Heritage

Spanning a wide range of visual media, the USC Digital Library offers digital images of drawings, illuminated manuscripts, maps, photographs, posters, prints, rare illustrated books, as well as audio and video recordings. Encompassing the subject strengths of the vast collections of the libraries at the University of Southern California, these materials represent the applied sciences, fine and decorative arts, history, performing arts, and social sciences. A portion of the images contained in the USC Digital Library come from the collections of collaborating institutions which, like USC, have valuable archival collections that are of interest to a wide range of people.

One Archives Foundation

ONE Archives Foundation, the independent community partner that supports ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the University of Southern California (USC) Libraries, the largest repository of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) materials in the world. Founded in 1952 as ONE Inc., the publisher of ONE Magazine, ONE Archives Foundation is the oldest active LGBTQ organization in the United States. In 2010, ONE Archives Foundation deposited its vast collection of LGBTQ historical materials with the USC Libraries. Today, the organization is dedicated to promoting this important resource through diverse activities including educational initiatives, fundraising, and range of public programs.

Schwules Museum

The non-profit association Verein der Freundinnen und Freunde eines Schwulen Museums in Berlin e.V.  (Friends of a Gay Museum in Berlin) is responsible for the Schwules Museum. Researchers from across the world use the archive, and universities and research institutes cooperate with the museum.

TG Forum

Dedicated to the Trans Community: Blogs, News, Editorials.

Transgender Archive at the University of Victoria

The Transgender Archives at the University of Victoria is committed to the preservation of the history of pioneering activists, community leaders, and researchers who have contributed to the betterment of Trans+ and other gender-diverse people.