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The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center

The LGBT Community Center National History Archive serves to preserve the history of our community and its rich heritage. Founded in 1990 by volunteer archivist Rich Wandel, the archive provides a look into the lives and experiences of LGBT people throughout the years.


Preus Museum

The Preus Museum library is a public research library for photography located in Horten, Norway. The collection consists of ca. 30,000 volumes and has a comprehensive gathering of periodicals with ca. 1,000 titles. Included in the library are works by and about Norwegian photographers and pictorial works of national and local historical interest.


Queer Zine Archive Project

The Queer Zine Archive Project (QZAP) was first launched in November 2003 in an effort to preserve queer zines and make them available to other queers, researchers, historians, punks, and anyone else who has an interest DIY publishing and underground queer communities.


Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America documents the lives of women of the past and present for the future and furthers the Radcliffe Institute's commitment to women, gender, and society.


Sexual Minorities Archives

The Sexual Minorities Archives (SMA) collects, preserves, protects, and makes accessible the literature, history, and art of all sexual and gender minorities of all races and ethnicities, including transsexuals, transgender persons, lesbians, gays, bisexuals, intersex persons, queers, gender-queers, cross-dressers, BDSM/leather folk, asexuals, polyamorists, celibates, and other emerging sexual minority groups. The SMA is national in scope and is one of the oldest and largest LGBTQI archives in the United States. The SMA seeks to inform, educate, and inspire the LGBTQI community and our allies to understand the unique stories and experiences associated with our lives and our struggles for equality.


Skeivt arkiv

Skeivt arkiv is the national archive and knowledge center for queer history in Norway. Skeivt arkiv is located at the Special Collections at the University Library in Bergen, and is the leading institution of its kind in Scandinavia. Skeivt arkiv has a broad focus, with materials (printed as well as unique) representing all genders and sexualities, spanning the entire 20th century. Additionally, Skeivt arkiv works to promote and conduct research on the history of sexuality, and is connected to some of the leading Norwegian academics in this field.


Stanford University Special Collections

The holdings of the Special Collections and University Archives at Stanford University are comprised of more than 260,000 rare, fine press, and artists’ books, and some 59 million pages of unpublished manuscripts and photographs. It currently exceeds some 60,000 linear feet of manuscript/archival material and nearly 300,000 books (antiquarian and contemporary).


Texas A&M University

The Cushing Memorial Library & Archives houses rare books, special collections, manuscripts and the Texas A&M University Archives. The historic Reading Room is open to all for research and studying.


Transas City

Transas City was created on June 10, 2013, to serve as a research and fact-based site to benefit transgender and transsexual persons and their families, friends, allies, and supporters.


Transgender Archives, University of Victoria

The University of Victoria has committed itself to the preservation of the history of pioneering activists, community leaders, and researchers who have contributed to the betterment of transgender people. The UVic Archives have been actively acquiring documents, rare publications, and memorabilia of persons and organizations associated with transgender activism since 2007. The collection began with the generous donation of the Rikki Swin Institute collection. It has been enhanced by other significant donations including the personal papers of Reed Erickson, the University of Ulster TGA collection, and the records of Zenith Foundation, among others. Donations are being co-ordinated by Founder and Academic Director Dr. Aaron Devor and managed by University Archivist Lara Wilson. The Transgender Archives at the University of Victoria is accessible to the public, and available to faculty, students, and scholars for teaching and research.


Transgender Oral History Project

The Transgender Oral History Project is a community-driven effort to collect and share a diverse range of stories from within the transgender and gender variant communities. We accomplish this by promoting grassroots media projects, documenting trans people’s experiences, maintaining a publicly accessible digital archive, and teaching media production skills. The TOHP had almost 300 print materials that are now available on the DTA and the Internet Archive. These materials have since been donated to the University of Minnesota's Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies ( The TOHP has shifted focus to a new project called "America in Transition," a documentary series and community engagement campaign that explores community, family, and social issues for trans people of color across the United States.


The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)

UTSA Special Collections builds, preserves, and provides access to distinctive archival, photographic, and printed materials, with a particular commitment to documenting the diverse histories and development of our region. We embrace the changing digital landscape by actively exploring new ways to enhance access to our collections. We support the university's ascent to premier research university status by building nationally recognized collections that inspire new knowledge, serving researchers at UTSA and from around the world.


The University of Winnipeg

Located in the heart of Treaty 1 Territory and the traditional lands of the Metis Nation, the University of Winnipeg is a diverse, multicultural urban campus committed to academic excellence, community engagement, and social and environmental sustainability. The University of Winnipeg Archives’ collection mandate aligns with this mission statement in its efforts to document the history of the University of Winnipeg, the local community, as well as support the research interests of Faculty and staff, including reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, social justice, and human rights.