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Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940

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Consists of 20 individual collections and 1.5 million pages. The bulk of documents are between 1950 to 1990 with all coverage from 1940 to 2014. Four collections are sourced from the Lesbian Herstory Archives; two are sourced from the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society. Others are sourced from the New York Public Library; the London School of Economics; and from the National Institutes of Health.

Affective Experience of Queer Nostalgia in the Archives



I remember the original Hillman Library. It had an open construction, and there were rooms where students could go to study. I occasionally used them with my friends. I also remember the librarian shouting to the students there that they should be less noisy so those who wanted to study could do so. I especially remember walking past the entrance in August of 1967, when I started at the University, looking at the 1967 carved in the stone and wondering what it would look like after 50 years. I intend to go and look at it this August.


I'm one of those people who just like being in libraries and bookstores.. it's where I feel most comfortable (I worked in the Stacks). Hillman was my first time getting to know this part of myself. I've gone on to work in the book publishing industry - Hillman was really my first time getting paid to handle and look at books.


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