LGBT History

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LGBT-028 artifacts
1980s

These items were acquired by Richard Twaddle during his approximately 12 years of membership in The Pennsmen, a group of LGBT people with a common interest in the leather/fetish lifestyle.

Location: LGBT-028

Subject: LGBT History

Format: Artifacts and Objects

Time Period: 1980-1999

Collection Inventory: PDF icon LGBT-028 Collection Inventory

LGBT-030 artifacts
1970s, undated

This collection contains an assortment of buttons documenting LGBT events and issues. It also includes monthly newsletters produced by the Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg in 1981.

Location: LGBT-030

Subject: LGBT History, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Artifacts and Objects

Time Period: 1960-1979, 1980-1999

Collection Inventory: PDF icon LGBT-030 Collection Inventory

LGBT-031 button
Undated

This collection contains buttons reflecting activism in support of marriage equality in Pennsylvania.  

Location: LGBT-031

Subject: LGBT History, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Artifacts and Objects

Time Period:

Collection Inventory: PDF icon LGBT-031 Collection Inventory

LGBT-032 documents
2007-2014

This collection contains materials related to STUDS Magazine: Handsomely Beautiful Women, a Harrisburg, PA area magazine that was published, written, and designed by Lindsay Snowden and Shaashawn Dial-Snowden, with contributions from...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon LGBT-032 Collection Inventory

LGBT-033 items
undated, 1992, 1996, 2015

This collection contains newspaper clippings, posters, buttons, and gay bar matchbook covers. The news clippings document coverage of issues related to LGBT rights and activism in the LNP (Lancaster) newspaper...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon LGBT-033 Collection Inventory

LGBT-039 Documents
1998-2004

This collection contains newsletters published between 1998 and 2004 by the Lower Susquehanna Valley Chapter of the Renaissance Education Association, Inc., a non-profit transgender support organization.   These...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon LGBT-039 Collection Inventory

LGBT-040 documents
circa 2000

These materials primarily pertain to the Bi-GLYAH and Common Roads organizations for LGBT youth. The collection contains t-shirts, an EQUALITY bracelet, and promotional materials from around 2000.

Collection Inventory: PDF icon LGBT-040 Collection Inventory

LGBT-041 artifact
1961-2015

These materials include photographs, artifacts, and documents regarding the life and activism of Sam Edmiston. Of note in this collection is a banner made for the Susquehanna Valley Gays United organization founded in...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon LGBT-041 Collection Inventory

LGBT-043 documents
1982-2008

The Paul Foltz Collection contains material dating from 1982-2008 and focuses primarily on the activities and performances of Lily White and Company, a local group of performers and female impersonators that raised money for HIV/AIDS programming...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon LGBT-043 Collection Inventory

LGBT-076 quilt
1992-1997

This collection documents the involvement of David Klinepeter and his wife Gloria in the AIDS Memorial Quilt Names Project and the overall AIDS crisis. After their son Daniel died from AIDS, David and his wife worked...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon LGBT-076 Collection Inventory

LGBT-077 documents
2018

The Keystone Conference is a program for transgender individuals and their allies that has been held annually in Pennsylvania since 2009. The items in this collection include publicity material distributed during the...

Location: LGBT-077

Subject: LGBT History, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 2000-2019

Collection Inventory: PDF icon LGBT-077 Collection Inventory

LGBT History Project Logo
1993

This collection contains citizen correspondence requesting that the inclusion of “sexual orientation” in the City of York’s non-discrimination ordinance be put on the ballot for a public referendum. The correspondence...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon LGBT-078 Collection Inventory

LGBT-082 poster
1987

National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights poster - October 11, 1987

Location: LGBT-082

Subject: LGBT History, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Broadsides and Posters

Time Period: 1980-1999

Collection Inventory: PDF icon LGBT-082 Collection Inventory

LGBT History Project Logo
1991-2018

These documents relate to Cindy Mitzel’s involvement in York Area Lambda, originally known as York Support. The collection consists primarily of news clippings related to efforts to hold a Gay Pride Week celebration in York, Pa in summer 1991....

Location: LGBT-083

Subject: LGBT History, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Time Period: 1980-1999, 2000-2019

Collection Inventory: PDF icon LGBT-083 Collection Inventory

OC 2013.3, Folder 16
1890-1986

Allen C. Tanner (1898-1987) was an Illinois-born pianist. At fifteen he was awarded a scholarship to study music in Chicago. There he met Margaret Anderson, editor of the Little Review. Tanner then moved to New York City where he...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon Allen Tanner collection inventory

Dickinson Woman's Newsletter (Fall 1973)
Fall 1973

The Dickinson Women’s Newsletter is produced by the Advisory and Planning Committee on Women's Programs and provides details on upcoming events, including Dr. Barbara Varchol’s talk on human sexuality and a workshop on career exploration...

Women's Resource Center Newsletter (May 1978)
May 1978

The Women's Resource Center Newsletter is produced by the Women's Resource Committee of Dickinson College.

Selected highlights from this issue include:

  • Update on the status on the...
Leaving Europe for the United States by Allen Tanner
Undated

In this essay, pianist Allen Tanner recalls the end of his relationship with his partner of 12 years, Russian artist Pavel Tchelitchew. Tanner writes: "The parting--at the station--was dreafully tragic--for his face bore the quiet, withdrawn...

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F47

Subject: LGBT History, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Essays and Dissertations

Time Period:

Letter from Allen Tanner to Margaret Anderson
Undated

In this draft letter, Allen Tanner writes to Margaret Anderson about their first meeting in Chicago. He also discusses her past relationships with fellow editor of the Little Review Jane Heap, and opera singer Georgette LeBlanc.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F5

Subject: LGBT History, Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period:

Letter from Allen Tanner to Parker Tyler
Undated

In this draft letter, Allen Tanner writes to author Parker Tyler to assist Tyler in writing his book The Divine Comedy of Pavel Tchelitchew. Tanner discusses...

Location: MC 2013.3, B2, F6

Subject: LGBT History, Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

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Life with Tchelitchew by Allen Tanner
Undated

In this draft, Allen Tanner describes in great detail his relationship with his partner of 12 years, Russian artist Pavel Tchelitchew. Tanner also discusses Tchelitchew's relationship with English poet Edith Sitwell. Transcript included.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F48

Subject: LGBT History, Personal and Family Life

Format: Essays and Dissertations

Time Period:

Notes on Gay Life in Chicago during the 1910s by Allen Tanner
Undated

Allen Tanner recalls his impressions of gay life (camp) in Chicago during the 1910s including the origin of the use of the word "drag." Transcript included.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F41

Subject: LGBT History

Format: Notes and Notebooks

Time Period:

Notes on Parker Tyler’s The Divine Comedy of Pavel Tchelitchew by Allen Tanner
Undated

In these notes, Allen Tanner writes about his feelings regarding  the way Pavel Tchelitchew and Edith Sitwell are remembered in Parker Tyler's book The Divine Comedy of Pavel Tchelitchew.

Location: MC 2013.3, B2, F6

Subject: LGBT History, Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Notes and Notebooks

Time Period:

LGBT History Project Logo
March 28, 2013

For the very first interview of the history project, Edmund Good and Thurman Grossnickle describe their coming out stories. Thurman is a retired Scientist Administrator and has spent many years in academia and in health professions, as well as in...

Location: LGBT Oral History - Good, Ed and Grossnickle, Thurman - 042

Subject: Education, Health and Medicine, LGBT History, Personal and Family Life, Religion and Spirituality, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

Time Period:

LGBT History Project Logo
May 24, 2013

From the time Joe Burns came out as gay at around 27 years of age, he was involved in gay activism. He was a part of many organizations that have helped to move gay rights forward, including the Mattachine Society and Le-Hi-Ho. He donated his...

Location: LGBT Oral History - Burns, Joe - 012A

Subject: LGBT History, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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