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Manuscripts and Archives (Repository) Guide to Collections on Sexuality: Early 20th Century Collections

Guide to resources in Manuscripts and Archives on sexuality and gender.

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The Manuscripts and Archives Sexuality Subject Guide is annotated list of personal papers and organization records in Manuscripts and Archives related to gender, sexuality, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender lives and culture. This page, though not comprehensive, lists the most substantive sources from the early 20th century. As most collections span both the early and late 20th century, researchers should view both lists.


Additional information about each collection is available in the catalog record in ORBIS, the Yale University Library online public catalog, and/or a finding aid. (Finding aids are more detailed than the annotations in this guide.  They provide context for the materials described as well as a contents list, usually to the box and folder level and sometimes to the item level.) Click on the highlighted titles to access the finding aid.

Early 20th Century Collections


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