The Manuscripts and Archives (Repository) Guide to Collections on Sexuality is an 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. The guide, though not comprehensive, lists the most substantive sources. The guide is organized in rough chronological order. Choose a particular time period or view a list of all the collections by choosing the appropriate tab above.
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.
While the subject content of several of the collections described is exclusively or primarily sexuality and gender, the majority of the collections contain additional materials relevant to a broad spectrum of other research topics. Additionally, many of our collections not listed in this guide may be relevant to research in gender and sexuality.
Manuscripts and Archives is a major center for historical inquiry and also serves as the documentary memory of Yale University. All members of the Yale community as well as those outside the university are welcome to use the resources and services of the department.
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