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Archives: LGBTQ+ St. Louis History

Primary and secondary sources about LGBTQ history at Washington University and in the St. Louis region.

rainbow flag over blue skyThis guide is an overview of sources for researching the history and culture of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans*, and queer (LGBTQ) communities in the the larger St. Louis region. Sources listed available at Washington University, and other St. Louis Archives

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Archive Collections @ WashU

Materials at the Washington University Special Collections related to LGBTQ history are listed below. Some are large collections, and relevant items can be located by browsing the finding aids (linked from the title).  Contact the archives for information about accessing the actual documents, most of which are not online.

Local History: Published Sources

Archives @ other St. Louis-area libraries

Please contact each listed organization for more info:

Archives in the Midwest / national

Secondary Sources on LGBTQ History (general)

Links to more resources