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LGBTQ St. Louis History - Archive Sources

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

Contact Info

contact special collections

Archive, Manuscript & Rare Book collections are accessed in Olin Library at the Special Collections reading room.

HOURS:  Monday - Friday 9:00-5:00 by appointment

LOCATION:  Olin Library, 1st floor, Danforth Campus


*collections stored offsite require advance notice for retrieval and use

Questions about a specific topic? Contact:

University Archives: Sonya Rooney

Rare Books: Cassie Brand

Manuscript: Joel Minor 

Local History: Miranda Rectenwald

Dowd Illustration Research Archive: interim curator

Film & Media Archive: Andy Uhrich

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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Archival Collections @ WUSTL

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

Archival Collections @ other local libraries & archives

Please contact each listed organization for more info:

Collections in the Midwest / national

Published Sources on LGBTQ History (general)

Links to more resources