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About WashU Archives

This guide will help you navigate University Archives' more than 300 unique collections, most of which document the history of Washington University from 1853 to today. Other collections are related to 20th century St. Louis history.

rainbow flag over blue skyThis guide is an overview of sources for researching the history and culture of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities, at both Washington University and in the the larger St. Louis region.

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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