Images from the Archives of Sexuality and Gender

February 5, 2020, by Sarah

Trial access: Additional Collections in the Archives of Sexuality & Gender LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940

University of Nottingham Libraries have ongoing access to Gale’s Archives of Sexuality and Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940, Part I. To mark LGBT+ History Month 2020, we’ve arranged trial access to two further collections within the archive. The trial runs until 4 March.

About the Archives

The Archives connect students and researchers to the rich history of sexuality and gender. Drawn from hundreds of institutions and organisations, from major international bodies to local grassroots initiatives, the documents in illuminate the experiences of LGBTQ individuals and groups of different races, ethnicities, ages, religions, political orientations and geographical locations. There is also significant coverage of feminism and women’s rights campaigns and concerns during this period.

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Archives of Sexuality and Gender LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part I

A unique fully-searchable collection that brings together approximately 1.5 million pages of primary sources on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world.

Archives of Sexuality and Gender LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part II

Fully searchable periodicals, newsletters, manuscripts, government records, organizational papers, correspondence, an international selection of posters, and other primary source materials for this milestone digital program were selected by an advisory board consisting of leading scholars and librarians in sexuality and gender studies.

Archives of Sexuality and Gender Sex and Sexuality, Sixteenth to Twentieth Century

Contains primary sources on the history of gender roles and sexuality in the early modern and modern periods.

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Some of the collections within the Archives

You can read more about the resource on the Gale Primary Sources website. We’d love to know what you think. Please send your feedback to

To find out more about activities in Libraries throughout February and to add your favourite book to our shared reading list, please visit our LGBT+ History Month page.

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