Published by Primary Source Microfilm
This collection of periodicals focuses on newsletters issued by gay and lesbian political and social activist organizations throughout the country and on periodicals devoted to gay and lesbian political and social activist agendas. Carefully selected for rarity from the thousands of titles in the GLBT Historical Society archives, the collection features more than 200 newsletter and periodical titles totaling nearly 8,000 issues. These titles document a broad cross section of GLBT political and social activist causes. The collection is strong in newsletters from organizations that began their work during the formative years of the gay and lesbian movement. Most of these organizations are now defunct and their newsletters are the only record of their history and contribution to the movement.
This collection's strength lies in publications from the San Francisco Bay Area and greater Northern California, the cradle of the gay rights movement. The newsletter and periodical collection from Northern California provides crucial primary source material for the study of gay and lesbian social and political activism from the movement's earliest days to the present. No library that collects primary source material to support historical research in gay and lesbian studies should be without this comprehensive collection.
Part 1, AAHRP Letter-Defrank News
Part 2, Denver Area Mattachine Newsletter-L word
Part 3, Lambda Letters Project-New York Mattachine Times
Part 4, News Page-YABWMT Newsletter
Complete Collection: 106 reels in four parts