LGBTQ Archives of sexuality & gender

Cambridge University Library is delighted to announce the acquisition of the LGBTQ Archives of Sexuality and Gender. Acquiring the archives has been made possible thanks to funding from the University to support teaching, learning, and research in the history of sex, sexuality, and gender.

Access the LGBTQ Archives of Sexuality and Gender.

The archives offer a significant collection of primary sources for the historical study of sex, sexuality, and gender. With material dating back to the sixteenth century, researchers and scholars can examine how sexual norms have changed over time, health and hygiene, the development of sex education, the rise of sexology, changing gender roles, social movements and activism, erotica, and many other interesting topical areas. This growing archival program offers rich research opportunities across a wide span of human history. Read more about the content of each part of the archives on the following pages:-

We are delighted that Tom English from Gale will be introducing the archives via a webinar on 23 February at 11:00 – 11:45 AM and giving an overview of the material within the series, as well as insight into how to make the most of it through Gale’s powerful research platforms. The webinar will cover content in the archives, including documentation of the social, political, health and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world, as well as rare and unique books on sex and sexuality from the sciences to the humanities.

Location: Online via Zoom here:

Meeting ID: 924 1346 4284

Further promotional materials for librarians and users of the archives are available via the following links:

All videos playlist

Individual video links

Visit the Cambridge University Libraries LGBTQ+ LibGuide for more resources in LGBTQ+ studies.

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