LGBT History

    Entries drawn from collection & document descriptions

LGBT History Project Buttons from LGBT-050
1970s to present

These images represent a cross section of the types of materials included in the LGBT Center of Central PA's History Project, which is housed in the Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections.  For inventories of more materials, visit ...

Mattachine Society Letter
1969-1996

Joseph W. Burns donated these materials in 2013 as the first contribution of historical documents to the LGBT Center of Central PA History Project. These materials reflect his involvement in gay rights activism in rural Pennsylvania, beginning with a 1969 letter from the New York Mattachine...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon LGBT-001 Collection Inventory

Pink Triangle Coalition
1975-2013

This collection documents LGBT activism in Lancaster County, PA.  The materials date from 1975 to 2013. They include publicity materials from events sponsored by local groups such as the Pink Triangle Coalition, promotional materials for March on Washington 1993, local newspaper clippings...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon LGBT-002 Collection Inventory

LGBT-006 documents
1995-2005

This collection contains material related to the establishment of the LGBT Center of Central PA and the activities of the AIDS Community Alliance.  It also includes a 1995-1996 Gay and Lesbian Switchboard of Harrisburg directory, a flyer for the FAB Fall Achievement Benefit in 1996, documents...

Location: LGBT-006

Subject: Health and Medicine, LGBT History, Social Reform and Advocacy

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Time Period: 1980-1999, 2000-2019

Collection Inventory: PDF icon LGBT-006 Collection Inventory

Lavender Letter Masthead
1995-2006

 This collection contains approximately 10 years worth of issues (1995-2006) of the Lavender Letter,  a lesbian newsletter published in Harrisburg, PA.   It also contains a small amount of documentation from the 1996 Central PA Pride Festival.

Location: LGBT-009

Subject: LGBT History, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Time Period: 1980-1999, 2000-2019

Collection Inventory: PDF icon LGBT-009 Collection Inventory

LGBT-010 documents
1972-2013

These materials document several gay bars that operated in the Harrisburg, PA area, namely The Archives Nightclub and Restaurant (1983), La Rose Rouge,(1978-1992), Neptune’s Lounge (1972), Paper Moon, and the Shadows bar (1980-1984).  These items take the form of bar memorabilia, photographs,...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon LGBT-010 Collection Inventory

Sam Deetz with Pink Triangle pin, 1976
1975-1976

These materials were donated by Sam Deetz, founder of Susquehanna Valley Gays United in Northumberland, PA in 1976. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings documenting gay rights issues and activism primarily in the Sunbury, PA area from 1975-1976. This collection also includes Deetz’s...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon LGBT-011 Collection Inventory

LGBT-012 documents
1991-2009

This collection was donated anonymously by an individual associated with the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) of the Spirit in Harrisburg, PA.  The collection is composed primarily of newspapers clippings that document issues such as same–sex marriage, the...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon LGBT-012 Collection Inventory

LGBT-013 documents
circa 1996-1997

This collection reflects Eric Selvey’s involvement with the Crossroads Magazine as editor and publisher, and with the Lily White and Company drag troupe, based in Harrisburg, PA.

Collection Inventory: PDF icon LGBT-013 Collection Inventory

Buttons
1978-2012

These materials were donated by Barry Loveland in 2014. The bulk of the collection consists of buttons, ribbons, and t-shirts from events.  It also contains documentation of the Gay and Lesbian Switchboard of Harrisburg, as well as theatre and musical performances in Central PA and New York City...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon LGBT-014 Collection Inventory

LGBT-015 documents
1974-2015

This collection is comprised primarily of newspaper clippings from a wide variety of publications, not limited to Central PA, addressing issues related to marriage, clergy, politics, discrimination, and the military. This collection also contains bookmarks, postcards, and greeting cards with gay...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon LGBT-015 Collection Inventory

LGBT-016 documents
1985-1991

This collection contains a run of the Advocate magazine from April 16, 1985 to May 21, 1991. It also includes a 1991 Gay and Lesbian Switchboard guide to Central PA and a gay trivia game.    

Collection Inventory: PDF icon LGBT-016 Collection Inventory

LGBT-021 documents
1990-present

The LGBT Center of Central PA, housed in Harrisburg, PA, provides services, programs, and community space for the LGBT community in the region. These materials represent these initiatives, including the Common Roads program for youth and young adults, its predecessor BiGLYAH, and FAB (Fall...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon LGBT-021 Collection inventory

LGBT-022 documents
1983-1995

This collection contains issues of the Lavender Letter newsletter from 1983-1995.  Lorraine Kujawa, Cindy Mitzel, Mary Nancarrow, and several others began publishing the Lavender Letter newsletter in 1983 as a way of creating community for lesbians in the Harrisburg, PA area. ...

Location: LGBT-022

Subject: LGBT History

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Time Period: 1980-1999

Collection Inventory: PDF icon LGBT-022 Collection Inventory

LGBT-032 documents
2007-2014

This collection contains materials related to STUDS Magazine: Handsomely Beautiful Women, a Harrisburg, PA area magazine that was published, written, and designed by Lindsay Snowden and Shaashawn Dial-Snowden, with contributions from others.  In addition to containing issues of the...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon LGBT-032 Collection Inventory

LGBT-033 items
undated, 1992, 1996, 2015

This collection contains newspaper clippings, posters, buttons, and gay bar matchbook covers. The news clippings document coverage of issues related to LGBT rights and activism in the LNP (Lancaster) newspaper in summer 2015.  The posters address civil rights...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon LGBT-033 Collection Inventory

LGBT-076 quilt
1992-1997

This collection documents the involvement of David Klinepeter and his wife Gloria in the AIDS Memorial Quilt Names Project and the overall AIDS crisis. After their son Daniel died from AIDS, David and his wife worked with the Names Project to create panels for their son and others who suffered...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon LGBT-076 Collection Inventory

LGBT History Project Logo
1993

This collection contains citizen correspondence requesting that the inclusion of “sexual orientation” in the City of York’s non-discrimination ordinance be put on the ballot for a public referendum. The correspondence dates from February 1993 and is composed in large...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon LGBT-078 Collection Inventory

LGBT-082 poster
1987

National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights poster - October 11, 1987

Location: LGBT-082

Subject: LGBT History, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Broadsides and Posters

Time Period: 1980-1999

Collection Inventory: PDF icon LGBT-082 Collection Inventory

LGBT History Project Logo
1991-2018

These documents relate to Cindy Mitzel’s involvement in York Area Lambda, originally known as York Support. The collection consists primarily of news clippings related to efforts to hold a Gay Pride Week celebration in York, Pa in summer 1991.

Location: LGBT-083

Subject: LGBT History, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Time Period: 1980-1999, 2000-2019

Collection Inventory: PDF icon LGBT-083 Collection Inventory

OC 2013.3, Folder 16
1890-1986

Allen C. Tanner (1898-1987) was an Illinois-born pianist. At fifteen he was awarded a scholarship to study music in Chicago. There he met Margaret Anderson, editor of the Little Review. Tanner then moved to New York City where he performed in musical salons and accompanied many musical...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon mc2013.03.pdf

Dickinson Woman's Newsletter (Fall 1973)
Fall 1973

The Dickinson Women’s Newsletter is produced by the Advisory and Planning Committee on Women's Programs and provides details on upcoming events, including Dr. Barbara Varchol’s talk on human sexuality and a workshop on career exploration. 

Women's Resource Center Newsletter (May 1978)
May 1978

The Women's Resource Center Newsletter is produced by the Women's Resource Committee of Dickinson College.

Selected highlights from this issue include:

  • Update on the status on the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment....
Leaving Europe for the United States by Allen Tanner
Undated

In this essay, pianist Allen Tanner recalls the end of his relationship with his partner of 12 years, Russian artist Pavel Tchelitchew. Tanner writes: "The parting--at the station--was dreafully tragic--for his face bore the quiet, withdrawn anguish I had seen only a few times before...of a...

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F47

Subject: LGBT History, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Essays and Dissertations

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Letter from Allen Tanner to Margaret Anderson
Undated

In this draft letter, Allen Tanner writes to Margaret Anderson about their first meeting in Chicago. He also discusses her past relationships with fellow editor of the Little Review Jane Heap, and opera singer Georgette LeBlanc.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F5

Subject: LGBT History, Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

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