LGBT History Project

About LGBT History Project Resources

The LGBT Center of Central PA and the Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections have partnered to document the stories and history of LGBT life and activism in Central PA.

This site contains fully accessible digital versions of many documents, images, artifacts, and oral histories that have been donated to the LGBT History Project.

This is a very quickly growing collection, and not all items are available on this site. Contact Malinda Triller-Doran at archives@dickinson.edu for information about how to access materials in this collection.

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LGBT History Project

Gays to March on Washington Flyer - October 14, 1979

Date: October 14, 1979

This flyer was created by HOW to promote the March on Washington, on October 14, 1979.

Collection: LGBT-008 - Maneval

Topics:

Organizations: Homophiles of Williamsport (HOW)

View Item: PDF icon Gays to March on Washington Flyer - October 14, 1979

Here's How (Williamsport, PA) - September 1979

Date: September 1979

Homophiles of Williamsport (HOW) was founded in 1975 to be an educational outreach and social group for members of the LGBTQ+ community in the Williamsport, PA area, through monthly meetings, social events, and discussion...

Collection: LGBT-008 - Maneval

Topics:

Organizations: Homophiles of Williamsport (HOW)

View Item: PDF icon Here's How (Williamsport, PA) - September 1979

Here's How (Williamsport, PA) - July/August 1979

Date: July/August 1979

Homophiles of Williamsport (HOW) was founded in 1975 to be an educational outreach and social group for members of the LGBTQ+ community in the Williamsport, PA area, through monthly meetings, social events, and discussion...

Collection: LGBT-008 - Maneval

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Organizations: Central PA Gay Alliance, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California

View Item: PDF icon Here's How (Williamsport, PA) - July/August 1979

Here's How (Williamsport, PA) - June 1979

Date: June 1979

Homophiles of Williamsport (HOW) was founded in 1975 to be an educational outreach and social group for members of the LGBTQ+ community in the Williamsport, PA area, through monthly meetings, social events, and discussion...

Collection: LGBT-008 - Maneval

Topics:

Organizations: Homophiles of Williamsport (HOW), PA Lesbian/Gay Support Network

View Item: PDF icon Here's How (Williamsport, PA) - June 1979

Keystone Conference Program, 2018

Date: 2018

The Keystone Conference is a program for transgender individuals and their allies that has been held annually in Pennsylvania since 2009. The items in this collection include publicity material distributed during the 2018...

Collection: LGBT-077 - Keystone Conference

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View Item: PDF icon LGBT History Project: LGBT-077 Keystone Conference Collection

ROSE Newsletters

Date: 2007-2012

This collection contains chapter information regarding the Southern Eastern Pennsylvania chapter of the Renaissance Education Association, Inc. (ROSE), a non-profit transgender support organization. This collection also includes...

Collection: LGBT-059 - ROSE

Topics:

Organizations: Renaissance Education Association, Inc.

View Item: PDF icon LGBT History Project: LGBT-059 Renaissance of Southern Eastern PA Collection

Local Programs

Date: 1998-2008

This collection contains newsletters published between 1998 and 2004 by the Lower Susquehanna Valley Chapter of the Renaissance Education Association, Inc., a non-profit transgender support organization. These materials also...

Collection: LGBT-039 - Davidson

Topics:

Organizations: Renaissance Education Association, Inc.

View Item: PDF icon LGBT History Project: LGBT-039 Ellen Davidson Collection

Passover Program from Dignity/Central PA

Date: 1985-1999

Steven Leshner became amember of Dignity/Central PA, a Catholic organization for LGBTQ+ individuals that has been active in the Harrisburg, PA area since 1976, in the 1970s, whereheparticipated in events and activities, as well as became part of...

Collection: LGBT-029 - Leshner

Topics:

Organizations: Dignity/Central PA

View Item: PDF icon LGBT History Project: LGBT-029 Steven Leshner Collection

Here's How (Williamsport, PA) - May 1979

Date: May 1979

Homophiles of Williamsport (HOW) was founded in 1975 to be an educational outreach and social group for members of the LGBTQ+ community in the Williamsport, PA area, through monthly meetings, social events, and discussion...

Collection: LGBT-008 - Maneval

Topics:

Organizations: Homophiles of Williamsport (HOW), Homophiles of Penn State (HOPS), PA Lesbian/Gay Support Network

View Item: PDF icon Here's How (Williamsport, PA) - May 1979

Here's How (Williamsport, PA) - April 1979

Date: April 1979

Homophiles of Williamsport (HOW) was founded in 1975 to be an educational outreach and social group for members of the LGBTQ+ community in the Williamsport, PA area, through monthly meetings, social events, and discussion...

Collection: LGBT-008 - Maneval

Topics:

Organizations: Homophiles of Williamsport (HOW), Homophiles of Penn State (HOPS)

View Item: PDF icon Here's How (Williamsport, PA) - April 1979

Here's How (Williamsport, PA) - February/March 1979

Date: February/March 1979

Homophiles of Williamsport (HOW) was founded in 1975 to be an educational outreach and social group for members of the LGBTQ+ community in the Williamsport, PA area, through monthly meetings, social events, and discussion...

Collection: LGBT-008 - Maneval

Topics:

Organizations: Homophiles of Williamsport (HOW), PA Lesbian/Gay Support Network

View Item: PDF icon Here's How (Williamsport, PA) - February/March 1979

Here's How (Williamsport, PA) - November/December 1978

Date: November/December 1978

Homophiles of Williamsport (HOW) was founded in 1975 to be an educational outreach and social group for members of the LGBTQ+ community in the Williamsport, PA area, through monthly meetings, social events, and discussion...

Collection: LGBT-008 - Maneval

Topics: Harassment

Organizations: Homophiles of Williamsport (HOW)

View Item: PDF icon Here's How (Williamsport, PA) - November/December 1978

Here's How (Williamsport, PA) - October 1978

Date: October 1978

Homophiles of Williamsport (HOW) was founded in 1975 to be an educational outreach and social group for members of the LGBTQ+ community in the Williamsport, PA area, through monthly meetings, social events, and discussion...

Collection: LGBT-008 - Maneval

Topics: Harassment

Organizations: Homophiles of Williamsport (HOW), National Organization for Women (N.O.W.)

View Item: PDF icon Here's How (Williamsport, PA) - October 1978

Here's How (Williamsport, PA) - August 1978

Date: August 1978

Homophiles of Williamsport (HOW) was founded in 1975 to be an educational outreach and social group for members of the LGBTQ+ community in the Williamsport, PA area, through monthly meetings, social events, and discussion...

Collection: LGBT-008 - Maneval

Topics:

Organizations: Northeastern PA Coalition for Human Rights (NPCHR)

View Item: PDF icon Here's How (Williamsport, PA) - August 1978

Here's How (Williamsport, PA) - May 1978

Date: May 1978

Homophiles of Williamsport (HOW) was founded in 1975 to be an educational outreach and social group for members of the LGBTQ+ community in the Williamsport, PA area, through monthly meetings, social events, and discussion...

Collection: LGBT-008 - Maneval

Topics:

Organizations: Homophiles of Williamsport (HOW), PA Rural Gay Caucus, National Organization for Women (N.O.W.)

View Item: PDF icon Here's How (Williamsport, PA) - May 1978

Here's How (Williamsport, PA) - March 1978

Date: March 1978

Homophiles of Williamsport (HOW) was founded in 1975 to be an educational outreach and social group for members of the LGBTQ+ community in the Williamsport, PA area, through monthly meetings, social events, and discussion...

Collection: LGBT-008 - Maneval

Topics:

Organizations: Homophiles of Williamsport (HOW), Gay Persons of Bloomsburg (GPB)

View Item: PDF icon Here's How (Williamsport, PA) - March 1978

History of the Lavender Letter - undated

Date: undated

Created by Lorraine Kujawa, Cindy Mitzel, Mary Nancarrow, and several others in 1983, the Lavender Letter Newsletter was a calendar of events for, by, and about lesbian women to create community in the Central Pennsylvania area...

Collection: LGBT-022 - Kujawa

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View Item: PDF icon History of the Lavender Letter - undated

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - June 2006

Date: June 2006

Created by Lorraine Kujawa, Cindy Mitzel, Mary Nancarrow, and several others in 1983, the Lavender Letter Newsletter was a calendar of events for, by, and about lesbian women to create community in the Central Pennsylvania area...

Collection: LGBT-009 - Lavender Letter

Topics:

Organizations: Common Roads

View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - June 2006

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - April 2006

Date: April 2006

Created by Lorraine Kujawa, Cindy Mitzel, Mary Nancarrow, and several others in 1983, the Lavender Letter Newsletter was a calendar of events for, by, and about lesbian women to create community in the Central Pennsylvania area...

Collection: LGBT-009 - Lavender Letter

Topics:

Organizations: Women's Circle

View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - April 2006

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - March 2006

Date: March 2006

Created by Lorraine Kujawa, Cindy Mitzel, Mary Nancarrow, and several others in 1983, the Lavender Letter Newsletter was a calendar of events for, by, and about lesbian women to create community in the Central Pennsylvania area...

Collection: LGBT-009 - Lavender Letter

Topics:

Organizations: Women's Circle, Common Roads

View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - March 2006

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - February 2006

Date: February 2006

Created by Lorraine Kujawa, Cindy Mitzel, Mary Nancarrow, and several others in 1983, the Lavender Letter Newsletter was a calendar of events for, by, and about lesbian women to create community in the Central Pennsylvania area...

Collection: LGBT-009 - Lavender Letter

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View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - February 2006

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - January 2006

Date: January 2006

Created by Lorraine Kujawa, Cindy Mitzel, Mary Nancarrow, and several others in 1983, the Lavender Letter Newsletter was a calendar of events for, by, and about lesbian women to create community in the Central Pennsylvania area...

Collection: LGBT-009 - Lavender Letter

Topics:

Organizations: Common Roads

View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - January 2006

Lily White & Company Promotional Material

Date: 1982-1997

Founded by Paul Foltz in 1982, Lily White and Company was a south central Pennsylvania organization composed of entertainers and female impersonators. Lily White and Company produced numerous shows and performances throughout central Pennsylvania...

Collection: LGBT-043 - Lily White & Company

Topics: HIV/AIDs

Organizations: Lily White & Company

View Item: PDF icon LGBT History Project: Lily White & Company Collection

One Day Patch

Date: circa 2000

Melinda Eash is a child psychologist and LBGTQ+ rights ally. After encountering a gay patient in her psychologist practice, Eash began teaching herself about LGBTQ+ youth. She contacted and began attending the local LGBTQ+ youth...

Collection: LGBT-040 - Eash

Topics:

Organizations: Bi, Gay, Lesbian Youth Association of Harrisburg (Bi-GLYAH), Common Roads

View Item: PDF icon LGBT History Project: LGBT-040 Melinda Eash Collection

Rainbow Chain

Date: undated

This collection holds two rainbow chaings donated by an anonymous donor. 

Collection: LGBT-035 - Anonymous

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Organizations:

View Item: PDF icon LGBT History Project: LGBT-035 Anonymous Collection

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