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La Rose Rogue T-Shirt
circa 1978

This collection contains a t-shirt from La Rose Rogue, an LGBTQ+ bar in Harrisburg, PA. La Rose Rogue was the final LGBTQ+ bar iteration at the 400 North 2nd Street location in Harrisburg, opened in 1978 by John Koch, and was open until 1990.

Collection: LGBT-079 - Taylor



View Item: PDF icon LGBT History Project: LGBT-079 Frank Taylor Collection

March on Washington Poster

This collection contains a poster for the Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, October 11, 1987.

Collection: LGBT-082 - Meiser



View Item: PDF icon LGBT History Project: LGBT-082 Sally Meiser Collection

LGBT History Project Logo
1991, 1993, 2018

Cindy Lou Mitzel was born in April 1942 in York County, PA. Growing up Mitzel knew that she felt attraction towards women, however she married a man after graduating from high school and they had three children. Mitzel has been involved in the...

Collection: LGBT-083 - Mitzel



View Item: PDF icon LGBT History Project: LGBT-083 Cindy Mitzel Collection

LGBT History Project Logo
circa 2018

This collection contains materials on Jess King, a gay-friendly candidate for the US Congress in Pennsylvania 11th District during the 2018 Congressional Election.

Collection: LGBT-087 - Royer



View Item: PDF icon LGBT History Project: LGBT-087 Curtis Royer Collection

Documents from collection
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...

PFLAG Brochure and Newsletter

Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is the first and largest support organization for LGBTQ+ people, their parents and families, and allies through peer support, education, and advocacy. This collection contains material...

Adler Health Services Advertisements

Originally called AIDS Community Alliance, Adler Health Services aims to improve the health and wellness of individuals living with HIV/AIDS as well the larger LGBTQ+ communities in South Central PA. This collection contains advertisement...

STUDS Magazine Issue and T-shirt
2007 - 2014

Lindsay Snowden was born in Pittsburgh on March 15, 1976. Lindsay joined the military at 17 and was an army nurse for nine years. After the military Lindsay stayed in nursing, while also becoming an entrepreneur. Lindsay worked on many projects...

Activist Buttons
1928 - 2015; Bulk Dates 1970 - 1996

Johnson and Maser met in 1975 through a mutual friend. As a couple, they saw how AIDS was affecting their community and became active in local AIDS Awareness organizations, the Lancaster AIDS Project, and the Betty Finney House, which helped...

LGBT History Project Logo
2016 - 2017

The Carlisle Anti-Discrimination Ordinance, also known as the Borough of Carlisle Human Relations Ordinance, was passed in December 2016. This ordinance established a Human Relations Commission and protection of LGBTQ+ community in the Borough,...

Various Publications in LGBT-060 Jan Brittan Collection
1971 - 1994

Jan Brittan graduated from Dickinson College in 1971. This collection contains LGBTQ+ periodicals and articles. Brittan also donated books, which are listed in a separate PDF Appendix.

TransCentral PA Logo
2007 - 2019

TransCentral PA is a nonprofit 501c3 organization which serves the transgender, non-binary, and gender nonconforming community in central Pennsylvania. It was originally formed in 1989 as the Lower Susquehanna Valley chapter of the national trans...

Items from LGBT-037 John Folby Collection
1980 - 2009

John Folby was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The eldest of five children, Folby was raised in a “very strict Roman Catholic, Irish-Italian family.” At age twenty-five, he relocated to Harrisburg with his partner. Shortly after moving to...

LGBT History Project Logo
1976 - 2008. 2010. 2018

Born on May 4, 1923, in Brooklyn, NY, Walter J. Lear was a physician and activist for healthcare reform and LGBTQ+ rights. He received his B.S. from Harvard in 1943, his M.D. from Long Island College of Medicine in 1946, and his M.S. in Hospital...

Collection: LGBT-089 - Lear



View Item: PDF icon LGBT History Project: LGBT-089 Walter J. Lear Collection

LGBT History Project Logo
1993 - 1997

This collection contains 4 t-shirts: two from local AIDSWalks held in Harrisburg, PA by local AIDS organizations, SCAAN and AIDS Community Alliance; one from the 1993 March on Washington held in Washington, D.C.; and one created for the Dan...

The Non-Straight Motorist Green-Book Cover

The Non-Straight Motorist Green-Book was created by Pedro Zagitt for an exhibit at the Susquehanna Art Museum. After visiting the Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections to explore the LGBT History Project, Zagitt was inspired by the...

Collection: LGBT-094 - Zagitt



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Special Appreciation Plaque for the Alberta Hamm Student Government  Office
2000 - 2007, 2019

Alberta Hamm was born April 1, 1941 and assigned male at birth. After high school, Hamm entered the seminary for a short time before ultimately enrolling in the Army. She was stationed at Fort Dix, NJ and served 13 months in Korea. After being...

Trophy and T-shirt
1983 - 1999

This collection was donated by an unidentified donor during a LGBT History Roadshow event in Harrisburg in October of 2019. It includes a t-shirt, a trophy, 4 buttons, and 1 wooden nickel.

The Central PA Womyn's Chorus Programs

The Central PA Womyn’s Chorus is an all-women’s chorus group that performs concerts throughout the Central Pennsylvania region. Founded in 1994, the chorus made its debut at the Pride Festival of Central PA in Harrisburg. The chorus continues to...


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