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 the greater Central Pennsylvania region. This site contains oral histories that have been recorded for the LGBT History Project, as well as fully accessible digital versions of documents, images, and artifacts that have been donated to the project.

This is a quickly growing collection, and not all items are available through this website. Please contact Malinda Triller-Doran at archives@dickinson.edu for information about how to access all of the resources of the LGBT History Project, as well as how to donate additional materials.

Generous support to make these unique resources accessible has been provided by the Schlegel Deibler Charitable Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

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Trophy and T-shirt

Date: 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.

Collection: LGBT-090 - Unidentified Donor

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Organizations: Pennsmen Inc., Harrisburg Hustlers Volleyball Team

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Special Appreciation Plaque for the Alberta Hamm Student Government  Office

Date: 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...

Collection: LGBT-096 - Hamm

Topics: Transgender Experiences

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Wesley in Yellow and Pink Floral Dress, photo 3 - September 1977

Date: September 1977

Benedict A. “Wesley” Trautwein was a drag performer from Waldwick, NJ. He grew up in Central PA while also working for the PA State Department of Revenue. As a drag performer, he was part of The Jewel Box Revue, a touring female drag troupe (1932...

Collection: LGBT-104 - Trautwein

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Wesley in Yellow and Pink Floral Dress, photo 2 - September 1977

Date: September 1977

Benedict A. “Wesley” Trautwein was a drag performer from Waldwick, NJ. He grew up in Central PA while also working for the PA State Department of Revenue. As a drag performer, he was part of The Jewel Box Revue, a touring female drag troupe (1932...

Collection: LGBT-104 - Trautwein

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Wesley in Yellow and Pink Floral Dress, photo 1 - September 1977

Date: September 1977

Benedict A. “Wesley” Trautwein was a drag performer from Waldwick, NJ. He grew up in Central PA while also working for the PA State Department of Revenue. As a drag performer, he was part of The Jewel Box Revue, a touring female drag troupe (1932...

Collection: LGBT-104 - Trautwein

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Wesley in Brown Chair - May 1977

Date: May 1977

Benedict A. “Wesley” Trautwein was a drag performer from Waldwick, NJ. He grew up in Central PA while also working for the PA State Department of Revenue. As a drag performer, he was part of The Jewel Box Revue, a touring female drag troupe (1932...

Collection: LGBT-104 - Trautwein

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Wesley in Black Floral Dress in front of Window - March 1976

Date: March 1976

Benedict A. “Wesley” Trautwein was a drag performer from Waldwick, NJ. He grew up in Central PA while also working for the PA State Department of Revenue. As a drag performer, he was part of The Jewel Box Revue, a touring female drag troupe (1932...

Collection: LGBT-104 - Trautwein

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Wesley in Floral Chair in front of Window - March 1976

Date: March 1976

Benedict A. “Wesley” Trautwein was a drag performer from Waldwick, NJ. He grew up in Central PA while also working for the PA State Department of Revenue. As a drag performer, he was part of The Jewel Box Revue, a touring female drag troupe (1932...

Collection: LGBT-104 - Trautwein

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Wesley in White and Black Dress with Pink Sleeves - March 1976

Date: March 1976

Benedict A. “Wesley” Trautwein was a drag performer from Waldwick, NJ. He grew up in Central PA while also working for the PA State Department of Revenue. As a drag performer, he was part of The Jewel Box Revue, a touring female drag troupe (1932...

Collection: LGBT-104 - Trautwein

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Wesley in Black and Pink Floral Dress in front of Stairs - March 1976

Date: March 1976

Benedict A. “Wesley” Trautwein was a drag performer from Waldwick, NJ. He grew up in Central PA while also working for the PA State Department of Revenue. As a drag performer, he was part of The Jewel Box Revue, a touring female drag troupe (1932...

Collection: LGBT-104 - Trautwein

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Wesley in Pink Floral Dress - March 1976

Date: March 1976

Benedict A. “Wesley” Trautwein was a drag performer from Waldwick, NJ. He grew up in Central PA while also working for the PA State Department of Revenue. As a drag performer, he was part of The Jewel Box Revue, a touring female drag troupe (1932...

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Wesley in front of Door in Blue Floral Dress - March 1976

Date: March 1976

Benedict A. “Wesley” Trautwein was a drag performer from Waldwick, NJ. He grew up in Central PA while also working for the PA State Department of Revenue. As a drag performer, he was part of The Jewel Box Revue, a touring female drag troupe (1932...

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Wesley in Striped Chair - March 1976

Date: March 1976

Benedict A. “Wesley” Trautwein was a drag performer from Waldwick, NJ. He grew up in Central PA while also working for the PA State Department of Revenue. As a drag performer, he was part of The Jewel Box Revue, a touring female drag troupe (1932...

Collection: LGBT-104 - Trautwein

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Wesley in White Dress in Striped Chair, photo 1 - July 1978

Date: July 1978

Benedict A. “Wesley” Trautwein was a drag performer from Waldwick, NJ. He grew up in Central PA while also working for the PA State Department of Revenue. As a drag performer, he was part of The Jewel Box Revue, a touring female drag troupe (1932...

Collection: LGBT-104 - Trautwein

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Wesley in White Dress in Striped Chair, photo 1 - July 1978

Date: July 1978

Benedict A. “Wesley” Trautwein was a drag performer from Waldwick, NJ. He grew up in Central PA while also working for the PA State Department of Revenue. As a drag performer, he was part of The Jewel Box Revue, a touring female drag troupe (1932...

Collection: LGBT-104 - Trautwein

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Wesley in Blue Floral Dress in front of Stairs - January 1974

Date: January 1974

Benedict A. “Wesley” Trautwein was a drag performer from Waldwick, NJ. He grew up in Central PA while also working for the PA State Department of Revenue. As a drag performer, he was part of The Jewel Box Revue, a touring female drag troupe (1932...

Collection: LGBT-104 - Trautwein

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Wesley in a Black Floral Dress on Striped Chair - December 1976

Date: 1976

Benedict A. “Wesley” Trautwein was a drag performer from Waldwick, NJ. He grew up in Central PA while also working for the PA State Department of Revenue. As a drag performer, he was part of The Jewel Box Revue, a touring female drag troupe (1932...

Collection: LGBT-104 - Trautwein

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Wesley with dog in Patterned Chair - December 1974

Date: December 1974

Benedict A. “Wesley” Trautwein was a drag performer from Waldwick, NJ. He grew up in Central PA while also working for the PA State Department of Revenue. As a drag performer, he was part of The Jewel Box Revue, a touring female drag troupe (1932...

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Wesley in Red Floral Dress - December 1974

Date: December 1974

Benedict A. “Wesley” Trautwein was a drag performer from Waldwick, NJ. He grew up in Central PA while also working for the PA State Department of Revenue. As a drag performer, he was part of The Jewel Box Revue, a touring female drag troupe (1932...

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Wesley in Grey Dress at Dinning Room Table - Circa December 1975

Date: Circa December 1975

Benedict A. “Wesley” Trautwein was a drag performer from Waldwick, NJ. He grew up in Central PA while also working for the PA State Department of Revenue. As a drag performer, he was part of The Jewel Box Revue, a touring female drag troupe (1932...

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''Viva Las Vegas'' Fundraiser Program - November 18, 2001

Date: November 18, 2001

The Betty Finney House was a non-profit organization founded in 1988 that provided housing assistance to those living with HIV/AIDS. It was the only housing assistance agency in South Central PA during the late 1980s and 1990s for those living...

Collection: LGBT-062 - Saunders

Topics: HIV/AIDs

Organizations: The Betty Finney House

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''Viva Las Vegas'' Fundraiser Press Release - November 2001

Date: November 2001

The Betty Finney House was a non-profit organization founded in 1988 that provided housing assistance to those living with HIV/AIDS. It was the only housing assistance agency in South Central PA during the late 1980s and 1990s for those living...

Collection: LGBT-062 - Saunders

Topics: HIV/AIDs

Organizations: The Betty Finney House

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''There's No Place Like Home'' Fundraiser Advertisements- April 1998

Date: April 1998

The Betty Finney House was a non-profit organization founded in 1988 that provided housing assistance to those living with HIV/AIDS. It was the only housing assistance agency in South Central PA during the late 1980s and 1990s for those living...

Collection: LGBT-062 - Saunders

Topics: HIV/AIDs

Organizations: The Betty Finney House

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Arts Against AIDS 1997 Silent Auction Instructions - [October] 1997

Date: [October] 1997

Founded in 1985, the Lancaster AIDS Project was a local organization established by volunteers to assist people with HIV/AIDS in the South Central PA region. The Lancaster AIDS Project organized and coordinated the Arts Against AIDS Auction which...

Collection: LGBT-062 - Saunders

Topics: HIV/AIDs

Organizations: Lancaster AIDS Project

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Betty Finney House Raffle Flyer - September 1996

Date: September 1996

The Betty Finney House was a non-profit organization founded in 1988 that provided housing assistance to those living with HIV/AIDS. It was the only housing assistance agency in South Central PA during the late 1980s and 1990s for those living...

Collection: LGBT-062 - Saunders

Topics: HIV/AIDs

Organizations: The Betty Finney House

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