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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PFLAG Event Flyer and Newsletter

Date: 1980 - 1998

Gloria Jackie Schulze was born on November 25, 1934 in Huntington, WV. She graduated from high school and attended John Marshall University (now known as Marshall University) where she received her degree in Journalism.

After her son Rick...

Collection: LGBT-085 - Schulze

Topics: HIV/AIDs

Organizations: Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

View Item: PDF icon LGBT History Project: LGBT-085 Jackie & Rick Schulze Collection

Unity Festival 1990 Advertisement and Staff T-shirt

Date: 1989 - 1992

This collection contains materials from the Harrisburg Men’s Chorus, and the 1989 and 1990 Unity Festivals, precursors to the Central PA Pride Fest. Unity Festival materials include planning documents, advertisements, and letters for Unity...

Collection: LGBT-058 - Anonymous

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Organizations: Harrisburg Men's Chorus

View Item: PDF icon LGBT History Project: LGBT-058 Anonymous Collection

Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg Items

Date: 1979, 1980 - 2009

Colin Kreitzer was born in 1947 in Enola, Pennsylvania, and grew up in Wormleysburg, PA with his parents and his younger sister. He attended West Chester College (now West Chester University) and moved to Harrisburg in 1977, where he began...

Collection: LGBT-061 - Kreitzer

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Organizations: Gay and Lesbian Switchboard of Harrisburg, Dignity/Central PA, MCC of the Spirit

View Item: PDF icon LGBT History Project: LGBT-061 Colin Kreitzer Collection

Various items with Valerio's artwork

Date: 1980 - 1994

These materials contain artwork designed by Lawrence Valerio for LGBT events and organizations in Central PA, including Dignity of Central PA, a forum for human concerns, a place of seeking for greater self, knowledge, and wisdom, an affirmation...

Collection: LGBT-036 - Valerio

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Organizations: Dignity/Central PA, South Central Aids Assistance Network (SCAAN)

View Item: PDF icon LGBT History Project: LGBT-036 Lawrence Valerio Collection

Picture of Sam Deetz

Date: 1975 - 2010

Samuel Deetz was born in Quakertown, PA on April 21, 1951 and was one of eight children. His father was a minister, so his family moved from place to place throughout his childhood, until they came back to Central PA where Deetz finished high...

Collection: LGBT-011 - Deetz

Topics:

Organizations: Network Political Action Committee (PAC), Pennsylvania for Social Justice Political Action Committee (PAC), PA Rural Gay Caucus, PA Governor's Council for Sexual Minorities

View Item: PDF icon LGBT History Project: LGBT-011 Sam Deetz Collection

Central PA Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Brochures and Programs

Date: 1997 - 2012

The Central Pennsylvania Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CPGLCC) was established in 2007. It grew out of The Business Association of Gays and Lesbians (BAGAL), which was established in the 1990s by Dan Miller. Miller wanted to create an...

Collection: LGBT-057 - Central PA Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

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Organizations: Central PA Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CPGLCC), Business Association of Gays and Lesbians (BAGAL)

View Item: PDF icon Central PA Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Brochures and Programs

South Central AIDS Assistance Network (SCAAN) Logo

Date: 1994, circa 2004

Deb Fulham-Winston served as the director of development for South Central AIDS Assistance Network (SCAAN) from January 1992 until June 1995. This collection contains materials from SCAAN promoting HIV/AIDS awareness.

Collection: LGBT-055 - Fulham-Winston

Topics: HIV/AIDs

Organizations: South Central Aids Assistance Network (SCAAN)

View Item: PDF icon LGBT History Project: LGBT-055 Deb Fulham-Winston Collection

AIDS Memorial Quilt and AIDSWalk Pin

Date: 1994, circa 1995

This collection was donated by Anonymous donors and houses two pins dealing with HIV/AIDs awareness in the mid-1990s. The AIDSWAlK was an annual fundraiser in Harrisburg, PA sponsored by the South Central Aids Assistance Network (SCAAN), and the...

Collection: LGBT-056 - Anonymous

Topics: AIDS Memorial Quilt

Organizations: The Names Project

View Item: PDF icon LGBT History Project: LGBT-056 Anonymous Collection

Dignity/Central PA Anniversary and Holiday Bulletin

Date: 1980 - 1986

Richard H. Hause was born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, on May 21, 1947, and moved to Harrisburg after he graduated from high school in 1965. After coming out to his family when he was eighteen, Richard began working for the State Government in...

Collection: LGBT-053 - Hause

Topics:

Organizations: Dignity/Central PA

View Item: PDF icon LGBT History Project: LGBT-053 Richard Hause Collection

PA Rural Gay Caucus statement on Gay Pride Week Proclamation - 1976

Date: 1976

Statement proposed by Joseph W. Burns in representation of the PA Rural Gay Caucus against the PA House of Representatives for rejecting Governor Shapp's Proclamation of Gay Pride Week, June 12 -19, 1976.

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics:

Organizations: PA Rural Gay Caucus, Gay Coordinating Society of Berks County, Reading (GCS Berks)

View Item: PDF icon PA Rural Gay Caucus statement on Gay Pride Week Proclamation - 1976

Reading Spring Picnic Flyer - 1979

Date: 1979

Flyer for the annual Reading Spring Picnic.

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

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Organizations:

View Item: PDF icon Reading Spring Picnic Flyer - 1979

Letter to the National Gay Task Force (NGTF) from the Gay Lobby Day Committee - January 28, 1976

Date: January 28, 1976

Letter to the National Gay Task Force asking for resource materials for planning workshops in preperation for Gay Lobby Day, held on March 23, 1976. 

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics:

Organizations: PA Rural Gay Caucus

View Item: PDF icon Letter to the National Gay Task Force (NGTF) from the Gay Lobby Day Committee - January 28, 1976

Letter to Susquehanna Valley Gay Organization (SVGU) from Sam Deetz - November 27, 1975

Date: November 27, 1975

Letter from Sam Deetz to members of the Susquehanna Valley Gay Organization (SVGU) about Gay Lobby Day planning.

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics:

Organizations: Susquehanna Valley Gays United (SVGU), PA Governor's Council for Sexual Minorities

View Item: PDF icon Letter to Susquehanna Valley Gay Organization (SVGU) from Sam Deetz - November 27, 1975

Human Rights Day Announcement and Flyer - May 24, 1977

Date: May 24, 1977

Announcement letter and informational flyer for Human Rights Day, held May 24, 1977 at Harrisburg, PA.

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics: PA Senate Bill 531

Organizations:

View Item: PDF icon Human Rights Day Announcement and Flyer - May 24, 1977

Gay Lobby Day Update - February 12, 1976

Date: February 12, 1976

This is an update on the planning progress of Gay Lobby Day, which was held on March 23, 1976. There is information on upcoming workshops on lobbying, recruitment, educational packets, and what to expect on Gay Lobby Day itself.

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

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Organizations:

View Item: PDF icon Gay Lobby Day Update - February 12, 1976

Gay Lobby Day Report - April 11, 1976

Date: April 11, 1976

This is the formal report from Gay Lobby Day, held on March 23, 1976 in Harrisburg, PA at the State Capitol. The repot includes results of Gay Lobby Day and suggestions for future events.

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics: PA Senate Bill 743

Organizations: PA Rural Gay Caucus, PA Governor's Council for Sexual Minorities

View Item: PDF icon Gay Lobby Day Report - April 11, 1976

Gay Lobby Day Informal Report Packet - 1976

Date: 1976

This is a copy of the informal report of Gay Lobby Day that was held on March 23, 1976 in Harrisburg, PA. There are also two correspondences included between William F. Hollabaugh to Artemis House, asking about lobbying suggestions and if the Gay...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics: PA House Bill 196, PA Senate Bill 743

Organizations:

View Item: PDF icon Gay Lobby Day Informal Report Packet - 1976

Gay Lobby Day Committee Recruitment Flyers - 1976

Date: 1976

This is a collection of recruitment flyers and letters created by the Gay Lobby Day Committee for Gay Lobby Day held on March 23, 1976.

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics: PA Senate Bill 743, PA House Bill 196

Organizations:

View Item: PDF icon Gay Lobby Day Committee Recruitment Flyers - 1976

STUDS Magazine Nubian Studd and Femme Pageant Plaque - 2010

Date: 2010

A wooden and metal plaque awarded to the 2nd Runner Up of the 2010 Studs Magazine Nubian Studd & Femme Pageant. On the plaque are two rectangular, bronze metal plates, the top one has the STUDs logo along with "STUDS Magazine Handsomely,...

Collection: LGBT-032 - Snowden

Topics:

Organizations: STUDS Magazine

View Item: PDF icon STUDS Magazine Nubian Studd and Femme Pageant Plaque - 2010

Harrisburg Hustlers Volleyball Charm City Invitational Baltimore Trophy, 1987

Date: 1987

The Harrisburg Hustler's volleyball team received this Charm City Invitational Baltimore (MD) trophy in 1987.

Collection: LGBT-010 - Wilson

Topics:

Organizations: Harrisburg Hustlers Volleyball Team

View Item: PDF icon Harrisburg Hustlers Volleyball Charm City Invitational Baltimore Trophy, 1987

Pennsmen Belt Buckle - 1985

Date: 1985

The Pennsmen is a leather and Levi men's group in Central Pa. This items is a round, metal belt buckle with the Pennsmen logo on the front. The Logo consists of a sword pointing into a coupala, cross by two arrows, which are chained together at...

Collection: LGBT-028 - Twaddle

Topics:

Organizations: Pennsmen Inc.

View Item: PDF icon Pennsmen Belt Buckle - 1985

Gay Trivia Game - 1985

Date: 1985

A gay trivia game in a pink, black and white box. It has questions about politics, romance, history, fads, entertainment, arts, people and places. The game includes score cards, two pencils, a die, instructions, and 1800 trivia questions.

Collection: LGBT-016 - O'Leary

Topics:

Organizations:

View Item: PDF icon Gay Trivia Game - 1985

Harrisburg Hustlers Volleyball L.P. Rec. "B" Division League 2nd Place Trophy - 1983-1984

Date: 1983 - 1984

This trophy was received by the Harrisburg Hustlers volleyball team. It is labelled as the L.P. Rec. "B" Division League 2nd place trophy for 1983-84.

Collection: LGBT-010 - Wilson

Topics:

Organizations: Harrisburg Hustlers Volleyball Team

View Item: PDF icon Harrisburg Hustlers Volleyball L.P. Rec. "B" Division League 2nd Place Trophy - 1983-1984

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