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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Chris Dietz Campaign Business Card and Pin

Date: 2012

In 2012 Chris Dietz was one of a record three openly gay candidates running for state representative, and one of two from central PA. While Dietz did not win his race for PA State Representative, he has served as the openly gay president of the...

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View Item: PDF icon LGBT History Project: LGBT-004 Chris Dietz Collection

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - December 2001

Date: December 2001

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. The newsletter...

Collection: LGBT-009 - Lavender Letter

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Organizations: The Center for Women's Creative Expression

View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - December 2001

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - November 2001

Date: November 2001

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. The newsletter...

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View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - November 2001

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - October 2001

Date: October 2001

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. The newsletter...

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View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - October 2001

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - September 2001

Date: September 2001

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. The newsletter...

Collection: LGBT-009 - Lavender Letter

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Organizations: The Center for Women's Creative Expression, Gay and Lesbian Switchboard of Harrisburg

View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - September 2001

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - August 2001

Date: August 2001

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. The newsletter...

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View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - August 2001

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - July 2001

Date: July 2001

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. The newsletter...

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View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - July 2001

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - June 2001

Date: June 2001

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. The newsletter...

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View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - June 2001

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - May 2001

Date: May 2001

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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Organizations: Common Roads

View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - May 2001

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - March 2001

Date: March 2001

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...

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View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - March 2001

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - December 2000

Date: December 2000

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...

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View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - December 2000

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - November 2000

Date: November 2000

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...

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View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - November 2000

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - October 2000

Date: October 2000

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...

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View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - October 2000

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - September 2000

Date: September 2000

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...

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View Item: PDF icon Lavender-Letter_2000-09.pdf

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - July 2000

Date: July 2000

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...

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View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - July 2000

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - June 2000

Date: June 2000

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...

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View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - June 2000

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - May 2000

Date: May 2000

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...

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View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - May 2000

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - March 2000

Date: March 2000

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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Organizations: The Pride Festival of Central PA

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Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - February 2000

Date: February 2000

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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Organizations: Central PA Womyn's Chorus

View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - February 2000

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - January 2000

Date: January 2000

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...

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View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - January 2000

Peg Welch

Date: March 22, 2015

Peg Welch was born in December of 1951 near in Chester County, Pennsylvania to her father, a carpenter, and her mother, a candy maker. A young mother to two children, Peg did not graduate from high school, but received her GED and worked at...

Collection: LGBT Oral History

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Organizations: York Area LAMBDA, Lesbian Alliance

View Item: PDF icon Transcription of LGBT Oral History 127: Peg Welch

Delma Welch

Date: March 22, 2015

Delma Welch was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in Cardiff, Maryland as a Catholic with her three brothers and one sister. Delma began going to NOW [National Organization for Women] meetings in 1975 after becoming interested in feminism from...

Collection: LGBT Oral History

Topics: Coming Out, Feminism

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View Item: PDF icon Transcription of LGBT Oral History 126: Delma Welch

Jude Sharp

Date: August 22, 2016

Jude Sharp was born in November of 1947 in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and graduated from the Philadelphia High School for Girls. She then attended the Tyler College of Art and studied the art of making jewelry. When she was 21, Jude married...

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View Item: PDF icon Transcription of LGBT Oral History 106: Jude Sharp

Alex Reber

Date: October 4, 2017

Barry Loveland interviews Alex Reber, now 32, who relates fascinating stories of what it was like growing up as an only child of an Evangelical Christian family raised on a farm in Bethel, a rural town between Harrisburg and Allentown and...

Collection: LGBT Oral History

Topics: Coming Out

Organizations: LGBT Center of Central PA

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Heidi Notario

Date: August 18, 2017

Heidi Notario was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1973, where she was attending college for biology before moving to the United States in 1995. Heidi discusses her disillusion with the ideals of communism as a factor contributing to her desire to go...

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View Item: PDF icon Transcription of LGBT Oral History 087: Heidi Notario

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