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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PA Rural Gay Caucus Education Committee Minutes - March 31, circa 1976

Date: March 31, circa 1976

The Pennsylvania Rural Gay Caucus was “an association of interested individuals and groups, formed with the objective of promulgating the concerns and freedoms of gay people and all sexual minorities.”

In these meeting minutes, the...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

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View Item: PDF icon PA Rural Gay Caucus Education Committee Minutes - March 31, circa 1976

John Campbell Campaign Poster

Date: 2011

This collection contains a campaign poster from John Campbell’s run for Harrisburg City (PA) treasurer as an openly gay candidate in 2011-2012.

Collection: LGBT-003 - Campbell

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View Item: PDF icon LGBT History Project: LGBT-003 John Campbell Collection

LGBT History Project: LGBT-074 Anthony Silvestre Collection

Date: 1973 - 1985

Anthony Silvestre was born in 1946 in the Bronx in New York. He finished his final year of college at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA, and then attended Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) as a graduate student.

Silvestre was...

Collection: LGBT-074 - Silvestre

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Organizations: PA Rural Gay Caucus, PA Governor's Council for Sexual Minorities, Homophiles of Penn State (HOPS)

View Item: PDF icon LGBT History Project: LGBT-074 Anthony Silvestre Collection

Anthony Silvestre

Date: September 16, 2016

Anthony Silvestre was born in 1946 in the Bronx in New York. He grew up in a working-class, Italian neighborhood and is familiar with stigma. He began identifying as gay in the sixth grade, but went through school still in the closet. After high...

Collection: LGBT Oral History

Topics: HIV/AIDs

Organizations: Homophiles of Penn State (HOPS), PA Governor's Council for Sexual Minorities, PA Rural Gay Caucus, Eromin Center (Philadelphia)

View Item: PDF icon Transcription of LGBT Oral History 107: Anthony Silvestre

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - December 1995

Date: December 1995

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: HIV/AIDs, AIDS Memorial Quilt

Organizations: The Names Project, York Area LAMBDA

View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - December 1995

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - October 1995

Date: October 1995

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 Flirtations & Suede

View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - October 1995

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - September 1995

Date: September 1995

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) - September 1995

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - July 1995

Date: July 1995

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) - July 1995

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - June 1995

Date: June 1995

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: Womongathering

View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - June 1995

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - May 1995

Date: May 1995

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: Womongathering

View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - May 1995

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - April 1995

Date: April 1995

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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Organizations: Womongathering

View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - April 1995

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - March 1995

Date: March 1995

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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Organizations: LIBANA, Eight Women Ensemble

View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - March 1995

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - February 1995

Date: February 1995

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 Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - February 1995

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - January 1995

Date: January 1995

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 Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - January 1995

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - December 1994

Date: December 1994

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

Topics: HIV/AIDs

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View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - December 1994

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - April 1994

Date: April 1994

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 Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - April 1994

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - March 1994

Date: March 1994

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

Topics: AIDS Memorial Quilt

Organizations: Community Awareness Council of Harrisburg

View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - March 1994

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - February 1994

Date: February 1994

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

Topics: AIDS Memorial Quilt

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View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - February 1994

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - December 1993

Date: December 1993

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

Topics: AIDS Memorial Quilt

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View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - December 1993

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - November 1993

Date: November 1993

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-022 - Kujawa

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Organizations: Women & Recovery Magazine, Women's Information Network (WIN)

View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - November 1993

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - September 1993

Date: September 1993

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-022 - Kujawa

Topics: HIV/AIDs

Organizations: South Central Aids Assistance Network (SCAAN), The Hope Foundation, Women's Information Network (WIN), Lesbian Herstory Archives

View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - September 1993

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - August 1993

Date: August 1993

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-022 - Kujawa

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Organizations: Women's Information Network (WIN)

View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - August 1993

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - July 1993

Date: July 1993

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-022 - Kujawa

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Organizations: Women's Information Network (WIN)

View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - July 1993

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - June 1993

Date: June 1993

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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Organizations: Women's Information Network (WIN)

View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - June 1993

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - May 1993

Date: May 1993

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

View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - May 1993

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