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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Peggy Allan

Date: March 20, 2015

Peggy Allan grew up in Oregon, where she attended Northwest Christian College for a year before marrying and having two sons with her first husband, Gary, a pastor. After 10 years of marriage, while the two were living together in Northern...

Collection: LGBT Oral History

Topics: Affirming Faith Communities, Family Unit

Organizations:

View Item: PDF icon Transcription of LGBT Oral History 003: Peggy Allan

PA Rural Gay Caucus Memo - June 22, 1976

Date: June 22, 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.” The report was used as a type of newsletter...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics: Sodomy Repeal Bill

Organizations: PA Rural Gay Caucus

View Item: PDF icon PA Rural Gay Caucus Memo - June 22, 1976

PA Rural Gay Caucus Position Paper Draft - 1976

Date: 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.” The report was used as a type of newsletter...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics: Sodomy Repeal Bill

Organizations: PA Rural Gay Caucus

View Item: PDF icon PA Rural Gay Caucus Position Paper Draft - 1976

PA Rural Gay Caucus Meeting Notice - May 1978

Date: May 1978

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.” The report was used as a type of newsletter...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics:

Organizations: PA Rural Gay Caucus

View Item: PDF icon PA Rural Gay Caucus Meeting Notice - May 1978

PA Rural Gay Caucus Legislative Committee Meeting Notice - July 10, 1976

Date: July 10, 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.” The report was used as a type of newsletter...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics: Sodomy Repeal Bill

Organizations: PA Rural Gay Caucus

View Item: PDF icon PA Rural Gay Caucus Legislative Committee Meeting Notice - July 10, 1976

PA Rural Gay Caucus Meeting Notice - April 3, 1976

Date: April 3, 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.” The report was used as a type of newsletter...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics:

Organizations: PA Rural Gay Caucus

View Item: PDF icon PA Rural Gay Caucus Meeting Notice - April 3, 1976

Arlene and Jacquie Bogle Ackerman

Date: August 17, 2014

Arlene Ackerman was born in San Francisco, California, then adopted and raised in Lodi, California. Jacquie Bogle Ackerman was born and raised in northern Minnesota. Arlene became licensed as clergy with the Metropolitan Community Church in 1977...

Collection: LGBT Oral History

Topics: Adoption

Organizations: Metropolitan Community Church (MCC)

View Item: PDF icon Transcription of LGBT Oral History 002: Arlene and Jacquie Bogle Ackerman

PA Rural Gay Caucus Minutes - February 1978

Date: February 1978

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.” The report was used as a...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics:

Organizations: PA Rural Gay Caucus

View Item: PDF icon PA Rural Gay Caucus Minutes - February 1978

PA Rural Gay Caucus Minutes - June 4, 1977

Date: June 4, 1977

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.” The report was used as a type of newsletter...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics: PA Senate Bill 531

Organizations: PA Rural Gay Caucus

View Item: PDF icon PA Rural Gay Caucus Minutes - June 4, 1977

PA Rural Gay Caucus Meeting Minutes - October 1976

Date: October 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.” 

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Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics:

Organizations: PA Rural Gay Caucus, Lehigh Valley Homophile Organization (Le-Hi-Ho), Gay Coordinating Society of Berks County, Reading (GCS Berks)

View Item: PDF icon PA Rural Gay Caucus Meeting Minutes - October 1976

PA Rural Gay Caucus Legislative Committee Minutes - May 22, 1976

Date: May 22, 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.” The report was used as a type of newsletter...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics: Hill's Bill

Organizations: PA Rural Gay Caucus

View Item: PDF icon PA Rural Gay Caucus Legislative Committee Minutes - May 22, 1976

PA Rural Gay Caucus Legislative Committee Minutes - May 8, 1976

Date: May 8, 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.” The report was used as a type of newsletter...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics: PA Senate Bill 743, PA House Bill 2220, Hill's Bill

Organizations: PA Rural Gay Caucus, Homophiles of Penn State (HOPS)

View Item: PDF icon PA Rural Gay Caucus Legislative Committee Minutes - May 8, 1976

PA Rural Gay Caucus Legislative Committee Minutes - April 24, 1976

Date: April 24, 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.” The report was used as a type of newsletter...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics:

Organizations: PA Rural Gay Caucus

View Item: PDF icon PA Rural Gay Caucus Legislative Committee Minutes - April 24, 1976

PA Rural Gay Caucus Memo - February 18, 1977

Date: February 18, 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 this memo, Joseph W. Burns...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics: PA Senate Bill 83

Organizations: PA Rural Gay Caucus

View Item: PDF icon PA Rural Gay Caucus Memo - February 18, 1977

PA Rural Gay Caucus Memo - June 20, 1976

Date: June 20, 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.” The report was used as a type of newsletter...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics: Sodomy Laws

Organizations: PA Rural Gay Caucus

View Item: PDF icon PA Rural Gay Caucus Memo - June 20, 1976

PA Rural Gay Caucus Memo - June 8, 1976

Date: June 8, 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.” The report was used as a type of newsletter...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics:

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

View Item: PDF icon PA Rural Gay Caucus Memo - June 8, 1976

PA Rural Gay Caucus - May 19, 1976

Date: May 19, 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.” The report was used as a type of newsletter...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics: Sodomy Laws

Organizations: PA Rural Gay Caucus

View Item: PDF icon PA Rural Gay Caucus - May 19, 1976

PA Rural Gay Caucus Memo - April 17, 1976

Date: April 17, 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.” The report was used as a type of newsletter...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics:

Organizations: PA Rural Gay Caucus

View Item: PDF icon PA Rural Gay Caucus Memo - April 17, 1976

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - October 1996

Date: October 1996

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:

View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - October 1996

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - August 1996

Date: August 1996

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:

Organizations: Central PA Womyn's Chorus

View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - August 1996

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - June 1996

Date: June 1996

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:

Organizations:

View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - June 1996

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - May 1996

Date: May 1996

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:

Organizations: Central PA Womyn's Chorus

View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - May 1996

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - April 1996

Date: April 1996

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:

Organizations:

View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - April 1996

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - March 1996

Date: March 1996

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:

Organizations:

View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - March 1996

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - February 1996

Date: February 1996

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:

Organizations:

View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - February 1996

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