LGBT History Project

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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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Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - July 1984

Date: July 1984

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:

Organizations: Dignity/Central PA

View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - July 1984

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - June 1984

Date: June 1984

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:

Organizations: Lambda Alive (Reading, PA)

View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - June 1984

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - May 1984

Date: May 1984

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:

Organizations: MCC Lancaster

View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - May 1984

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - March 1984

Date: March 1984

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: Three Mile Island (TMI)

Organizations: Lambda Alive (Reading, PA)

View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - March 1984

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - October 1983

Date: October 1983

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:

Organizations:

View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - October 1983

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - September 1983

Date: September 1983

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:

Organizations: Wind and Wood

View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - September 1983

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, Pa) - August 1983

Date: August 1983

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:

Organizations: Harrisburg Area Women's News (HAWN)

View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, Pa) - August 1983

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - July 1983

Date: July 1983

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:

Organizations: Dignity/Central PA, Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg (GSH), Lehigh Valley Homophile Organization (Le-Hi-Ho), National Organization for Women (N.O.W.)

View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - July 1983

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - June 1983

Date: June 1983

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:

Organizations:

View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - June 1983

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - May 1983

Date: May 1983

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:

Organizations: Dignity/Central PA, PA Lesbian/Gay Support Network (PALGSN), National Organization for Women (N.O.W.)

View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - May 1983

GSH Newsletter - December 1981

Date: December 1981

The GSH Newsletter is an outreach feature of the Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg. This was the last newsletter created by the Switchboard, due to the establishment of another gay press in Harrisburg. Notable articles in this issue are:

    ...

Collection: LGBT-030 - Riese

Topics:

Organizations: Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg (GSH), Dignity/Central PA, Metropolitan Community Church (MCC), Central PA Gay Alliance, PA Lesbian/Gay Support Network (PALGSN)

View Item: PDF icon GSH Newsletter - December 1981

GSH Newsletter - November 1981

Date: November 1981

The GSH Newsletter is an outreach feature of the Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg. Noteworthy articles in this issue are:

  • "San Francisco Olympics"
  • "New Newsletter"
  • "Students Talk Back" presents letters on human...

Collection: LGBT-061 - Kreitzer

Topics:

Organizations: Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg (GSH), MCC Harrisburg

View Item: PDF icon GSH Newsletter - November 1981

GSH Newsletter - October 1981

Date: October 1981

The GSH Newsletter is an outreach feature of the Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg. Noteworthy articles in this issue are:

  • "That Rabbit's in Love" (p. 1)
  • "Williamsport Support Group" (p. 2)
  • "Harrisburg MCC is 1" (p. 3...

Collection: LGBT-030 - Riese

Topics:

Organizations: Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg (GSH), West Branch Gay Support Network (WBGSN), MCC Harrisburg

View Item: PDF icon GSH Newsletter - October 1981

GSH Newsletter - September 1981

Date: September 1981

The GSH Newsletter is an outreach feature of the Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg. Notable articles in this issue are:

  • "Gay by Birthright" (p. 1)
  • "Switchboard Elections" (p. 4)
  • "Co-Director Mr. Buns" (p. 4)
  • "...

Collection: LGBT-030 - Riese

Topics:

Organizations: Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg (GSH), Dignity/Central PA, Pennsmen Inc.

View Item: PDF icon GSH Newsletter - September 1981

GSH Newsletter - August 1981

Date: August 1981

The GSH Newsletter is an outreach feature of the Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg. Noteworthy articles in this issue are:

  • "Lesbian Support Group" (p. 1)
  • "Christmas Card Support" (p. 1)
  • "From God Part II" (p. 3)
  • ...

Collection: LGBT-030 - Riese

Topics:

Organizations: Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg (GSH), Lesbian Support Group

View Item: PDF icon GSH Newsletter - August 1981

GSH Newsletter - July 1981

Date: July 1981

The GSH Newsletter is an outreach feature of the Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg. Noteworthy articles in this issue are:

  • "Summer Picnic" (p. 1)
  • "Switchboard Moves" (p. 1)
  • "Fr. Swady Challenges Myths" (p. 3)

Collection: LGBT-030 - Riese

Topics:

Organizations: Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg (GSH), Dignity/Central PA, Parents and Friends of Gays

View Item: PDF icon GSH Newsletter - July 1981

GSH Newsletter - June 1981

Date: June 1981

The GSH Newsletter is an outreach feature of the Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg. Notable articles in this issue are:

  • "A Rose" [La Rose Rouge] (p. 1)
  • "Switchboard Summer Picnic" (p. 1)
  • "June 30 - ERA Rally" (p. 3)...

Collection: LGBT-030 - Riese

Topics: Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)

Organizations: Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg (GSH), Harrisburg NOW, Dignity/Central PA, PA Lesbian/Gay Support Network (PALGSN), MCC Harrisburg, Parents and Friends of Gays

View Item: PDF icon GSH Newsletter - June 1981

GSH Newsletter - May 1981

Date: May 1981

The GSH Newsletter is an outreach feature of the Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg. Noteworthy articles in this issue are:

  • "New Officers in June" (p. 1)
  • "Treasurer Stays" (p. 1)
  • "Flea Mrkt. June 6" (p. 3)
  • "MCC...

Collection: LGBT-030 - Riese

Topics:

Organizations: Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg (GSH), Metropolitan Community Church (MCC), Dignity/Central PA, MCC Harrisburg, PA Lesbian/Gay Support Network (PALGSN), Pennsmen Inc.

View Item: PDF icon GSH Newsletter - May 1981

"That Rabbit" Performance Flyer - April 11, 1981

Date: April 11, 1981

Flyer advertising the performance of "That Rabbit" sponsored by the Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg on April 11, 1981 at the Friends' Meeting House in Harrisburg, PA.

Collection: LGBT-061 - Kreitzer

Topics:

Organizations: Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg (GSH)

View Item: PDF icon "That Rabbit" Performance Flyer - April 11, 1981

GSH Newsletter - April 1981

Date: April 1981

The GSH Newsletter is an outreach feature of the Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg. Noteworthy articles in this issue are:

  • "Flea Market May 23" (p. 1)
  • "Gay Pride Celeb'tn" (p. 2)
  • "What's going on?" (p. 4)

Collection: LGBT-030 - Riese

Topics: US House Resolution 166, US House Resolution 26

Organizations: Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg (GSH), Metropolitan Community Church (MCC), Dignity/Central PA, MCC Harrisburg

View Item: PDF icon GSH Newsletter - April 1981

GSH Newsletter - March 1981

Date: March 1981

The GSH Newsletter is an outreach feature of the Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg. Notable articles in this issue are:

  • "Anniversary Party, April 26" (p. 1)
  • "Harrisburg Gay Switchboard Presents 'That Rabbit'" (p. 1)
  • "...

Collection: LGBT-030 - Riese

Topics: US House Resolution 166

Organizations: Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg (GSH), Dignity/Central PA, Pennsmen Inc.

View Item: PDF icon GSH Newsletter - March 1981

Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg (GSH) Newsletter - February 1981

Date: February 1981

The GSH Newsletter is an outreach feature of the Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg. Noteworthy articles in this issue are:

  • "Membership?" 
  • "[Constitution] Admended Feb. 1"
  • "MCC in Hbg."
  • "You're Fired!"
  • ...

Collection: LGBT-030 - Riese

Topics:

Organizations: Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg (GSH), Metropolitan Community Church (MCC)

View Item: PDF icon Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg (GSH) Newsletter - February 1981

GSH Newsletter - January 1981

Date: January 1981

The GSH Newsletter is an outreach feature of the Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg. Notable articles in this issue are:

  • "81 Officers"
  • "In the Red"
  • "8 Resolutions"
  • "81 Training"

Collection: LGBT-030 - Riese

Topics: Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)

Organizations: Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg (GSH), PA Lesbian/Gay Support Network (PALGSN)

View Item: PDF icon GSH Newsletter - January 1981

Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg brochure - 1979

Date: 1979

Pamphlet and organizational document that explains the Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg’s mission, background, funding, call-in categories, and call statistics.

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics: Library

Organizations: Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg (GSH), PA Lesbian/Gay Support Network (PALGSN), National Gay Task Force (NGTF), Dignity/Central PA, Central PA Gay Alliance, Parents of Gays

View Item: PDF icon Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg brochure - 1979

"That Rabbit's in Love" Performance Flyer - November 14 [circa 1980]

Date: November 14 [circa 1980]

Flyer advertising the performance of "That Rabbit's in Love" sponsored by the Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg.

Collection: LGBT-061 - Kreitzer

Topics:

Organizations: Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg (GSH)

View Item: PDF icon "That Rabbit's in Love" Performance Flyer - November 14 [circa 1980]

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