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 Report - January 1976

Date: January 1976

The Pennsylvania Rural Gay Caucus is 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/newsletter was used as outreach to...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics: PA House Bill 196, PA Senate Bill 743

Organizations: Lehigh Valley Homophile Organization (Le-Hi-Ho), Gays United Lancaster (GUL), Metropolitan Community Church (MCC), PA Rural Gay Caucus

View Item: PDF icon PA Rural Gay Caucus Report - January 1976

Rural Gay Caucus Flyer - circa 1975

Date: circa 1975

The Pennsylvania Rural Gay Caucus is 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 newsletter was used as outreach to the...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics: Community Outreach

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

View Item: PDF icon Rural Gay Caucus Flyer - circa 1975

PA Rural Gay Caucus Report - November 1975

Date: November 1975

The Pennsylvania Rural Gay Caucus is 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/newsletter was used as outreach to...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics: PA Senate Bill 743, PA House Bill 196

Organizations: Lehigh Valley Homophile Organization (Le-Hi-Ho), Governor's Gay Task Force, Gays United Lancaster (GUL), PA Rural Gay Caucus

View Item: PDF icon PA Rural Gay Caucus Report - November 1975

Last Meeting Minutes of the PA Rural Gay Caucus - June 1978

Date: July 1978

The Pennsylvania Rural Gay Caucus is 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 newsletter was used as...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics:

Organizations: PA Rural Gay Caucus

View Item: PDF icon Last Meeting Minutes of the PA Rural Gay Caucus - June 1978

PA Rural Gay Caucus Report - September 1977

Date: September 1977

The Pennsylvania Rural Gay Caucus is 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 newsletter was used as outreach to the...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics: PA Senate Bill 531

Organizations: Gay Rights Advisory Committee, Homophiles of Williamsport (HOW)

View Item: PDF icon PA Rural Gay Caucus Report - September 1977

PA Rural Gay Caucus Report - July 1977

Date: July 1977

The Pennsylvania Rural Gay Caucus is 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 newsletter was used as outreach to the...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics:

Organizations: Lehigh Valley Citizens Concerned for a Better Community (CCBC), PA Rural Gay Caucus

View Item: PDF icon PA Rural Gay Caucus Report - July 1977

One Lily Buck - circa 1994

Date: circa 1994

One Lily Buck that can be used as a donation towards the Lily Patient Relief Fund.

Collection: LGBT-043 - Lily White & Company

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Organizations: Lily White & Company, Lily Patient Relief Fund

View Item: PDF icon One Lily Buck - circa 1994

Miss Lily's Coloring and Activity Book - undated

Date: undated

Activity and coloring book created by Lily White and Company. Includes pictures to color, puzzles, and crafting activies.

Collection: LGBT-043 - Lily White & Company

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Organizations: Lily White & Company

View Item: PDF icon Miss Lily's Coloring and Activity Book - undated

York Hospice House Wishlist - circa 1995

Date: circa 1995

Wishlist of items for the York Hospice House.

Collection: LGBT-043 - Lily White & Company

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Organizations: York Hospice House (York, PA)

View Item: PDF icon York Hospice House Wishlist - circa 1995

"Lily White and Company and Positively HIV, Inc." Brochure - circa 1990

Date: 1990

Advertising brochure from the partnership of Lily White and Company and positively hiv, inc. Advertises items to be bought from the HIVnALIVE gift shop, sponsored by positively hiv, inc. Proceeds to go to Lily White and Company.

Collection: LGBT-043 - Lily White & Company

Topics: HIV/AIDs

Organizations: Lily White & Company, Positively HIV, Inc., Harrisburg (PA) Residential AIDS Taskforce

View Item: PDF icon "Lily White and Company and Positively HIV, Inc." Brochure - circa 1990

"Miss Lily Wants You" flyers - 1992

Date: 1992

Flyer advertisement asking people to become involved in the company. Ways to be involved include: Publicity, Fundraising, Performing, Added to Mailing List, Administrative Volunteer, and Backstage Crew.

Collection: LGBT-043 - Lily White & Company

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Organizations: Lily White & Company

View Item: PDF icon "Miss Lily Wants You" flyers - 1992

Lily's Fall Brochure - 1996

Date: Fall 1996

Fall 1996 Brochure from Lily White and Company advertising upcoming fundraisers. Fundraisers include: Lily Hits the Big Apple, Lily White Fall Mums, All You Can Eat Turkey Dinner, ...A Lily White Christmas IV, and Lily White Christmas Wreaths.

Collection: LGBT-043 - Lily White & Company

Topics: HIV/AIDs

Organizations: Lily White & Company

View Item: PDF icon Lily's Fall Brochure - 1996

Lily White and Company General Brochure - 1995

Date: 1995

Lily White and Comapny brochure advertising the company. Discussed the purpose, histoy, and offers that the company provides. 

Collection: LGBT-036 - Valerio

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Organizations: Lily White & Company

View Item: PDF icon Lily White and Company General Brochure - 1995

"A Quiet End" Brochure - July 1995

Date: July 1995

Brochure advertising "A Quiet End" performed by Lily White and Company on July 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, and 23 at the Open Stage of Harrisburg at Strawberry Square.

Collection: LGBT-043 - Lily White & Company

Topics: HIV/AIDs

Organizations: Lily White & Company, York Hospice House (York, PA), Wellsprings (Lebanon, PA), South Central Aids Assistance Network (SCAAN)

View Item: PDF icon "A Quiet End" Brochure - July 1995

"A Quiet End" Program - July 1995

Date: July 1995

Program for "A Quiet End" performed by Lily White and Company on July 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, and 23 at the Open Stage of Harrisburg at Strawberry Square. 

Collection: LGBT-043 - Lily White & Company

Topics: HIV/AIDs

Organizations: Lily White & Company

View Item: PDF icon "A Quiet End" Program - July 1995

"Lily White and Company" Paper Moon Program - undated

Date: undated

Program for performance by Lily White and Company at the Paper Moon.

Collection: LGBT-043 - Lily White & Company

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Organizations: Lily White & Company

View Item: PDF icon "Lily White and Company" Paper Moon Program - undated

"Glenda and Friends" Program - undated

Date: undated

Program for "Glenda and Friends" performance at Altland's Ranch, supported by Lily White and Company. Glenda and Friends was a new troupe. 

Collection: LGBT-043 - Lily White & Company

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Organizations: Lily White & Company, Glenda & Friends

View Item: PDF icon "Glenda and Friends" Program - undated

Lily White and Company "Tips for Success" - undated

Date: undated

Tips on how to fundraise successfully created by Lily White and C0mpany. Suggestions include: Dinner/Theater Shows, Favorite Bartender Contests, Lily Bucks, Program Booklets, Underwriter and Patron Seating, and Brochures. 

Collection: LGBT-043 - Lily White & Company

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Organizations: Lily White & Company

View Item: PDF icon Lily White and Company "Tips for Success" - undated

Lily White and Company By-laws, Bound - 1989/90

Date: 1989/90

Bound By-Laws of Lily White and Company that cover: Naming, Purpose, Membership. Governing Authority, Board of Directors, Performing Company, Officers, Supporting Memebership Metting, Committees, Amendments, Conflict of Interest, Limitations of...

Collection: LGBT-043 - Lily White & Company

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Organizations: Lily White & Company

View Item: PDF icon Lily White and Company By-laws, Bound - 1989/90

Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - November 1987

Date: November 1987

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: Lambrys Records, Gay Alcoholics Anonymous

View Item: PDF icon Lavender Letter (Harrisburg, PA) - November 1987

"Lily in La-La Land, or the Looking Glass Cracked" Lilybill - July 24, 1994

Date: July 24, 1994

Program for ""Lily in La-La Land, or the Looking Glass Cracked" performed July 24, 1994 at the Harrisburg Hotel. Also includes a timeline of organizational history.

Collection: LGBT-043 - Lily White & Company

Topics: HIV/AIDs

Organizations: Lily White & Company, Lily Patient Relief Fund, Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, South Central Aids Assistance Network (SCAAN), York Hospice House (York, PA)

View Item: PDF icon "Lily in La-La Land, or the Looking Glass Cracked" Lilybill - July 24, 1994

"Lily Unplugged" Lilybill - July 20, 1997

Date: July 20, 1997

Porgram for "Lily Unplugged" performed by Lily White and Company at the Ramada Inn, Harrisburg, PA. Includes a timeline of when  performers joined the troupe.

Collection: LGBT-043 - Lily White & Company

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Organizations: Lily White & Company

View Item: PDF icon "Lily Unplugged" Lilybill - July 20, 1997

Lily-Gram - Winter 1995

Date: 1995

The Lily-Gram was a newsletter produced by the Lily White & Company for members of the company. This version is dated incorrectly, and should read "Winter 1995." Highlights in this issue include:

  • "Lily Heads into '96 on the Heals...

Collection: LGBT-043 - Lily White & Company

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Organizations: Lily White & Company

View Item: PDF icon Lily-Gram - Winter 1995

"Poodles, Parking, and Pigskin Preppies" Program for Strawberry High School - 1995

Date: 1995

Program for "Poodles, Parking, and Pigskin Preppies" performed by Lily White and Company in 1995. This version was for Strawberry High School.

Collection: LGBT-043 - Lily White & Company

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Organizations: Lily White & Company, Lily Patient Relief Fund

View Item: PDF icon "Poodles, Parking, and Pigskin Preppies" Program for Strawberry High School - 1995

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