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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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]

Dignity/Central PA Brochure - undated

Date: undated

Dignity/Central PA brochure explaining the mission of this Harrisburg, PA chapter of the national Dignity organization. This local chapter was founded in 1975.

Collection: LGBT-036 - Valerio

Topics:

Organizations: Dignity/Central PA

View Item: PDF icon Dignity/Central PA Brochure - undated

Membership Application (Dignity/Central PA) - undated

Date: undated

Membership Application for Dignity/Central PA.

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics:

Organizations: Dignity/Central PA

View Item: PDF icon Membership Application (Dignity/Central PA) - undated

Welcome to the Tenth Anniversary Dinner and Celebration (Dignity/Central PA) - July 20, 1985

Date: July 20,1985

Dignity/Central PA Tenth Anniversary Dinner Celebration event timeline with names of guest speakers.

Collection: LGBT-036 - Valerio

Topics:

Organizations: Dignity/Central PA

View Item: PDF icon Welcome to the Tenth Anniversary Dinner and Celebration (Dignity/Central PA) - July 20, 1985

"Proud of our Past...Preparing for the Future" Celebrating a Decade of Ministry (Dignity/Central PA) - July 20, 1985

Date: July 1985

Program of 10 year anniversary celebration of Dignity/Central PA. The program summarizes the history of the organization, its services, supporters, and affiliations.

Collection: LGBT-053 - Hause

Topics:

Organizations: Dignity/Central PA

View Item: PDF icon "Proud of our Past...Preparing for the Future" Celebrating a Decade of Ministry (Dignity/Central PA) - July 20, 1985

"Celebrating Us" Program (Dignity/Central PA) - June 4, 1983

Date: June 4, 1983

Dinner program put together by Dignity/Central PA for a celebration of the organization.

Collection: LGBT-053 - Hause

Topics:

Organizations: Dignity/Central PA, Metropolitan Community Church (MCC), National Gay Task Force (NGTF)

View Item: PDF icon "Celebrating Us" Program (Dignity/Central PA) - June 4, 1983

Keystone (Dignity/Central PA) - July/August 1982

Date: July/August 1982

Keystone is an educational and communication feature of Dignity/Central PA Inc. Noteworthy articles in this issue:

  • "From the President" (p. 1)
  • "Elections" (p. 1)
  • "The Closet as Killer" (p. 5)...

Collection: LGBT-061 - Kreitzer

Topics: Coming Out

Organizations: Dignity/Central PA, Metropolitan Community Church (MCC), Gay Alcoholics Anonymous, West Branch Gay Support Network (WBGSN), PA Lesbian/Gay Support Network (PALGSN), Pennsmen Inc.

View Item: PDF icon Keystone (Dignity/Central PA) - July/August 1982

The Calendar (Dignity/Central PA) - June to August 1982

Date: June to August 1982

Calendar of events hosted by Dignity/Central PA during the Summer of 1982.

Collection: LGBT-036 - Valerio

Topics:

Organizations: Dignity/Central PA, Dignity/Central PA Liturgy Committee, Parents of Gays

View Item: PDF icon The Calendar (Dignity/Central PA) - June to August 1982

The Calendar (Dignity/Central PA) - March to May 1982

Date: March to May 1982

Calendar of events hosted by Dignity/Central PA during the Spring of 1982.

Collection: LGBT-036 - Valerio

Topics:

Organizations: Dignity/Central PA, Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg (GSH), Dignity/Central PA Liturgy Committee

View Item: PDF icon The Calendar (Dignity/Central PA) - March to May 1982

Come and Behold Him, Christmas Candlelight Service Bulletin (Dignity/Central PA) - circa 1982

Date: circa 1982

Christmas Candlelight Service Bulletin created by Dignity/Central PA. Bulletin contains mass events and outline.

Collection: LGBT-053 - Hause

Topics:

Organizations: Dignity/Central PA

View Item: PDF icon Come and Behold Him, Christmas Candlelight Service Bulletin (Dignity/Central PA) - circa 1982

The Calendar (Dignity/Central PA) - December 1981 to February 1982

Date: December 1981 - February 1982

Calendar of events hosted by Dignity/Central PA in the Winter of 1981/1982.

Collection: LGBT-036 - Valerio

Topics:

Organizations: Dignity/Central PA, Metropolitan Community Church (MCC), Pennsmen Inc.

View Item: PDF icon The Calendar (Dignity/Central PA) - December 1981 to February 1982

The Calendar (Dignity/Central PA) - September to November 1981

Date: September to November 1981

Calendar of events hosted by Dignity/Central PA during the Fall of 1981.

Collection: LGBT-036 - Valerio

Topics:

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

View Item: PDF icon The Calendar (Dignity/Central PA) - September to November 1981

Mass of Thanksgiving, Sixth Anniversary Bulletin (Dignity/Central PA) - July 17, 1981

Date: July 17, 1981

Mass of Thanksgiving Bulletin to celebrate six years of Dignity/Central PA being an organization. Bulletin contains mass events and outline.

Collection: LGBT-036 - Valerio

Topics:

Organizations: Dignity/Central PA

View Item: PDF icon Mass of Thanksgiving, Sixth Anniversary Bulletin (Dignity/Central PA) - July 17, 1981

Summertime with Dignity/Central PA - 1981

Date: June - September 1981

Calendar of events hosted by Dignity/Central PA during the Summer of 1981.

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics:

Organizations: Dignity/Central PA, Metropolitan Community Church (MCC)

View Item: PDF icon Summertime with Dignity/Central PA - 1981

Wintering with Dignity/Central PA - 1980/1981

Date: December 1980 - March 1981

Calendar of events hosted by Dignity/Central PA for Winter of 1980/1981.

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics:

Organizations: Harrisburg Choral Society, Dignity/Central PA, Women Alive, Dignity Community Discussion Group

View Item: PDF icon Wintering with Dignity/Central PA - 1980/1981

Summer with Dignity/Central PA - 1980

Date: May - August 1980

Calendar of events hosted by Diginity/Central PA during the summer of 1980.

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics:

Organizations: Dignity/Central PA, Women Alive

View Item: PDF icon Summer with Dignity/Central PA - 1980

Springtime with Dignity/Central PA - 1980

Date: March - May 1980

Calendar of events hosted by Dignity/Central PA during the Spring of 1980.

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics:

Organizations: Dignity/Central PA, Dignity Women's Rap Group, Harrisburg Choral Society

View Item: PDF icon Springtime with Dignity/Central PA - 1980

Keystone (Dignity/Central PA) - January 1980

Date: January 1980

Keystone is an educational and communication feature of Dignity/Central PA Inc. Notable articles in this issue:

  • Father John McNeill 
  • Think About: On Going Home

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics:

Organizations: Dignity/Central PA, Central PA Gay Alliance, Lesbian Rap Group, Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg (GSH), Gay Alcoholics Anonymous

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