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LGBTQIA+ collections in the Manuscripts and Archives division: Periodicals

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Periodicals collection

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Periodicals are a collection of over 2,000 serials held by the Manuscripts and Archives division that were initially compiled by the International Gay Information Center (IGIC) and donated to the New York Public Library in 1988. The titles span the mid- to late-20th century and represent a vast array of subjects, and were published in a variety of languages and regions.

NYPL Archives Portal

Archives Portal

NYPL Archives Portal

On this site, you can search The New York Public Library's vast holdings, initiate a research visit, submit a query to an archivist, and access digitized material.  Look for the  image to indicate that portions of the collection have been digitized. These materials are free to view and use, even without an NYPL library card.


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