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Lehigh Valley LGBT Community Archive

This guide showcases the collections of the Lehigh Valley LGBT Community Archive

Archival Collections of Individual Community Members

Papers of Dixie Dugan White, bulk 1970-1990 ( LVLGBT-021)

Dixie Dugan White (1943 - 2020) was an activist of diverse causes throughout her life. She served as the president of the Pennsylvania chapter of the National Organization for Women (PA NOW), among other local and national roles. This collection provides an in-depth look at the women's movement in the 1970s and 1980s.

Harold and Roberta Kreider Collection, 1990-2006 (LVLGBT-014)

This collection consists of 16 publications authored by Roberta Showalter Kreider dealing with the topic of homosexuality and religious life.

Stephen Libby Collection, 2000 - Present (LVLGBT-016)

Stephen Libby has made documentaries including Through a Lavender Lens: Gay and Lesbian Culture in the Lehigh Valley, and Through a Lavender Lens 2: Your Friends and Neighbors. He founded Gaydar Magazine (2004-08), The Gay Journal (2016-present), and is a full-time hospice social worker.

Adrian Shanker Papers, 2004-2022 (LVLGBT-007)

Adrian Shanker, Muhlenberg Class of 2009, is a leader in LGBT health advocacy with a decade-long history of working for LGBT legal, social, and health equity. Prior to founding Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, Adrian served as President of Equality Pennsylvania from 2011-2013 during a time of unprecedented organizational growth. Adrian is an accomplished organizer, having led numerous successful campaigns to advance LGBT rights in municipalities across Pennsylvania, including non-discrimination protections, relationship recognition ordinances, and laws to protect LGBT youth from conversion therapy. A specialist in LGBT health policy, Adrian has developed leading-edge campaigns to advance health equity for LGBT Pennsylvanians, through policy, behavioral, and clinical changes. 

In March 2022, Shanker left the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center to serve as Executive Director of the Spahr Center in Marin County, California.


Charlie Versaggi Campaign Collection, 2003 (LVLGBT-017)

This collection consists of campaign materials for Charlie Versaggi, who ran as an openly LGBTQ candidate for Allentown School Board. 


Papers of Frank A. Whelan and Bob Wittman (LVLGBT-019)