Archives of Sexuality and Gender
Features a robust and significant collection of primary sources for the historical study of sex, sexuality, and gender. Trexler Library has access to two parts of the archives. One is "LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940, Part 1" which draws from major international and local activist groupsc plus historical records of political and social organizations founded by LGBTQ individuals, publications by and for lesbians and gays, and extensive coverage of governmental responses to the AIDS crisis. The collection also contains personal correspondence and interviews with numerous LGBTQ individuals, gay and lesbian newspapers from more than 35 countries, reports, policy statements, and other documents related to gay rights and health, including the worldwide impact of AIDS, materials tracing LGBTQ activism in Britain from 1950 through 1980, and more. The other part of the archive available is "Sex and Sexuality, Sixteenth to Twentieth Century" which comprises more than five thousand rare and unique books covering sex, sexuality, and gender issues across the sciences and humanities and throughout history. The collection examines topics such as patterns of fertility and sexual practice; prostitution; religion and sexuality; the medical and legal construction of sexualities; and the rise of sexology. It not only offers a reflection of the cultural and social attitudes of the past, but also a window into how sexuality and gender roles were viewed and changed over time.