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Pride Night Online! Coming June 28

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Megan Metcalf, with long brown hair, poses with several open books in the LIbrary's Main Reading Room
Megan Metcalf with some of the Library’s LGBTQ collections. 2019. Photo: Shawn Miller.

This is a guest post by Megan Metcalf, the Women’s Gender and LGBTQIA+ studies librarian and collection specialist.

The Library is celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride month with a slate of programs to help readers understand and find LGBTQIA+ collections from across the Library. (LGBTQIA+ is an acronym used in the Library’s collection policy statement to signify lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual.) One of the key resources for you to explore our collections is our Research Guide on the subject.

To get a great understanding of that and other resources, join us for Pride Night Online, June 28 at 6 p.m. I will explore the breadth and diversity of LGBTQIA+ collections and services at the Library. I’ll provide a brief overview of what’s available in each reading room and research center and offer a detailed introduction into the rare and unique holdings in the Library’s general and international collections.

Finding trans and gender nonconforming histories through historical newspapers from Chronicling America.

Using local history and genealogical resources to trace LGBTQIA+ people.

Exploring the first LGBTQIA+ magazines published in the U.S., including the Mattachine Review (1955–66), ONE Magazine (1953–69) and The Ladder (1956–72).

Locating historical resources on LGBTQIA+ activism and organizing.

Understanding LGBTQIA+ digital collections, including the LGBTQIA+ studies web archive.

Learning LGBTQIA+ research tips and tricks, including how to find and request materials.

The event is free, but we suggest you register beforehand.

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