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Pride Month at the Nation’s Library

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lbgt-home-page-banner-525x182June traditionally marks LGBT Pride Month across the federal government and in many major American cities. In addition to enjoying the many events, parties, parades and street festivals, there are opportunities for you to commemorate Pride Month at the nation’s library. LGBT figures and allies in history, government, literature, law, and the arts, are represented throughout the Library’s vast collections. These materials are a resource that can be freely explored, studied and appreciated year-round.

Pride Month Events
Thursday, June 18, 2015 | 1:00-4:00pm
Sylvester & Orphanos: Our Odyssey and LGBT Publishing
Lecture and Panel Discussion
James Madison Building, Montpelier Room, LM-619

Ralph Sylvester and Stathis Orphanos, Sylvester & Orphanos Collection, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress
Ralph Sylvester and Stathis Orphanos, Sylvester & Orphanos Collection, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress

The program begins with a lecture by STATHIS ORPHANOS of Sylvester & Orphanos publishers of Los Angeles. Ralph Sylvester and Stathis Orphanos are partners in life, as well as business.  From 1976 to 2005, they published 25 fine editions, culminating with their landmark work: Tsarouchis, the Face of Modern Greece, a tribute to the beloved Greek artist. A display from the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, featuring the works of Sylvester & Orphanos, materials from the Sylvester & Orphanos Archive, as well as other rare and special titles, will accompany the talk. A panel discussion will follow with LGBT publishers, including Sibling Rivalry Press of Little Rock, Manic D Press of San Francisco, and RedBone Press of Washington, DC.
Free, no tickets required
Presented by the Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center, the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, in association with Capital Pride

LC-GLOBE Pride Month Reception/LGBT Rare Book Open House
Thursday, June 18, 2015 | 4:00-5:00pm
Thomas Jefferson Building, Rosenwald Room, LJ-205

Library of Congress GLOBE, which received the Harvey Milk Award for Best Public Contingent in the 2014 Capital Pride Parade, hosts its annual pride month reception in the Rosenwald Room, overlooking the Main Reading Room. The Rare Book and Special Collections Division will present a show & tell of recently acquired LGBT materials.
Free, no tickets required.
Presented by LC-GLOBE and the Rare Book and Special Collections Division

Selected LGBT-Related Items in the Library’s Performing Arts Collections

Letter from Harvey Fierstein to Arthur Laurents, Arthur Laurents Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress
Letter from Harvey Fierstein to Arthur Laurents, Arthur Laurents Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress
Business Papers from La Cage aux Folles, Arthur Laurents Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress
Business Papers from La Cage aux Folles, Arthur Laurents Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Souvenir Program for "La Cage aux Folles," Jerry Herman Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress
Souvenir Program for La Cage aux Folles, Jerry Herman Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress
Jacket that belonged to Jerry Herman, Jerry Herman Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress
Jacket that belonged to Jerry Herman, Jerry Herman Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Marching band arrangement of “Livin’ La Vida Loca” by Desmond Child and Robi Rosa, made famous by singer Ricky Martin. M1258.C (Music Division, Library of Congress)
Copyright deposit full score of Péter Eötvös' opera "Angels in America," based on the play by Tony Kushner. M1503.E63 A54 2005 case (Music Division, Library of Congress)
Copyright deposit full score of Péter Eötvös’ opera Angels in America, based on the play by Tony Kushner. M1503.E63 A54 2005 case (Music Division, Library of Congress)
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#Shelfie featuring Queer Episodes in Music and Modern Identity eds. Sophie Fuller and Lloyd Whitesell. ML63.Q44 2002 (Music Division, Library of Congress)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selected LGBT Collections at the Library of Congress
Leonard Bernstein Collection
Truman Capote
Frank Kameny Papers
Audre Lorde
Margaret Mead
Bayard Rustin Papers
Stonewall Book Awards
Ralph Sylvester & Stathis Orphanos Collection
Carl Van Vechten Photography Collection
Veterans History Project
Lilli Vincenz Papers
Walt Whitman

Summary of Recent LGBT Acquisitions in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division

 

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