LGBTQ Ephemera Collection, 1964-1992 and undated


The LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) Ephemera Collection consists of pamphlets, flyers, t-shirts, and other items that document homosexual and alternative sexualities in the United States.

Collection Details

Collection Number
LGBTQ ephemera collection
1964-1992 and undated
1.5 Linear Feet
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Materials in English

Collection Overview

The LGBTQ Ephemera Collection includes posters, pamphlets, newsletters, t-shirts, and other miscellany from a range of organizations and events. Most items are foldered individually with titles listed below.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], LGBTQ Ephemera Collection, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Susan Saxe Poster, undated
Folder 1
Book Abstract: "Who Is a Homosexual?" by C.A. Tripp, PhD, 1965
Box 1
The Tangent Group membership letter, undated
Box 1
East Coast Homophile Organization conference proceedings, 1964
Box 1
Cincinnati Homophile Organization informational handout, undated
Box 1
Nebraska Pluralism Council informational booklet, undated
Box 1
Association for Social Knowledge newsletter, 1967 June
Box 1
Coalition for Human Rights tri-fold brochure, undated, ca. 1977
Box 1
Miscellaneous pamphlets and handouts for Pride Rallies, 1981-1992
Box 1
Pride t-shirt, undated

Gift of Steven Adams.

Box 1
"God is greater than AIDS" t-shirt, undated

Gift of Steven Adams.

Box 1
Program for original play: "The Sweetest Hangover (and other STDs)", undated
Box 1
The Dyke Sex Calendar, 1990
Box 1
"Be All You Want to Be:" Transexual Seminar Programs brochure, Cleveland, 1991
Box 1

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The LGBTQ Ephemera Collection was acquired piecemeal by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, beginning in 2012.

Processing Information

Processed by: Zoe Willingham, November 2014.

Accessions described in this finding aid: 2012-0110, 2016-0306.