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Guide to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Periodicals Collection
MSS.2005.05  
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement of Collection
  • Related Material

  • Title: Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender periodicals collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS.2005.05
    Contributing Institution: SJSU Special Collections & Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 114.5 Linear feet
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1983-1993
    Date (inclusive): 1968-2003
    Abstract: The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Periodicals Collection (1968-2003) contains a variety of periodicals that document the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) movement. The place of origin for a majority of these periodicals is California, with the remainder originating from other states in the Western U.S.
    Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog
    creator: Billy DeFrank Community Center

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the San Jose State University Library Special Collections and Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Special Collections & Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender periodicals collection, MSS-2005-05, San Jose State University Library Special Collections and Archives.

    Processing History

    Processing completed by Deb Sica, 2005. Finding aid updated by Bernard Yeh and Karla Aleman, 2006. EAD encoding by Bernard Yeh, 2006. EAD updated by Karla Aleman, 2006.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The periodicals contained in this collection illustrate the events that shaped, defined and changed the modern Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) movement. The magazines, newsletters and newspapers span from 1968 through 2003. The events chronicled include the Stonewall rebellion and its political legacy, GLBT Marches on Washington in 1979, 1987 and 1993, the identification and spread of HIV and AIDS, the assassination of San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk in 1978 and the second wave of Lesbian Feminism. The place of origin for the majority of the collection is California. Other western states such as Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington are also represented. Titles are both national and local in content. The most extensive holdings are of the Advocate, Bay Area Reporter, Frontiers, Lavender Network, Our Paper Your Paper, San Francisco Sentinel, Update and The Voice.

    Arrangement of Collection

    This collection is organized in a single series arranged alphabetically by periodical title. Each title is then arranged chronologically.

    Related Material

    Mark Porsche Papers, MSS-2003-04, San Jose State University Library, Special Collections & Archives. Ted Sahl Collection, MSS-2001-01, San Jose State University Library, Special Collections & Archives.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    San Jose State University. Library. Special Collections & Archives.
    Gay liberation movement--United States.
    Gay newspapers--United States.
    Gay press publications--United States.