The Lehigh Valley LGBT Community Archive exists to collect, preserve, and provide access to the rich LGBTQ community history of the Lehigh Valley. The archive is a program of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center offered to the community in partnership with Trexler Library at Muhlenberg College. This collection documents local and regional LGBTQ life and activism. It includes publications, organizational records, personal papers, oral histories, and artifacts.
Today, the archive includes 18 collections:
- Oral History Collections
- Above Ground Magazine
- Gaydar Magazine and papers of its publisher Stephen Libby
- Valley Free Press / Valley Gay Press
- Panzee Press
- The Le-Hi-Ho library
- Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center records
- Pride of the Greater Lehigh Valley Valley records
- Metropolitan Community Church of the Lehigh Valley (MCCLV) records
- FACT Lehigh Valley records
- Pennsylvania Gay & Lesbian Alliance records
- Pennsylvania Diversity Network records
- A Chorus Celebrating Women (ACCO) records
- Diamond Nite Club and Restaurant collection
- Candida’s Bar collection
- The Charles Versaggi Campaign collection
- The Harold and Roberta Kreider Collection
- Papers from Adrian Shanker
- Papers from Frank A. Whalen and Bob Whitman
For access to the archive, please contact Special Collections and Archives at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in donating materials to the Lehigh Valley LGBT Community Archive, please contact the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center at Robin@BradburySullivanCenter.org or Special Collections and Archives at email@example.com
Funding has been provided in part by PA Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
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