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Gay and Lesbian Archives

Identifier: MS 00043

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Scope and Contents

Advertisements, fliers, form letters, and promotional mailings from LGBT businesses and organizations sent to the Gay and Lesbian Archives located in Falls Church, Virginia. Material includes catalogs for magazine subscriptions, movies, books, and travel agencies; invitations and announcements for LGBT related events; flyers and newsletters from political and religious oriented LGBT groups; and form letters from the Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League. Many of the flyers and announcements are for events in the Washington, D.C. area. The Gay and Lesbian Archives of Falls Church, Virginia may be affiliated or also called the Washington, D.C. Gay and Lesbian Archives.  Some of the material contains nudity.


  • Creation: 1978-2007


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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Historical Note:

The regional, national and international Gay and Lesbian Archives house research material and help organizations collect material on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual,and Transgendered heritage and concerns. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


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Arrangement of Materials:

Material is organized into 2 catagories, catalogs and organizations, then alphabetically within each group.

Guide to the Gay and Lesbian Archives
Finding Aid Authors: Susan Riggs and Anne Johnson.
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Language of description note
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository