Michigan State University

Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgendered, Queer Collection

Mattachine Midwest Newsletter, December 1971

Mattachine Midwest Newsletter
December 1971

The LBGTQ Collection was one of the first of its kind in the world when it was established in the late 1970s.  The collection offers rich holdings in a variety of formats featuring popular literature, periodicals, rare books, and archival collections. It is especially strong in the subjects of the Gay Liberation Movement, AIDS, gay and lesbian marriage and domestic partnerships, and  homophobia. The holdings of over 800 serial titles represent magazines, entertainment guides, newspapers, newsletters, and pride guides from all areas of the United States and other countries. As a result of numerous donations the collection has thousands of gay and lesbian “pulp paperbacks” from the 1950s through the 1980s, in addition to more recent transvestite and transsexual literature. Historic pamphlets, leaflets, and manifestos represent the early gay and lesbian liberation movements.

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