The MSU Libraries have an extensive scholarly collection on gender studies, including academic journals, books and ebooks, and conference proceedings. Within Special Collections, our focus is on collecting the voices of LGBTQ individuals and groups.
In many activist movements, key groups or individual leaders write statements which define and explain their purpose and goals. From our collection, in chronological order:
Vertical files are a way for libraries to organize items not cataloged individually, such as newspaper clippings, brochures, advertisements, or presentation handouts.
Special Collections has two extensive series of such material: the American Radicalism Vertical Files (ARVF) and the Popular Culture Vertical Files (PCVF).
Nearly 2000 topics are covered, with about 100 relating to LGBTQ issues. The vertical files are especially useful for local events and organizations.
You can identify these files with a keyword search. For example:
Here are just a handful of LGBTQ topics in the vertical files:
We have material from dozens of LGBTQ organizations, including those listed below.
Searching these by keyword will retrieve items where the organization is the subject or author. The most relevant hits will be at the top. Below that you may get false hits, where the requested terms appear in a different order.