Michigan State University

Collection Development Policy Statement: Special Collections LGBTQ+ collection

Analysis of the Subject Field

A. Chronology of the subject: Emphasis

Begins with mid 20th century material and continues until today. 

B. Languages of resources collected

Primarily English, includes Spanish, French, German, and Chinese.

C. Geography of the subject

International, with a focus in local and regional Michigan organizations, events, and people. International material will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

D. Format of the resources collected

  • Archival collections
  • Artists books
  • Comics/Graphic Novels
  • Ephemera
  • Photographs
  • Posters
  • Printed art
  • Printed books (including rare books)
  • Serials
  • Zines