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Alexander Street Launches Archive Of LGBT Text Resources

May 28, 2013

Alexander Street Launches Archive Of Lgbt Text Resources Features Exclusive Content From The Kinsey Institute And Windy City Media Group

MAY 26, 2013 (ALEXANDRIA, VA) – Alexander Street Press has launched LGBT Thought and Culture, an online collection of key works and rare archival documents tracing the history of LGBT movement throughout the 20th century and into the present day.

At completion, the collection will include 150,000 pages of transnational material from around the world, ranging from seminal texts, letters, periodicals, speeches, interviews, and ephemera covering the political evolution of gay rights to memoirs, biographies, poetry, and works of fiction.

Featured content includes:

  • The Magnus Hirschfeld Collection, acquired by the Kinsey Institute Archive and Library in the 1940s, illustrates the early work of the renowned German sex researcher.
  • Additional collections from the Kinsey Institute, including writings from and related to Alfred Kinsey, Harry Benjamin and John Money.
  • The editorial files of Tracy Baim a key LGBT and feminist reporter since 1980.
  • Periodical publications of Windy City Media Group—including Outlines, BLACKlines, and En La Vida—that served black, Latino, and other LGBT communities.
  • Rare books and major winners of the Stonewall Book Awards and Lambda Literary Awards.

“So much of the LGBT movement blossomed underground, at the local level, and in close-knit communities,” says Nathalie Duval, Editorial Director at Alexander Street Press. “This collection highlights the voices of these communities—pairing them with the more widely known advocates—and illustrates their place in history.”

According to Liana Zhou, Director of Library and Archives at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, “Our vision is to advance sexual health and knowledge worldwide. We are pleased to be part of the LGBT Thought and Culture project.” 

LGBT Studies Online joins a suite of diversity studies collections that also includes LGBT Studies in Video. The collection is available to academic, public, and school libraries worldwide. No special setup or software is required—all you need is a Web browser. Prices are scaled to institutional size and budget. To request a free trial or price quote, please email sales [at] alexanderstreet [dot] com.



About Alexander Street Press
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Contact for Media Inquiries/Reviewer Access:

Abby Horowitz, Marketing Writer
Alexander Street Press

3212 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
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ahorowitz [at] alexanderstreet [dot] com

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