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Overview The Gay and Lesbian Switchboard of Philadelphia operated at a series of locations in the city from 1973 to 1998. It aimed to provide information, counseling, and referrals to the gay and lesbian community via a call-in phone line. The Switchboard records are comprised of a range of business-related organizational materials dating from the mid 1970s through the late 1990s.
Abstract Keith A. Kamm (1947-1993) was a bibliographer at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia and a gay rights activist. The Keith Kamm papers, circa 1970s, consist of materials relating to LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) issues in libraries, the mental health community, and issues relating to feminism and sexism. This is a convenient collection for studying books relating to LGBT issues in the 1970s.
Overview This collection is made up of LGBT-related zines produced from the 1990s through the current day, most from the late 2000s. The term zines can refer to material ranging from a loosely-structured collection of personal thoughts to expertly designed publications, and vary widely in size. Topics include gender identity, sexuality, coming out, mental health, activism, community-building, oppression, race, and art.