The Meriam Library has been given trial access to Gale Cengage Learning’s Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity. The trial gives us access to part one of a planned three part archive of primary source materials supporting gender studies research. Part one brings together approximately 1.5 million pages of primary source content on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world, including the gay rights movement, activism, the HIV/Aids crisis, and more. Documents are sourced from top libraries and archives like Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, GLBT Historical Society, New York Public Library, Lesbian Herstory Educational Foundation, Inc., and others.
Part two of the archive, due to be released in 2017, will cover erotica and erotic literature from the 17th-20th centuries. Part three, due in 2018, will cover LGBTQ History and Culture from the 18th century forward.