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The Columbia University Libraries offer a wide range of research, instruction, and borrowing services to support all levels of academic research.   This guide has been edited to promote access to online resources while our physical volumes and manuscript collections are inaccessible, March 2020-.  Please do not hesitate to contact me for further assistance (shs4@columbia.edu).  


Finding Library Materials

New Databases

Digital Transgender Archive
The purpose of the Digital Transgender Archive (DTA) is to increase the accessibility of transgender history by providing an online hub for digitized
historical materials, born-digital materials, and information on archival holdings throughout the world. Based in Worcester, Massachusetts at the
College of the Holy Cross, the DTA is an international collaboration among more than twenty colleges, universities, nonprofit organizations, and private collections

Sex & Sexuality

Collections from the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, including the correspondence, research papers and records spanning
the careers of the first three directors: Dr Alfred C. Kinsey (1947-1956), Dr Paul H. Gebhard (1956-1982) and Dr June Reinisch (1982-1993). 
This collection compliments another collection:  Sex Research: Early Literature from Statistics to Erotica from the Kinsey Institute.

LGBT Magazine Archive
A searchable archive of major periodicals devoted to LGBT+ interests, dating from the 1950s through to recent years.  Issues are scanned cover to cover.  Includes The Advocate (Los Angeles, 1972-2008), AIDS Weekly (1988-2015), Albatross (East Orange 1974-78), Arcadie (Paris, 1954),  Erie Gay News (1993-2015), Rainbow Wedding Network (2006-2012), Transgender Tapestry (1983-2005), and a collection of British publications: AXM, Broadsheet, Diva, CHE, Gay News, Gay Scotland, Gay Times, Lunch, Man and Society, Out, and the Pink Paper.