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LGBT Studies: Primary Sources

Introductory guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) resources at Duke Libraries

Primary Sources at the Rubenstein Library

The Rubenstein Library actively collects materials documenting the lives, work, and activism of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people and organizations as part of our History of Gender and Sexuality collections.

Periodicals in Special Collections

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This list highlights collections of periodicals from the LGBT movements of the 1960s through the present, primarily from 1960s-1990s. These materials are housed in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library and must be used in the reading room. Some may be in offsite storage, so please request them in advance of your visit.

Lesbian and Gay Pulp Fiction

Pulp fiction refers to a genre of cheaply-produced paperback books about sensational topics, and in the 1950s, became a way for publications depicting the lives of lesbians, gay men, and queer people to reach a wide audience. Below are links to information about the lesbian and gay pulp fiction collections in the Rubenstein Library.

More LGBT Primary Sources Online