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LGBT Studies: LGBTIQA+ Duke History at the University Archives

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

Campus Publications, Student Papers, and More


​Campus and Local Publications:

  • Aurora: An early 1990s newsletter from the Duke Gay and Lesbian Alliance.
    • Some copies of this newsletter may also be found in box 1 of the AQUADuke Records.
  • The Front Line: Raleigh's LGBTIQA+ newspaper is digitized and available online through Digital NC. Search the newspaper on "Duke" or "Duke University" to find lots of articles and ads relating to Duke's LGBTIQA+ community.
  • The University Experience: an unofficial student's guide to Duke University written by the progressive YM-YWCA. Issues cover various campus activism movements, as well as the status of women's, LGBTIQ, African-American, and workers' rights on campus. Additional copies may also be found in box 2 of the YM-YWCA Records.

Student Papers:

  • Liggett, Chantel K. "Divergent Priorities, Diverging Visions: Lesbian Separatist Versus Gay Male Integrationist Ideology Surrounding Duke in the 1970s and 80s." Undergraduate course paper, 2013. (Full text available via DukeSpace)

Archival Collections Documenting LGBTIQ+ History at Duke

  • Restricted: Records less than 25 years old require the Women's Center's permission before they may be accessed. Please contact the University Archives for assistance.

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