The Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 consists of 20 individual collections, with a total page count of nearly one and a half million pages. Documents span from 1940 to 2014, with the bulk from 1950 to 1990. Although most materials are in English, the archive contains periodicals in German, Polish, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, French, Italian, Hebrew, Indonesian, and other languages. Four collections are sourced from the Lesbian Herstory Archives, the largest lesbian-focused archives in the world; two are sourced from the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society. Others are sourced from the New York Public Library; the London School of Economics; and from the National Institutes of Health.
Documents include:Meeting, committee, and conference minutes, notes, and transcripts from LGBTQ rights organizations worldwide; Administrative records of LGBTQ rights groups, such as bylaws and membership lists; Materials produced by these groups slated for the public: press releases, articles, fliers, handbills, brochures, presentations; Complete contents of US and International newspapers, newsletters, and magazines; Press clippings about gay and lesbian issues; Internal US government memoranda; Studies and reports by US government agencies and nongovernmental organizations; International reports, policy statements, and documents related to LGBTQ health and rights; Medical research records and reports; Private correspondence; Surveys, election questionnaires, records of site visits; Government briefing books; Photographs.