Archives of Sexuality & Gender

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Coverage: 
1500 - 2014
The Archives of Sexuality and Gender program provides a robust and significant collection of primary sources for the historical study of sex, sexuality, and gender. With material dating back to the sixteenth century, researchers and scholars can examine how sexual norms have changed over time, health and hygiene, the development of sex education, the rise of sexology, changing gender roles, social movements and activism, erotica, and many other interesting topical areas. The SFSU library has subscribed to three archives: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part I, LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part II, Sex and Sexuality, and Sixteenth to Twentieth Century. The documents in the Archives of Sexuality and Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940, Part I present important aspects of LGBTQ life in the second half of the twentieth century and beyond. The archive illuminates the experiences not just of the LGBTQ community as a whole, but of individuals of different races, ethnicities, ages, religions, political orientations, and geographical locations that constitute this community. The Archives of Sexuality and Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part II provides coverage of the development, culture, and society of LGBTQ groups in the latter half of the twentieth century. It provides new perspectives on a diverse community and the wealth of resources available in the archive allow for creating connections amongst disparate materials. The Archives of Sexuality and Gender: Sex and Sexuality, Sixteenth to Twentieth Century is made up of more than five thousand rare and unique books covering sex, sexuality, and gender issues across the sciences and humanities and throughout history.
Library Note: 
The SFSU library has subscribed to three archives: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part I, LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part II, and Sex and Sexuality, Sixteenth to Twentieth Century.
Alt_Name: 
Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity; Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940