A treasure of sources supporting gender and sexuality research.

Gale’s Archives of Sexuality and Gender program spans the sixteenth to twentieth centuries and is the largest digital collection of historical primary source publications relating to the history and study of sex, sexuality, and gender research and gender studies research. Documentation covering disciplines such as social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) communities around the world are included, as well as rare and unique books on sex and sexuality from the sciences to the humanities to support research and education.  The selection of materials for this milestone digital program is guided by an advisory board consisting of leading scholars and librarians in sexuality and gender studies.

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Themes Covered

                   Eighteenth-Century Gender Roles          Gay & LGBT Alliances          History of HIV & Aids                                      

                             LGBT History           LGBTQ Rights Movement          Nineteenth-Century Gender Roles

Collections

Archives of Sexuality and Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part I

A unique, fully-searchable collection that brings together approximately 1.5 million pages of primary sources, enabling students, educators, and researchers to thoroughly explore and make new connections in subjects such as LGBTQ+ history and activism, cultural studies, psychology, sociology, health, political science, gender studies, and more.

Archives of Sexuality and Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part II

Fully searchable periodicals, newsletters, manuscripts, government records, organizational papers, correspondence, an international selection of posters, and other primary source materials for this milestone digital program were selected by an advisory board consisting of leading scholars and librarians in sexuality and gender studies.

Archives of Sexuality and Gender: Sex and Sexuality, Sixteenth to Twentieth Century

This collection contains approximately one million pages of primary source materials that were locked away for many years, available only via restricted access. With a date range of 1600–1940, this major collection of rare and unique material is available to support students, researchers, and faculty who study medicine, biology, anthropology, law, the classics, art, and erotic literature.

Archives of Sexuality and Gender: International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture

International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture examines populations and areas of the world previously underrepresented in prevailing discourses around sexuality and gender, such as southern Africa and Australia.

Product Features & Tools

Term Frequency

Researchers can see the frequency of search terms within sets of content to begin identifying central themes and assessing how individuals, events, and ideas interact and develop over time.

Term Clusters

By grouping commonly occurring themes, this tool reveals hidden connections within search terms—helping to shape research by integrating diverse content with relevant information.

Cross-Search Capability

Search across the content of complementary primary source products in one intuitive environment, enabling innovative new research connections.

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