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The Archive of Sexuality and Gender provides a wealth of primary sources dating back to the sixteenth century for the historical study of sex, sexuality and gender. Explore how sexual norms have changed over time, the rise of sexology, changing gender roles and social movement and activism.
Available in three parts the archives covers:
LGBT History and Culture since 1940 Part I: Including historical records of political and social organizations founded by LGBTQ. The archive also contains personal correspondence and interviews with numerous LGBTQ individuals, among others as well as gay and lesbian newspapers from more than 35 countries, reports, policy statements, and other documents related to gay rights and health, including the worldwide impact of AIDS, materials tracing LGBTQ activism in Britain from 1950 through 1980, and more.
LGBT 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.
Sex and Sexuality: Sixteenth to Twentieth Century: It is made up of more than 5,000 rare and unique books covering sex, sexuality, and gender issues across the sciences and humanities and throughout history. This archives examines topics such as patterns of fertility and sexual practice; prostitution; religion and sexuality; the medical and legal construction of sexualities; and the rise of sexology. It not only offers a reflection of the cultural and social attitudes of the past, but also a window into how sexuality and gender roles were viewed and changed over time.
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