Many library collections contain rich stories of individuals across centuries who transgressed sexual and gender norms, as well as documentation of the people and systems against which they transgressed. These historical artifacts can help shape new narratives around queer history and identity, or enrich old ones.
Each case in this exhibit highlights a different approach to researching queer history: using known figures, embracing uncomfortable terms, being open to the unexpected, and using secondary sources. We encourage researchers to continue the exploration, and we hope this exhibit will give you some tools to get started.
The exhibit was curated by AJ Blechner, Anna Martin, and Mary Person and will be on view daily, 9-5, Langdell Hall, Caspersen Room. Check out a few highlights from the exhibit here: www.bit.ly/hlslqtc