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LGBTQ+ Histories

This guide outlines the various resources that the University of Arkansas Special Collections offers to support the study of LGBTQ+ histories.

About this guide

This guide is intended to serve as a starting point for doing research on issues related to LGBTQ+ history using materials available in Special Collections. The Special Collections division has a significant number of collections available to researchers on this subject. The materials included in this guide range from manuscript materials to published research materials.

LGBTQ+ Histories in Arkansas: Where to Start

When beginning research on a new topic, you'll want to first learn more about the background of your subject. Encyclopedias like the Encyclopedia of Arkansas can be a good place to start gathering background information on a topic.