It is not always possible to visit archives in person. But many collections of primary sources are now digitized, and the UT Libraries pays for subscriptions to access these historical documents. Below are UT's top two collections of primary sources and historical documents related to LGBTQIA+ history.
Not sure what a primary source is?
You're not alone! It's a tricky concept. See the box below for guidance on primary sources, or take a look at this library guide.
Primary sources are produced by participants or direct observers of an issue, event or time period. These sources may be recorded during the event or later on by a participant reflecting upon the event. In some cases, it will be difficult to obtain the original source, so you may have to rely on copies (photocopies, microfilm, digital copies).
Some examples of primary sources include:
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