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11. LGBT History Research Collection

 Collecting Area
Identifier: 11

Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:

AIDS Foundation Houston Records

Identifier: 2016-032
Dates: 1982-2011
Scope and Contents The AIDS Foundation Houston Records contains resource group proposals, grant proposals, studies, board minutes, board retreat materials, videos and segments on AIDS education and those affected within the community. There are also posters and exhibit materials from AIDS Foundation Houston at the International Conference of AIDS in Vancouver, British Columbia during 1992.A digital surrogate of the open reel audio tape, "AIDS Audio Tape" is available to view on the Special...

Charles W. Botts and Jimmy Carper Memorial Research Library of GLBT Studies

Identifier: 2018-052
Dates: 20th cent.
Content Description

508 boxes of books, serials, archives, photographs, and artifacts documenting the local, national, and international history, artistic and literary production, political and cultural activism, and significant individuals, organizations, and events in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. The Log Cabin Republicans-Houston Records are the only materials that are processed in this collection. Processing is ongoing.

Botts Collection of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History

Identifier: 2015-017
Dates: 1973-2014; Majority of material found within 1985-2005
Scope and Contents The processed portion of the Botts Collection of LGBT History collection consists of 11 boxes and includes Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church (RMCC) documents, as well as photographs and a film of Ralph Lasher. The collection includes RMCC’s financial and administrative documents, as well as flyers and advertisements. It also includes documents from religious conferences and exercises. The photo collection documents the lives of Ralph Lasher and his partner, as well as events at RMCC...

Jimmy Carper and Judy Reeves Collection of Houston LGBTQ Radio Programs

Identifier: 2023-001
Dates: 1980-2006
Scope and Contents

Digitized recordings of the KPFT radio programs "After Hours," "Wilde 'N' Stein," and "Lesbian & Gay Voices." Additional recordings and other programs are included.

Marion E. Coleman Papers

Identifier: 2017-035
Dates: 1985-2016
Content Description

Personal papers of Marion E. Coleman, owner of House of Coleman print shop, Kindred Spirits bar, and the Kindred Spirits foundation.

This collection is not yet fully processed. For questions about materials in this collection or to request access, contact the collection curator Joyce Gabiola

Coming Out Together to Share Our History Interviews

Identifier: 2022-019
Dates: May-June 2021
Content Description The Coming Out Together to Share Our History Interviews is a series of 8 interviews recorded from May 27-June 28, 2021 with participating partners who loaned and curated collection materials for the exhibition Coming Out Together to Share Our History. The exhibit was created through collaboration between Houston Area Rainbow Collective History (ARCH) members Texas A&M University Libraries Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, UH Libraries LGBT History Research Collection, Charles Law...

Cougar Rainbow Histories Collection

Identifier: 2023-008
Dates: 2022-2023
Content Description The Cougar Rainbow Histories project documents LGBTQ+ life and individuals on the University of Houston campus-tracing the history and development of the LGBTQ Resource Center and the LGBTQ minor. As the project develops and grows it will document individuals, communities, and activities beyond the UH campus into the surrounding Greater Houston community and within Texas, with an area of focus especially on the 21st century. The goal of the Cougar Rainbow Histories project is to develop a...

The Diana Foundation Records

Identifier: 2017-041
Dates: 1970s-1990s
Scope and Contents

This collection is not yet fully processed and does not currently have a full finding aid available online. For assistance, please contact Special Collections by emailing curator Joyce Gabiola

Digital surrogates of the VHS cassette tapes, "Diana Awards 1982," "Diana Awards 1983," and "Diana Awards 1988" are available to view on the Special Collections Reading Room computer.

Royal Dixon and Chester Snowden Papers

Identifier: 2016-049
Dates: 1901-2006
Scope and Contents The Royal Dixon and Chester Snowden family papers includes materials covering the personal and professional lives of the Houston-based couple. There are written works by Dixon, including the unpublished Bird Personalities which is illustrated by Snowden. The first series of the collection includes a large amount of correspondence of both Royal Dixon and Chester Snowden. Letters to them individually are in later series in the collection. The majority of the letters are addressed to Dixon. The...

JD Doyle Collection of LGBTQ Radio Programs

Identifier: 2022-016
Dates: 1981-2001
Scope and Contents

The collection contains recordings of radio programs that were broadcast on KPFT and collected and digitized by JD Doyle. It is organized into three series: Wilde ‘N’ Stein, Lesbian & Gay Voices, and Various Radio Spots. There are 34 episodes of Wilde ‘N’ Stein, 94 episodes of Lesbian & Gay Voices, and 8 various radio spots, including Gay Pride commercials, PSAs, and others.

JD Doyle Queer Music Heritage Archive

Identifier: 2016-017
Dates: 2000-2010
Scope and Contents

The collection contains recordings of the Queer Music Heritage radio programs that were broadcast on KPFT and created by JD Doyle. It is organized chronologically into one series. The recordings are available for access digitally in the Special Collections reading room.

Phyllis Frye "History of the Transgender Movement, Volume 2" Papers

Identifier: 2017-040
Dates: approximately 1970s-2001
Content Description

Digital and digitized files created by Phyllis Frye on the "History of the Transgender Movement, volume 2" delivered to the University of Houston Libraries by Judge Frye on a thumb drive. Access to the digital files is available in the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections reading room. Contact UH Libraries Special Collections curator Joyce Gabiola for more information.

Fundación Latinoamericana de Acción Social Records

Identifier: 2016-018
Dates: undetermined
Scope and Contents

This collection does not currently have a finding aid available online. For assistance, please contact Special Collections by emailing

Pat Gustavson and Mignon Weisinger Papers

Identifier: 2017-025
Dates: 1940s-2010s
Preliminary Scope and Contents Note

The personal papers of life partners Pat Gustavson, an architect and pediatric hematologist, and Mignon Weisinger, an artist, in Houston and Galveston. The papers document their life partnership, early and family lives, education, careers, and community.

[The Gustavson and Weisinger papers are being processed but are available for research. Please contact curator Joyce Gabiola at with questions.]