Who counts as a “researcher”?
Our researchers have ranged from high school students to professional academics. We welcome everyone with an interest in LGBT history to take advantage of our resources.
How can I access the Rainbow History Project’s physical archives?
We have an ongoing partnership with the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. – the permanent repository of our physical collections. In order to review the following collections, researchers should make arrangements directly with the HSW. RHP materials already-available at HSW include:
The LGBT related publications available include:
- BGM, 1989-1991 (P3798);
- Black / Out: The Magazine of the National Coalition of Black Lesbians and Gays, 1986-1989 (P3746);
- Blacklight: BL, 1979-1982 (P3797);
- Blade, 1970-1996 (P4092)
- Come Out Fighting: The Newspaper of the Lavender and Red Union, (P 4429);
- Cruise, (P 5265)
- Dorian Book Quarterly, 1964 (P3762);
- From the Center: A Publication of the Gay and Lesbian Community Center, (P 5153)
- The Furies, 1972-1973 (P3796);
- The Gay alternative, 1973 (P3764);
- Issue 8, only
- Habari-Daftari: The Newsmagazine of the National Coalition of Black Gays, (P 4438);
- The James White Literary Review (P 2018.August.08)
- The Ladder, 1968 (P3763);
- Lambda Rising Book Report (RHP Index). (P 5264)
- (P 2017) is not part of RHP MS 0764; separate donor
- (P 5264) are the RHP donations
- Magnus: A Journal of Collective Faggotry (P 4437);
- Mattachine review, 1955-1964 (P3761);
- Metro Weekly, (P 4573)
- Michael’s Entertainment Weekly (P 5150);
- Motive (P 4439);
- One magazine, 1953-1967 (P3760);
- The Other Pages, (P 4412) see also (P 5259);
- Out Magazine (P 5258)
- Mapping courtesy of Washingtoniana DCPL (c. 2001)
- Reel Affirmations (P 5268)
- Silk Road (P 2018.August.08)
- P 1716 Survey of Recent DC GLBT History
- a 45-page printed slide show by RHP.
- TAGG Magazine (P 5277)
- Vector, 1967-1976 (P3765);
- The Whole Gay Catalog (P 5267)
- Women in the Life: The Premiere Women’s Monthly (P 5266)
- Woman’s Monthly: a periodical calendar for the women’s community, 1992-2005 (P3759);
Are there any Rainbow History Project resources available online?
We have digitized over a thousand items at our Archives Online. The Archives Online also contain catalog entries for our Oral History Collection, which are available to researchers by request (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We also invite researchers to take advantage of our Places & Spaces Database, which tracks the addresses of places and spaces of key importance to our communities.