LGBT Educational ProjectThe LGBT Educational Archives Project: About The Collection

Purpose and Goals

The Names ProjectThe purpose of the project is to facilitate the organizing, preserving, indexing, cataloguing, and digitizing of these historical documents.

Our main goal is to make sure that these materials are freely accessible to interested individuals. Tomas Jaehn, the Head Librarian and Archivist at the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library in Santa Fe, New Mexico, has agreed to accept the processed collection.

As part of the project, Barbara will create an electronic finding aid and digitize the collection holdings.

Upon Completion of the Project

Importantly, when completed, the LGBT Educational Collection will complement another relevant collection now held by the Library known as The Neil Isbin Papers.

Isbin's collection includes thousands of documents pertaining to LGBT organizing in New Mexico and can be viewed at the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library.

In combination and with the addition of more LGBT collections over time, these documents will prove to be of crucial importance to individuals seeking information on LGBT topics that encompass interrelated issues, such as:

  • Out magazine 1996Amendments and referenda
  • Discrimination
  • Trans-rights
  • Right wing/conservative organizing
  • Military
  • Hate crimes
  • AIDS
  • Marches
  • Civil rights protests
  • Parenting
  • Adoption
  • Domestic partnerships
  • Science and Biology
  • Statistics and Polls
  • Marriage
  • Youth
  • Schools