Guide to LGBTQ Experience in Missouri

Other Resources

Ozarks Lesbian and Gay Archives

In October of 2003, Missouri State University professors Holly Baggett and Ralph Smith, in cooperation with the Missouri State University Libraries, Lambda Alliance, and BiGala, formally established the OLGA. It currently includes manuscripts, photographs, and oral histories.

Gay and Lesbian Archives of Mid-America (GLAMA)

GLAMA is made up of collections located in the LaBudde Special Collections Department at the Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri-Kansas City. Though its primary focus is on Kansas City, it includes materials from throughout Missouri as well.

Washington University – LGBTQ History Research Guide

The Washington University Libraries provide a comprehensive guide to sources on LGBTQ history at at the university, in Missouri, and throughout the United States. This exhaustive bibliography includes manuscript collections, published materials, and links to websites, as well as includes information about the Washington University project “Mapping LGBT St. Louis.”

Missouri History Museum

The Missouri History Museum holds several significant collections of LGBTQ materials, including the Lesbian and Gay News Telegraph collection and the St. Louis Gay and Lesbian Community collection.

ONE Archives at the USC Libraries

ONE, the national LGBTQ archives housed at the University of Southern California, holds several collections with materials relevant to Missouri, including the records of the first NACHO meeting in Kansas City.

St. Louis LGBT History Project

This website includes a timeline with digitized and transcribed primary sources, links to outside resources, and various lists of LGBTQ organizations, businesses, and individuals from the St. Louis area.