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Gender, Sexuality and Intersectionality Studies: Digital Archives


What are digital archives?

Digital collections and archives provide an online opportunity for people to experience audio, video, images and texts that may otherwise be difficult to view and explore. Digitization provides access without the need to actually go to an archive collection. Digitization also is a way to preserve materials that may be fragile. Digitization can provide a way to create connections between different types of materials at various locations. Although visiting an archive is fabulous, and being able to see and touch primary source materials can be magical, digitization opens new doors to these objects.

Wellcome Collection

The Wellcome Library is devoted to medical history. It contains a large collection of AIDS posters from around the world

Digital Collection AIDS Posters

"The adventures of Al Capote: a killer called AIDS" with a graphic couple kissing and the silhouette of a man in a hat holding a gun within a lit doorway; an advertisement by the Agence Française Lutte Contre le SIDA. Colour lithograph.

Library of Congress

The United States Library of Congress has a vast digital collection. It contains photographs, manuscripts, recordings and more.

Library of Congress: Digital Collections

Duke Library: Hartman Center

The Hartman Center Collection focuses on advertising and commercials.

Hartman Center Digital Collections


Library of Congress: LGBTQ+

The Library of Congress has created:

A Digital Collections: LGBTQ+

Exquisite Dandies cartoon 1818



Schomburg Library is part of the New York Public Library system. It's focus is on African Diaspora and the African American Experience.

Digital Schomburg