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LGBTQ H(i/er)story: Researching & Primary Sources: Home

Select resources available through Western Libraries and online.


This guide suggests useful resources for studying lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer h(i/er)story and culture, with an emphasis on materials available through Western Libraries and/or online. It is not exhaustive and many of the resources listed are local or regional in focus. Contact Western Libraries Research Desk or Heritage Resources' staff if you need assistance finding more information.

Web Resources and Bibliographies

More Campus Connections

Additional resources are available to WWU students through the Associated Students' Queer Resource Center.

WWU offers a variety of courses and an interdisciplinary minor program in Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender (GLBT) studies. Check out the WWU Course Catalog for more information.  

Resources from the Western Libraries' Catalog


Western Libraries provides access to a wide variety of article and research databases (a WWU log-in is required). In addition to the examples listed below, please see the Libraries' online guide to Databases A-Z and/or ask staff at the Libraries' Reference Desk for assistance.  

Heritage Resources

Heritage Resources
Special Collections, 6th Floor Wilson Library, 360-650-3193

University Archives and Records Center, Goltz-Murray Building, 360-650-3124

Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Goltz-Murray Building, 360-650-7534
Website / Blog Page

Heritage Resources


Western Libraries Heritage Resources provides for responsible stewardship of and access to unique and archival resources in support of teaching, learning and resarch at Western Washington University and beyond. The Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Special Collections, and University Archives and Records Management work together to document the culture and history of Western, the local community and Pacific Northwest region, and to promote public and scholarly access to holdings.