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Event: Stories of Our LGBTQ Ancestors: Dr. Amber Starbuck and Mabel Stevens

Forbes Library, Northampton MA The Sexual Minorities Archives (SMA) of Holyoke, MA brings to the community a series of history talks about pre-Stonewall era LGBTQ individuals who lived in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts. The series is titled Stories … Continue reading

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Become a Monthly Sustainer & Support our Work Throughout The Year

When you become a monthly sustainer of the Sexual Minorities Archives, you can take pride in knowing that you’re supporting our work, our space, and contributing to the material costs of operating an LGBTQ+ community resource. Some of our current … Continue reading

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Many Hands Make Archives & Our History Accessible!

This summer, the SMA hosted three student interns and researchers. Their work, along with the work of our twelve dedicated community volunteers, has made the past few months a generative time for the Archives. When interns and volunteers organize and … Continue reading

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Interview: How Leslie Feinberg’s Personal Research Library came to The SMA

Two months before Leslie Feinberg passed away, she wrote to Ben Power Alwin in an email that she wanted to donate her personal research library to the Sexual Minorities Archive.

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