Category Archives: Uncategorized

Moments and Movements: Sharing Histories Through Community Archives

Time is not as strictly linear as is made to believe. While an archive appears to be about the past, it is often equally about the present and the future. Through visiting an archive, people are able to create new … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter

The Sexual Minorities Archives and Sexual Minorities Education Foundation stand in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter protests within the Pioneer Valley and throughout the country following the murders of Iyanna Dior, Nina Pop, Tony McDade, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and all black … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Sappho, the Royal Alexandria Library, and Counterculture Archiving

By Jules Petersen, SMA Summer 2018 Intern Some men say an army of horses and some men say an army on foot and some men say an army of ships is the most beautiful thing on the black earth. But … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A Sexual Minorities Archives Rescue Mission: The Pride & Joy Wall Panels

By Samuel Edwards, SMA Summer 2017 Intern 6/29/17 On June 15th, the Sexual Minorities Archives received a call from Michelle Rosenfield about the wood panels from Pride & Joy being thrown out behind 20 Crafts Avenue in Northampton, Massachusetts. By … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Hello world!

Hello All, The SMA is currently working on our website. Please be patient as we continue to develop the site in order to better share materials from the LGBTQI community with you. Meanwhile, click on the buttons above and the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment