April 29, 2014: The Project has received a donation of more than 100 rare national and regional lesbian and gay magazines/periodicals dating from the 1960s to the 1990s. The important collection comes from Nan Sweet and Martha Ficklen.
They had loaned the items to the Gender Studies Program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The Program felt the items should be stored in a safe archival environment that would still be accessible to researchers.
The Project will scan the items for use on our website and for displays. The orignals will be housed at the Missouri History Museum - one of our archival partners. Both Sweet and Ficklen have been generous donors of artifacts to the Project for several years.
The Project will also be working with the UMSL program to create student educational activities to be held in conjunction with LGBT History Month in October. Thanks to Nan, Martha, and the UMSL Gender Studies Program for your support.