Bibliography of Campus LGBT Histories


  • Andrew Tobias, “Gay Like Me: Out of the Closet at Harvard, 1653-1998,” Harvard Magazine, 1998.
  • Douglass Shand-Tucci, The Crimson Letter: Harvard, Homosexuality and the Shaping of American Culture (New York City: St. Martin’s Press, 2003).
  • William Wright, Harvard’s Secret Court: the Savage 1920 Purge of Campus Homosexuals (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2005).



  • Gerard Koskovich, “Private Lives, Public Struggles,” Stanford Magazine, June 1993.
  • Gerard Koskovich, “Coming to Terms: From Passionate Friendship to Gay Liberation at Stanford (1891-1974),” text of an exhibit at Stanford’s Green Library (July-September 2004).
  • “Out on the Farm,” a DVD produced in 2004 by Hunter Hargraves, provides an overview of the history of LGBT student organizing on campus from the late 1960s to 2004.

University of California at Berkeley

  • Gay Bears, a project of the UC Berkeley Archives, compiles information related to the campus’ LGBT history.

University of California at Santa Cruz


  • MacKay, Anne, Editor, Wolf Girls at Vassar: Lesbian and Gay Experiences 1930-1990. (St.Martin’s Press, 1993).



  • Patrick Dilley, Queer Man on Campus: A History of Non-Heterosexual College Men, 1945-2000 (New York: Routledge Falmer, 2002).

Oberlin History Links

  • Oberlin College Archives
    Founded in 1966, the Archives “comprise a unique body of materials containing information of administrative, legal, fiscal, and historical value to the institution.”
  • Electronic Oberlin Group
    “The Electronic Oberlin Group is a voluntary organization that seeks to make available in electronic format a wide range of materials and resources about the town of Oberlin, Ohio, its diverse population, and its remarkable history.”

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  1. Heather A. Mitchell

    Our Stories: A Developing Record of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Alliance @ The Ohio State University exists to develop a record of the LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Transexual, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual/Allies) community at Ohio State for the purposes of teaching, learning, research, and leadership development.

    To date, 30 years of history has been collected, and Our Stories @ Ohio State plans to have a prelimary site dedicated to displaying in the information by autumn 2007.

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