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Subject Files Our 1,569 fascinating Subject Files fill the drawers of four, five drawer horizontal file cabinets plus overflow boxes. Think of these files as “Lesbians and…”. The first file is “Abortion” and the last is “Youth”. In between are such topics as “African -Ancestral Lesbians”, “Bars”, “Health Care”, “Marriage”, “Music Festivals”, “Publishers”, “Religion”, “Theatre”, and “Violence”. We have a complete listing of these files with cross-referencing plus a thesaurus to help you locate information related to your interest.

Each file contains an assortment of papers – flyers, legal briefs, photocopies of newspaper articles, copies of the table of contents of books, event programs, and so on. When a particular topic, for e.g. Theatre” has a large number of file folders which are full to the brim, we move the overflow to large boxes stored upstairs. Subject files give you a good introduction to, and overview of a topic and point you towards other parts of the Archives’ collections if you want more depth.

We worked with Primary Source Microfilms, a subsidiary of Thompson Gale, on a project in which they microfilmed all of our subject files. We have a copy of the set of 175 microfilm reels as well as a digitized version that we will be able to use to create exhibits on our website. In addition, the set of 175 reels is now available for purchase and we will receive royalties for each set that is sold.

Below, as a sample, we have one folder available free for download in PDF format:žAfrican Ancestral Lesbians: History. We hope to add more files to this website in the future.

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Suject Files Listed Alphabetically:
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Subject Subcategory See Also
Abortion   Women's Political Organizations: CARASA
Abusive Relationships   Battered Women; Domestic Abuse; Shelters; Violence
Activism   Anti-Nuclear Movement; Anti-Reagan Movement; Anti-War Movement; Organizing; Political Movements and Community Struggles
Addiction   Alcoholism; Chemically Free Environment; Drugs; Recovery
Adoption Adoption, Custody; Adoption and Foster Homes Artificial Insemination; Children; Custody Issues; Families; Foster Care; Lesbian Mothers; Parthenogenesis
Advertising   Media
African Ancestral Lesbians Bibliographies; Biographies; Caribbean; Conferences; Cultural/Social Life; History (click to download PDF of folder contents); Journals, Newsletters, etc.; Music; Organizations and Groups; Political; Study Group, 1/7/81; Writers and Writing; Writers and Writing--Jemina, NY Lesbians of Color; Third World Lesbians
Age of Consent   Children; Sexuality; Youth
Ageism   Aging; Older Lesbians
Aging   Ageism; Older Lesbians
AIDS AIDS: NY Time 1987; AIDS: 1987; AIDS: Bibliography Safer Sex
Alcoholism   Addiction; Alcoholism Center for Women; Chemically Free Environment; Drugs; Recovery
Alcoholism Center for Women   Alcoholism; Recovery
Alternative System of Justice   Law
Amazons    
Amnesty International    
Anarchy   Political Movements and Community Struggles
Androgony    
Anger    
Animal Rights    
Animals   Biology
Anthropology   Cross Cultural Perspectives
Anti-Nuclear Movement   Activism; Political Movements and Community Struggles
Anti-Reagan Movement   Activism; Political Movements and Community Struggles
Anti-Semitism   Jewish Lesbians; Holocaust
Anti-War Movement   Activism; Political Movements and Community Struggles
Arabic Lesbians    
Architecture   Alcoholism; Recovery
Archives Archives, Gay
International/National Gay Archives (a.k.a. Natalie Barney Edward Carpenter Library); Lesbian
-general; -Lesbian Herstory Archives; Lesbian and Gay: General Information;
International
-Australia and New Zealand
-Canada
-England
-France and Germany
-The Netherlands and Other
Libraries
National
Women
-The World Center for Women's Archives 1935-1940
 
Armenian Lesbians    
Art General; Events; GALAS; Mixed Journals; New York Feminist Art Institute; Reviews and Interviews; Theory; Woman's Building, Los Angeles; Workshops and Seminars  
Artificial Insemination   Adoption and Foster Homes; Custody Issues; Lesbian Mothers
Asian American Lesbians    
Astrology    
Atheism   Religion
Autobiography   Biographies; Diaries; Journal Writing
Automobile Repairs    
Aviation    

Suject Files Listed Alphabetically:
A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K     L    M    N    O    P    Q    R    S    T    U    V    W    XYZ

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