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LGBTQ+ Research at Union College

An eclectic collection of sources related to LGBTQ+ History at Union, drawn primarily from Special Collections and Archives, as well as physical and digital sources on local and national queer history.



This LibGuide a starting point for people who are interested in learning more about LGBTQ+ History at Union College, and the ways in which it fits into, or fails to fit into, broader national and international trends.

Curated by Gabriella Baratier '25

What You'll Find in this LibGuide

  • A list of relevant collections housed on the Third Floor of Schaffer Library in Special Collections and Archives. Click here in order to learn more about the Department, to ask a research question, or to schedule an appointment. 
  • A non-exhaustive list of relevant articles published in the student-run newspaper the Concordiensis. All issues of the Concordiensis published from its inaugural year, 1877, up to the year 2008, have been digitized and are publicly available at New York State Historic Newspapers. The site allows you to keyword search and to search by date range. Click here to access the Concordiensis on the NYS Historic Newspapers website.
  • A sampling of research on LGBTQ+ related topics completed by faculty and students, both present and past, as well as a sampling of relevant courses that are currently listed in the Union course catalog. 
  • A list of sources on local (primarily Albany and Schenectady) LGBTQ+ History. These sources should help contextualize LGBTQ+ History at Union. Links have been provided where materials are available digitally.
  • A list of sources on national LGBTQ+ History, queer research methods, and archival theory. Where sources are available via Schaffer Library, a link to their Primo page has been provided. Where sources are available elsewhere, a link to a secure external repository has been provided. 

Quick Citation Resources in LGBTQ+ Research

Citation formatting in this field will depend on your field of inquiry. The library can guide you to citation management software and resources to help you properly cite your sources.