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UNITED STATES:
National LGBTQ Resources
Library of Congress
Society of American Archivists LAGAR
Stonewall National Museum & Archives
US - Rural
JD Doyle's Queer Music Heritage Website
USC
OutHistory - Jonathan Ned Katz
Gay Bar Archives [Queer/LGBTQIA+ Safe Spaces]
OUTWORDS Los Angeles
Digital Transgender Archives
US Digital Public Library Association
National Center for Civil and Human Rights
The Committee on LGBT History 
National Park Service [2016]
UNITED STATES:
GAY ARCHIVES BY STATE

COLORADO:
CONNECTICUT:
DELAWARE:
FLORIDA:
INDIANA:
IOWA:
KANSAS:
KENTUCKY:
MAINE:
MISSOURI:
OHIO:
PENNSYLVANIA:
SOUTH CAROLINA:
TENNESSEE:
TEXAS:

ADDITIONAL QUEER RESOURCES:
U.S. Mapping Gay Guides:
U.S. LGBT T Shirt Archives:
U.S. Gay & Lesbian Review:
Leather Archives & Museum
Legal Resources NY
Religious Resources
American Archive of Public Broadcasting
LGBTQ Video Game Archive
Jim Burroway Digital Archives


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GayBarchives: Exploring Gay History One Bar at a Time!
The list above includes academic archival projects compiled by federal, state and local governmental entities as well as private institutions and individuals. We endeavor to include any and all such resources as possible, particularly those focusing on the history of the gay, lesbian, transgender, queer, 2SLGBTQ+ and non-binary communities.
If you are aware of any websites or projects documenting gay or LGBT history that we have not included, please let us know.
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There are over TWO THOUSAND designs honoring the memories of the gay bars that were such an important part of our LGBTQ history in the #TBTeez archives. More designs are being added daily.
To go directly to the specific storefront for each collection of designs, click on the state name listed below. State names that are underlined have their own collection due to the large number of designs available. Each listing contains some historical information regarding that bar, and there are links at the end of most listings directing you to additional information.
All other states are collectively grouped in one storefront until the number of designs for those states increases. *Wyoming has no listings at this time. Our goal is to build the World's Largest Archive of the Logos and Stories of Gay Bars from Our Past. *There are currently no listings for Wyoming.



LISTINGS BY STATE:
CLICK ON THE STATE NAME TO VIEW THE COLLECTION FOR THAT STATE
Alabama: More archived gay bar logos and stories are needed.
Alaska3 bars so far. More archived gay bar logos and stories are needed.
ArizonaMore archived gay bar logos and stories are needed.
ArkansasMore archived gay bar logos and stories are needed.
CaliforniaThere are more than 170 archived gay bar logos and stories
ColoradoMore archived gay bar logos and stories are needed.
ConnecticutMore archived gay bar logos and stories are needed.
DelawareMore archived gay bar logos and stories are needed.
FloridaThere are more than 150 archived gay bar logos and stories
GeorgiaThere are more than 75 archived gay bar logos and stories
HawaiiMore archived gay bar logos and stories are needed.
IdahoMore archived gay bar logos and stories are needed.
IllinoisThere are more than 50 archived gay bar logos and stories
IndianaMore archived gay bar logos and stories are needed.
IowaMore archived gay bar logos and stories are needed.
KansasMore archived gay bar logos and stories are needed.
KentuckyMore archived gay bar logos and stories are needed.
LouisianaMore archived gay bar logos and stories are needed.
MaineMore archived gay bar logos and stories are needed.
MarylandMore archived gay bar logos and stories are needed.
MassachusettsThere are more than 10 archived gay bar logos and stories
MichiganMore archived gay bar logos and stories are needed.
MinnesotaMore archived gay bar logos and stories are needed.
MississippiMore archived gay bar logos and stories are needed.
MissouriThere are more than 30 archived gay bar logos and stories
MontanaMore archived gay bar logos and stories are needed.
NebraskaMore archived gay bar logos and stories are needed.
NevadaMore archived gay bar logos and stories are needed.
New HampshireMore archived gay bar logos and stories are needed.
New JerseyThere are more than 20 archived gay bar logos and stories
New MexicoMore archived gay bar logos and stories are needed.
New YorkThere are more than 90 archived gay bar logos and stories
North CarolinaThere are more than 17 archived gay bar logos and stories
North DakotaMore archived gay bar logos and stories are needed.
OhioMore archived gay bar logos and stories are needed.
OklahomaMore archived gay bar logos and stories are needed.
OregonThere are more than 10 archived gay bar logos and stories
PennsylvaniaThere are more than 50 archived gay bar logos and stories
Rhode IslandMore archived gay bar logos and stories are needed.
South CarolinaThere are more than 17 archived gay bar logos and stories
South DakotaONLY ONE LISTING. Please contact us with your suggestions.
TennesseeThere are more than FIFTY archived gay bar logos and stories
TexasThere are over TWO HUNDRED SIXTY archived gay bar logos & stories
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UtahMore archived gay bar logos and stories are needed.
VermontMore archived gay bar logos and stories are needed.
VirginiaMore archived gay bar logos and stories are needed.
WashingtonMore archived gay bar logos and stories are needed.
Washington DCThere are more than 15 archived gay bar logos and stories
West VirginiaMore archived gay bar logos and stories are needed.
WisconsinThere are more than 40 archived gay bar logos and stories
*Wyoming: NO LISTINGS YET. No known gay bars ever existed here.

             INTERNATIONAL LISTINGS:
CanadaThere are more than 30 archived gay bar logos and stories
EuropeMore European archived gay bar logos and stories are needed

This page was designed to help you navigate the multitude of options available for
research into the history of the LGBTQIA+ community. 
The list of queer archives is updated regularly as I discover more archival projects. If you are aware of a gay history project or resource that is not listed,
please contact me so that it can be added.
Another look into our gay history through the lens of our gay bars gone by. 
GayBarchives is a combination of the words Gay, Bar and Archives.

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