2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the earliest organized, recurring demonstrations for gay rights in the U.S: “Annual Reminders,” held at
Independence Hall in Philadelphia from 1965 to 1969. As part of a
city-wide celebration, Queer Anthologies explored some of Swarthmore
College’s rich archival resources for the study of the history of LGBTQ activism. Photographs, artist’s books, personal papers, organizational records, ephemera, periodicals, and other materials illustrate the history of queer communities at Swarthmore College and in the Society of Friends (Quakers), Peace Movement, and wider world. Included are selections from the College Archives, Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College Peace Collection, & the Rare Book
Room of McCabe Library.

In order to learn about and access additional queer history materials from Swarthmore’s special collections, check out this research guide.

Parrish Hall coming out. Swarthmore Phoenix, 10.06.89
Parrish Hall Coming Out. Swarthmore Phoenix, 10.06.89