The purpose of the Digital Transgender Archive (DTA) is to increase the accessibility of transgender history by providing an online hub for digitized historical materials, born-digital materials, and information on archival holdings throughout the world. Based in Worcester, Massachusetts at the College of the Holy Cross, the DTA is an international collaboration among more than sixty colleges, universities, nonprofit organizations, public libraries, and private collections. By digitally localizing a wide range of trans-related materials, the DTA expands access to trans history for academics and independent researchers alike in order to foster education and dialog concerning trans history.
The Lesbian Herstory Archives exists to gather, preserve and provide access to records of Lesbian lives and activities. The process of collecting this material also serves to uncover and document our Herstory previously denied to us by patriarchal historians in the interests of the culture that they served. The existence of the Archives will thus enable current and future generations to analyze and reevaluate the Lesbian experience.
The importance of this collection lies in its portrayal of the evolution of Gay/Lesbian issues in the Flagstaff area. The newsletters were created to offer opportunities to the Gay/Lesbian community for social interaction, but evolved into a more political forum for Gay/Lesbian concerns (in addition to the prospects for social activities). The collection also offers insight into the difficulties of participating in a homosexual lifestyle, and the prejudices encountered. It is a collection of documents that give an inside look at a private topic. The newsletters are supplemented by newspaper clippings, correspondence, flyers and party invitations, artifacts, and the G.A.N.A. survey.
The PFLAG Flagstaff Records document the activities of PFLAG Flagstaff, the Flagstaff, Arizona chapter of PFLAG, (formerly known as Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, now known simply as PFLAG) from its incarnation in 1995 to 2015. Materials include agendas, board meeting minutes, correspondence, literature related to PFLAG's advocacy on behalf of LGBTQIA+ people and communities in northern Arizona, and documents from the larger national organization.