This activity will give you an opportunity to practice analyzing primary source documents from the Archives of Sexuality & Gender and contextualize them using tertiary source research.
CW: These are historical documents that reflect attitudes, perspectives, and beliefs of different times and necessarily engage with sexism, homophobia, and adjacent themes. Some sources may include nudity, strong (uncomfortable, offensive, or oppressive) language, outdated terminology, or address difficult issues.
Working in groups or individually, explore the documents linked on this page. Select one publication to focus on and respond to the following questions, keeping in mind the goals and themes of this course. Make a copy of this worksheet to use to keep track of your responses.
The resources and tools below provide access to additional primary sources at Collins Library and beyond. You can find more primary sources, as well as links to websites and digital collections on the Gender & Queer Studies Subject Guide.