As Indiana’s Storyteller™, the Indiana Historical Society actively works to preserve historical narratives from Indiana’s diverse population.
In 2014, IHS began collecting and preserving the rich history, tradition and culture of the LGBTQ community through the Indiana LGBTQ Collecting Initiative. Since then, it has become one of the largest collections documenting Indiana LGBTQ-related materials and continues to grow with:
• books and periodicals
• oral histories
• personal papers of individuals
• records of organizations, businesses or public services within the LGBTQ community.
Indiana LGBTQ Digital Image Collection contains photos, documents, oral histories and other imagery that highlights selections from materials acquired through the initiative.
A Visual Journey: From AIDS to Marriage Equality is a traveling exhibit, featuring images from the Mark A. Lee LGBT Photo Collection, and documents more than 30 years of history in photos – both public and private moments – that take us from the AIDS epidemic through the fight for marriage equality.
Learn more and reserve this exhibit by visiting www.indianahistory.org/travelingexhibits.
Presented by Eli Lilly and Company and Cummins.
To learn more or contribute to this initiative, contact Suzanne Hahn, vice-president, Archives and Library at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (317) 234-0039.
Indiana LGBTQ Collecting Initiative is supported by the Efroymson Family Fund and a grant from The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate.