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Kathryn A. Martin Library

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Archival Resources

LGBTQIA2S+ history in Northeastern Minnesota, at the University of Minnesota Duluth and in the twin ports of Duluth, MN and Superior, WI.

Archival Collections at UMD

UMD Subject Files

Local History Subject Files

  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender People
  • Marriage, Including Same-Sex Marriage

This is not an exhaustive list of resources held on this topic. If you need help finding additional archival materials, please contact the UMD Archives at or (218) 726-8526. In addition, there are many books, articles and other sources available through the UMD's Kathryn A. Martin Library. For more information, see Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies Research Guide or contact Librarian Mags David at


Cover of "How We Find Ouselves: Identity Development and Two-Spirt People"leLanguage is important when searching for information about people from gender and sexual minorities and the cultural and social forces that affect their lives. The words people use to describe themselves vary over time and across cultures; mainstream culture uses different language than that used by LGBTQIA2S+ insiders. For example:

  • transgender, trans, gender, gender Identity, gender minorities, nonbinary gender, two-spirit, gender expression, transsexual, queer, gender variant, gender nonconforming
  • gay, lesbian, bisexual, same-sex, queer, sexual minorities, pansexual, two-spirit, sexual orientation, homosexuality, heterosexuality, homophile
  • Pronoun Use


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Phone: (218) 726-8526

Location: Kathryn A. Martin Library
Library Annex 202 (see map)