Research Resources

The YRIHS Research Resources pages are designed to introduce researchers to the wealth of primary sources on the history of sexuality available at Yale. Click on the links below to find a select sample of the materials held by the Beinecke Library, the Division of Manuscripts and Archives at Sterling Memorial Library, the Film Study Center, and in the Rame Collection of Gay and Lesbian Periodicals.

Other Resources

This site features a detailed guide on how to use the Orbis Library Catalog and other useful research tools.

This searchable database consists of detailed finding aids for archival and manuscript materials at Yale.  The aids provide information about the creation, historical context, arrangement, and content of archival and manuscript collections as well as the information necessary for users to identify and request the portions relevant to their research.

This site provides a single access point for digitized documents across all university collections.

Yale librarians have developed “subject guides” to introduce students to a range of resources available in Yale’s libraries.  See especially the LGBTQI Research GuideWomen’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies: Research Guide, and the Manuscripts and Archives (Repository) Sexuality Subject Guide.