gay library history

And, as some worthwhile related reading if you’re not too up on the gay library subculture: “They Sure Got to Prove It on Me”: Millennial
Thoughts on Gay Archives, Gay Biography, and
Gay Library History
by James Carmichael from Libraries and Culture.

Without putting too fine a point on recent findings that suggest
that, even in urban collections, gay literature and gay studies have
received uneven treatment or recent evidence of a backlash against
social responsibilities as a part of the librarian mandate, it is probably no
exaggeration to claim that gay studies have progressed in spite of librarianship
as well as because of it. [pdf]