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LGBTQIA+ Resources

Special Collections

The Special Collections Department is located on the 4th floor of McWherter Library and collects materials representing Southern history. 

Primary Sources Online

A primary source is a document or an artifact created during the period of time under study.  Some examples are newsletters, photographs, diaries, works of art, legal documents, and interviews. 

Follow the links below to explore a variety of LGBTQ primary source materials freely available on the open web.

Find more government publications

The U of M Libraries is the Federal Regional Depository Library for the state of Tennessee.  This means we house 100% of the publications distributed by the Government Printing Office.

Government publications include maps, datasets, reports, congressional hearings and testimony, codes, statutes, and more. 

To search for government publications, many of which are available online, use the Advanced Search interface of the library catalog and limit Location to McWherter Government Publications Department.


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