The History Project is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization that was founded in 1980 in order to document and preserve the history of Boston's LGBTQ communities, and to share that information with the world. Since the documentation of the LGBTQ experience is fragmentary and scattered, it has remained largely inaccessible to researchers, educators, the general public, and even the gay community itself. Through its mission, THP seeks to provide an accurate portrayal of the contributions our community has made to the political, cultural and economic life of the region.

One way we make Boston's LGBTQ history accessible is through our archival collections. Volunteer archivists are building this site in order to provide access to our collection finding aids and highlight selections from the collections housed in THP's archives.

Recently Added Items

Request from Cambridge Hospital Patient Accounts for Gordon Copeland's income information in order to obtain Free Care.

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This packet contains a letter from the Cambridge Hospital Patient Accounts Department, addressed to Charles Shively's partner Gordon Copeland, stating…


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This printed letter appears to be a summary of the author's academic and personal affairs of the year 1995 - it may have been sent out to a number of…