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

Coll.75: LGBTQ Religious Groups Collection

Coll.31 - Dignity Collection Finding Aid.pdf

The LGBTQ Religious Archives Collection has been created over the years by The History Project and consist of various letters, flyers, newletters and…

Coll. 086: Fran's Place Collection Finding Aid

Coll. 86 - Fran's Place Collection Finding Aid.pdf

One of the oldest bars in Massachusetts, Fran's place had a long and vibrant life in the city of Lynn. John Collin's opened the tavern in sometime in…

Coll. #054: Black and White Men Together - Men of All Colors Together Collection

Coll. 54- Black and White Men Together [BWMT - MACT] .pdf

Men of All Colors Together/Boston (BWMT/Boston; MACT/Boston), founded under the name “Black and White Men Together/Boston” in 1980 is the Boston…