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LGBTQ Documents and Articles in Special Collections

Special Collections Print and Journal carries an array of information and history regarding Utah’s LGBTQ community and Utah Pride. Examples from the collections date to as early as January 1976. Editors of THE SALT LICK report on the naming of this important historical publication, offering a reflection of the environment at the time of the newsletters creation. “Due to absolutely no response from members of the gay community of Salt Lake, the Board of Trustees of the G.C.S.C. brainstormed the name of the SALT LICK for the paper…”  Recent additions to the collection reflect increasing community interest in Utah Pride. This is particularly evident in materials related to the Utah Pride Festival. The Utah Pride festival is a work of love put together by the Utah Pride Center. It receives crowds of support every year with ever increasing interest and attendance.

Marriott Library Special Collections strives to stay current with growing trends within the LGBTQ community, as well as, keeping a much valued history concerning the development of the LGBTQ community in Utah and the Western United States. While Special Collections Print and Journal collections are supported by several publications which include THE SALT LICK, PILLAR OF THE GAY COMMUNITY, METRO, Q SALT LAKE, LAVENDER/PINK/Q PAGES phone books, and several newsletters and programs held in Print and Journal Vertical Files, our collections still need support from Utah’s LGBT community and all those interested in preserving a cultural history for Utah Pride.  Special Collections Print and Journal welcomes any donations involving the LGBTQ community and Utah Pride which will help complete our Print Archives and Ephemera Collections. Programs, flyers, magazines are always of value to Utah’s cultural history.

Please visit the Special Collections Reading Room on Level 4 of the J. Marriott Library, Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

  • Alison Regan
    Posted at 22:43h, 28 January Reply

    Special Collections at the Marriott Library is awesome. You do so much for the Utah community. I appreciate the way that you collect materials from all of Utah’s communities.

    • April Love
      Posted at 00:48h, 30 January Reply

      Daniel Cureton spearheaded the archival collections of many of the under represented communities in the Salt Lake Valley and the rest of Utah. We have him to thank for the copies of “Revisita 360.”

  • Daniel Cureton.
    Posted at 21:40h, 29 January Reply

    Glad to see you acknowledge these documents, many of which I personally collected from the community, especially that revisita 360 I made a point to get each month from the Utah AIDS Foundation. I intern at the Utah pride center so I may continue to contribute what I can find.

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    Posted at 21:09h, 07 July Reply

    […] In addition to materials listed for the #PulseOrlandoSyllabus,  the Marriott Library Special Collections Print and Journal also hosts an array of information and history regarding Utah’s LGBTQ community and Utah Pride dating as early as January 1976. Read more about that collection here.  […]

  • Lezann Keshmiri
    Posted at 22:55h, 14 July Reply

    Many individuals have donated materials to our LGBTQ collections and all donations are equally appreciated. Thank you to individuals from the Marriott Library and those individuals throughout the community who have so thoughtfully added to our collections.

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