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Princeton University.
Gay and Lesbian Issues in Latin America, II
Latin American Ephemera Collections
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3 boxes, 2 items, and 1.0 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • review: Box 1-3
Spanish; Castilian Portuguese


This collection of ephemera on gay and lesbian issues in Latin America contains serials, bulletins, brochures, pamphlets, flyers, bookmarks, stickers, and other materials.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This collection of ephemera on gay and lesbian issues in Latin America contains serials, bulletins, brochures, pamphlets, flyers, bookmarks, stickers, and other materials. Publications are targeted towards the gay and lesbian populations of the respective Latin American countries, as well as the bisexual, transvestite, and transgender populations. The materials were mostly published between 1991 and 2008 by gay and lesbian organizations, local groups and businesses, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations. The documents are organized by country; within each country, items are alphabetically sorted by publisher.

Collection Creator Biography:

Princeton University.

The Princeton University Library has developed numerous collections of Latin American ephemera that are unique in their depth and scope. Privileging the popular voices of the region, the collections document numerous political and social movements, and a wide variety of key socioeconomic and cultural developments. Some particularly well-documented topics are grassroots organizing, human rights, electoral politics, indigenous issues, women and gender issues, youth, the environment, health, education, and religion. Types of primary materials collected include pamphlets, non-commercially produced and distributed serials, flyers, posters, working papers, government publications, and other non-traditional formats. Most of the documentation in the collections was produced after the mid 1960s by Latin American nongovernmental organizations of all types, interest groups, political parties, research institutes, and government agencies. The intensive collecting of ephemera was initiated by Barbara Hadley Stein, the University's first Bibliographer for Latin America, Spain and Portugal (1966-1977). She sought to document some of the major political developments of the period, including the rise to power of military dictatorships, coup d'états, the institutionalization of the Cuban Revolution, and the popular responses to those developments. Her successor, Peter T. Johnson (1977-2003), expanded the geographic and thematic scope of the collections and systematized the process of organizing, cataloging, and preserving them. Intensive collecting in this area continues to this date. Over the years, materials have been grouped and organized by country or region, and by topic or subject area. Once collections are fully organized, they are cataloged and microfilmed. A complete list of collections appears in the Guide to the Princeton University Latin American Microfilm Collection (Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 1993) and subsequent supplements. Many of the collections' finding aids are available online. Original print materials have been preserved in many cases.

Collection History

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Anna Moccia-Field, Diego Vargas, and Gabrielle Winkler in 2008. The finding aid was written by Anna Moccia-Field and Gabrielle Winkler in 2009.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The Latin American ephemera collections are open for research use.

Originals are stored offsite at the ReCAP facility. Microfilm surrogates can be consulted in Microforms Service, Firestone Library (

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions.

Credit this material:

Gay and Lesbian Issues in Latin America, II; Latin American Ephemera Collections, Princeton University Library

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Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-5964
Storage Note:
  • review: Box 1-3

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Existence and Location of Copies


MICROFILM (Master printing copy. Available for reproduction only.)

Related Materials

Researchers are encouraged to consult Princeton University Library's Finding Aids Site at, as well as the Guide to the Princeton University Latin American Microfilm Collections and its supplements.

Additional material related to the subjects addressed in this collection may also be found in the following collections: Gay and Lesbian Issues in Chile, I, 1991-2001 • Gay and Lesbian Issues in Latin America, 1963-2001 • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transvestite Issues in Argentina, 1985-2001 • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transvestite Issues in Brazil, 1981-1999 • Health and Society in Bolivia, 1986-2003 • Health in Peru, 1991-2003 • HIV/AIDS in Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, El Salvador, Honduras,Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Latin America, 1988-2000 • HIV/AIDS in Latin America, II, 1980-2008

Subject Terms:
Gay culture --Latin America.
Gay men --Latin America.
Gay rights --Latin America.
Homosexuality --Latin America.
LGBTQ+ people
Lesbians --Latin America.
Sex --Political aspects --Latin America.
Sexual minorities --Latin America.
Latin America