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Periodically Queer - "In Search of Queer Ancestors"

Periodically Queer returns for Season 2 this June 2023, taking listeners back in time to uncover the stories behind the pages of notable LGBTQ+ publications from the 1950s and 1960s. Each episode of Periodically Queer offers a deep dive into the history of LGBTQ+ publications, and features excerpts of rare archival and oral history recordings, commentary from expert historians, and first-hand stories of queer life, love, resistance, and hope.

Periodically Queer Season Two spotlights the community-building power of ONE Archives Foundation’s very own ONE Magazine, the first publicly distributed gay and lesbian magazine in the country. Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, ONE Magazine was first published in 1953, more than 15 years before the historic events at Stonewall. ONE Magazine’s groundbreaking public discourse on LGBTQ+ life was a catalyst in the movement for LGBTQ+ free speech rights. 

"We are powerful because we have survived." — Audre Lorde, writer and Civil Rights activist

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Primary Sources

A primary source is a source that contains first-hand accounts and/or information about a specific event from the time in which that event occurred.

A primary source can be:

  • correspondence / letters
  • diaries
  • interviews
  • personal narratives
  • pamphlets
  • speeches
  • historical newspapers / accounts from the time an event occurred


A secondary source is a source that is about a specific event but was created after that event has taken place.

A secondary source can be:

  • a book, or article discussing a specific event and/or topic after the fact
  • a book, or article that gives an overview or survey of a specific event or time period
  • biography
  • critique of a particular work and/or event
  • reviews of related studies and/or works

Through the Library you can access a few primary source collections such as:

Newspaper articles published when an event took place can be considered a primary source:

For more information about primary sources, take a look at our Primary Sources in History Research Guide!