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LGBTQ Digital Archives in the Classroom @ Pitt

A guide to aid students in using digital archives and to give instructors ideas about how to use these archives in the classroom

Digital Archives

These are widespread pools of data, some that require active looking and sorting through information. As an archivist, it is up to you how you conduct your research. These sources give a good “jumping off” point and may open up other avenues for you to follow.

Primary Sources

These were found with this specific gentrification-focused project in mind, but are a good example of what kinds of primary sources are available with open research. Most photos and ephemera are listed under the Lucky After Dark catalog, which is by no means a comprehensive list of all photographic/videographic material available to archivists.


The topic of gentrification cannot be adequately analyzed without considering legislative action that paved the way for  its occurrence. Although this series of laws relates most closely to our specific topic, it is important to note that laws too are archives that deeply affect our existence from the moment they are created. The legislation listed below is incorporated into the “Gentrification of Pittsburgh” timeline.