Special Collections

LGBTQ+ Collection Open House

June 16, 2022
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Glickman Library, 6th floor elevator lobby
Black and white photograph of ACT UP Portland members marching in the Pride Parade down Congress Street in May 1993.

Join the Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine to learn about Maine’s Queer history through a selection of items from the LGBTQ+ Collection. Highlighting the communities’ challenges and achievements in Maine culture and politics from the 1970s to today, the display will include a timeline of Maine’s many LGBTQ+ newspapers, photographs by Annette Dragon, and artifacts used to maintain communications from Kittery to Fort Kent.


Parking available in the USM Garage

Image: “Pre-Pride Rally,” May 1993, LG MS 0065, Annette Dragon photographs, LGBTQ+ Collection, Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine, Special Collections, University of Southern Maine Libraries, Portland, Maine, USA. https://digitalcommons.usm.maine.edu/annette_dragon/60/

Contact Information

Susie Bock