Manuscript Collections
Emily Jones LGBTQ activism clipping files. Courtesy of Emily Jones, Rochester, New York.

Kodak Lambda Employee Network digital files. Courtesy of Dan Sapper, Rochester, New York.
Oral History Interviews
Rochester, NY Voices of LGBT History, University of Rochester Special Collections,

Charles Collins, David Kosel, and Kathryn Rivers, interview by Kadin Benjamin and Tamar Carroll,  August 2, 2021, Zoom recording.
Stonewall: 50 Years Out, Rochester Public Library, 2020, exhibition text provided by Michelle Finn, Deputy City Historian, Rochester, NY.
The Empty Closet

The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.

Selected Published Works
Bailey, Evelyn. 2009. “Shoulders To Stand On: Gay Liberation Front.” Out Alliance (blog). May 1, 2009.

Bailey, Evelyn. 2010. “Shoulders To Stand On: Gay Liberation Front.” Out Alliance (blog). October 4, 2010.

Bailey, Evelyn, and Kevin Indovino, dirs. 2013. Shoulders To Stand On. Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley, Rochester, NY.

Cain, Patricia A. 1993. “Litigating for Lesbian and Gay Rights: A Legal History.” Virginia Law Review 79 (7): 1551–1641. "Cosponsors - S.1284 - 107th Congress (2001-2002): Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2002." November 15, 2002. "S.2056 - 104th Congress (1995-1996): Employment Nondiscrimination Act of 1996." September 10, 1996.

Hall, Simon. 2010. “The American Gay Rights Movement and Patriotic Protest.” Journal of the History of Sexuality 19 (3): 536–62.

Henneman, Todd. "Acceptance of Gays, Lesbians Is a Big Part of Kodak's Diversity Picture." Dec. 6, 2004,

Iovannone, Jeffry J. 2019. “Beyond Stonewall: The Mattachine Society of the Niagara Frontier and Gay Liberation.” Assorted Publications, 1–12.

Le Beau, Christina. 1998. “Out and Equal ’98 to Meet Here: The National Conference on Gay and Gender Workplace Issues Moves East.” Democrat and Chronicle, February 27, 1998, sec. Business.

Lewis, Gregory B. 1997. “Lifting the Ban on Gays in the Civil Service: Federal Policy toward Gay and Lesbian Employees since the Cold War.” Public Administration Review 57 (5): 387.

Meeker, Martin. 2001. “Behind the Mask of Respectability: Reconsidering the Mattachine Society and Male Homophile Practice, 1950s and 1960s.” Journal of the History of Sexuality 10 (1): 78–116.

Raeburn, Nicole C. Changing Corporate America From the Inside Out: Lesbian and Gay Workplace Rights. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 2004.

Vaid, Urvashi. Virtual Equality: The Mainstreaming of Gay and Lesbian Liberation. New York: Anchor Books, 1995.

Wilson, Kinsey. 1983. “Gay Group Refused Use of Chamber.” Democrat and Chronicle, October 12, 1983.

Digital Tools

Zotero, a free research aid that helps collect, organize, cite, and share research,

Ableton Live 10 Intro, an audio recorder and editor, (but Audacity, a free and open source audio recorder and editor can substitute how we used it,

HandBrake, a free and open source video transcriber,

Publishing, a digital-exhibit publishing platform,

SoundCloud, a free audio hosting and publishing platform,

YouTube, a free audio/video hosting and publishing platform,


Work for this project involved research and exhibition design informed by scholarship in LGBTQ history, archival research in Lambda Network and Kodak records, newspaper research, and oral history interviews. Outreach was integral for accessing records, answering question, and receiving feedback on our results.