Welcome to the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America!

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The Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America (GLAMA) is made up of collections located in the LaBudde Special Collections Department at the Miller Nichols Library at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The mission of GLAMA is to collect, preserve, and make accessible the materials that reflect the histories of the LGBT communities of the Kansas City region.

Related material is also available at the Kansas City Museum.

GLAMA is possible from generous donations of personal and organizational papers, images, magazines, ephemera, memorabilia and other materials related to the history of the local LGBT community. This site will provide you with an overview of the materials that have already been gathered as well as give you an idea of what else we would like to collect and preserve.