Gerber/Hart Library and Archives

A nonprofit organization

$10,689 raised by 84 donors

53% complete

$20,000 Goal


You can help produce Season 2 of the acclaimed Unboxing Queer History podcast, and upgrade the technology and infrastructure at Gerber/Hart, by giving a gift today!

Any donation of $10 or more given from June 1  - June 28, 2023 will help us compete for cash prizes on Give OUT Day! 

PLUS, two of our amazing supporters have agreed to match donations up to $5,000 -- so the impact of your gift will effectively be doubled.

Founded in 1981, Gerber/Hart Library and Archives seeks to preserve and make accessible the history and culture of the LGBTQ communities in Chicago and the Midwest in order to advance the larger goal of achieving justice and equality.

Three core purposes define our work:

  1. We operate a lending library whose books illuminate the richly varied culture and experience of LGBTQ individuals and communities. 
  2. We acquire, preserve, and make accessible an ever-growing archive that documents these histories. 
  3. We offer a broad range of educational programs that illustrate this history and culture through exhibits, lectures, panel discussions, and film screenings.

Open to everyone, Gerber/Hart is dedicated to promoting research, learning, exploration, and discovery in a safe and welcoming atmosphere that reflects the diversity of the communities that it serves.

Thank you for helping us save LGBTQ history, and making it accessible to all!

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