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LGBT Danmark Library/Archives Materials Collection

Identifier: Tretter-157

Scope and Contents

This collection contains publications, ephemera, and other materials donated from the library and archives of LGBT Danmark, a Danish LGBT rights organization. Originally founded in 1948 under the name Kresden af 1948 (The Circle of 1948), the organization underwent several name changes over the years. Many of the publications in this collection are stamped with the text, “Bibliotek og Arkiv, Landsforeningen for Bosser og Lesbiske, Forbundet af 1948” (in English, “Library and Archives, National Association for Gays and Lesbians, the League of 1948”), referring to an older iteration of the group. The organization opened a library and archives in 1983, which originally housed the books in this collection. The materials were accessioned in three separate batches from LGBT Danmark from April to December of 2013.

Link to an English-language history of LGBT Danmark:


  • Creation: 1914 - 2013
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1980s-1990s

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.


5 boxes

Language of Materials




This collection contains several boxes of German language books and Danish language periodicals and other materials, donated by LGBT Danmark, a Danish LGBT rights organization.

Related Materials

Link to the Tretter Collection catalog record for Pan, the membership magazine of Forbundet af 1948 (The League of 1948, an early iteration of LGBT Danmark):

Eliza McDonald Edwards
November 4, 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Jean Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies Collecting Area