Gale’s Archives of Sexuality and Gender Wins 2017 PROSE Award for Best Humanities EProduct

Distinguished award recognizes value of groundbreaking resource on LGBTQ history and culture

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich, March 8, 2017 – Gale’s groundbreaking digital archive of LGBTQ history and culture –Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part I – has been named “Best Humanities EProduct” by the PROSE Awards. Launched by Gale, a Cengage company in 2016, the archives bring together the largest collection of primary source content on gender, sexuality and identity with 1.5 million pages focusing on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world. The PROSE Awards, which recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing, are presented by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing unit of the Association of American Publishers.

“Winning the PROSE Award is a testament to the quality of the Gale Primary Sources program and our commitment to delivering libraries premium content and technology optimized for researchers, but also speaks to the importance of having a timely resource like the Archives of Sexuality and Gender to provide needed historical context for understanding the issues of today,” said Phil Faust, vice president for academic product at Gale.  “Diversity, equity and inclusion are key areas of untapped potential for new scholarship and where academic libraries are experiencing growing demand for content to support inquiry into these issues as we try and better understand their impact on society.”

The Archives of Sexuality & Gender, available in libraries throughout the country, delivers rare and unique content from newsletters, papers, government documents, manuscripts, pamphlets, and other types of primary sources and sheds light on the gay rights movement, activism, the HIV/AIDS crisis, and more. LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part I features historical documents published in more than 35 countries, with more than 15 languages represented.

Documents are sourced from top libraries and archives, including the GLBT Historical Society, the New York Public Library, the Lesbian Herstory Educational Foundation, Inc., the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives and more.

The unprecedented collection of rare materials is designed to support studies in sexuality, gender, sociology, history, and much more. The archives meet a growing interest for content to support research in these disciplines, and represents the diverse content of the Gale Primary Sources program.

For more information on the Archives of Sexuality and Gender, or to request a free trial, please visit Recent reviews and media highlights for the archives can be found on the Gale Blog.

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