The Allen Chamberlin LGBTQ Collection is 20 boxes in size and contains different types of publications such as magazines,
newspapers, fliers, and newsletters. Divided into four series, the collection is organized chronologically. Allen Chamberlin
had subscriptions with Mom... Guess What!, Patlar Gazette, The Sacramento Star and Outword Magazine which were important Sacramento
Allen Chamberlin is a Sacramento resident that lived in Sacramento throughout the 1970s to the present. Chamberlin witnessed
a time period where an influx of people moved to Sacramento for more affordable living. This was also the beginning stages
of the development of the Sacramento LGBT Community. In 2000, Chamberlin donated a series of periodicals that highlight the
development and creation of the LGBT scene in Sacramento.
The first newspaper dedicated to the LGBT community launched in 1966 and went by the name of The Association for Responsible
Citizenship. In 1977, Gibbous Rising was launched by publishers Barbara Ward and Roxanne Mitchell. A year later, Linda Birner
established the newspaper and magazine Mom…Guess What! It became the most popular newspaper throughout Sacramento to inform
the LGBT community about businesses, recreational activities and nightlife that were LGBT accepting.
19.5 linear feet
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Collection is open for research use.