Libraries LGBT pop-up display on queer history on view Oct. 3

September 26, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — An interactive pop-up exhibit focusing on Penn State queer history will be displayed from 6 to 8 p.m. in Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library, on Penn State’s University Park campus.

The collection of materials selected from the Eberly Family Special Collections Library archives -- including photos, posters, newspapers and pamphlets — encourages visitors to explore the history of queer activism, organizing, socializing and experiences, at Penn State and beyond.

“It's important, when celebrating something like queer history, to look close to home, to dig deep,” said Lily Murray, student engagement and outreach intern and curator of the interactive exhibit. “Here at Penn State we have a rich queer history, but most people will never get the chance to visit the archive to dig through the materials and uncover it. This event opens up a whole new world, allowing people to understand what it was like to be queer here in the 70s, 80s, 90s. It contextualizes current queer experiences at Penn State.”   

For more information about this exhibit, or about the Special Collections library and it's archives, including physical access and special accommodations, contact the Eberly Family Special Collections Library at 814-865-1793 or

Last Updated September 03, 2020