Welcome to the Archives.
The Sexual Minorities Archives (SMA) is a project of the Sexual Minorities Educational Foundation Inc. (SMEF), and one of the oldest and largest collections of LGBTQIA+ historical documents, media, and artifacts in the world. We operate out of a converted victorian in Holyoke — right in the heart of Western Massachusetts.
In addition to being an active archive and library, the SMA is also a community space, centered around connection, support, and educational resources/programs.
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Physically nestled in Western Massachusetts, the SMA is proud to have served our queer community for over 43 years with free access to vital archival materials and resources.
Our space in Holyoke, Massachusetts contains the SMA collections, as well as two special libraries The Leslie Feinberg Library, and Out Books On Wheels, a grassroots LGBTQIA FREE lending library that operates out of the SMA in Holyoke.
We want the SMA to feel like a second home to its visitors. We offer a full kitchen and plenty of couches and comfortable spaces for working, reading, and connecting with our material.
Learn more about the ways that you can help support the SMEF/SMA so that we can continue to provide free community access to materials, programs, and our space for years to come.
Black Lives Matter
The Sexual Minorities Archives and Sexual Minorities Educational Foundation stand in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter. We call for justice, an end to white supremacy, and an end to police brutality.