Curve’s Hidden Treasures: Archive Uncovered

Join us for an exciting online event where we dive into the fascinating world of archives!

Register for this free online event here!

Whether you’re a history buff, a curious mind, or just love stories from the past, this is the perfect event for you. We’ll be showcasing a treasure trove of Curve magazine archival material housed at the June Mazer Lesbian Archives, the Gerber-Hart Archives, and Curve magazine founder Franco Stevens’ own personal collection.

Get ready to be amazed by photographs, letters, and documents that offer a glimpse into the creation of Curve magazine. Our speakers will guide you through their favorite materials, sharing anecdotes and insights that will bring history to life.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to connect with fellow LGBTQ history enthusiasts and learn more about the incredible work that goes into preserving our shared heritage.

Mark your calendar and join us online for Curve’s Hidden Treasures: Archive Uncovered!

About us:

Gerber/Hart is a LGBTQ+ library and archives located in the Rogers Park neighborhood in Chicago. Founded in 1981, Gerber/Hart is one of the largest repositories of LGBTQ+ content in the world. Gerber/Hart focuses on collecting, preserving, and making accessible the LGBTQ history and culture of Chicago and the Midwest. Learn more at or by following @gerberhart on Instagram and Facebook. And for a deep dive into some of the amazing collections at Gerber/Hart, listen in to their 2022 podcast Unboxing Queer History!

The June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives is one of the most extensive archives in the world dedicated to collecting, protecting, and preserving lesbian and feminist history and culture. By creating a safe place for women to explore the richness of lesbian history, perhaps adding to it themselves, they pave the way for future generations to understand more fully their own identity and history and help maintain this vital link to their own past. Learn more at

The Curve Foundation champions lesbian, queer women, transgender and nonbinary people’s stories and culture through intergenerational programming and community building. They bring the Curve magazine archive to life, providing context and a throughline between the critical conversations in the 1990s and early 2000s and today; support the journalists who tell our LGBTQ+ stories; and host events that bring the community together. To learn more about their programming please visit their website!