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We Are Everywhere. The Bob Damron Address Books were a lifeline for gay travelers in the 1960s and 70s.

We Are Everywhere. The Bob Damron Address Books were a lifeline for gay travelers in the 1960s and 70s.

Amidst this anxiety, a new digital humanities project from historians Eric Gonzaba and Amanda Regan has been a major bright spot. Mapping the Gay Guides is an online exhibition that shows the growth of queer spaces for “community, pleasure, and …

This New Map Is Digitizing LGBTQ+ Travel Guides from the '60s and Beyond

This New Map Is Digitizing LGBTQ+ Travel Guides from the '60s and Beyond

Historian Eric Gonzaba’s college students aren’t familiar with the concept of a physical guide book. Their world is a digital one, where cell phones contain infinite travel guides.

Mapping the Gay Guides project plots queer spaces, launches digital map

Mapping the Gay Guides project plots queer spaces, launches digital map

When Eric Gonzaba travels across the United States, he often wonders about the history of the places he passes through — specifically, their queer history.

Titan Voice: Student finds community, pride in project mapping historical gay friendly spots

Titan Voice: Student finds community, pride in project mapping historical gay friendly spots

Five minutes. I waited only five minutes after reading the spring 2020 announcement to apply for the opportunity to work as a graduate research assistant with Eric Gonzaba, assistant professor of American Studies, on his grant-funded project Mapping …

Visualizing Queer Space in America Mapping the Gay Guides Project Plots Historical Spaces on a Digital Map

Visualizing Queer Space in America Mapping the Gay Guides Project Plots Historical Spaces on a Digital Map

When Eric Gonzaba travels across the United States, he often wonders about the history of the places he passes through — specifically, their queer history.

This Interactive Map Visualizes the Queer Geography of 20th-Century America

This Interactive Map Visualizes the Queer Geography of 20th-Century America

At first glance, Bob Damron’s Address Book reads like any other travel guide. Bars, restaurants, hotels and businesses are grouped by city and state, their names and addresses listed in alphabetical order...

Announcing the Launch of Mapping the Gay Guides!

Announcing the Launch of Mapping the Gay Guides!

Today we’re excited to officially launch the first phase of Mapping the Gay Guides, a digital history mapping project that aims to understand ignored queer geographies using the Damron Address Books.