Documenting the Stonewall Riots: An Introduction


            This online resource is a research supplement to Marc Stein, The Stonewall Riots: A Documentary History (New York: New York University Press, 2019). It provides references for primary documents related to the materials reprinted in The Stonewall Riots; most of the sources come from newspapers, magazines, and newsletters. It is not comprehensive or complete; please send recommendations for additional media sources to


            There are multiple options for finding the media sources listed in the bibliographies. Some are only available in physical libraries and archives, but many have been digitized. Many mainstream and African American periodicals (magazines and newspapers) are available via subscription to Proquest Historical Newspapers or Newsbank. Many alternative, independent, and left periodicals are available via Independent Voices--Reveal Digital (open access via JSTOR). For digitized collections of LGBT periodicals, see Archives of Sexuality and Gender (Gale), LGBT Magazine Archive (ProQuest), and LGBTQ+ Life (EBSCO). Come Out! is available on the OutHistory website. Gay Community News is available in digital format via the Northeastern University Library. The Bay Area Reporter is available in digital format via the California Digital Newspaper Collection and the Internet Archive.


            Research assistance provided by Mario Burrus, Adam Joseph Nichols, and Cole Souder.