Quite a lot of research goes into the making of each event. Approximately 80% is from libraries, archives, and special collections. Included in this percentage is the fact that, occasionally, the material comes from filing cabinets and records of existing businesses and the personal collections of ordinary people. Felicity Redevelopment is an example of the former. Examples of the later are Stewart Butler and Blanchard “Skip” Ward.
Pre-COVID-19, researching was performed in real, brick-and-mortar locations. Such as The Historic New Orleans Collection-Williams Research Center, Loyola University New Orleans Special Collections & Archives Archival & Manuscript Collections, The Louisiana Research Collection (LaRC), and the Faerie Playhouse.
Online resources come in handy during a pandemic. Check-out the evolving Glossary of LGBTQIA+ terms compiled by Marianna Mezhibovskaya in honor of the 2020 Letters Read season.
Digital newspaper archives are also a wealth of primary source information.
Working backward from our 13th regular programming event—excluding Incubator readings—here is an edited list of resources that helped frame the project narratives.
- The Letters of Edgar Degas. Edited by Theodore Reff
- Degas and the Business of Art. “A Cotton Office in New Orleans” by Marilyn R. Brown
- “Miss La La’s” Teeth: Reflections on Degas and “Race” by Marilyn R. Brown
- Degas’s Miss Lala at the Morgan by Marilyn Brown and James Smalls
- A Painterly Eye Capturing a High-Flying Muse. Karen Rosenberg for The New York Times
- Degas in New Orleans: Encounters in the Creole World of Kate Chopin and George Washington Cable by Christopher Benfey
- Degas and New Orleans: A French Impressionist in America. New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, 1999 edited by Gail Feigenbaum.
- 1986 SECLGM Program
- 1950 Employment of Homosexuals and Other Sex Perverts in Government
- Matchine Society, Washington, DC chapter
- Blanchard “Skip” Ward Collection finding aid, LaRC, Tulane University
- “Returning Forest Darlings” Gay Liberationist Sanctuary in the Southeastern Network, 1973–80
- Stewart Butler
- Charlene Schneider and Rich Magill
- LGBT+ Archives Project of Louisiana and their Bibliography
- Library of Congress Subject Headings for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) Topics, Indiana University
- The Legal Status of Women in Nineteenth-Century France France by H. D. Lewis
- Baroness de Pontalba
- A Spectacular Mess of a Marriage by Angeline Goreau
- Micaela Leonarda Almonester de Pontalba, the Baroness