NH Seacoast LGBT History Project Video Archive

Tom Kaufhold founded the NH Seacoast LGBT History Project in 2015 to “research, document, and preserve the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people on the Seacoast of New Hampshire with emphasis on Portsmouth."

Project members contributed materials that tell stories about the LGBTQIA+ community. The papers and ephemera are held at the Portsmouth Athenaeum while the library maintains the media archive. Video and audio recordings have been digitized by history project interns and library staff. Special thanks to intern Kate Persson.

The complete list of LGBTQIA+ media and books collected by the history project is available upon request. It is a list of known accessible media, but may not be currently available at the library. Check our catalog or ask a librarian if you need assistance.

The Seacoast NH LGBTQ+ Oral History Project was created by Dr. Holly R. Cashman in partnership with the NH Seacoast LGBT History Project, the University of New Hampshire, and the Portsmouth Public Library. View the recordings here:

Digitized audio recordings from Women Singing OUT!, a lesbian-based choir, are part of the NH Seacoast LGBT History Project and are available here:

Members of the NH Seacoast LGBT History Project have presented lectures, created exhibits and displays, and conducted an oral history project with the University of New Hampshire that captures the stories of numerous interviewees.  Any questions about this collection can be directed to the Special Collections Librarian at the Portsmouth Public Library or to the Seacoast NH LGBT History Project.