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Arnold T. Schwab Endowment Collection

An ongoing collection of materials purchased through the Arnold T. Schwab Endowment Fund for LGBTQIA materials


Photo image of Arnold T. Schwab smiling

In 1995 Arnold T. Schwab, CSULB Professor Emeritus of English, established a named endowment for the purchase of books, especially poetry and fiction, with gay themes--particularly those books issued by gay, non-mainstream or chapbook publishers.  The endowment also supports the purchase of biographies or critical studies of gay poets or novelists. 

The collection also includes Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex and Asexual authors/creators and content across academic disciplines, from the humanities to social and natural sciences.

This Library Guide (libguide) lists most of the titles of books and films that have been made available through the Schwab endowment. To explore the whole collection in OneSearch, including images of the item covers, databases and other media made available through the endowment, follow these steps :

  1. Use the Advanced Search of the online library catalog.
  2. Select the Subject field from the "Any Field" dropdown menu.
  3. Input the words "gift of the Arnold T. Schwab endowment fund" as your Subject field search.
  4. Select Search.


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Screen shot of the sample Advanced Search described in the numbered list.