Browse Items (39 total)

1899, 09 Nov_Denver as Sodom.png
A Fort Collins newspaper makes a metaphorical comparison between Denver's morals (as revealed by a recent election) and the morals of Sodom and Gomorrah.

Pages from 024-FCC-1897-07-29-001-SINGLE copy.png
The Fort Collins Courier remarks on the supposed gender failings of the prolific Kansas agitator, political activists, and orator, Mary Ellen Lease. Charging women with being "unsexed" by their advocacy and rhetorical acumen was not uncommon during…

1884-10-30-Male Harlots-FC Courier-pp 5.jpg
An account form the Fort Collins Courier in 1884 describing a known "lewd house" on Peterson Street in Fort Collins and a group of "male harlots" who disrupted city residents in their search for it. Based on the context of the article, the meaning of…

Pages from 024-FCC-1894-09-13-001-SINGLE copy.png
A poem that first appeared in the Christian Intelligencer, reprinted in the Fort Collins Courier in 1894. The poem recounts the lives of two fictional women who pursue different courses: one who "sought her 'rights'" and another who did not. The…

1904, Feb 24_What does he mean.pdf
A correspondent from Pierce, Colorado is reprinted here in the Fort Collins Weekly Courier after he warns that Fort Collins and Greeley "not even to look toward Sodom." The Fort Collins papers suggests no one knows what the correspondent is talking…

1916, Dec 1_Wicked New York.pdf
The Fort Collins Weekly Courier reports on a judge from Florida who compares the city of New York with Sodom.

1898-1-27-Boys Smoking Effeminate-Greeley Tribune-pp 1.jpg
The Greeley Tribune notes a campaign by the Fort Collins Express to limit the appeal of smoking for boys in the city of Fort Collins. The article notes both concerns about how the habit might make boys "effeminate" and harm their "secret organs"…

1998, Nov 24-Shepard-Advocate cover.jpg
An image of the cover of The Advocate magazine on November 24, 1998 featuring the death of Matthew Shepard. Shepard was a 21-year-old college student at the University of Wyoming and regular visitor to LGBTQ+ establishments in Fort Collins. He was…

Pages from 024-FCC-1897-07-22-001-SINGLE copy.png
An account in the Fort Collins Courier of a series of misprints in Bibles. Of note is the so-called "He" Bible in which the biblical figured of Ruth is referenced using the masculine pronoun "He." Corrected versions are called the "She" Bible. A…

1983_Advert_Fort of July Dance copy.png
An advertisement for a lesbian and gay dance at the Lincoln Center to celebrate the Forth of July in 1983. The dance was sponsored by the Fort Collins Gay and Lesbian Alliance. It was the second of a series of dances sponsored by the organization.
Output Formats

atom, dcmes-xml, json, omeka-xml, rss2