Chris Gonzalez Library & Archives

The Chris Gonzalez Library & Archives was located in the Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis. In existence for over 25 years, the Chris Gonzalez Library and Archives served as a place where LGBTQ+ people could access materials specific to our community. The Library & Archives contained items of interest to the community (i.e., back issues of LGBT publications, video tapes of local LGBT events, t-shirt, memorabilia, photos, art work).

Curated by Michael Bohr, the library was comprised of over 10,000 titles, mostly from donations from community members. In 2017, Indy Pride entered into a partnership with The Indianapolis Public Library to receive these materials, curate, and house them at Central Library. Opening in September 2019, there will be a permanent display in the Simon Reading Room at Central Library, highlighting the collection. Additionally, patrons will be able to search for these materials using key words, and identify them with a special plaque inserted into each piece.