The Chris Gonzalez Library and Archives

Location: 1112 Southeastern Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Mailing Address: Diversity Center
P.O. Box 441473
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Phone: (317) 639-4297

Contact: Michael A. Bohr, Director

Internet address:

Hours: Tue: 5:30-8:30 pm; Sat: 12-5 pm.

Wheelchair Access: no


The library began as Michael Bohr's private collection and became available to the community in 1992. It opened in its present location in the Diversity Center in 1995. The center provides no direct financial assistance to the library.

Information about holdings

Printed material: 2,254 books, many periodicals

Film/Video/Sound: 30 videotapes of local & national gay interest

Photographs: 50 promo shots of local female impersonators

Other holdings/notes: Original artwork by local artists
Time periods/geographical regions documented:

The collection focuses on Central Indiana.
Significant People/organizations/subjects documented:

Complete runs of Indianapolis gay and lesbian publications, including The Screamer (1966-67), The Works (1980-1992), The Mirror (1985-1990), Heartland (1990-91), Fever (1991-92), and The Word (1991 - present).

Collecting interests

Accept new acquisitions.

Use requirements

Open to the general public.


Research space, copying, reference assistance on site, telephone reference, and borrowing privileges for individuals.
Other services/notes:

Borrowing is restricted to certain books.

Indices, finding aids, collection descriptions

Online catalog:

Cataloging of archival material has just begun.