Gerber/Hart Library and Archives
John D'Emilio currently serves as President of Gerber/Hart Library and Archives. He is professor emeritus of history and of women's and gender studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. D'Emilio is an active writer who was awarded the Stonewall Book Award in 1984 for Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities, which is considered the definitive history of the U.S. homophile movement from 1940 to 1970. His biography of the civil-rights leader Bayard Rustin, Lost Prophet: Bayard Rustin and the Quest for Peace and Justice in America, won the Stonewall Book Award for non-fiction in 2004. His latest book, Queer Legacies: Stories from Chicago's LGBTQ Archives, was published in 2020 by the University of Chicago Press.