A Genealogy of the Lesbian Herstory Archives, 1974-2014

Abstract

This paper traces the collection development of the Lesbian Herstory Archives, a community based repository founded in 1974. I argue that the collection grew organically as a reflection of a dialogue between an evolving cohort of volunteer archivists and a community of donors. Primarily focusing on the first five years, this paper pinpoints key early decisions made by volunteer archivists. Specifically, I examine the Archives’ early collecting priorities and the introduction of the special collections in 1978. These decisions, I argue, laid the foundation for the Lesbian Herstory Archives and continue to shape it today, forty years later.
Recommended Citation

Corbman, Rachel F. (2014) “A Genealogy of the Lesbian Herstory Archives, 1974-2014,” Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies: Vol. 1, Article 1.
Available at: http://elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas/vol1/iss1/1

First article of the new (Open Access????) journal.


OpenEdition schlägt Ihnen vor, diesen Beitrag wie folgt zu zitieren:
Klaus Graf (19. September 2014). A Genealogy of the Lesbian Herstory Archives, 1974-2014. Archivalia. Abgerufen am 21. Juli 2024 von https://doi.org/10.58079/bhao


Autor: Klaus Graf

Historiker und Archivar, Blogger

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