Lavender Legacies Guide

I love archivists. I also love gender/queer studies. And I love to travel. So needless to say I’m really quite fond of the Society of American Archivists’ Lavender Legacies Guide.

According to the website, “This is the first formal and comprehensive guide to primary source material relating to the history and culture of lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgendered (LBGT) people held by repositories in North America.”

The list boasts archives in 4 Canadian provinces, as well as 27 U.S. States. Information provided describing organizations’ collections varies, but at the very least each entry includes an address and contact information. This is an excellent resource for anyone looking for primary source documents on queer/gender studies topics!!

My next project will be to find a similar site which documents queer archives around the world (if it exists I’ll find it, and if it doesn’t I’ll try to help create it!)

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