In the Archive of Lesbian Feelings by Ann Cvetkovich
- Publisher Duke Press
- ISBN 978-0-8223-3088-2
- Year 2003
- Tagged archives, feelings, lesbian movement
- Location Glasgow
This is an excerpt from the book ‘An Archive of Feelings’ https://www.dukeupress.edu/An-Archive-of-Feelings/ printed and waiting for binding.
This very interesting article speaks about grassroots archives such as the Center for Lesbian Information and Technology (CLIT), Lesbian Herstory Archives (LHA), San Francisco’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Historical Society of Northern California (GLBTHS), James C. Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center at the San Francisco Public Library (SFPL)… as examples of archives of feelings.
A nice excerpt from it discussing the pros and cons of preserving grassroots archives as such or linking them to more more established institutions:
‘Let me tell you about security – it means that when there is a fire, someone wants to save your papers. At LHA, there are twenty-five women who would put lives on the line to save that stuff’.
Recommended by artist Joanna Peace.