[OT] FW: GLBT History Archives at the New York Public Library
- [Forward from the Special Libraries Association GLBT Caucus ML]
I am pleased to tell you about The New York Public Library's new
focus on its GLBT collections. You may have seen it discussed it
the NY Times yesterday,
A new donor committee has been created, the LGBT@NYPL, to raise
funds to catalog, digitize, and endow the GLBT collections. As you
probably remember, the incredible collections include the archives
of the Gay Men's Health Crisis, Act Up New York, the People with
AIDS coalition, and the personal papers of many GLBT leaders,
including Barbara Gittings and Kay Tobin Lahusen.
Also, a new blog site has also been created, which includes links to
many of the materials which have already been digitized. That web
site is http://lgbt.nypl.org/ If nothing else, be sure to check out
the 1962 photo of Barabara Gittings in the shower!
Hope you will take a moment to check out the site, and let us know
what you think! And of course, if you are able and interested, you
can join the support group right there on its web site.
Quick note from Erica - if you read this article and don't know who
these people or organization are - look them up! That is *exactly*
why these archives are so important. :-)
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