Roundtable: Legacy, Trust, and Legitimacy: Challenges in Developing and Promoting LGBTQ Collections in Small Repositories

Legacy, Trust, and Legitimacy: Challenges in Developing and Promoting LGBTQ Collections in Small Repositories, a roundtable discussion

“This abstract is for a roundtable discussion between the audience and panelists. The panelists are archivists from small archives at colleges & universities that are actively collecting LGBTQ material and actively promoting those collections. Each archivist will have 5-7 minutes to share their work. This will be followed by opening the discussion up to the audience to learn what strategies and projects they are working on. Barriers to collecting LGBTQ materials remain and range from institutional homophobia and transphobia to limited resources and staff. By offering opportunities for people building and promoting LGBTQ collections to meet and share their experiences, our community can build new strategies and work to insure that challenges faced can be overcome and ideally new outlooks on LGBTQ history created at mainstream institutions.”

Speakers include: Deborah A. Richards (Special Collections Archivist, Mount Holyoke College, MA), Nancy Liliana Godoy-Powell (Archivist & Librarian, Chicano/a Research Collection, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ), Linda J. Long (Manuscripts Librarian, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR), Cathleen Miller (Curator, Maine Women Writers Collection, University of New England, Portland, ME), Alison Stankrauff (Archivist and Associate Librarian, Indiana University, South Bend, IN), Kelly Anderson (Oral Historian and Lecturer, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College)

The roundtable will take place on day 3 of the conference

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