Lesbian Herstory Archives
February 23 - March 27, 2016
Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 2, 6:00 - 8:00pm, EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop
PANEL DISCUSSION: The Archives and Zines as Activism, tentative date, Wednesday, March 23
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The Lesbian Herstory Archives houses the world's largest collection of materials by and about lesbians and our communities. The Archives hold books and periodicals, graphics, zines, films, photographs, unpublished papers, conference proceedings, oral histories, CDs and vinyl, videos, t-shirts, banners and buttons. We have the papers of notable authors but also welcome the collections of all who identify as lesbian.
The Archives is housed in an historic Brooklyn limestone building purchased with community contributions. A necessary source for scholarly work, LHA provides visitors from across the globe with a quiet place to read, develop projects and engage herstory.
For more than forty years the Archives has been sustained by its communities and operated through the dedication of its volunteer workers and coordinators. Through a grass-roots approach participation from diverse lesbian communities and adherence to our guiding principles, LHA has developed a structure for preserving generations of lesbian life and political activism while remaining faithful to a revolutionary vision of participatory democracy.