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The Lesbian Herstory Archives is home to the world’s largest collection of materials by and about lesbians and their communities.

Mission

The Lesbian Herstory Archives exists to gather and preserve records of Lesbian lives and activities so that future generations will have ready access to materials relevant to their lives.

Principles

The Archives’ principles are a radical departure from conventional archival practices, inclusive, non-institutional & reveal our commitment to housing the past along with the present.

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A Brief History

The Lesbian Herstory Archives was founded in the 1970’s when a group of women involved in the Gay Academic Union realized that lesbian history was “disappearing as quickly as it was being made.” Our mission is to gather and preserve records of lesbian lives and activities so that future generations will have ready access to materials relevant to their lives.

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