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This article traces the founding of the Lesbian Herstory Archives in the context of radical archiving and lesbian institution building. It includes an outline of problems presented by "extra-legal" or outlaw material in archival settings. Discussion of the New York Public Library's Becoming Visible exhibit reflects the 1990s growth of mainstream institutional interest in gay, lesbian, and transgender archives, and the complications this interest presents.
Thistlethwaite, Polly, "Building “A Home of Our Own:” The Construction of the Lesbian Herstory Archives" (1998). CUNY Academic Works.