Lesbian and Gay Archives Section

Pink triangleThe Lesbian and Gay Archives Section (LAGAS) was founded in 1989 by members of the Society of American Archivists who were concerned about lesbian and gay history and the role of lesbians and gays in the archival profession. The group, which welcomes non-members of the Society and people of all sexual orientations, promotes the preservation and research use of records documenting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history and serves as a liaison between lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transexual archives and the Society of American Archivists.

Dignity/Integrity's memorial quilt on the Lawn in D.C. October 1996. From the Papers of Carl Archacki at Virginia Commonwealth University, James Branch Cabell Library Special Collections and Archives. 

We are committed to bringing information about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender archives to the public through projects such as the Lavender Legacies Guide, a listing of repositories in the United States and Canada with collections relating to the LGBTQ community, and to helping small community-based archives with information about archival practices.

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