Lavender Legacies Guide: United States: Arizona

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Arizona Collection, Arizona State University Libraries
Address: Arizona Collection, Arizona State University Libraries
Box 871006
Tempe AZ 85287-01006
Phone: (480) 965-9277
Contact name: Robert Spindler

History: The B. J. Budd Memorial Library and Archives was established at the Phoenix community center now known as 1N10, by Ms. Budd, a tireless LGBT activist who died in 1996. While 1N10 provided storage and reading space for the collections, the center was unable to professionally catalog and preserve the materials, and so the collection was donated to the Arizona State University Libraries in 2005. The donation was negotiated for 1N10 by Thomas Walker, a member of the 1N10 board and an employee of ASU from our Intergroup Relations Center.

Current Holdings: Size and Content The B.J.Budd Memorial Library and Archives consists of 72 linear feet of correspondence, articles, photographs and negatives, audio tapes, slides, plaques, tote bag, banners, scrapbooks and publications. Files are in the following arrangement: National Vertical File in boxes 1 - 7; Arizona Vertical File in boxes 8 - 9; Phoenix Vertical File in boxes 9 - 10; Community Center in boxes 11 - 17 and boxes 45 - 46; VOIT (Valley One in Ten) in boxes 18 - 19; Miscellaneous in boxes 19 - 20, 46 and 50 - 59; Publications in boxes 21 - 41; and Photographs in boxes 42 - 44 and 47 - 49. Materials date from 1978 - 2003.

Collection Growth: While ASU Libraries is pleased to provide preservation services and accessibility for the existing collection, we are unable to accept additional related materials at this time.

Access and Use:
The publications collection is fully cataloged and available whenever Hayden Library is open. Most monographic and serial publications were dispersed into the general library collections, except for locally significant titles which are preserved in the non-circulating Arizona Collection. Researchers interested in the local publications or the archival collection are required to use the materials during the Luhrs Reading Room service hours and in accordance with our reading room rules. See:
This archival collection is unprocessed but a preliminary inventory is available and can be sent via email. An appointment is required to view the archives since it is unprocessed and may be stored offsite.
The site is wheelchair accessible.
1.    Research space Luhrs Reading Room
2.    Reference assistance on site
3.    Telephone reference
4.    Internet reference (e-mail/web)
5.    Copying services
6.    Audiovisual facilities
7.    Exhibitions Loan agreements for exhibits can be negotiated.
8.    Borrowing privileges apply only for cataloged publications in general library collection.
9.    Duplication using personal digital cameras or phones is permitted with some limitations.

Indices to the collection: ASU Libraries catalog for publications and a box level preliminary inventory in Access or PDF for the archives.

Updating Collection Descriptions: We aren’t currently doing this for additions to any of our collections. We occasionally announce exceptional first time acquisitions. These announcements may expand as we begin our social media activity.

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