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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.


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


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

Watch this short film on the Archives by Megan Rossman.

A Brief Herstory

The Lesbian Herstory Archives began in the 1970s when a group of women involved in the Gay Academic Union realized that Lesbian herstory was “disappearing as quickly as it was being made.” These women formed two consciousness-raising groups, one of which became the founding site of the Archives.


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