Some of our collections have been digitized and catalogued elsewhere. Explore them here!
Since 1979, the Lesbian Herstory Archives has collected personal papers and organizational records donated by lesbian individuals and groups. The more than 400 collections that comprise the Archives’ Special Collections help to document and preserve a diverse cross-section of lesbian history.
Herstories: Audio/Visual Collections contains digitized copies of some of the 3,000 oral history cassettes in the Archives’ Spoken Word Collection and 950 videotapes in the Video Collection.
The Lesbian Herstory Archives is home to the largest collection of materials about lesbians in the world. Our photo collection, which we are now starting to digitize, reflects the growth of the Archives since 1974. Much of the materials came to us from women who simply wanted their images saved and their lives remembered. The collection holds snapshots, professional photography, found images and everything in between.
Our own LHA Newsletters are a wonderful source of information. They are published by us, and provide news, updates, information and all kinds of resources. Many of them contain bibliographies on specific Lesbian topics, letting the community know what is available for research.