Spotlight Collection

The Lesbian Herstory Archives

The August spotlight feature for New York Heritage Digital Collections is the The Lesbian Herstory Archives. Also of interest, the Herstories Audio/Visual Collections.

The Lesbian Herstory Archives is home to the largest collections of materials about lesbians in the world. Their photo collection, which we are now starting to digitize, reflects the growth of the Archives since 1974. Much of the materials came to them from women who simply wanted their images saved, their lives remembered. The collection holds snapshots, professional photography, found images and everything in between. The collections online found in New York Heritage Dgitial Collections is a sample of the larger physical holdings of the archives

The Lesbian Herstory Archives is a member of the Metropolitan New York Library Council, a member of the NY 3Rs Association, Inc..