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“New York Public Library Acquires Gay Rights Archive”

This article was included in the big ALA (American Library Association) weekly newsletter, highlighted by being the first item of news!  And big news for New York Public:

A major archive of papers relating to the early gay-rights movement in America has been donated to the New York Public Library’s Manuscripts and Archives Division. The Barbara Gittings and Kay Tobin Lahusen Gay History Papers and Photographs consist of letters, photographs, handbills, manuscripts, publications, and ephemera accumulated over nearly 50 years by the late activist and writer Gittings (1932-2007) and her life partner, photojournalist and author Lahusen.

I can’t wait for someone to mine this new fount of information and make a really kick ass book.

I had never heard of Barbara Gittings until she died, and would love to learn more about her life and role in the gay rights movement. 

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