Message from Co-Chairs: Destination San Diego

In just a few months we will be convening in San Diego. Our annual roundtable is schedule for Wednesday evening, 8 August, 5:30-7:30 at the conference hotel, San Diego Hilton Bayfront, 1 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101.  Currently we have no featured speaker but are still asking around, if you have a suggestion please let us know. We will be electing a male identified co-chair for a two-year term. Michael Olivera has agreed to run but that does not preclude nominations from the floor so don’t be shy if you are wanting to get into the race! We will also be having updates from our various projects the LAGAR blog and newsletter as well as Lavender Legacies project. Thank you all for everything you do and look forward to seeing you in San Diego!  Franklin Robinson and Florence Turcotte

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Posted by on May 21, 2012 in LAGAR News


Georgia librarian refuses to sign a “lifestyle statement” rejecting his own homosexuality



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New LGBT Exhibit at Berkeley’s Bancroft Library

A new exhibit at Berkeley’s Bancroft Library at  theUniversity of California, is set to open PAril 4th and showcase the library’s LGBT Collections. This will include never before released Toklas Oral histories as well as literature, film, photography and other work of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender artists. The exhibit is titled “A Place at the Table: A Gathering of LGBT Text, Image and Voice.”

The exhbit aims to “inspire visitors to imagine conversations between the salon participants, while they learn about the deep historical and artistic reach of Toklas and Stein, as well as lesser-known but vital networks among LGBT artists from San Francisco to Paris and beyond,” (quoted from article below).

Learn more about this unique showcasing of LGBT Collection materials in the article from the UC Berkley news Center:


Chronicling Gay History at the Stonewall National Museum & Archives

The Stonewall National Museum & Archives’ collection on gay history was recently highlighted by the Sun Sentinel. The article traces the collection from its start  in 1973 to its current claim as being  “the LGBT community’s Smithsonian”, including trials and obstacles along the way.

There are several LGBT related workshops and events being held there in March for those in the Fort Lauderdale area where their impressive collection is held. The article also provides more information on this important LGBT collection, so be sure to check out the link below!



LAGAR InQueeries adds new format!

LAGAR has had a biannual newsletter format since its inception. In 2012, that newsletter will be compiled from posts on a LAGAR blog, maintained by the stunning newsletter committee: Amy Lazarus, Nancy Jacobson, Dan DiLandro, Marika Cifor, Doris Malkmus, Steven Fullwood, and Michael Iocano.
Look for posts about LGBTQ Newsbytes and LAGAR News, but also find Book reviews, Featured writings, and longer discussion of news events.  Even better, contribute to the blog by sending content to:
Posts will be culled biannually for the LAGAR InQueeries e-newsletter.
Welcome! Contribute! Comment! Enjoy!

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Posted by on February 29, 2012 in LAGAR News


Books and Media Reviews – Requests for Reviews

The LAGAR Newsletter is looking for reviews of books and other media that are (or could be) of interest to the LAGAR community.

Books, movies, websites, journals/periodicals, podcasts, and other media that relate to GLBTQIA issues and/or help the members of the archival community stay informed on resources for working with and promoting our collections.

Please contact Book Reviews editor, Nancy Jacobson at for submissions and/or other questions.  Please include “LAGAR” in the subject line.

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Posted by on February 10, 2012 in Book Reviews