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Collection LGBTQ+ Studies Web Archive

About this Collection

The LGBTQ+ Studies Web Archive collects and preserves online content which documents LGBTQ+ history, scholarship, and culture in the United States and around the world. Sites include domestic and international non-profit organizations, journalism and news external link, creative works and expressions, historical records, and more. Collection priorities include primary sources, first-hand accounts, coverage of significant events, and essential artifacts of cultural memory. This collection seeks to illuminate LBGTQ+ voices, from margin to center. The sites curated here preserve subjects and perspectives which have been historically underrepresented in Library holdings, are ephemeral in nature, and those which have proven difficult to collect via traditional or print resources.

Sites are selected by the Library of Congress LGBTQ+ Studies Collection Specialist and Recommending Officer, in consultation with experts in the field of LGBTQ+ studies. This collection is not meant to be comprehensive, but provides a representative sample of topics across LGBTQ+ Studies. This collection serves to supplement the physical Library holdings in LGBTQ+ Studies, and to fill in gaps in collection coverage whenever possible.

Collection Period: May 2018 to present (this is an ongoing archive).

Frequency of Collection: Sites in the collection were targeted for capture weekly, monthly, quarterly, twice-yearly, yearly, or once.

Languages: Collection material in English, German, and Tamil.

Acquisition Information: Sites have been added incrementally since the project began and will continue to be added as they are identified.