The case of LLACE : challenges, triumphs, and lessons of a community archives

Wakimoto, Diana Kiyo, Hansen, Debra, & Bruce, Christine S. (2013) The case of LLACE : challenges, triumphs, and lessons of a community archives. American Archivist, 76(2), pp. 438-457.

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Abstract

This article uses the Lavender Library, Archives, and Cultural Exchange of Sacramento, Incorporated, a small queer community archives in Northern California, as a case study for expanding our knowledge of community archives and issues of archival practice. It explores why creating a separate community archives was necessary, the role of community members in founding and maintaining the archives, the development of its collections, and the ongoing challenges community archives face. The article also considers the implications community archives have for professional practice, particularly in the areas of collecting, description, and collaboration.

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ID Code: 66692
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Archival records, Archival history, Local history collections
ISSN: 0360-9081
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Diana K. Wakimoto, Debra L. Hansen, and Christine Bruce.
Deposited On: 28 Jan 2014 22:36
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2014 23:47

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