This study conducted a collection analysis of five LGBTQ+ grassroots archives located in North America to exhibit how marginalized communities build and preserve their history on their own. By assessing the different collections for certain metrics and demographics such as the number of materials representing different aspects of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as the types of materials prioritized from t-shirts to posters and books, this study highlights the role these community archives play in the representation of marginalized histories. By documenting these types of metrics, this study aimed to exhibit how these community-led archives collect materials, and what it looks like to operate grassroots, volunteer archives for a marginalized group such as the LGBTQ+ community.
"The role the LGBTQ+ Community Plays in Preserving Their Own History: The Rise of LGBTQIA+ Grassroots Archives,"
SLIS Connecting: Vol. 11:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://aquila.usm.edu/slisconnecting/vol11/iss2/5