If you have read our tour of the archives
and the description of our collections,
you know we preserve all types of materials. Whether it is
a zine that was only published once, a mainstream TV program
you taped, or an entire collection of mystery books by lesbian
authors, we would like you to consider donating it to the
Archives. However, in order to keep our work to a minimum,
we ask you to follow a simple procedure.
Like most Archives, we have limited space. For our books and
older (or rare) periodicals we keep one exact copy in the
Archives and store one exact duplicate (or set) off site.
Unless they are rare or one-of-a kind, we only keep one copy
of t-shirts, videos, CDs, LPs, etc. So, if you have decided
to give us any of these types of materials we ask that you
contact us first and send us a list of the material you have.
You can fax it (718-768-4553) or mail it (LHEF, Inc. 484 14th Street Brooklyn, New York 11215). Give us the titles, author and dates of books;
the title, year, volume and numbers of the periodical issues;
the descriptions of the words and graphics on T-shirts (unless
they are one-of-a-kind), and identifying information about
CDs, DVDs, videos, etc. When we have this information we can
check it against our database. Then we’ll get back to
you telling you which material does not duplicate something
we already have and you can send it to us. We appreciate that
this takes some time but we ask that you please do this, rather
than simply mailing the material to us.
When you donate material for placement in our regular collections
you do not have to fill out donor forms. However, if the material
is meaningful to you in a specific way - for example, a T-shirt
reminds you of a particular event or person - it would be
great if you could describe that in a letter that accompanies
the material. We include this type of information in our databases.
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