Visitors are welcome to view any of our videos
at the Archives
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Collection The Archives houses several different types of
audio-visual materials. Our Music Collection contains LPs, CDs,
and cassette tapes, most of which have been catalogued and can be
searched by computer. In addition, we have a large collection of
Spoken Word cassette tapes and CDs of lesbian and feminist radio
shows, readings, conferences, interviews and oral histories.
Video collection contains approximately 600 videotapes. Some
are home movies, others document community events such as
dyke marches, the Irish Lesbian and Gay Organization St. Patrick’s
Day protests, pride marches, conferences and so on. We also
have videos of TV programs, documentaries, shorts and feature
films. Although we do have a complete list of our holdings,
the collection is only partially catalogued on the computer.
It will be completed shortly.
We also have two special collections of video material. The first is
the collection of the L.O.V.E. Tapes (Lesbians Organized for Video
from the early 1970s. L.O.V. E. was an early video collective that
documented various lesbian events, including demonstrations by Lesbian
Feminist Liberation. The second is a special collection from DYKE
TV that contains all of the unedited videotape, mostly shot from 1992
until 1999. These tapes cover a vast range of topics and they came
with a complete listing so it’s easy to find those you might
want to view.
We keep the originals of most films and videos stored off–site in
a climate controlled storage archive in order to preserve them as long
as possible. We keep dubs of these at the Archives for viewing purposes.
As another means of preserving these tapes we are now beginning a project
to digitize them.