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Lesbian and Gay Archives Roundtable Meeting
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 3:15 PM-5:15 PM
LAGAR was founded in 1988, and we have a special event planned for this anniversary year. After refreshments and a brief business meeting, during which we will elect a new male co-chair, we will host an informal panel discussion about the past, present, and future of LGBT archival documentation. Our panelists will be:
Ron Grantz, Lavender Library, Archives and Cultural Exchange of Sacramento
Karen Sundheim, James C. Hormel Lesbian and Gay Center, San Francisco Public Library
Greg Williams, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives
After the meeting ends, please feel free to stay for the Women’s Collections Roundtable, which is convening at the GLBT Historical Society at 5:30 PM and has invited interested LAGAR members to attend its meeting. LAGAR members who wish to view the GLBT Historical Society’s archives should stay for a special behind-the-scenes tour of the collections.
The GLBT Historical Society will open at 1:00 PM on August 27, and LAGAR members who wish to view its two current exhibits, “Twenty-Five Years of the Folsom Street Fair” and “Out Ranks: GLBT Military Service from World War II to the Iraq War,” may do so either before or after the LAGAR meeting.
The GLBT Historical Society is approximately six blocks (1 mile) away from the Hilton San Francisco. If you want to walk to the GLBT Historical Society from the Hilton, go east (right) on O’Farrell Street until you reach Market Street, then go northeast (left) on Market until you reach 3rd Street. Turn southeast (right) onto 3rd until you reach Mission Street; the Paramount Building at this intersection. Go northeast (left) on Mission. The GLBT Historical Society is at 657 Mission, next to the Cartoon Art Museum. If you are staying elsewhere and taking BART, the New Montgomery station is the closest stop.
For more information, see the GLBT Historical Society Web site
The Lesbian and Gay Archives Roundtable thanks the GLBT Historical Society for their generous support and sponsorship of our meeting.
 Meeting Agenda
3:15-3:35: Welcome and Refreshments
3:35-4:30: Business meeting
- General announcements
- Election of male co-chair
- SAA Council Liaison
- Newsletter Update
- Web coordinator update: Steven Mandeville-Gamble
- Archives Manual update: Paula Jabloner
- New business
- Amendment to the By-Laws
4:30-5:15: Panel discussion: “20 Years Later: The State of LGBT Archives Today”
- Ron Grantz, Lavender Library, Archives and Cultural Exchange of Sacramento
- Karen Sundheim, James C. Hormel Lesbian and Gay Center, San Francisco Public Library
- Greg Williams, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles
 Related Resources
SAA 2008 Sessions of Interest to LAGAR Members
Thursday, August 28, 8:30-10:00AM Session 103--Leveraging Outreach to Further Your Goals: Tips for Small Repositories Panelists will discuss how small repositories have established internship programs, worked with college and university history departments to process collections, and used Web sites and digitized collections to publicize their holdings.
Thursday, August 28, 10:30AM-Noon Session 208--Remember When . . . ? Using Local and International Anniversaries for Outreach Opportunities The 40th anniversary of Stonewall is almost upon us . This session outlines how repositories used the anniversaries of the abolition of the slave trade in Britain, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and the detonation of the first atomic bomb to draw increased attention to their holdings.
Thursday, August 28, 2:00-3:30PM Session 310--Documenting a Revolution: Second Wave Feminism and Beyond! Highlights the development of regionally focused collections of records of feminist organizations, how to document 20th- and 21st-century feminists and feminism, and the role of feminist archives.
Friday, August 29, 2:00-3:30PM Session 408--The Reluctant Administrator, or How I Learned to Love Management “Lone arrangers” will explain how they balance managerial and archival responsibilities and professional identities.
Saturday, August 30, 1:30-3:00PM Session 708--Creating Memory and Representing Identity: Archives in the Asian American Community We’re not the only community seeking to document itself! This session highlights how community-based archives serve Asian-American communities, create collective identities, restore collective histories, and express collective identities.
Repository Tours of Interest to LAGAR Members
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Transgender Historical Society 657 Mission Street #300 San Francisco, CA 94105 [www.glbthistory.org]
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 1:00 - 5:00 pm Capacity: 10
For reservations and information, contact Rebekah Kim at rebekah[at]glbthistory.org or 415-777-5455, ext 3.
The GLBT Historical Society is hosting LAGAR’s annual meeting on Wednesday, August 27, from 3:15-5:15, but if you would like to spend more time at the repository, here’s your chance!
The GLBT Historical Society collects, preserves, and interprets the history of GLBT people and the communities that support them. The repository tour will entail a behind-the-scenes look at the Archives, and visitors will see some of the highlights of the collection that are not on exhibit.
Directions: The GLBT Historical Society is about a mile from the San Francisco Hilton. You can walk to the GLBTHS by walking down to Mission Street, and we are on Mission Street between New Montgomery and 2nd. We are right next door to the Cartoon Art Museum. Visitors can also take BART, and we are closest to the Net Montgomery station.
San Francisco History Center San Francisco Public Library 100 Larkin Street, 6th Floor San Francisco, CA 94102 
For reservations and information, contact Susan Goldstein at sgoldstein[at]sfpl.org or 415-557-4567. The San Francisco Public Library was established in 1887 and moved into its current building in April 1996. Visitors are welcome to visit the San Francisco History Center and Book Arts and Special Collections Center on the sixth floor. The San Francisco History Center contains local history, including books, periodicals, photographs, city archives, manuscripts, posters, and ephemera. It also serves as the access point for archival material held by SFPL’s Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center. Current exhibits throughout the library focus upon openly gay pop-up book creator Robert Sabuda, the Pacific Center for the Book Arts, and Works Progress Administration projects in San Francisco.