Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections

LHA Collections

Lesbian Herstory Archives Audio/Visual Collections

a collection of audio recordings, videotapes, and oral histories 

 On this page, you can explore the main audio/visual collections that have been digitized. Descriptions of the specific collections are below. These oral histories and other recordings provide an important historical voice for those who have often been forced into silence by the larger society, and represent only a small (but very meaningful) part of the LHA's collection. 
Audre Lorde Audio Recordings is a collection of recordings of Audre Lorde speaking at various public events. Lorde was a notable Caribbean-American writer, poet and activist.

Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold is an audio oral history collection recorded as research for the book, Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold: The History of a Lesbian Community by Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy and Madeline Davis. This book looked at the evolution of a lesbian community in Buffalo, NY from the mid-1930s to the early 1960s.

Daughters of Bilitis Video Project is a comprehensive collection of the interviews gathered for the Daughters of Bilitis Video Project, a collection of oral history video recordings of members of the Daughters of Bilitis (DOB), which was the first lesbian civil and political rights organization in the United States.

Mabel Hampton Oral History Collection is a collection of audio recordings of interviews done by Joan Nestle that recount the life of Mabel Hampton, who did vital and enduring work in the gay rights movement and was a founding member of the LHA.