Rebecka Sheffield presented on the CLGA at the recent
ALMS conference in Los Angeles.
Photo Credit: Don McLeod.
The June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives hosted the Archives, Libraries, Museums, and Special Collections (ALMS) Conference, held in West Hollywood, May 12-15, 2011. Billed as an international academic LGBT conference with a grassroots flavour, ALMS attracted 125 delegates. The featured keynote speakers were noted historian Lillian Faderman and activist Cleve Jones. Numerous simultaneous sessions featured academic papers, panel discussions, performances, and films. Highlights of the conference included visits to local archives and libraries to examine LGBT collections, including those at the Mazer Archives, the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC, and the Young Research Library at UCLA,
Three volunteers from the CLGA were able to attend (Don McLeod, Alan Miller, and Rebecka Sheffield). Rebecka’s presentation, “Sustaining Passion and Encouraging Diversity: Community Engagement at the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA)” was well received.
ALMS 2012 will be hosted by the Internationaal homo/lesbisch informatiecentrum en archief (IHLIA) in Amsterdam the first week on August 2012, and will coincide with Amsterdam’s Gay Pride festivities.
Don and Alan at the conference.
Photo Credit: Graham Willett.
Written By: Don McLeod