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“Co-Founding a Queer Archives: a collaboration between an archivist and a professor” in Archival Practice
This article details the creation and development of the Oregon State University Queer Archives (OSQA) as the product of collaboration between an archivist and professor. The authors provide an overview of the history of OSQA, including theoretical foundations of queer archival methods; discuss community-based initiatives that have helped to build the archive; and share lessons learned through their collaboration. They conclude by offering recommendations for others who are considering collaborations between archivists and professors on Queer Archives initiatives as well as other community-based archives in higher education settings.
OSQA holds regular meetings that are open to all; both community members and students are welcome to participate! Below is an archive of Google docs which contain notes from all community meetings held up to this point.
OSQA has hosted a number of events and has collaborated with other groups on engagement and outreach activities; check out links to blog posts with more information: