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Audio Interference 19: Lesbian Herstory Archives

“It’s people who are more familiar with archives who have more trouble figuring out how to negotiate this space…There’s one researcher I remember, she came in with this question about Adrienne Rich, so I mistakenly assumed that she wanted to see Adrienne Rich’s papers. And so I took down the box and she was just so intimidated to be in front of this collection of personal papers that had been personally donated by Adrienne Rich.” – Rachel Corbman


In this episode, Lani Hanna and Brooke Shuman talk to Maxine Wolfe and Rachel Corbman, of the Lesbian Herstory Archives. Based in Park Slope, Brooklyn, the Lesbian Herstory Archives is home to the world’s largest collection of materials by and about lesbians and their communities.

Music and spoken word from the 1977 album, Lesbian Concentrate: A Lesbianthology of Songs and Poems.

Produced by Interference Archive.