On April 24, 2019 Louise was visited by Jeanne Vaccaro (left), a postdoctoral fellow at the ONE Archives at University of Southern California, and Ariel Goldberg (right), an independent scholar and art critic.
Ariel explored the photographic print collections, photo books, and periodicals such as Lady Like, FTMI Newsletter, and Tapestry. They are writing a book, Heavy Equipment, about relationships that support LGBTQAI photographic practices of the late 20th century. Jeanne read through issues of FTMI Newsletter for her book about the intersections of trans art and activism and histories of sexology.
“Most of the archives I visit for research are the opposite of accessible. They are at universities with strict rules and procedures, not to mention scant Trans content in their holdings. LLTA is a warm and welcoming place.” – Ariel Goldberg
“If you’ve spent time in university archives, you know how restrictive and inaccessible those spaces can be– just the opposite values we need when it comes to confronting the erasure of trans history. The LLTA is just the opposite – Ms. Bob is a warm and inviting stewardess of trans history and the collection is an invaluable resource to scholars, activists, and artists.” – Jeanne Vaccaro
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