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Meet some of the remarkable activists behind the Lesbian Herstory Archives—the world’s largest collection of materials about and by lesbians. Co-founder Deborah Edel and coordinators Paula Grant and Maxine Wolfe discuss the founding of the Archives, the growth of its collections, and their new exhibition at New-York Historical, By the Force of Our Presence: Highlights from the Lesbian Herstory Archives, which is part of Stonewall 50 at the New-York Historical Society.
Refreshments will be served.
The Skylight Gallery at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
Free for Members of the Women’s History Council
By phone: Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily.
Online: Click on the orange "Buy Tickets” button at the top of this page.
In person: Advance tickets may be purchased on site at New-York Historical’s Admissions desk during museum hours.
Advance purchase is required to guarantee admission. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Program tickets do not include Museum Admission unless otherwise noted. Image Newsletter no. 8: The International Collection. Lesbian Herstory Archives, 1984
Deborah Edel is one of the founders of the Lesbian Herstory Archives and also serves as the organization's treasurer and a member of the coordinating committee. Deborah is a licensed clinical social worker and recently volunteered at a legal clinic in Tucson, fighting for the rights of border crossers threatened with deportation.
Maxine Wolfe is an Archives coordinator and has been a volunteer at the Archives since 1984. A longtime activist and political organizer and a Professor Emerita of Psychology at CUNY Graduate School, Maxine is one of the founders of the Lesbian Avengers and co-founded the NY and National ACT UP Women’s Committees.
Paula Grant is a lifelong activist for human rights, civil rights, lesbian and gay rights, and women’s rights and is presently retired, having worked for 40 years in public social services. Paula is a Coordinator at the Lesbian Herstory Archives and has volunteered with LHA since 1979.
Moderator Alexis Clements is an award-winning writer and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. She recently completed a feature-length documentary film about LGBTQ women's spaces and communities titled All We've Got.
Lead support for the Center for Women's History programs provided by
Joyce B. Cowin, Diane and Adam E. Max, Jean Reid,
and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation./p>