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Category Archives: Fales Library & Special Collections

Adding Context: The Lucy Thane Riot Grrrl Videos

In spring 1993, riot grrrl bands Bikini Kill and Huggy Bear, accompanied by the filmmaker Lucy Thane, embarked on a tour of the United Kingdom. Bikini Kill vocalist Kathleen Hanna set the tone when she opened a show at the University of Sheffield by asking:

Preservation Week 2014: Tape Troubles and Treatments

Today’s post was written by Claire Kenny, Assistant Research Scholar in the Barbara Goldsmith Book and Paper Conservation Laboratory. As a paper conservator I spend a lot of time removing tape. The use of tape is ubiquitous; it is a fast, easy way to mend

Archival Trust: A Report From SAA New Orleans, 2013

By Anna Gurton-Wachter, Archives Assistant, Fales Library & Special Collections There was a lot to take in at this year’s Society of American Archivists conference in New Orleans. It was my first time attending and I wanted to hear it all. I heard about loads

Gay Cable Network Archive – Illuminating In-Equality

Today’s entry is written by Brent Phillips, Fales Media Archivist, and Timothy Woitas, an Archives Assistant at the Fales Library & Special Collections. After the recent repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, the Fales Library preserves rare LGBT video documenting its genesis. Back in