LA&M Archival Catalog Records Now Available in WorldCat

LA&M LogoCHICAGO – The LA&M has uploaded bibliographic records for 20 archival collections into WorldCat, a union catalog that itemizes collections of 72,000  libraries in 170 countries and territories. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the largest online public access catalog (OPAC) in the world. As additional archival collections are acquired and processed, they will be added to the catalog as well.

“The LA&M has experienced an upswing in research from academics, individual researchers/historians, and community members,” said Jakob VanLammeren, LA&M Archivist and Collections Librarian. “While our collections represent alternative sex and culture, our primary source materials also address the intersectionality and dynamism of identity formation through materials related to power, feminism, gender, race, class, sexuality, education, and activist/political movements. Sexuality collections are compelling many institutions to examine how certain histories have experienced archival silencing and/or erasure; these materials have allowed archives to rethink evidence, documentation, and value of historical materials–and community museums, libraries, and archives are pivotal in this shift.

For information about accessing archival collections at the LA&M, please visit the Archival Collections page on the LA&M website.

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