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Making Invisible Histories Visible
Kathleen McHugh, UCLA; Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles

Grant details:

National Endowment for the Humanities gives $2 million in grants to Southern California (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Mike Boehm
Publication: Los Angeles Times
Date: 5/2/2011
Abstract: UCLA received a $300,000 grant for "Making Invisible Histories Visible," an effort to sift through and digitize 80 manuscript collections and audio-visual material that documents lesbian and feminist activism and writing since the 1930s.

Grant to widen access to archive dedicated to preserving lesbian, feminist history (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Cynthia Lee
Publication: UCLA Today
Date: 7/12/2011
Abstract: The Center for the Study of Women (CSW) and the UCLA Library were awarded a $300,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant for "Making Invisible Histories Visible: Preserving the Legacy of Lesbian Feminist Activism and Writing in Los Angeles," a three-year project to arrange, describe, digitize, and make physically and electronically accessible two major clusters of Mazer collections related to West Coast lesbian/feminist activism and writing since the 1930s. This project, which continues CSW’s partnership with the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives and the UCLA Library, grew out of CSW’s two-year "Access Mazer: Organizing and Digitizing the Lesbian Feminist Archive in Los Angeles" project, which was supported in part by the UCLA Center for Community Partnerships.

Queer Archival Futures: Case Study Los Angeles (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Ann Cvetkovich
Publication: Hemispheric Institute E-Misérica
Date: 6/1/2012
Abstract: The encounter between actually existing archives and archive theory suggests the value of the case history for assessing contemporary queer archives because we cannot know in advance whether institutionalization represents a domestication of the aleatory queerness that is present in any archive. As an example, I will report briefly on some recent site visits to Los Angeles, where there are two notable new collaborations between existing community-based archives and universities: the June Mazer Lesbian Archive with UCLA and the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives with the University of Southern California (USC). - See more at: