An introduction to the LGBTQ+ Special Collections Guide
Creating accessible entry points into our vast Special Collections is a very important part of our work - especially inclusive guides such as this, which aren’t just tailored around the needs of an academic course but around the needs of our contemporary city and world. Guides such as this open our collections out to a broader audience and create an awareness that we are a library who centres the lives and works of all people, especially marginalised groups such as queer people.
The LGBTQ+ Special Collections Guide is the starting point of a wider project to queer our Special Collections: leading to forthcoming interviews, articles and acquisitions.
The guide is a non-exhaustive, living document; growing as new discoveries are made.