Photographs, clippings, catalogs, organizational
records, flyers, pamphlets, correspondence, manuscripts, press material,
slides, posters and other printed material make up the Lesbian Legacy
Collection Subject Files, begun in 1996 by lesbian feminist activist and
librarian, Yolanda Retter, at the ONE Institute / International Gay &
Lesbian Archives (now the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives.) The
collection consists of over a thousand files related to lesbian history and the
women's rights movement.
In 1996, the ONE Institute / International Gay & Lesbian Archives
(now the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives) introduced three female
members to its board of directors: Jeanne Córdova, Ivy Bottini and Karen
Quimby. Along with other lesbian women on the ONE board, Córdova, Bottini and
Quimby spearheaded a campaign to increase lesbian visibility at ONE and to
develop a special collection within the archives, known as the Lesbian Legacy
Collection. Karen Quimby served as its first director.
Researchers wishing to publish materials must obtain permission in
writing from ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives as the physical owner.
Researchers must also obtain clearance from the holder(s) of any copyrights in
the materials. Note that ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives can grant
copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold the copyright.
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for
all other materials directly from the copyright holder(s).