Daring to Find Our Names: The Search for Lesbigay Library History


Outlines theoretical and methodological problems in documenting lesbigay history generally (and specifically, the history of lesbigay professionals, particularly those in the "feminized" professions like librarianship). This book will appeal especially to historians of traditionally underrepresented populations (women, Native Americans, African Americans, lesbigays). In particular, chapters on methodological problems in lesbigay research, separatism, and biases created by gender bias will pull together for the first time integrated feminist/radical perspectives on library history. The authors call for more responsible treatment of such subjects as the "outing" of historical figures, and conversely, a more open approach to research on "gender outlaws" in the workplace.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Caitlin Ryan
  • Judy Bradford
  • Christine L. Williams
  • Margaret Rose Gladney
  • Louise S. Robbins
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1998


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