Film

The Archivettes

The Archivettes

“Our history was disappearing as quickly as we were making it". With that realization, Deborah Edel and Joan Nestle co-founded the Lesbian Herstory Archives, the world’s largest collection of materials by and about lesbians. For more than 40 years, through many of the major milestones in LGBTQ+ history, the organization has literally rescued history from the trash. Now, the all-volunteer group faces a number of challenges: a transfer of leadership, the rise of digital technology, and a renewed call to activism in a politically charged moment.