In the Preservation section you will find information on the documentation of queer history, as well as a range of key queer history collections, materials, and their administrators.
The documentation of queer history is central to its preservation. Various things; such as letters, photographs, documents, magazines, posters, items, or clothes, may be held privately by individuals, or in the storage of organizations or networks. However in terms of their preservation, it would be much better if these things were a part of a memory institution’s collection. For instance museums, archives, and libraries are memory institutions. It is, for example, easier to access data from these collections for research purposes, and memory institutions are committed to storing their items in a professional manner. Some items in a collection may be publicly available, while others that may contain sensitive or personal information can be stored confidentially, and their use for research purposes would be determined on a case-by-case basis.