Exciting News

Mev Miller Receives Grant from Ella Lyman Cabot Trust Fund Mev Miller, Instigator/Lesbrarian of Wanderground Lesbian Archive/Library has received grant funding from the Ella Lyman Cabot Trust Fund. Over the next two years, with these grant funds, Mev will: catalog and preserve her extensive collection (3,500+ items) of Lesbian publications, artifacts, and herstorical objects,  create storytellingContinue reading “Exciting News”

Wanderground First Public Exhibit

Wanderground Lesbian Archive Exhibits at Providence Public Library PRESS RELEASEMay 18, 2021 Cranston, RI: Wanderground Lesbian Archive/Library invites community members to view a showcase sampling of materials in our collection. The display will be at the Providence Public library from June 1 – August 31 in the Providence Journal Rhode Island Room (150 Empire St.,Continue reading “Wanderground First Public Exhibit”

Wanderground – What’s Next

Wanderground – What’s Next Research Installment # Blog Post – March 31, 2022 This is the final installment summarizing the Wanderground research project funded by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. A warm thank you to the Council for their support – for both the funding and the staff involvement. And thanks to allContinue reading “Wanderground – What’s Next”

Bigger Visions for Space & Collections

Wanderground – Bigger Visions for Space & Collections Summarizing Interests… Research Installment #8 Blog Post – March 25, 2022 One of the key questions I had for this research project over the past year was this: Is there evidence that Lesbians in Rhode Island would be interested in visiting and using a Rhode Island basedContinue reading “Bigger Visions for Space & Collections”

Collaborations & Information sharing

Collaborations & Information SharingWorking together with other LGBTQ collections – in RI and beyond… Research Installment #7 Blog Post – March 18, 2022 Wanderground (as a physical space) has been brewing in my imagination for nearly 10 years – and even longer if I include many iterations over decades. I have finally found time andContinue reading “Collaborations & Information sharing”

Do I Count?

Do I Count? How to Collect Your Life in MemorabiliaWhat can we learn from other Lesbian archives around the country and how to save our own “stuff.” Research Installment #6                                     Blog Post – March 11, 2022 One might say I’m a pack rat…others might call me too nostalgic. I come by this honestly, IContinue reading “Do I Count?”

Who Needs Archives

Who Needs Archives (and why the name “Wanderground”)?Are Lesbians in Rhode Island enthusiastic about an archive in RI? Research Installment #5                                     Blog Post – March 4, 2022 Let’s just start here…overall, those who responded to the Wanderground Research (by survey or interview) were generally quite enthusiastic about having access to a Lesbian archive basedContinue reading “Who Needs Archives”

Sisters Are Doing It for Themselves

Research Summary – Installment #4                                     Blog Post – February 25, 2022 Sisters Are Doing It for ThemselvesWhat did we create here in Rhode Island? Introducing RI authors, musicians, and some others…. As early as the 1960s, Lesbians began to more openly express their feelings and life experiences in poetry, stories, and essays. The WomenContinue reading “Sisters Are Doing It for Themselves”

Creating Communities & Activisms

Research Summary – Installment #3                                     Blog Post – February 18, 2022 Creating Communities & ActivismsBeyond publications, where else did we find other Lesbians? Where did we go to find ourselves and each other?  How was Lesbian/feminist organizing impacted by Lesbian artistic expression? “You feel your lesbian power standing in a group of sisters, unitedContinue reading “Creating Communities & Activisms”

I Found My People

Research Summary – Installment #2                                     Blog Post – February 11, 2022 I Found My PeopleWhat were our first encounters with Lesbian publications and how they made us feel. As early as the 1960s, Lesbians began to more openly express their feelings and life experiences in poetry, stories, and essays. The Women in Print MovementContinue reading “I Found My People”