Revised from original Blog posted May 18, 2022
Wanderground Lesbian Archive/Library showcased a sampling of materials in our collection at the Providence Public library from June 1 – August 31, 2022 in the Providence Journal Rhode Island Room (150 Empire St., Providence, RI).
Curated by Mev Miller, Lesbrarian/Instigator, this was the first public viewing of several of the holdings in the Wanderground collection. Collected over the past 40 years, these selections came from her extensive library (3,500+ items) of Lesbian/feminist publications as well as media, art, and other culturally significant items. This exhibit especially highlighted the early days of Lesbian-made culture and activism (1970-2000).
The materials make up the cornerstone of what will become Wanderground, a Lesbian Archive/Library being developed as a community-based resource for New England. Wanderground seeks to revitalize our herstories as footing to create bridges for generations of Lesbian futures. Wanderground Lesbian Archive/Library will provide vibrant community gathering spaces to collect, preserve, and bring to life Lesbian activisms, artistic cultural expressions, and forgotten legacies. It will become a grounding place to wander and browse, discover, learn, build positive futures, and affirm Lesbian identities.