The Manuscripts and Archives Department in the Yale University Library will be the future home for the records of the Family Equality Council. A more detailed announcement was posted today on the Yale News website.
The Family Equality Council represents the 3 million LGBT parents in America and their 6 million children. In deeding to Yale all of its historical records documenting the organization and its role in the LGBT family equality movement, the Council ensures the preservation of and researcher access to more than 30 years of materials related to its founding, growth, and expansion. Future accessions to the records will carry on documentation of the organization’s ongoing efforts to advance equality for families with LGBT parents.
Manuscripts and Archives is a major center for historical inquiry and also serves as the documentary memory of Yale University. The department maintains rich collections in support of research and teaching in the area of gender and sexuality studies at Yale, and actively seeks to add to its collections in this area. We welcome the use of the collections by researchers from within and beyond the Yale community.