Our Herstory

We founded The Lesbian Herstory Archives in the 1970s when a group of women involved in the Gay Academic Union realized that Lesbian history was “disappearing as quickly as it was being made.” Our mission is to gather and preserve records of Lesbian lives and activities so that future generations will have ready access to materials relevant to their lives.


Amy Beth

Amy Beth is the Director of Library Services for Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT and has been a Coordinator for LHA since 1987. She holds a PhD in Environmental Psychology from CUNY’s Graduate Center. Her happy place is on a long-distance bicycle ride, on a hiking trail, or in the car with her grown daughter singing full throttle out loud. Her community give-back includes LHA, refugee resettlement initiatives, volunteering with Preserving the Message (NA history), loving-up rescue dogs, and working in Jewish communities toward compassionate justice.

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