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This month, three collections are featured on the OCLC website. The featured collections for February are the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives; The Jewish Transcript collection; and Latino Americans –500 Years of History collection.
ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives is the oldest active Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning (LGBTQ) organization in the United States and the largest repository of LGBTQ materials in the world. Founded in 1952, ONE Archives currently houses more than 2 million archival items, including periodicals, books, film, video and audio recordings, photographs, artworks, organizational records and personal papers.
Seattle Public Library
Founded by Herman Horowitz in 1924, The Jewish Transcript documents the daily life of the Jewish community in Seattle as well as local and international events from the 1920s to the present day. Articles cover topics such as bar mitzvah and marriage announcements, community gatherings, World War II and the settlement of Israel.
Fort Worth Library
Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, is a public programming initiative funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. Part of the project was to generate awareness and preserve the history of Latino Americans in Fort Worth. To support this goal, students from Texas Christian University’s Civil Rights in Black and Brown project interviewed 42 participants for their project and for the Mujeres Poderosas (Strong Women) portion of the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History. Some of the participants donated materials to the Fort Worth Library Archives and others allowed the library to digitize the items. These materials, along with existing archival collections of Latino Americans, form the Latino American Archives. The Latino American Archives document the stories of how individuals and organizations contributed to the Latino American, and other, communities of Fort Worth.