Ever wondered how OSQA got started and the process behind establishing a new archive? Now you can learn! OSQA co-founders Natalia Fernandez and Bradley Boovy co-wrote the article “Co-Founding a Queer Archives: a collaboration between an archivist and a professor” published in the journal Archival Practice – and it is now available online!
This article details the creation and development of the Oregon State University Queer Archives (OSQA) as the product of collaboration between an archivist and professor. The authors provide an overview of the history of OSQA, including theoretical foundations of queer archival methods; discuss community-based initiatives that have helped to build the archive; and share lessons learned through their collaboration. They conclude by offering recommendations for others who are considering collaborations between archivists and professors on Queer Archives initiatives as well as other community-based archives in higher education settings.