Archivists must take an active role in collecting gay records. They cannot depend on traditional, passive techniques to document either the gay rights movement or the lives of homosexuals in America--unless they are so naive as to expect these records to appear miraculously on their shelves. More likely, as with other social reform movements, records will be lost in the daily living of people who have too little time and money to document and observe the immediacy of their lives.
Knowlton, Elizabeth Jr. and Wilson, Lofton,
"Documenting the Gay Rights Movement,"
Provenance, Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists
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