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Best LGBTQ Time Travel: Austin History Center

Best LGBTQ Time Travel: Austin History Center
PHOTO BY Devaki Knowles

Due to the ongoing and tireless efforts of AHC archivist Tim Hamblin and volunteer Scott Hoffman (smartypants Purdue American Studies Ph.D.), the history center's slowly but surely growing LGBTQ archive has a resource guide. What's the big deal? Resource guides, also called finding aids, are the portals for us mere mortals wanting to find out more about our collective history – there are resource guides for Austin's Mexican-American, African-American, and Asian-American communities. Rainy day? Spend it at AHC soaking in the storied history of Austin's many LGBTQ communities and icons. Be sure to cruise the research guide, available online through the AHC's website, before you mosey. Or better yet, pack up some of your old ephemera and documents. We're talking to you, stone cold femme who kept every flyer from Chances, and to you, dear dancing queen from the Friends & Lovers' heydays – and drive 'em down and donate them to the AHC. Community is a practice; research a pleasure.

Austin History Center
810 Guadalupe, 512/974-7480

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