Friday, June 7, 2013


I have arrived in Berlin to search the Audre Lorde archives at the Free University. Dagmar Schultz, the director of the documentary, Audre Lorde -- the Berlin Years from 1984 to 1992, donated the material from the film to the University Archives.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

I went to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem this week to search the archives of the author of Audre Lorde's biography, Warrior Poet by Alexis De Veaux.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Free University of Berlin

In the future I will search Audre Lorde's archives at the Free University in Berlin, Germany where Lorde spent time between 1984 - 1992. The pictures are of a library at the university.

Spelman College

During my spring break in March 2013 I searched the Audre Lorde archival collection at Spelman College's Archives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Audre Lorde was a librarian?

The LGBTQ Student Organization in my department, the School of Library and Information Studies, at the University of Wisconsin - Madison asked me to present my preliminary research in November 2012.

The Lesbian Herstory Archives

During the fall 2012 I searched Audre Lorde's archives at the Lesbian Herstory Archives in Brooklyn.

Audre Lorde, Black Lesbian Feminist Mother Poet Warrior, was a Librarian

As an African American former librarian and current Library and Information Studies professor, I was excited to discover that Audre Lorde, a lesbian and gay rights, civil rights, and gay rights activist was a librarian. I wanted to know more about her life as a librarian and started a research project to understand why she became a librarian, why she left the field, and what if any impact it had on her later activism.