Yesterday, I received a very exciting email from the Library of Congress. It begins:
The United States Library of Congress has selected your website for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the LGBTQ+ Studies Web Archive. We consider your website to be an important part of this collection and the historical record.
The Library of Congress preserves the Nation’s cultural artifacts and provides enduring access to them. The Library’s traditional functions, acquiring, cataloging, preserving and serving collection materials of historical importance to the Congress and the American people to foster education and scholarship, extend to digital materials, including websites.
The following URL has been selected for archiving:
I am so honored to have this site be included in the Library of Congress archives! I wanted to thank all of you for reading and supporting the site, both on Patreon and through your views, comments, and shares. When I started the Lesbrary eight years ago, I had no idea how it would grow and evolve, and I’m so happy that it’s only become a bigger part of my life over time. The feedback and support I’ve gotten has been incredible, and I wanted to share this massive milestone with you! I couldn’t have done it without you, and without all the reviewers who put out amazing reviews every month. I can’t believe the book blog I started in college has become something the Library of Congress considers an important cultural artifact! Which means that it will be preserved for future researchers. It’s unreal! Thank you all so much for your support and for coming along on this journey with me!