Records of the Word is Out Bookstore
Scope and Contents
The Records of the Word is Out Bookstore consists of documents dated 1988 to 2008, with the bulk falling from 1995 to 2008. The collection contains formal certificates of recognitions from agencies focused on feminist and LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) communities, as well as some store operation policies and records. The collection also contains feminist bookstore catalogs, advertising, memorabilia, and articles concerning the Word is Out Bookstore.
- Creation: 1988-2008
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1995-2008
- Word is Out Bookstore (Organization)
Restrictions on Access
There are no access restrictions on this collection.
Restrictions on Use
Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.
The Word is Out Bookstore was located in Boulder, Colorado. It was owned and operated by Louise Knapp and her partner, Sally Kornblith, starting in 1994. Word is Out was focused on feminist and LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) authors and subject matters. The bookstore closed in 2008.
1.9 linear feet (1 document case, 1 flat box)
Language of Materials
The collection contains various certificate recognitions awarded to the Word is Out Bookstore from agencies representing women's, LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer), and bookstore communities. Documents concerning store operations such as hiring and shelving are also included, as are notes from owner Louise Knapp about the history of the store.
The collection is organized chronologically with undated files arranged alphabetically.
The collection consists of 1 series in 1 document case and 1 flat box:
Series 1: Subject files, 1988-2008 and undated
The Records of the Word is Out Bookstore was donated in 2016 by Louise Knapp, owner of the Word is Out Bookstore.
Some materials have been scanned and are available through the Colorado State University Libraries website. In the electronic version of this document, direct links appear in context.
Books in the collection were removed and added to the cataloged Special Collections monograph holdings.
Processing was completed in August 2016. Framed and non-paper items were placed into a flat box while the other materials were placed into a legal-sized Hollinger box.
Note: Title information supplied by the archivist is bracketed.
- Guide to the Records of the Word is Out Bookstore
- Edited Full Draft
- Prepared by Jessy Morris
- Copyright 2016
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
Part of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections Repository
Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA