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Records of the Word is Out Bookstore

 Collection
Identifier: MWIO

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.

Dates

  • 1988-2008
  • Majority of material found within 1995-2008

Creator

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.

History

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.

Extent

1.9 linear feet (1 document case, 1 flat box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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.

Arrangement

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

Acquisition

The Records of the Word is Out Bookstore was donated in 2016 by Louise Knapp, owner of the Word is Out Bookstore.

Online Materials

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.

Related Collections

Friedman Feminist Press Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Colorado State University.

Feminist Press Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Colorado State University.

Separated Collections

Books in the collection were removed and added to the cataloged Special Collections monograph holdings.

Processing

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.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Records of the Word is Out Bookstore
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Prepared by Jessy Morris
Date
Copyright 2016
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA
970-491-1844