Adding to the Archives
As we announced in June, Gerber/Hart as received a grant from the
Illinois State Historical Records Advisory Board
(ISHRAB) for ten additional shelving units in the archives. We have received the funds, ordered the shelving, and almost completed the
installation process. This is just one of the many exciting steps we are taking with our archival collection! Keep an eye out
for further updates regarding our progress of organizing, processing, and increasing accessibility to the collections that
document our community's history.
Gerber/Hart Receives Two Grants!
We want to thank the Kicking Assets Fund of Tides Foundation and the Illinois State Historical Records Advisory Board for their support of our
mission. The combined contribution of these two institutions is just over $10,000. In addition to funds for general operations, we will also be
purchasing more shelving units for our archival collection. Thank you to both of these groups and for all of our individual contributors and
volunteers who make the work that we do for the LGBT community of Chicago, the Midwest, and beyond possible.
Tides Foundation actively promotes change toward a healthy society, one which is founded on principles of social justice, broadly shared
economic opportunity, a robust democratic process, and sustainable environmental practices. Tides believes healthy societies rely fundamentally
on respect for human rights, the vitality of communities, and a celebration of diversity.
The Illinois State Historical Records Advisory Board (ISHRAB) is the state level of the National Historical Publications and Records
Commission. They serve as a state-level review body for records grant proposals as defined in the Commission's guidelines and as a
coordinating body to facilitate cooperation among historical records depositories and other information agencies within the state.
The Historical Records Preservation Grant Program, under ISHRAB, provides grant opportunities to assist Illinois archival repositories
with preserving and making accessible records of historical importance.
For more information on these organizations, please click the hyper-linked text above.
Join us at 6500 N. Clark on the February 25th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM for Gerber/Hart Game Night.
We will always have a few game options, but participants are highly encouraged to bring their own to add some variety. These can include
card games, board games, or even video games! Come have fun and make some new friends.
Genre Fiction Discussion Group
The Genre Fiction Discussion Group switches between genres of fiction every month. The next meeting of this group is Friday, March 13 at 6:30 pm.
The BTQ Discussion Group focuses on bisexual, transgender, and queer topics. Newcomers are welcome!
No preregistration is required. February's book is Aquamarine, by local author Carol Anshaw and discussion will
take place on Friday, February 20 at 7:00 PM.
For additional information, see our book discussion groups page.
Chicago Queer Writers' Group
This group's next meeting is on Friday, March 6 at 6:45 PM.
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