The 10th Archivist of the United States David Ferriero addressed The Mattachine Society of Washington, D.C., on May 21 at a reception hosted by the international law firm McDermott Will & Emery. Stressing the National Archives’ new “commitment to identify and make more accessible the stories and documents of LGBT American history,” Ferriero talked about plans for new LGBT finding aids and research at the National Archives. He was followed by historian (left) David K. Johnson, who discussed how he researched his groundbreaking history, The Lavender Scare, at the Archives ten years ago when things were not so enlightened. Charles Francis, President, Mattachine Society of Washington (right).
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