Exploring an LGBTQ Library

As part of the Tessa Boffin (photographer specialising in sex and sexuality in 1980s/90s) archive, we also hold her extensive  personal library which is accessible on the library catalogue.The collection is held in our Rochester campus and is available to view for reference only.

Personal libraries of artists are illuminating in terms of what inspired different projects, and what was of interest. The annotations and notes within the collections, highlight what was particularly important to Tessa.

It is also interesting to see the types and range of material that inspired this artists’ work – including fairy tales, the theatre, philosophy and psychology.

As well as highlighting interesting aspects into an artist’s personality and work, a personal library can also highlight the varied ways you can take inspiration from. This can also be relevant for creative writing, as you could devise your own fictional character from the types of material they keep…

 

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Rebekah Taylor, Archivist & Special Collections Officer

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