Microfilm Liberation

At my university library, looking for an article by Canadian porn/archive advocate Chris Bearchell in an old issue of XTRA, I was greeted by this amazing image, which marks the start of each XTRA microfilm reel:

VHS, Porn, and the Digital Archive

Image source: http://dealwithimpossibility.tumblr.com/post/77463284947 Gay and Lesbian archives tend to have large collections of videotapes. These tapes are generally rare because no one else bothered to collect them, or because they’re amateur, one-of-a kind recordings. Gay and lesbian archives also have a