See what ToFF has in its library!


LT-1You can search with the box on the right side of the screen and the drop-down menu by title, author, subject, etc., or just press enter.

This is a work in progress! We currently have 500 books in LibraryThing and more titles are being added weekly. The list is in order of entry, so the first books on the list are the last ones loaded.

Because the books we have are rather rare, not many other members have them, so there aren’t many reviews or comments. If you join LibraryThing, you can put your own books in (up to 200 for free) and write reviews, etc.

So, go take a look and have some “literary” fun!

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Tom of Finland represented at ARLIS/NA

Pasadena was under siege during April 25-29, 2013, as the 41st Annual ARLIS/NA Conference took place. ARLIS/NA is the Art Libraries Society of North America, whose members represent universities, museums and art schools.

Tom of Finland Foundation was invited to participate on a panel, “Queering Our Collections: Three Important LGBTQ Archives”. Marti Pike, Cataloging Librarian, discussed the uniqueness and organization of the library and the archives. She also shared the progress of making the library’s collection accessible to the public through LibraryThing.

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Toni Rodriguez [above], Copy Cataloger, illustrated how TOM House is used as a public and private space, and the challenges of living and working in a museum.  She also stressed the importance of the Foundation as a vital community space for other local organizations such as L. A. Band of Brothers and Avatar, as well as the concerns of protecting the art and library collections.