Lisbet Tellefsen is an Oakland, California-based archivist, collector and curator. Her archives and collections focus on late 20th century African Americana with specializations including the Black Panther Party, Angela Davis, Black LGBT culture and political graphics. Her archives are used frequently for research, film & media projects and exhibitions. As an archival consultant she has worked on numerous film and television projects including the 2015 documentary “Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution” by Firelight Films and the 2012 doc “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners” by Realside Productions. Her collections have been featured most recently in “The Art of Collaboration” at Yale’s Beinecke Library (2018); “Get With the Action: Political Posters from the 1960s to Present” at SFMOMA (2017-18); “All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50” at the Oakland Museum of CA (2016); and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) with a dozen pieces from the Tellefsen collection featured in their 2016 inaugural exhibit. Over 100 objects from the Tellefsen collection now reside in the permanent collections of SFMOMA, the Oakland Museum of CA, and the NMAAHC and in 2012 the Lisbet Tellefsen Papers were acquired by Yale University. In addition to frequent pop-up exhibits, she co-curated “Angela Davis OUTspoken” (2018) and “From Feminists to Feministas” (2017) at the GLBT History Museum in San Francisco. She is currently working on an Angela Davis retrospective opening in the Fall of 2020 at the Zimmerli Gallery at Rutgers then traveling to the Oakland Museum of CA in 2021.