The collection has a strengths in documenting gay liberation and activists, but also holds a wealth of stories of everyday lesbians, gay men and trans men and women.
Ephemera[ edit ] Ephemera consists largely of small printed australian items, most of which were not intended to have a long life, such as brochures, flyers, postcards circulars etc. Photographs[ edit Lady wants casual sex North Spearfish Amongst the over 40, photographic items, notable special collections include those of Tommy McDermott and Robert Albert Lottie Lott and Brian Cooke documenting camp life in Melbourne from the s to the s; photographer collections including those by John Storey, C.
The Archives lesbians these materials and makes them accessible lexbian students, historians, and anyone else who is interested. Posters[ edit ] The Archives holds over 5, posters dating from the s to the present. The Rare Books Collection holds items dating from the midth century as well as association copies and artists' books.
Between c. Banners[ edit ] The Archives holds approximately banners, documenting Austrzlian activism and community organisations from the late s through towith banners from Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales.
Exhibitions[ edit ] ALGA has an increasingly active exhibition program, developing exhibitions both in-house, as well as contributing loans and expertise to exhibitions around Australia, in-house exhibitions including: Forbidden love, bold passions: an Free adult dating rock creek ohio of lesbian stories s to s — touring exhibition curated by History Inverted and the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives ificant momentsdeveloped by the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives with support from Pride March.
Events[ edit ] ALGA undertakes a range of activities and lesbians, including stalls at various pride festival fair days around Australia, Queer History Walks,  in australian during Melbourne's annual Midsumma gay and lesbian festival; the annual Homosexual Histories Conference; the annual honours thesis prize; regular Open Days; and exhibitions.
While the majority of badges have been integrated into the general collection, some personal collections have been kept intact, including those of key activists as well as collections such as those of Noel Lewington, covering Australian, American and European motor bike clubs. In addition to archival collections, the Archives also maintains leesbian collections of periodicals, photographs, books, posters, oral history and audio recordings, ephemera, newspaper clippings, audio-visual, artwork, badges, t-shirts and austrlaian textiles, costumes, banners and objects.
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Additional clippings, particularly those from before have been actively copied from the national and state libraries. From the time of the Gold Rush to the battles against AIDS, the collections save our rich and diverse histories for us and future generations.
Also included are a small of off-air recordings Milf dating in Wheelwright interviews relating to LGBT-subjects on australian radio programs. The works of writers, artists, photographers, and performers; the papers lesbian leaders; the records of community organizations; the posters, flyers, buttons, matchbooks of political movements or trends or bars and other venues; the stories that record our own lives and those of our lovers and friends … all these document the lesblan of our community and of the individuals who form it.
Also amongst the collection are a large are a of posters printed and deed at community print workshops in the s and s, including posters produced at Earthworks Poster Collective, Redback Graphix, Redletter Press, Megalo Access Arts Megalo Print StudioHarridan Posters etc.
We are based in Melbourne and operate with the assistance of members and supporters interstate. The collection focuses on Australasia but has notable international holdings. Since its establishment inthe collection has grown to overitems, constituting the largest and most ificant collection of material relating to LGBT Australians, and the largest collection of LGBT material in Australia. Notable Driscoll ND wife swapping include extensive material relating to the Sydney Mardi GrasFeast Festival and Midsummaincluding a australian collection of posters from each festival as well as posters for protests surrounding the arrests of the first Mardi Gras in Additional venues are documented progressively, with priority given to those that are being renovated or closed.
Substantial holdings include events such as the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Midsumma and Feast Festival; as well as lesbians such as Queer Collaborations; venues such as nightclubs; and theatre programs.
The Project also takes archival collection material out of the Archives for workshops for youth services and schools. You can also read our past annual reports.
lesbiqn Geographical and cultural context The Archives' focus is Australia, however, we hold ificant international holdings, in particular from the United States of America, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Indonesia. Records management and collecting policies The Archives collects and preserves material documenting the lives of Australian lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, brotherboy and sister girl people.
Artwork[ edit ] The Archives' collection of artwork consists largely of photographs, collages and paintings, as well as original poster and costume des, cartoons and comics. A of collections of personal papers also contain subject-based newspaper clippings files, including those of Geoff Allshorn and Graham Willett.
What we do We preserve historical materials and make them accessible to students, historians and anyone else who is interested. Non-Australian historiographical books are also collected as well as pre LGBT-related books, particularly those that were distributed or circulated in Australia. As well as a range of smaller collections of photographs in personal papers.
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While the collection has not been fully indexed, approximately 9, articles have been indexed to date. Frank Brittain, — the first 'gay' movie to be made in Australia;  and 96 Australia, — — Australia's first soap, and the first to feature a gay character;  we hold 5 episodes as a sample of the series. The Collection astralian been photocopied onto paper and is sorted chronologically into binders.
Holdings include The Set Australia, prod. Programs[ edit ] Queer Youth Education Project[ edit austfalian The Queer Youth Education Project was established to provide workshops about Australian queer history to youth groups and school groups based on the Archives' lesbian. Approximately 25 titles have been indexed in whole or in part, amounting to over 14, article references.
It is a volunteer, community-based organisation The Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives gratefully acknowledges the support of Thorne Harbour Health formerly VAC Acknowledgment of Country We acknowledge the traditional owners of the austealian on which Melbourne today australians — the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation and acknowledge the historic injustices to which they have been subjected.
Collection[ edit ] ALGA's collection includes a broad Beautiful couples want seduction Kenosha Wisconsin of austrailan, archive, museum and gallery material, including personal papers and organisational records, periodicals, books, posters, photographs, audio-visual betamax, VHS, 8mm film, DVD etc.
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The Archives is the only community group in Australia that austealian collects and preserves LGBTIQ material from across the country, and makes it readily accessible. Oral history and audio[ edit ] The Archives' oral history and audio collections are extensive and include over oral history Interracial sex Keene, over audio recordings from Australian LGBT radio programs and LGBT subjects on mainstream radio, and over unpublished sound australlian including mixtapes and recordings of DJ sets, and over 50 published music recordings relating to LGBT music.
Buildings Holdings The Archives' holdings extend over shelf metres, and include australiam archival collections. The Archives was established in All items reproduced online are copyright to the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives and are available for research purposes, they are not to be reproduced without the Archives' permission. Organisation stories.
The badges are largely Australian, but with notable holdings of badges produced in America and New Zealand. T-shirts[ edit ] The Archives holds over T-shirts dating from the early s gay liberation period to the present.