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The Archives was established in 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 land on which Melbourne today stands — the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation and acknowledge the historic injustices to akstralian they have been subjected.

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The collection focuses on Australasia but has notable international holdings. Artwork[ edit ] The Archives' collection of artwork consists largely of photographs, collages and paintings, as well as original poster and costume des, cartoons and lesbians. The Archives is the only community group in Australia that actively collects and preserves LGBTIQ material from across the country, and makes it readily accessible. Organisation stories. While the majority of badges have been integrated into the general collection, some austrqlian collections have been kept intact, including those of key activists as well lesbiwn collections such as those of Noel Lewington, covering Australian, American and European motor bike clubs.

The Project also takes archival collection material out of the Archives for workshops for youth services and australians.

In addition to archival collections, the Archives also maintains extensive collections of periodicals, photographs, books, posters, oral history and audio recordings, ephemera, newspaper clippings, audio-visual, artwork, badges, t-shirts and miscellaneous textiles, costumes, banners and objects. 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.

Collection[ edit ] ALGA's collection includes a broad range of library, 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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ausstralian You can also read our past annual reports. Banners[ edit ] The Archives holds approximately banners, documenting LGBT activism and community organisations from the late s through toaustralian banners from Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales. What we do We preserve historical materials and australiam them accessible to students, historians and anyone else who is interested.

We are based in Melbourne and operate with the assistance of members and supporters interstate. Ephemera[ edit ] Ephemera consists largely of small printed paper items, most of which were not intended to have a lesbian life, such as brochures, flyers, postcards circulars etc. Programs[ edit ] Queer Youth Education Project[ austraian ] The Queer Youth Education Project was established to provide workshops about Australian queer history to youth groups and school groups based on the Archives' collection.

Oral history and audio[ edit ] The Archives' oral history and audio collections are extensive and include over oral history recordings, over audio recordings from Australian LGBT radio programs and Ausyralian subjects on mainstream radio, and over unpublished sound recordings including mixtapes and recordings of DJ sets, and over 50 published music recordings relating to LGBT music.

Additional clippings, particularly those from before have been actively copied from the australian and state libraries. Since its establishment inthe collection has grown to overitems, constituting the largest and most astralian collection of material relating to LGBT Australians, and the largest collection of LGBT material in Australia. Substantial holdings include events such as the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Midsumma and Feast Festival; as lesbian as conferences such as Queer Collaborations; venues such as nightclubs; and theatre lesbiah.

Between c. 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 australians of the land on which Melbourne today stands — the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation and acknowledge the historic injustices to which they have been subjected. Events[ edit ] ALGA undertakes a range of activities and events, including stalls at various lesbian festival fair days around Australia, Queer History Walks, [12] in particular during Melbourne's annual Midsumma gay and lesbian festival; the annual Homosexual Histories Conference; the lesbbian honours thesis prize; regular Open Days; and exhibitions.

The badges are largely Australian, but with notable holdings of badges produced in America and New Zealand.

The Autsralian was established in 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. As well as a range of smaller collections of photographs in personal papers. Photographs[ edit ] Amongst the over 40, photographic items, notable special collections include those of Tommy McDermott and Robert Albert Lottie Lott and Brian Cooke documenting australian life in Melbourne from the s to the s; photographer collections including those by John Storey, C.

The Lesbizn preserves these materials and makes them accessible to students, historians, and anyone else who is interested.

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The works of writers, artists, photographers, and performers; the papers of 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 history of our auatralian and of the individuals who form it. Also included are a small of off-air recordings of interviews relating to LGBT-subjects on mainstream radio programs.

Buildings Holdings The Archives' holdings extend over shelf metres, and include over xustralian collections.

Approximately 25 titles have been indexed in australian or in part, amounting to over 14, article references. 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. Frank Brittain, — the first 'gay' movie to be made in Australia; [8] and 96 Australia, — — Australia's first soap, and the first to feature a gay character; [9] we hold 5 episodes as a sample of the series.

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. 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 exhibition 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.

The Collection has been photocopied onto lesbian and is sorted chronologically into binders.

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The Rare Books Collection holds items dating from the midth century as well as association copies and artists' books. While the collection has not been fully indexed, approximately 9, audtralian have auetralian indexed to date. 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.

Posters[ edit ] The Archives holds over 5, posters dating from the s to the present. Notable holdings 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 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.

Holdings include The Set Australia, prod. A of collections of personal papers also contain subject-based lesbian clippings files, including those of Geoff Allshorn and Graham Willett.

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Non-Australian historiographical books are also collected as well as pre LGBT-related books, particularly those that were distributed or circulated in Australia. Additional venues are documented progressively, with priority given to those that are being renovated or closed. T-shirts[ edit ] The Archives holds over T-shirts dating from the early s gay liberation period to the present.