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AIDS Council history

Way Back When is writing a history for the Victorian AIDS Council’s 30th anniversary and is looking for pictures. Can you help?

Thanks to the National Library

The National Library’s Community Heritage Grants program has funded new blinds to minimise harmful UV radiation in our working space.

Open Day

The Archives’ first Open Day for 2013 is celebrating the T in LGBTI – from the Seahorse Club through radical challenges to the male-female binary, via transvestites, transsesxuals, transgenders, trans* … We have been rummaging through the newsletters and zines, ephemera, posters and photos, so come and see what we have. And if you have […]

Melbourne Queer Film Festival

We hope you can join us for one or both of these ALGA events at Melbourne’s Queer Film Festival. Sunday 17 March: The Queer History Slideshow Are there histories of young queer people in Australia? What happened before there were any queer youth groups and when homosexuality was still illegal? What did queer young people […]

ALGA in San Francisco

We’ve contributed material about Monte Punshon and World War 2 solider ‘Len’ to a new exhibition, Migrating Archives, at the GLBT History Museum in San Francisco. Read more in Nick Henderson’s post on Facebook and Graham Willett’s post on OzHomoHist. There’s an online interview with curator E.G. Crichton. And read about Monte Punshon in her […]

Sydney Mardi Gras Museum

The history of the Sydney Mardi Gras is on show in Sydney from 30 January to 3 March 2013. Highlights include items from the ALGA collection.

New acquisitions: personal papers

Collections of personal papers can reveal a lot about the hearts and minds of individuals in their professional and community engagements and their everyday lives. ALGA has received three such collections in the past few months. Eddy Hackenberg was an artist, photographer and theatre worker, who died from an AIDS-related illness in 1987, age 32. […]

Thesis prize 2012

For many years now the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives has offered a prize for the best fourth year thesis (honours or equivalent – that is, of about 10,000 words) submitted at an Australian university in the field of GLBTI studies. The amount of the prize is $250. The thesis may be in any discipline […]

Thanks again to Vic Bears

This year has seen the purchase by ALGA of a new colour photocopier, enabled by Vic Bears’ amazing donation of $10,000 last year. One immediate benefit has been that ALGA now has facilities for speedy digitisation up to A3 size (and we’ve also learned how to stitch together A3 scans to give us up to […]

The future of LGBTI histories

Several ALGA members attended the LGBTI ALMS (Archives, Libraries, Museums and Special Collections) Conference in Amsterdam (2-3 August 2012), hosted by IHLIA (Internationaal Homo/Lesbisch Informatiecentrum en Archief). The conference brought together around 150 archivists, librarians, museum workers and volunteers from Europe, North America, Africa and Australia to discuss ‘The future of LGBTI histories’. The conference […]