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Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives

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The Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives was established in 1978, at the Fourth National Homosexual Conference in Sydney. The Archives is the only community group in Australia that actively collects and preserves lesbian and gay material from across the country, and makes it readily accessible.

Our Collection

The purpose of the Archives is to collect and preserve historically significant materials that document the lives of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgendered people, and queers of all kinds. The collection has materials dating from the early 1900s, but is strongest for the period after 1970. The collection is composed of: Periodicals, audio and audio-visual materials, theses and research papers, newspaper clippings, ephemera, books, collections of personal and organisational papers, badges, banners and t-shirts, photographs

The ALGA collection is the biggest repository of historical materials about homosexuals and homosexuality in Australia.