This archives’ mandate is to acquire, preserve, organize, and give public access to inforation and materials in any medium, by and about LGBT people, primarily produced in or concerning Canada. To support this function, the archives also maintains significant non-archival collections, which include a research library, international subject files, and an international collection of queer periodicals.
Some archival material is held off-site. Before visiting the archives you will be required to send an email listing in detail the topics and sources that you wish to consult.
Archival records include:
- Personal and organizational records of prominent Canadian gay and lesbian persons
- Vertical files containing information about events, individuals and organizations of interest
- Photograph collection, moving images (primarily Canadian gay and lesbian erotica), posters, audiotapes
- Cartographic and architectural plans
T-shirts, posters, banners, flags and buttons (concerning historical slogans, events, etc.), leathers, uniforms.
Various rotating annual exhibits. (e.g. “Lez Con: An Exhibition by Onya Hogan-Finlay; The National Portrait Gallery ).
Provides tours of the Jared Sessions House, moving tours of Toronto’s LGBTQ historical neighborhoods.
Provides presentations related to the archival collections.
Contact CLGAemail@example.com to receive information about volunteer opportunities.
Address & Contact Information:
P.O. Box 699
Hours of Operation:
Key Words: gender, sexuality