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Fonds AM1675 - BC Gay and Lesbian Archives

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BC Gay and Lesbian Archives

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  • Multiple media

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  • 1976-Feb. 2018 (Collection)
    Dutton, Ron
  • 1929-Feb. 2018 (Creation)

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25 m of textual records and other material

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The BC Gay and Lesbian Archives was established in 1976 and developed and maintained by Ron Dutton in his home. Dutton donated the collection to the City of Vancouver Archives in February 2018.

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Collection consists of textual records (primarily textual ephemera), periodicals, photographs, posters, and audiovisual materials pertaining to LGBTQ2+ communities in Vancouver and British Columbia.

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Includes ca. 7500 photographs, ca. 2000 posters, ca. 220 video recordings, and ca. 60 sound recordings

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