Bishopsgate Institute is a cultural venue located on the border of the City of London and the East End, and from opening in 1895 has collected books, pamphlets and archives covering the social and cultural history of London and further afield. Since 2011, it has become one of the national repositories of LGBTQ+ history in the UK This is based around the Lesbian and Gay Newsmedia Archive, a national collection of over 350,000 press cuttings from the straight press covering all aspects of LGBTQ+ history from 1900 to the present day. There is also a library of over 8,000 books and pamphlets, along with journals, banners, badges and ephemera, Subsequent deposits of archives from numerous organisations and individuals have also followed. These collections are fully accessible free of charge to members of the public and are used by around 1,800 researchers, students and academics every year. We are now hoping to establish a National Trans Archive and create a fantastic resource on the history of the trans and gender variant community for generations to come.
We would love to provide a home for your own personal archives. Whether it is books and journals, letters, diaries or photographs, the Institute will treasure, catalogue and store them to the most up-to-date archival standards. Your items can be loaned or gifted, and if you wish we can keep items closed from public access for as long as you wish. Your donation of material can also be anonymous and we can also scan material and return originals to you. Everyone’s lives and stories are important and unique, and it’s vital that we make sure these are kept safe , so future generations can understand the lives and experiences of the trans and gender variant community in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This is where we need your help to make this happen!
Do get in touch with me Stefan Dickers, the Special Collections and Archives Manager at Bishopsgate Institute, on 020 7392 9270 or Stefan.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ON TRANS RELATED TOPICS look at the WEBSITE of the GENDYS CONFERENCES ARCHIVE
THERE IS A RICH ASSORTMENT OF TALKS BY A WIDE VARIETY OF SPEAKERS ON TRANS RELATED TOPICS