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Flyer - Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender Collections Survey, Midsumma Festival, Melbourne, 2005 Document Reg. No: HT 22922

Single-page flyer with rainbow stripes entitled ''Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay Transgender Collections Survey 2005'. The flyer advertises the project to potential participants, and was handed out at the 2005 Midsumma Festival. It identifies interest in surveying documents, letters, diaries, books, photographs, oral histories, films, objects symbolizing GLBT sexuality, identity-specific clothing, personal mementoes and political material.

The survey was a joint project between Museum Victoria, State Library of Victoria and the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives. The project aimed for 'improved knowledge, representation and interpretation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender material in public collections. It aimed to promote the development of strategies for encouraging discussion and awareness of homosexuality in the mainstream community. It also aimed to begin to provide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Victorians with a sense of inclusion in the broader story of our heritage. The survey has provided an opportunity for the celebration of political and social achievements, and recognition of the tenets of equal opportunity and human rights for all Victorians.' (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Material Survey Project Report, Kate Davison, 2006).
Single-page flyer with rainbow stripes, with inscription overlaid. Reverse continues the rainbow motif with vertical stripes interspersed with text. Logos for Museum Victoria, the State Library of Victoria and the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives appear at lower right.
Acquisition Information:
Collected from Ms Deborah Tout-Smith - Museum Victoria Collections, Research & Exhibitions
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 99 mm (Height), 210 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: exhibitions, communities, lesbian gay, making history - gay lesbian collection
Themes this item is part of: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Project, Museum Victoria, 2005-2006, Cultural Diversity Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Sexuality
Tertiary Classification: publications
Inscriptions: INSCRIPTIONS: On cover: 'Lesbian / Bisexual / Gay Transgender / Collections Survey 2005'. On reverse: 'Do you want to see your history recorded? / Museum Victoria, the State Library / of Victoria and the Australian Lesbian / and Gay Archives are joining forces to / undertake a survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual / and transgender collections in Victoria.' Details of the survey scope follow, together with contact information.
Place & Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2005
Place & Date of Event: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2005
References: Kate Davison, 2006. 'Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender Material Survey: Project Report 2006'; National Association of People Living with AIDS web site (accessed 8/1/2009); William Keys Anderson, 2002. Fever hospital : a history of Fairfield Infectious Diseases Hospital; Australian AIDS Quilt website, accessed 8/4/2009

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