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Archives Tour - LGBTQ Collections
  • Category
    Archive
  • Date(s)
    22 February 2018
  • Time
    6:30 PM
  • Price
    £7*
  • Concs.
    £5*
Archives Tour - LGBTQ Collections
Thursday 22 February 2018
18.30 - 19.30


Why was John Gielgud told to see a doctor and how many lesbian pulp fiction novels could one library hold? Bishopsgate Institute is a treasure trove of LGBTQ history with archives, cuttings, badges and banners, even a wizard’s costume, and by the end of this tour, you’ll know all about them.

Led by Stefan Dickers, the Library and Archives Manager at Bishopsgate Institute who looks after its extensive collection of books, pamphlets, maps, photographs and oral histories on London history, as well as the labour movement, protest, atheism, the co-op and LGBT history. He is passionate about history, the Institute and its historic collections (along with West Ham United) and will talk about them all at length to anyone who will listen. He started as the archivist at Bishopsgate Institute in 2005 and has previously worked at the London School of Economics and Senate House Library. He is also Archives and Resources Secretary of the Society for the Study of Labour History. Follow @stefdickers.

Find out more about our LGBTQ Collections in our Special Collections and Archives.

Image: LAGNA Archive.

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