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Migrating Archives: LGBT Delegates from Collections Around the World



First Floor, James Branch Cabell Library
901 Park Avenue, Richmond, VA 23284


"Migrating Archives: LGBT Delegates from Collections Around the World" is an exhibit showcasing materials, submitted by archives from around the world, that document the histories and personal stories of LGBT communities. The exhibit reveals the various ways in which institutions such as museums and libraries work to capture and preserve these important cultural materials. E.G. Crichton, artist in residence at the GLBT History Museum of San Francisco, CA, designed the exhibit, and it debuted there on February 1, 2013. James Branch Cabell Library will be the first institution to host the exhibit since its debut.

VCU Libraries was the first institution in the United States to contribute materials for the exhibit. Other contributing institutions include Adarna in Manila, the Philippines; the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives in Melbourne, Australia; Cassero Gay and Lesbian Center in Bologna, Italy; Fonds Suzan Daniel in Ghent, Belgium; Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action in Johannesburg, South Africa; Glasgow Women's Library in Glasgow, Scotland; Hall-Carpenter Archives in London; Labrisz in Budapest, Hungary; and both the National Archives and Rukus in London, the United Kingdom.

For the exhibit, Special Collections and Archives at James Branch Cabell Library contributed materials pertaining to Hunter Stagg, an important figure in the Richmond literary world of the first half of the 20th century. Stagg was an editor for The Reviewer and cultivated friendships and working relationships with numerous writers and artists predominantly on the East Coast, including Richmond-based writers James Branch Cabell and Ellen Glasgow.

The exhibit is free and open to the public during all normal library hours. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad StreetWest Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed, please call (804) 828-0593.

See photos from the opening night here.

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Opening Gallery Talk at James Branch Cabell Library

Oct. 22, 2013
Speaker: E.G. Crichton, artist in residence at the GLBT History Museum of San Francisco, CA
Opening remarks: John Ulmschneider, University Librarian, VCU
Introduction: David W. Hanson, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, VCU


Australia Lesbian and Gay Archives

Organization: Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives
Location: Parkville, Australia
Speaker: Graham Willett, president



Organization: GALA: Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action
Location: Braamfontein, South Africa
Speaker: Gabriel Khan, archivist


Fonds Suzan Daniel

Organization: Fonds Suzan Daniel
Location: Ghent, Belgium
Speaker: Bart Hellinck, archivist


The National Archives

Organization: The National Archives
Location: London, England
Speaker: Jenni Orme, diverse histories specialist


Labrisz Lesbian Association

Organization: Labrisz Lesbian Association
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Speaker: Mari Takács, founding member


Hall-Carpenter Archives

Organization: Hall-Carpenter Archives, London School of Economics and Political Science
Location: London, England
Speaker: Sue Donnelly, archivist


Cassero LGBT Center

Organization: Cassero LGBT Center
Location: Bologna, Italy
Speaker: Sara De Giovanni, library director


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Richmond, VA 23284-2033
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