An Award Winning Community Archive is Born
The Heritage Lottery Funded, Pride in Our Past project reached completion in 2012 with its own exhibition at the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery and the formation of the award winning Plymouth LGBT Community Archive. This project website created and hosted by Pride in Plymouth has been transformed providing further links to the rich content held in the Plymouth LGBT Archive and other relevant LGBT History sites, news and events.
Since the exhibition closed in June 2012 a great deal of cataloguing work has been taking place with the Plymouth LGBT Archive since it was deposited at the Plymouth and West Devon Record Office. The physical collection can now been searched – either in person or on line at www.plymouth.gov.uk/archivescatalogue – where it is held under the collection number 3901.
Work on the on line Archive is ongoing in February 2013 (LGBT History Month) we started sharing a selection of the oral histories collected as part of the Pride in Our Past project this work will continue through 2013. Pride in Plymouth are committed to support the archive with its digital media, and maintain this site that brings material from the various archive sources together presenting it in different formats for a wider audience to use and enjoy.
The Plymouth LGBT on line archive is a searchable by keyword or you can browse by theme, decade and even sign up to receive updates and news direct by email.
The archive also has it's own Facebook page and you can follow the archive on Twitter
Even though the Pride in Our Past project has drawn to a close the Plymouth LGBT archive is ALIVE and continues to collect our stories through recording oral histories, memorabilia and imagery that reflects LGBT life past and present in the City of Plymouth.