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Keeping Our Stories Alive

The ArQuives was established to aid in the recovery and preservation of our histories. Its mandate is to: Acquire, preserve, organize, and give public access to information and materials in any medium, by and about LGBTQ2+ people, primarily produced in or concerning Canada; and Maintain a research library, international research files, and an international collection of queer and trans periodicals.

The ArQuives is the largest independent LGBTQ2+ Archives in the world and since 1973 the only LGBTQ2+ archives in Canada with a national scope, read further about our history and mission.

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Call for new volunteers (September, 2022)

We are happy to announce that we are seeking new volunteers! Below you will find information about the committees, the open volunteer positions, and if [...]

Job Posting: Trans Digitization Assistant

Located in Toronto, Ontario, The ArQuives is one of the largest independent LGBTQ2+ archives in the world. With a focus on Canadian content, The [...]

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