We need your help to collect and preserve the archives and personal papers of LGBTIQ people and organisations in Aotearoa New Zealand.
LAGANZ is an archival repository for the personal papers of LGBTTFIQ and the archives of LGBTTFIQ organizations and for related documents of historical and cultural value. LGBTTFIQ includes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, takatāpui, fa'afafine, intersex or queer and is intended to include any same-sex attracted, transgender or intersex members of any indigenous community of the Pacific. We believe that the histories and whakapapa of our LGBTTFIQ community is vital knowledge, so often needed to combat stigma, social isolation and foster a sense of belonging.
LAGANZ is a registered charity, and we rely on external funding sources and volunteer hours to make sure our work continues in making our collections accessible. Currently, we are looking to cover the continuing cost of renting storage space, to hold new items/taonga before they are accessioned, sorted and catalogued prior to entering the permanent archive.
Much of what organisations produce today — including meeting minutes and documents, social media posts and e-newsletters — is digital, and so we also need to cover ongoing secure digital storage costs. Some older digital media, like CD-ROMs and DVDs, are fragile and LAGANZ needs to be able to extract files contained on them and save the data in secure digital locations. This digital and physical storage space provides the level of safety and security required for our precious items.
Our annual physical and digital storage costs are $6,351. Please help us raise the funds to continue collecting and preserving our history.
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Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand | Te Pūranga Takatāpui o Aotearoa are owned by a Trust and housed in the Alexander Turnbull Library of the National Library of New Zealand. We hold archives and related documents of LGBTTIFQ people and organisations.
Please help us raise funds for the safe and secure digital and physical storage of new items for the archive.