The Collaboratory connects LGBTQ digital histories projects across Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. Collaborators share resources and expertise, and develop new methods in conversation.
Digital Transgender Archive
A new online repository that will provide a centralized hub for transgender-related historical materials, including born-digital materials, materials contributed by independent projects, and information on archival holdings throughout the U.S., Canada, and Germany.
Lesbians Making History
This significant collection of oral histories from the 1940s – 70s is held by the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives and was digitized by the Collaboratory in 2014/15. These interviews explore private and public struggles, and document how lesbians survived prior to and since the 60s-wave of feminism. In 2016, the Collaboratory created a digital collection of original audio files and other ephemera from the project, available below.
Archives of Lesbian Oral History (ALOT)
Based out of Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, ALOT collects and makes available the oral histories of people who presently or at one time identified as lesbian. ALOT’s website includes oral histories resources and a rich collection grid with selected streaming audio and video.
Transgender Archives, University of Victoria
A growing special collections at the University of Victoria focused on the history of pioneering transgender activists and the work they have done on behalf of their communities.