Visit the B.C. Gay and Lesbian Archives in Vancouver’s West End

Ron Dutton, sorting through a piece of the Archives | Image via Vancouver Courier, photo by Dan Toulgoet

By Casey Stepaniuk

If you’re not a LGBTQ+ library/archives nerd like me, you probably don’t even know that nestled in Vancouver’s West End is the B.C. Gay and Lesbian Archives, an incredible resource preserving the history of both Vancouver and the wider province’s LGBTQ+ populations. Late last year, I visited the Archives to do some research on the history of Vancouver’s LGBTQ+ Out on the Shelves Library (more on that in a future post!). I was astounded at the breadth and depth of material and at the dedication of the archivist Ron Dutton, who selflessly runs the archives out of his own apartment!

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Visit the B.C. Gay and Lesbian Archives in Vancouver’s West End

Great Old-Timey Hockey Photos of Vancouver on Flickr

Vancouver Ice Hockey Team (Lions)

In honour of the Canucks bid for the Stanley Cup, the City of Vancouver Archives just posted a bunch of old-timey Vancouver hockey photos on Flickr.  There are 29 shots in total from the early 1900s, and pretty much every one of them is fascinating (and a lot of them are really funny).

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Great Old-Timey Hockey Photos of Vancouver on Flickr