Arizona LGBTQIA+ Archives®©

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The Arizona LGBTQIA+ Archives®©
are the continuing effort of Arizona's first
1967 Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Queer
archives effort that began collecting, preserving,
saving, securing, storing, and archiving of Arizona's
Gay Lesbian Bisexual, Transgender, Queer History
in the 1960's when often harassment, danger,
threats & physical violence were routinely encountered.

The focus of the Arizona LGBTQIA+ Archives and its mission is the collection,
preservation, and digital virtual access of historical related Arizona LGBTQIA+ photographs,
manuscripts, event posters, various Arizona and other LGBTQIA+ related publications,
journals & diaries, documentaries, audio tapes, Super 8 & 35mm Films, Micro Film,
VHS-Beta-CD-DVD recordings of events, audio sound recordings, interviews,
original art works, LGBTQIA+ Events T-Shirts & Memorabilia along with other
 LGBTQIA+ items for inclusion into the permanent
Arizona LGBTQIA+ Archives®© for their preservation
and access for current and future generations.

Arizona LGBTQIA+ Archives®©
Welcomes The Donation Of Your Original or Digitzed Photographic, Poster,
Publication, VHS & DVD movies, And Other LGBTQ+ Items

Donate Your    
LGBTQIA+ Historical Items
& Collections Now

Help Save Arizona's LGBTQIA+ History!

Include Your Return Address
For Postage-Shipping Reimbursement To:

Arizona LGBTQIA+ Archives
Security Screening Center
STE 101, UNIT 5161
Tucson Arizona 85703

 All Items Pass Through Federally Monitored
Security Screening Inspection Processes


The Arizona LGBTQIA+ Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Intersex Asexual+ Archives
are Arizona’s original Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual+ (LGBTQIA+)
archives collections effort began in the summer of 1967 later to be renamed in keeping
to reflect over time ever expanding inclusive groups historical collections.

As a community-state-multi state focused archives
founded as a physical and digital archives
 the Arizona LGBTQIA+ Archives uses and pulls the concept of

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer, Intersex, Asexual +

into the thousands of artifacts, exhibits, items, and records being collected,
preserved, and made digitally available to the world.
The Arizona LGBTQIA+ Archives all-volunteer archivists work closely
with many diverse LGBTQIA+ communities throughout Arizona, the United States,
and around the world developing archives that are for,
 by, and about LGBTQIA+ History it represents.
A comprehensive archives that fully encompases the many people,
organizations, events, and contributions that so many have made.

Mission Statement
The Arizona LGBTQIA+ Archives of the Arizona LGBTQ+ Museum work
 with many heterogeneous Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex [LGBTQIA+],
Gender Non-Conforming, and Two Spirit Communities throughout Arizona, around the United States,
and in other countries of the world identifying, preserving, and protecting the many records,
manuscripts, papers, photographs and ephemera of LGBTQIA+ History that document
the distinct histories of these communities.

The Arizona LGBTQIA+ Archives Mission:

Collecting and maintaining the many individual stories, papers, photographs, videos,
oral histories, home movies, artwork, clothing items, 
and other distinct various forms of historical records reflecting many hundreds of years
of combined generations insights and knowledges.
Areas of collecting interest are specified below in a separate Collection Development Policy
to collect and maintain these historical items and records of enduring historical significance
 to current and future organizations, community groups, safe spaces,
including identified organizational efforts supporting LGBTQIA+ lives throughout Arizona.

The Arizona LGBTQIA+ Archives recognizes that the LGBTQIA+ communities are diverse
and heterogeneous and hold complicated, contradictory, as well as complementary histories
that can all come together here as valid everyday knowledges and truths.

The Arizona LGBTQIA+ Archives works to engage with many communities, organizations,
and individuals to collect, preserve, and share these many histories and memories.

The Arizona LGBTQIA+ Archives Collection Policy

The Arizona Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Intersex Asexual LGBTQIA+ Archives
of the now Arizona LGBTQ+ Museum since its original 1967 beginning
been aquiring-collecting the many items and exhibits materials that are forever relevant to

LGBTQIA+ individuals, groups, and organizations involved supporting LGBTQIA+ lives.
Items collected include tens of thousands of stories, papers, records, manuscrpits,
publications, ephemera, original photographs, home movies, event posters,
government records, videos, digital and many other materials,

including but not limited to artifacts, such as art, crafts, and apparel.

As one of the worlds major stewards of  LGBTQIA+ histories,
the Arizona LGBTQIA+ Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Intersex Asexual Archives
works to preserve the history of the events and people between the 1700's and 2020's
and beyond for current and future generations. 


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