In the Archives: A Journey through LGBTQ+ Records | CollabArchive

About the Project

This programme works with LGBTQ+ volunteers to explore three distinct archival collections - court cases, NGO records and TV shows - and examine the experiences of the LGBTQ+ community across Northern Ireland. 

What can archives tell about criminalisation, civil rights and personal experiences of LGBTQ+ community over the last 100 years? 

During September, the volunteers are taking part in guest talks and workshops to create zines documenting today’s key LGBTQ+ issues for PRONI's archives.

Participants will then be offered the opportunity to volunteer with PRONI in a digitisation project that will make its LGBTQ+ records material more digitally accessible and searchable.

About the project - In the Archives: A Journey through LGBTQ+ Records | CollabArchive

NIGRA Scrapbooks (1973-1983)

See some of the scrapbooks of newspaper cuttings from the Northern Ireland Gay Rights Association collection at PRONI (D3762) that were digitised and indexed by our volunteers.


Read the zines that were created by our volunteers documenting today's societal issues such as disability, LGBTQ+ rights, feminism, and activism..

Zine 1: by Catriona

Zine 2: by Eilis

Zine 3: by Fiona

Zine 4: by Irene

Zine 5: by Kaavya

Zine 6: by Katharina

Zine 7: by Kirsty

Zine 8: by Martin

Zine 9: by Tammie

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International LicenseThe above 'zines' are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.


Katharina Bock - Volunteer CollabArchive

Katharina Bock

Fiona Sheridan - Volunteer CollabArchive

Fiona Sheridan

Kirsty Comac - Volunteer CollabArchive

Kirsty Comac

Eilís Campbell - Volunteer CollabArchive

Eilís Campbell

Tammie Russell - Volunteer CollabArchive

Tammie Russell

Irene de la Mora - Volunteer CollabArchive

Irene de la Mora

Catriona Edington - Volunteer CollabArchive

Catriona Edington

Kaavya Chandrashekar - Volunteer CollabArchive

Kaavya Chandrashekar

Martin Terence Duffy - Volunteer CollabArchive

Martin Terence Duffy

Emma Mackle - Volunteer CollabArchive

Emma Mackle