Projects at the Archives

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Women & West Coast Labour

Eighty years of action for equity in domestic and workplace labour by women in BC.

Media, documents and ephemera from the Sara Diamond fonds and  Women In Focus Society fonds.

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2020

Gendered Violence: Responses and Remediations [Ongoing]
Archive/Counter Archive

An Archive/Counter-Archive Case Study. Researchers are investigating our archival collections to develop understanding of the social ecology of collectives and collaborations, solidarities and complex affiliations across generations and through settler and Indigenous community-based movements/initiatives responding to gendered  violence. Doctoral student, Sydney Hart, is creating a searchable database of resources around Gendered Violence for our researchers.

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Every Queer Thing

Every Queer Thing: A Subject Guide to Archival Materials on Queer Identity & Experience is a valuable tool for researchers seeking queer perspectives. This searchable online database will direct you to 954 publications/articles, 236 videos and 5 Special Collections at the Crista Dahl Media Library and Archive providing insight into the history of queer art and activism.

Created by VIVO’s 2019 Archivist-In-Residence Sophie Roberge MAS/MLIS

Go to Every Queer Thing

Decolonizing the Archives: First Steps
2020

In 2020, Archivist Syr Reifsteck joined the CDMLA thanks to a BC Early Career Development Internship grant. They are initiating a long-overdue review of Indigenous and First Nations materials in our collection and instituting new policies and protocols for description, acquisition and accessibility.

 

 

2019

Gendered Violence: Responses and Remediations [Ongoing]

An Archive/Counter-Archive Case Study. Researchers are investigating our archival collections to develop understanding of the social ecology of collectives and collaborations, solidarities and complex affiliations across generations and through settler and Indigenous community-based movements/initiatives responding to gendered  violence.

Learn more.

Every Queer Thing [2019]

2019 Archivist-In-Residence
Sophie Roberge MAS/MLIS
Roberge has created a digital guide to the queer materials found in the archives, providing insight into the history of queer art and activism at VIVO. Every Queer Thing: A Subject Guide to Archival Materials on Queer Identity & Experience is a valuable tool for researchers seeking queer perspectives. Roberge and the CDMLA organized talks, screenings, and other community events around the topic of queer art and archives. Generously funded by the BC Arts Council’s Early Career Development Program.

Go to Every Queer Thing

Cait McKinney, Respondent
Trans Archival Futures [2019]

McKinney recently relocated to Vancouver and is an assistant professor in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University. We are excited to announce they are this year’s respondent for our Vancouver Independent Archive Week event that featured Chris E. Vargas and Chase Joynt. McKinney’s response joins video documentation of this event online at archivesweek.ca.

Trans Archival Futures event

Elisa Ferrari & Casey Wei, Respondents
Pisces Mid-Heaven [2018]

Vancouver Independent Archives Week [2018]
A response to the  audio cassette collection of Vancouver artist Lenore Herb by Elisa Ferrari and Casey Wei. Transcription project, publication, poster and  mixtape of the voices, issues, and sounds of the Vancouver art scene, 40 years prior.

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