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Cork LGBT Digital Archive

Basement2In the basement of a magnificent house in Cork there are boxes and boxes of old newsletters, posters, letters and other documents collected over the past 35 years by a local activist.  They relate to the activities of various Cork groups, including the lesbian and gay communities, the Quay Co-op, environmental groups and different campaign groups.  It is a rich source of information documenting the activities of these groups and a testament to Arthur’s foresight that it has not all been lost over the years.Arthurbasement

To call this an ‘archive’ would be to suggest a level of organisation that doesn’t exist.  It is a jumble of unorganised boxes, each containing a mix of information relating to different organisations and activities.  There are also old computers which would require some level of expertise to unlock the files contained on them.  ComputersBoxesBasement

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