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Information about the curators and how to access the LAGANZ collections.


The curators are appointed by the LAGANZ Trustees.  Their role is to care for and provide access to the collections.

Access to the Collections

Viewing of the collections is by appointment with a curator as listed above. Contact a curator to discuss your research query.

Access to the LAGANZ collections at the Alexander Turnbull Library (ATL) in Wellington is subject to some current traffic light COVID protection protocols in place if you visit the Archives.

Access for researchers to the LAGANZ collections is provided from the Alexander Turnbull Library reading room on the 1st floor of the National Library Building, located at 70 Moleswoth St, Thorndon, Wellington.

Check the National Libary website home page's grey banner at top for daily updates about whether the National Library building is open.

The Red protocols reflect ATL and National Library practices and affect how people can access LAGANZ collection items:

  • The Alexander Turnbull Library reading room is closed on Mondays during Red protocol settings.
  • Appointments, subject to the National Library building being open, with LAGANZ Curator Linda Evans and curatorial team volunteer and trustee Roger Swanson will generally be made for Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the only days during the Red protocol settings when they are working on National Library premises.
  • National Library require visitors to show their vaccine passes for admittance to the National Library building.

Linda and Roger can respond to research enquiries received by email.

Consider the National Library Collections Also

The National Library's collections include many lesbian and gay publications including books, magazines and journals and you can search the catalogue at National Library catalogue. All LAGANZ books in the catalogue have a call number starting with LAGANZ e.g. LAGANZ 003.21 WIT (5123) so you need to do a search that includes call number contains LAGANZ.

Open the National Library's Catalogue search form
- the form opens with call number starts with laganz - leave it
- select an author or title search
- select contains or all or exact and enter your search terms or a phrase
- click on SEARCH

Last updated: 16 Jun 2022

Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand (LAGANZ) | Te Pūranga Takatāpui o Aotearoa
PO Box 11-695, Manners St, Wellington 6142
Alexander Turnbull Library, 70 Molesworth St, Wellington 6011

Curator Tel: +64 4 462 3972 | Trust Secretary Mob: +64 27 444 3961

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