The U of S Archives & Special Collections regularly promotes the visibility and use of its sexual and gender diversity collections through in-house exhibitions and descriptive pieces on the unit’s blog.
In each of the past three years the collections have been highlighted with displays at the annual U of S Breaking the Silence conference and through contributions to exhibits presented each February by Out Saskatoon at the Heritage Festival of Saskatoon.
In March 2016 the Library prepared and displayed an exhibit from its extensive collection of vintage lesbian pulp fiction in conjunction with a screening of the classic Canadian documentary Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories O f Lesbian Lives (1992) at the Broadway Theatre. Co-director Lynne Fernie travelled from Toronto to reintroduce the remastered film to a new audience.
An exhibition of classic LGBT themed movie posters was also provided to the Saskatoon Public Library in conjunction with its spring series of LGBT documentaries Queer as Film
From October 2013 to summer 2016 the Saskatoon office of the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan welcomed visitors and researchers with a large exhibition on Saskatchewan LGBT history in its corridor display cases. The exhibit was curated by Joe Wickenhauser with material drawn principally from the Archives’ Neil Richards fonds.
The following is an ever-growing list of the Neil Richards Collection for Sexual and Gender Diversity’s online presence:
- Passions Uncovered: Gay, Lesbian, and Transgendered Pulps
- All Frocked Up : Cross Dressing in Saskatchewan
- Ambisextrous : Gender Impersonators of Music Hall and Vaudeville
- Year of Queer
- Year of Queer 2
- QueerUS: Language, Space, and the University of Saskatchewan
- Strange Texts
- Freedom to Read Week 2016
- Queer Negative Literature : Why Collect It?
- Trans* Awareness Week
- Olio: an unorganized collection or mixture of various things
- Leading Change in the Library, One Book at a Time