04 Dec Denis Lessard, archivist at the Archives gaies du Québec
Since the summer of 2015 archivist Denis Lessard has been employed on a consultancy basis by the Quebec Gay Archives. Initially, his mandate was to perform an overview of the archival fonds held by the AGQ in order to establish priorities and make recommendations regarding their treatment and preservation. Since December 2015, he has treated some 15 archival fonds according to strict archival standards, replacing file folders and containers by non-acidic conservation materials and by creating classifications schemes and fonds inventories which will help research and retrieval. The fonds processed to date include the fonds of the Groupe Homosexuel d’Action Politique (GHAP), of the Androgyne/Androgeny bookstore, the Groupe Gai de l’Université Laval (GGUL), the gay Jewish group Naches, the fonds Peter Flinsch and Bernard Courte, and the fonds of the Association pour les droits des gaie(e)s du Québec.