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Collection Overview

Title:
Princeton Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA) Oral History Project
Repository:
Princeton University Archives
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/qb98mj69c
Dates:
2017-2022
Size:
163 GB
Language:
English

Abstract

The LGBT Center supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) students and employees by providing community-building, education, events and initiatives. During the summer, undergraduate and graduate students interview LGBTQIA alumni and current and former LGBTQIA staff and faculty to learn about their lives, particularly their experiences being LGBTQIA (out and not out) at Princeton, and their perceptions of the climate for LGBTQIA people at Princeton at different points in time.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The Princeton LGBTQIA Oral History Project launched in the summer of 2017 and is a partnership between by the LGBT Center, Princeton Bisexual Transgender Gay and Lesbian Alumni/Fund for Reunion (BTGALA/FFR), Community-Based Learning Initiative, the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, and the University Archives, with support from the Provost's Office's Princeton Histories Fund.

During the summer, undergraduate and graduate students interview lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) alumni and current and former LGBTQIA staff and faculty to learn about their lives, particularly their experiences being LGBTQIA (out and not out) at Princeton, and their perceptions of the climate for LGBTQIA people at Princeton at different points in time. Student interviewers participate in extensive oral history methods training as a requirement for participating in the project and are paid research assistants.

The project is coordinated by the LGBT Center and the Princeton LGBTQIA Oral History Project Advisory Board, whose members are: Suman Chakraborty '97 (Board Co-Chair), Christina Chica '15, Gill Frank (Visiting Fellow at P's Center for the Study of Religion), Howard Gertler '96, Lelabari Giwa-Ojuri '14, Robert Gleason '87, Judy Jarvis (LGBT Center Director, Board Co-Chair), Karen Krahulik '91, Tobias Rodriguez '11 and Ruby Nell Sales *75.

In addition to this collection, oral histories of LGBTQ Princetonians were collected as part of the 2013 Every Voice Conference which can be found here.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically by last name.

Collection Creator Biography:

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Center

The Princeton LGBT Center grew from the worked conducted by graduate students in the offices of the Dean of the Chapel and the Dean of Student Life beginning in 1989. In the early 2000s, Princeton professionalized the coordination of LGBT student activities by creating a LGBT Student Services Coordinator position. In 2006, the LGBT Center opened its doors and continues to supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual students and employees by providing community-building, education, events and initiatives.

Collection History

Acquisition:

This collection was transferred to the University Archives in October 2017 , February 2018 , and June 2018 by Judy Jarvis, the Director of the LGBT Center.

Appraisal

No materials were separated from this collection.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Valencia L. Johnson in 2017. Finding aid written by Valencia L. Johnson in October 2017. Finding aid updated by Valencia L. Johnson in December 2017. Additional interviews proccesed and finding aid updated by Michelle Peralta in July 2018. Additions proccessed and finding aid updated by Valencia L. Johnson in February 2019 and 2023. Interview summaries for 2017-2019 interviews created by James Morales (Class of 2026) in 2023. Interview summaries for 2021-2022 interviews created by August Roberts (Class of 2025) in 2023.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The majority of this collection is available online however some oral histories are restricted. Please refer to individual oral histories for access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Princeton Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA) Oral History Project; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/qb98mj69c
Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345