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Bostian, Lia (Class of 1975), 2018

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


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.

Collection History

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Credit this material:

Bostian, Lia (Class of 1975); Princeton Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA) Oral History Project, AC465, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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