Believe it or not, LGBT history is being preserved right here in conservative Richmond.
The LGBT Collections at Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives department at the James Branch Cabell Library were made possible by a grant- funded initiative called the Archives of the New Dominion.
The project was launched in 2005 to identify organizations and individuals in under-documented communities in Central Virginia and secure their archives and papers so that their story could be told by historians and researchers. Those under-documented communities include African Americans, Hispanics, women’s activists and the LGBT community.
In the next episodes, we will delve into the LGBT collection to discover just what artifacts have already been preserved.
This month, VCU’S College of Humanities and Sciences is hosting a speakers series titled, “Celebrating Forty Years of LGBTQ Activism” to commemorate the court decision that allowed for VCU’s first queer student organization to exist on campus. This Thursday, Dr. Marc Stein of San Francisco State University, will give the second lecture in the series [...]