PRIDE! Of the Community: Documenting LGBTQ History in the Triad is the first large-scale initiative to document the LGBTQ history in the Triad. We are holding community scanning events, and invite you to bring in materials that document LGBTQ social life, history, activism, organizations, and businesses. We will scan materials and make them available on the web for others to see and use. We will also give you a copy of the digital files if you like.
Saturday, May 19, 1-5pm
Wednesday, June 20, 4-8pm
LGBTQ Center of Greensboro
1205 W Bessemer Ave, Ste 226
Friday, August 3, 2-4pm
College Park Church
1601 Walker Ave
So what types of materials are we interested in? Basically personal and unique items that document some aspect of LGBTQ history or life in the Triad. Some examples might include (but are not limited to):
- organizational newsletters and records
- bar/club fliers
- protest signs
- letters and postcards
We’re especially interested in documenting nightlife, political events, marches, and social gatherings that may or may not have been covered in other resources.
And what are we NOT interested in? We can’t really use some things due to copyright issues and also due to the fact that many of these materials are already available online. For example:
- mass-produced magazines and newspapers (such as The Front Page, Q-Notes, or The Advocate)
- commercially released videos, movies, etc.
- items that are not connected to the Triad or North Carolina in some way
If you have a lot of material, particularly things related to one specific business or organization, we might be able to arrange a separate session with you rather than having you come to one of our events.
We can also work with you on ways to help your preserve your materials or help you find a library or archives which might be interested in receiving them as a donation. If you have any questions, please let us know!