WNC LGBTQIA+ Oral History Project in the News

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Community & University Archivists: The Western North Carolina LGBTQIA+ Oral History Project | Oct 25, 2019 | UNC Asheville Ramsey Library | Video (54:59)

Amanda Wray, Gene Hyde, Rachel Muir, and English Department interns introduce the LGTBQIA+ Oral History Archive project. In short, they address: What is oral history and why is it so important to marginalized communities? Amanda and her interns provide an overview of the research project. The LGBTQIA+ Oral History Archive Project is a collaboration of the Blue Ridge Pride Center, YMCA of Western NC, and UNC Asheville. 2019.

Activists Strive To Make Southern Queer History Visible | Feb 28, 2019 | Blue Ridge Public Radio | Audio (4:07) and Article

Reporter Lilly Knoepp speaks with Invisible Histories Project founder Josh Burford and UNC Asheville Professor Amanda Wray about archiving the untold stories of queer history in the South.

UNCA Professor’s Hidden LGBT Archive | Oct 31, 2021 | Blue Banner | Article

Student newspaper writer Makayla Towns UNCA Professor’s Hidden LGBTQ Archive

Taking Action| Apr 22, 2021 | Mountain Xpress | Article

Thomas Calder reports on the growing volunteer base of the LGBTQIA+ Archive.

WCU Teams with Blue Ridge Pride Center| Jan 21, 2021 | WCU | Article

Announcing our partnership with Western Carolina University.


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