Kick-off LGBTQ+ History Month by learning more about Nebraska’s LGBTQ+ history and how archivists and librarians are preserving and sharing the past today. Presentation for the NCompass Live, a program of the Nebraska Library Commission. The Queer Omaha Archives in UNO Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections launched in 2016 as the first dedicated LGBTQ+ archival and book collection in Nebraska. In the collecting initiative’s first 5 years it has grown to over 80 cubic feet and 3 GB of personal papers and organizational records, 50 oral history interviews, and 3,000 books. In this session, you will be introduced to some of the archival resources available and the opportunities and challenges of the Queer Omaha Archives has encountered. The recording of the presentation is available on the website of NCompass Live. The text of the remarks are as prepared and are not a transcription of remarks as presented and the question and answer period.
Schindler, Amy C., "The Queer Omaha Archives: The First 5 Years" (2021). Criss Library Faculty Proceedings & Presentations. 124.
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