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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) oral histories

 Collection 0497-UA

The LGBTQ oral history collection consists of seventeen interviews of students, staff, and faculty mainly conducted during Pride Month in April 2018 and April 2019 at the University of Maryland for the event “Speak Your Truth: The LGBTQ Oral History Project". Participants reflect upon and share their experiences of being LGBTQ+ on the University of Maryland campus or in the community. The project was a cooperative effort between former staff member Ashleigh Coren, Special Collections Librarian for Teaching and Learning, and the LGBT Equity Center. The collection is comprised of transcripts and audio recordings of these oral histories. Some interviewees are anonymous.


  • April 12, 2018 - May 20, 2019

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public. Some individuals have chosen to remain anonymous.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies or digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives duplication policy.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.


9 Items (MPEG 1/2 Audio Layer 3)

3 Items (WAV)

5 Items (MPEG-4 Media File)

17 Items


Arrangement is alphabetical by last name of interviewee.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Interviews were conducted by Special Collections and University Archives staff in April of 2018 and 2019. Transcriptions of interviews were created by Ashleigh Coren and Benjamin Shaw.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) oral histories
Finding aid created by Ashleigh Coren and Benjamin Shaw
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Finding aid written in English.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742