The Dartmouth College Library is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of an exciting new oral history project dedicated to documenting the experiences of Dartmouth’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) alumni/ae. Beginning in Spring 2018, the project, titled SpeakOut, will train undergraduate students to conduct oral history interviews with members of the LGBTQIA+ alumni/ae community. The interviews will become part of the oral history collection at Rauner Special Collections Library, where they will be available for teaching and research. A dedicated project website will provide widespread access to audiences beyond the Dartmouth campus.
SpeakOut was first proposed by DGALA, the alumni/ae association for Dartmouth’s LGBTQIA+ community, and is a collaboration between DGALA, the Library, and the History Department. The project is based out of Rauner Library and funded with generous support from the Office of the Provost and Dean of Libraries. SpeakOut is an official part of Dartmouth’s 250th Anniversary celebration. The first interviews from the project are expected to be publicly available in January 2019, coinciding with the anniversary kickoff.
Posted for Caitlin Birch, Digital Collections and Oral History Archivist