The Colorado LGBT History Project was established to collect and preserve oral histories from those who lived it, archive these histories and make them available to the public, and actively educate the community on LGBT history. The project offers four basic services:
Oral History: Oral histories are digital recordings of the lives and stories of LGBT Coloradans. They are a great way to add your voice to history. Oral histories take about 2 – 3 hours, can be done at The Center or any public space like a library, in home, or even via phone.
Document Archiving: Getting our material culture into public institutions like libraries and museums is especially important. Our volunteers take documents and other written records, inventory them, and help turn them over to public institutions.
Education: Volunteers provide outreach to colleges, some schools, and share our research with the public during community events.
Networking: Building networks of volunteers, narrators, donors, speakers, educators, and benefactors is the heart of the history project. Establishing community partnerships allows us to ensure that the knowledge and supports are in place to preserve Colorado’s LGBT history for tomorrow’s generations.
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If you have questions about this project or would like to get involved, please contact David at firstname.lastname@example.org.