PRIDE! of the Community is an ongoing project documenting LGBTQ+ history in the Triad. This is the first large-scale initiative to document the LGBTQ+ history of the Triad region of North Carolina. We are currently holding scanning events in Greensboro and other Triad communities, and we will be inviting you to bring in materials that document LGBTQ+ social life, history, activism, organizations, and businesses. We will scan materials and make them available on the web for others to see and use. We will also give you a copy of the digital files if you like.
Collections included in the project
- David Gwynn Collection
- Dirk Robertson Collection
- Ellen W. Gerber Collection
- Equality NC Collection
- Frank Benedetti-Gary Trowbridge Collection
- Gary Palmer Collection
- Guilford Green Foundation Archives
- Jeff Rainey Collection
- Jennifer N. Mintz Collection
- John Long Collection
- North Star LGBTQ Community Center Collection
- Out at the Movies Collection
- PFLAG Winston-Salem Collection
- PRIDE! of the Community Oral History Collection
- Stacey Krim Collection
- Student Organizations – PRIDE! – General Files
- Thomas G. Clarke Papers
- UNCG Institutional Memory Collection
- University Archives Subject Files
Interested in contributing materials?
What types of materials are we interested in?
Basically anything unique than documents some aspect of LGBTQ+ history in the Triad. Examples might include photographs, T-shirts, organizational newsletters and records, bar flyers, protest signs, letters and postcards, and other personal and unique items. We’re especially interested in documenting nightlife, political events, marches, and social gatherings that may or may not have been covered in other resources.
What are we NOT interested in?
We can’t really used mass-produced magazines and newspapers (such as The Front Page, Q-Notes, or The Advocate) due to copyright issues and also due to the fact that many of these materials are already available online. But we would be interested in seeing older newsletters from clubs and organizations and other less common items.
If you have a lot of material, particularly things related to one specific business or organization, we might be able to arrange a separate session with you rather than having you come to one of our events.
We can also work with you on ways to help your preserve your materials or help you find a library or archives which might be interested in receiving them as a donation. If you have any questions, please let us know!
Do you have materials that might be of interest? We’d like to talk to you!
We are also interested in conducting interviews with community members about their experiences with LGBTQ+ life, culture, and/or politics in the Triad.
PRIDE! of the Community is made possible through a Common Heritage Grant from the National Endownment for the Humanities.