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Oral History with Mary Beth Dunkenberger, November 6, 2014, 2014-11-06

Identifier: Ms2015-007_VTLGBTQ_DunkenbergerMaryBeth

Scope and Content

In this oral history interview, Dunkenberger discusses her first marriage and children before coming out to her family in her 30s. She also discusses being out in Virgina, her involvement in LGBTQ community, and issues related to LGBTQ and other minorities at Virginia Tech and in Virginia. In particular, she discusses issues surrounding being gay and religious, legal issues concerning gay marriage, and the LGBTQ climate survey at Virginia Tech. The interview was recorded on November 6, 2014 at Dunkenberger's office, 205 W. Roanoke Street in Blacksburg, Virginia. Professor David Cline was the interviewer.


  • 2014-11-06


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Virginia Tech LGBTQ Oral History Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Biographical Note

Mary Beth Dunkenberger is the Senior Program Director at the Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance. She joined Virginia Tech in 2001, after working in the international trade field and as an attorney in Washington, D.C.


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Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US