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Virginia Tech LGBTQ Oral History Collection

Identifier: Ms-2015-007

Scope and Content

This collection consists of oral history interviews with influential members of the LGBTQ community at Virginia Tech, both past and present. Interviews were conducted by Tamara Kennelly, University Archivist, David Cline, Assistant Professor of History and Director of the Graduate Certificate in Public History, and students of Professor David Cline's Oral History class.


  • 2014 - 2015

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research. One interview in this collection is only available on-site as a transcript by request.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical Note

Beginning in the fall of 2014, faculty and students in the Virginia Tech History Department, along with colleagues in the University Libraries’ Special Collections and campus partners including HokiePRIDE, the LGBT Faculty/Staff Caucus, and the Ex Lapide Society (the LGBTQ alumni network at VT) began collecting oral histories to document the history of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer life in the 20th century American South and specifically at Virginia Tech.


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Acquisition Information

An initial 21 oral histories were aquired by Special Collections beginning in the spring of 2015. Additional oral histories have been added to the collection as they are conducted.


Additional interviews will be added to the digial collection and the finding aid as they are received and processed.

Alternate Form Available

Audio versions of the interview can be found online at the Virginia Tech LGBTQ Oral History Collection (Ms2015-007). Please note: the website includes additional interviews not yet listed in the "Contents List" below.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Virginia Tech LGBTQ Oral History Collection was completed in [month year].

Virginia Tech LGBTQ Oral History Collection, 2014-2015
In Progress
2016 (CC0 1.0)
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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