LGBTQ+ Oral History Collection

Title

LGBTQ+ Oral History Collection

Description

The LGBTQ+ Oral History Collection is the home for oral history interviews conducted with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, nonbinary, and asexual individuals from various communities with a focus on those with a connection to Omaha, Nebraska. The interviews were consciously collected to be part of UNO’s Queer Omaha Archives. Interviews to date are all audio recordings and include community members and UNO faculty; interviewees are described individually in this finding aid. Interviews to date have been conducted by UNO professor Jay Irwin, UNO archivist Amy Schindler, UNO students in Prof. Jay Irwin’s Fall 2016 Introduction to LGBT Studies course, and UNO Libraries oral history associate for the Queer Omaha Archives Luke Wegener. Contact UNO Libraries' Archives and Special Collections about access to interviews not yet available online.

Creator

Irwin, Jay (Interviewer, Person)
Wegener, Lukas (Interviewer, Person)
University of Nebraska at Omaha. University Library

Publisher

University of Nebraska at Omaha Libraries

Date

2016-[ongoing]

Relation

LGBTQ+ Oral History Collection Finding aid available at http://unomaha-public.lyrasistechnology.org/repositories/4/resources/604

Collection Items

LGBTQ+ Voices: Interview with Eris Koleszar
Click here to access the interview, LGBTQ+ Voices: Interview with Eris KoleszarMs. Eris Koleszar, Omaha community activist and musician, was interviewed by Luke Wegener on August 28, 2018, in Omaha, Nebraska. Koleszar shared information about her…

Introduction to LGBTQ Studies: Interview with Carolyn Fiscus<br /><br />
Click here to access the interview, Introduction to LGBTQ Studies: Interview with Carolyn FiscusAn oral history interview with Carolyn Fiscus, Professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, concerning her life as a lesbian Native America woman,…

Introduction to LGBTQ Studies: Interview with Lynne Mytty<br /><br />
Click here to access the interview, Introduction to LGBTQ Studies: Interview with Lynne MyttyAn oral history interview with Lynne Mytty concerning her life as a transgender woman, working in sociology, her involvement with various LGBTQ+…

Introduction to LGBTQ Studies: Interview with Terry Sweeney
Click here to access the interview, Introduction to LGBTQ Studies: Interview with Terry SweeneyAn oral history interview with Terry Sweeney concerning his life as a gay man in Omaha, his partner Patrick Daniel Phalen, and activism in local LGBTQ+…

Introduction to LGBTQ Studies: Interview with Nick Newman
Click here to access the interview, Introduction to LGBTQ Studies: Interview with Nick NewmanAn oral history interview with Nick Newman concerning growing up as a gay man, coming out to friends and family, his partners, and his experience with AIDS…

Introduction to LGBTQ Studies: Interview with Lauren Ward<br /><br />
Click here to access the interview, Introduction to LGBTQ Studies: Interview with Lauren WardAn oral history interview with Lauren Ward concerning her status as a white, gay woman, her experiences in LGBTQ communities in multiple states, her work at…

Introduction to LGBTQ Studies: Interview with Michael Gordon<br /><br />
Click here to access the interview, Introduction to LGBTQ Studies: Interview with Michael GordonAn oral history interview with Michael Gordon concerning his status as a gay man, his reflections on significant LGBTQ milestones, and his involvement…

Introduction to LGBTQ Studies: Interview with Steve Jackson<br /><br />
Click here to access the interview, Introduction to LGBTQ Studies: Interview with Steve JacksonAn oral history interview with Steve Jackson concerning his life growing up as a gay man, his relationships with his friends and family, how his sexuality…

Introduction to LGBTQ Studies: Interview with Daniel Cobos
Click here to access the interview, Introduction to LGBTQ Studies: Interview with Daniel CobosAn oral history interview with Daniel Cobos concerning his status as a gay, Latino man, his time in the U.S. Air Force, and his career working at an HIV and…
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