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October 2019

USC Upstate Archives and Special Collections launches its third digital collection!  

In conjunction with National Coming Out Day on October 11, 2019 the Archives and Special Collections is excited to announce the launch of its third digital collection, the LGBTQ Upstate Oral History Collection.  This collection developed as part of a High-Impact Practice (HIP) component in the LGBTQ Studies course taught in the Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Women's & Gender Studies at the University of South Carolina Upstate.  

The 2018 collection of oral histories, recorded by students in the LGBTQ Studies course, focuses on the stories of selected leaders within the LGBTQ community of the upstate of South Carolina.  The 2019 collection, also recorded by students, presents the experiences of African American members of the LGBTQ community, also known by many as queer and trans people of color (QTPOC).  Plans are underway to collect a third set of oral histories during the spring of 2020. 

Click HERE to view the collection.