Oral Histories

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The Oral History collection currently consists of two sub-collections: the Vassar College LGBTQ Oral History Project (including interviews conducted as part of Spring 2013 Women's Studies Class WMST 219, "Queering the Archives") and the Vassar College ANTH-AFRS 386 Oral History Project

  • The Vassar LGBTQ Oral History Project is a partnership between the LGBTQ Center, the Women’s Studies Program and the Vassar College Archives that began in the fall of 2012. The goal of the project is to capture the experiences, stories, and reflections of LGBTQ and ally alumnae/i as well as former and current LGBTQA staff members.  Queering the Archives, from WMST 219 under the direction of Professor Hiram Perez, provides sound recordings, transcripts, and commentary of six oral histories conducted with recent alumni in the LGBTQ community.
  • The interviews from the Vassar College ANTH-AFRS 386 Oral History Project are a result of the projects by students in Vassar College's "ANTH/AFRS 386: Situating Blackness" course in Spring 2015. The course encouraged students to explore the meanings of blackness (and raced identity categories) as lived experience at Vassar College and beyond.
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