It is with great excitement that the GLBT Historical Society announces Visions and Voices of GLBT History, an archival survey and processing project in the GLBTHS archives. In what began August 2014 through a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), Visions and Voices is uncovering the GLBTHS’ rich photographic and audiovisual collections to increase public access to these materials. The project entails a complete survey of the Archive’s photographic and audiovisual collections as well as processing three quarters of these collections. Additionally, approximately 100 new catalog records will be added to the GLBTHS public online database, with numerous new collection finding aids added to the Online Archive of California. Recommendations for digitization are also being recorded and will serve to inform future GLBTHS digitization efforts.
Former Project Archivist Juliet Demeter and former Managing Archivist Marjorie Bryer set a strong pace for this project during its launch in 2014. Currently, the new Project Archivist JoJo Black continues their efforts by ushering the project into 2015. This blog will serve to reveal the insights, gems, stories, and successes discovered throughout this important NHPRC grant-funded project. Stay tuned!