Month: April 2021

Call for Applications: Work Study Interview Coder for queer and trans oral histories (LGBTQ Oral History Digital Collaboratory), working with Professor Elspeth Brown.

archiving oral history / gay history / oral history / public humanities / trans history

We seek a work-study eligible graduate student or advanced undergraduate student with experience in interview coding to code LGBQT2+ oral history interviews. The two oral history projects we’re currently working on are the Trans Activism Oral History Project and the Pussy Palace Police Raid Oral History Project. Successful applicants will be contracted from Spring/Summer May 3, 2021 to Aug 6, 2021 (100 hours) at $26.00 per hour.   This is a work study position. To apply, you must […]

Pussy Palace Oral History Project: Tangible Traces: Searching for the Pussy Palace Polaroids


By Alisha Stranges and Elio Colavito  Did you know that the 2000 Pussy Palace had an instant photo room? On the fourth floor of the Palace, a sign reading “porn/photo room” directed patrons in two equally playful directions: towards a room for screening pornography and/or towards a room for having Polaroids taken to document one’s night at the bathhouse (Blair 163; Vogels paras. 10-13). In our most recent oral history interview, Carlyle Jansen, one of the founding members of the Toronto […]

Trans Activism Oral History Project – Lin Fraser

archiving oral history / community-based oral history / oral history / public humanities

Excerpt from the Trans Activism Oral History Project – Presented in Collaboration with the LGBTQ Oral History Digital Collaboratory (project lead, Dr. Elspeth Brown), the Transgender Archives at the University of Victoria, and The ArQuives: Canada’s LGBTQ2+ Archives. Lin Fraser (she/her) interviewed by Dr. Evan Taylor (they/them).Original recording using Zoom platform on Feb. 7, 2020. To view the full interview, visit: (Part 1) & (Part 2) More on the Trans Activism Oral History […]