Published: June 17, 2013 in News
UNCC staffers Joshua Burford and Meredith Evans, pictured here in the reading room of the UNC-Charlotte Archives, want to collect and preserve local LGBT history
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Organizers of a new community archive project at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte hope they can collect and preserve local LGBT history like never before. The goal, they say: Save often untold stories for future generations.
UNCC staffers Josh Burford, who works at the campus’ Multicultural Resource Center, and Atkins Library archivist Meredith Evans, say they are in the very early stages of the project, which will collect organizational minutes, agendas, photographs and other important documents that help to piece together the history of Charlotte’s LGBT community.
“I think we are at the very beginning,” says Evans. “We’ve spoken to a lot of people and generated a lot of interest, but in terms of actually collecting and receiving materials, we’re really at the infant stage. The exciting thing about this project is that we really have momentum.” FUL L STORY