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Documenting LGBT History in Orange County

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The UCI Libraries Present

Documenting LGBT History in Orange County

Thursday, November 15, 2012

4:00 pm
Caroline A. Laudati Conference Room 570
Langson Library, UC Irvine

Reception and exhibit viewing - 4:00 pm
Program remarks - 4:45 pm
Reservations requested by November 12

Please join us for a special program about the Libraries ongoing efforts to document the history of Orange County’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender communities for scholarly research. By preserving the voices of LGBT communities in their own words, we ensure that future generations have access to a diverse historical record.

Hear from Barbara Muirhead and Brad Brafford who have generously donated funds and materials to help establish the LGBT Archive at the UC Irvine Libraries. Barbara Muirhead started the Orange County Historical LGBT Timeline project in 1995, the research files of which are part of Special Collections & Archives. The papers of gay rights activist Brad Brafford are also included in our LGBT collections. 

Visit our exhibit “LGBT Communities in Orange County: Highlights from the Archival Collections” on display in the Special Collections and Archives lobby through December 14.

The event is free and open to the public. Please go to http://partners.lib.uci.edu/lgbt to make an online reservation.  The Laudati Conference Room is located in Langson Library, fifth floor, Room 570. For a map and directions please go to: www.uci.edu/campusmap. Self-parking ($2/hour) in the Student Center Parking Structure.

To learn more about the UCI Libraries LGBT Archive collecting efforts and how you can help us grow this important initiative, please call 949.824.4658.  To make an online gift in support of the LGBT Archive in Special Collections and Archives, please go to http://www.uadv.uci.edu/LGBTarchive