Speaker spotlight: Nancy Liliana Godoy

NG - GodnoyNancyArizona LGBT History Project

“Arizona LGBT History Project is a collaboration between Phoenix Pride, Marshall Shore (Hip Historian) and Arizona State University. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) history is under-documented in Arizona archives and libraries. A 2012 Archives Survey showed that 0-1% of known collections in Arizona focus on the LGBT community. As a result, we’re actively trying to preserve the history by engaging, educating, and empowering the community. Using the Bj Bud Memorial Archives, we created a small traveling and online exhibit which celebrates 45 years of local history. We also created an educational archives workshop that shows the community how to preserve personal archives.”

Nancy Liliana Godoy

Nancy Liliana Godoy is the Archivist and Librarian of the Chicano/a Research Collection at Arizona State University. She’s responsible for collection development, archival arrangement and description, community outreach and exhibits, instruction and specialized reference services. As a Knowledge River (KR) Alumni, she’s a passionate advocate for the Latino community in the library and archives field. In 2015, Nancy also helped co-establish the Arizona LGBT History Project, a state-wide initiative to preserve history and make archival material accessible to future generations.

The Department of Archives and Special Collections, located at Arizona State University, contains the Arizona Collection, University Archives, Special Collections, the Benedict Visual Literacy Collection, the Child Drama Collection, Labriola Indian Data Center, and the Chicano/a Research Collection.

Nancy is part of the ‘Collecting and promoting LGBT history’ roundtable on day 3 of the conference

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