Partnership in the Preservation of Rustbelt Queer History
“I’ll be talking about my work with a collection of records and artifacts associated with the LGBTQ community within and around South Bend, Indiana from the 1970s to the present day. The collection includes a large collection of paper documents accumulated throughout the era by a local gay businessman. In addition to paper records, the archive also includes an ever-increasing number of oral histories gathered from members of the LGBTQ community who lived during a period that included the AIDS crisis and the rise of gay political activism.”
Alison Stankrauff has served as the Campus Archivist at the Indiana University South Bend campus since 2004. Previous to her current position, she served as a Reference Archivist at the American Jewish Archives in Cincinnati from 2002 to 2004. From 2000 to 2002 she served as a technician at the Reuther Labor Archives at Wayne State University in Detroit. She graduated with her Masters in Library Science with Archival Administration concentration in 2002 from Wayne State University, and she has a Bachelors degree in history from Antioch College.
Alison is part of the ‘Collecting and promoting LGBT history’ roundtable on day 3 of the conference