Texas Tech University


The Office of LGBTQIA, in partnership with the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, is collecting archival resources and oral histories from members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual (LGBTQIA), and ally communities. Individuals interested in submitting materials or participating in an oral history interview may do so by contacting Jordan Butler (primary contact). 

Project Goals:

1) Collecting and preserving the rich history of social progress relative to LGBTQIA people at Texas Tech University, in Lubbock, and throughout west Texas

2) Creating a collection of accessible materials that capture the past and benefit the present

3) Establishing a program to highlight the lived insights and knowledge of LGBTQIA people and allies

Interested in leaning more about what oral histories are?

Check it out: Baylor University Institute for Oral History (2012)

What types of materials are considered archival resources for this collection? 

Letters, photographs, newspapers and magazines, diaries, audio-visual materials, organizational records, posters, and flyers


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Project Contacts

Jordan Butler, he/him/his
Student Assistant for Strategic Initiatives
Office of LGBTQIA

 Jody Randall, M.S., she/her/hers
Lead Administrator
Office of LGBTQIA 

Elissa Stroman, Ph.D., she/her/hers
Unit Manager, Audio Visual Department
Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library 

B. Lynn Whitfield, she/her/hers
University Archivist 
Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library