Pride Month in the Archives: Exploring the LGBTQ Collection with Brett Shingledecker

June 25, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Brett Shingledecker

Join the Ohio State University’s Rare Books and Manuscripts Library for a special session exploring its remarkable LGBTQ collection, donated to University Libraries by Brett Shingledecker in 2011. Shingledecker assembled the core of the collection during his time as co-owner of People Like Us, Chicago’s first ever LGBTQ bookstore. Including materials ranging from the mid-1970s to the present, such as zines, periodicals, books, posters, archival correspondence, and a variety of ephemeral items chronicling LGBTQ life and culture, the Shingledecker collection is an exceptional resource for teaching, research, and community information and service. In this session, Shingledecker will reflect on his life and work with People Like Us, his development of the collection, and his motivation for finding it a permanent home. Together with Eric J. Johnson, Curator of Thompson Special Collections at Ohio State, he will also discuss plans for the ongoing development of the collection and how it will support the University’s educational and outreach missions.

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If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact as soon as possible. Requests made one week before this program will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.  

A captioned recording of this program will be available within 7-10 business days following the event posted on the University Libraries website.

Photo of Eric Johnson Eric Johnson
Curator, THO Spec Collections

Photo of Julie Beroukas Snyder Julie Beroukas Snyder
Senior Director of Development