LGBTQIA+ Oral Histories

LGBTQIA+ Archive

Manuscript Collections

Holly Boswell Kindred Spirits Collection, [M2019.08} Holly Boswell (1950-2017) was a pioneering transgender activist, credited with being one of the earliest adopters of the term “transgender” and the creation of the transgender symbol. This collection contains Issues of Gender Quest from Spring 1998 to Autumn 2001, excerpts from writings on spirituality, and materials relating to the operation of Kindred Spirits including correspondence, meeting materials, financial documents regarding the organization’s status as a nonprofit, and materials relating to the construction of the Bodhi Tree House in Black Mountain, NC

Carol Duin Collection of LGBT Materials, [M2012.09.01-02] – This collection, created by local gay rights advocate Carol Duin, contains personal papers, speeches, presentations, correspondence, educational materials, articles, publications, and discussion materials related to advocacy and education about lesbian, gay, bi, trans-gendered, and queer lives.

Pride Newspaper Collection, [M2019.04] – The Pride Newspaper Collection contains 11 boxes of LGBTQ+ periodicals published in Western North Carolina from 1987-2010. Included are Community Connections, The Front Page, Out in Asheville, Stereotypd, and Q Notes, plus LGBTQ themed articles from other regional newspapers.

Oral Histories  

These oral histories were collected through a community collaboration between Blue Ridge Pride and UNC Asheville under the direction of Dr. Amanda Wray. Each link opens up an indexed, searchable oral history viewable with the Oral History Metadata Synchonizer.

Oral History with Matthew Alvarez  

Interviewed by Govinda Wagner, August 8, 2020. (APOH34)  

Oral History with Daisy Anderson and Helen Tunstall 

Interviewed by Consuelo Perez, December 1, 2021. (APOH068)  

Oral History with Antiga  

Interviewed by Miriam, September 9, 2019. (APOH001) **Content in this interview may include triggering stories related to suicide, addiction, and/or sexual assault.**

Oral History with Antiga, Part 2  

Interviewed by Miriam, September 9, 2019. (APOH024)  

Oral History with Aria Ashburn  

Interviewed by Danny Woomer, February  18, 2021. (APOH058)  

Oral History with Nancy Asch  

Interviewed by Margaret Small, November 18, 2019. (APOH011) **Content in this interview may include triggering stories related to suicide, addiction, and/or sexual assault.**

Oral History with David Ayers  

Interviewed by Maya Ulin-O’Keefe, May 8, 2021. (APOH040) **Content in this interview may include triggering stories related to suicide, addiction, and/or sexual assault.**

Oral History with Danny B  

Interviewed by Govinda Wagner, September 24, 2020. (APOH038)  

Oral History with Dan Baechtold  

Interviewed by Tristan Cook, March 14. 2021. (APOH042)  

Oral History with Barbara Bell  

Interviewed by Horace Vanderbilt, November 2, 2019. (APOH012)  

Oral History with David Berkey  

Interviewed by Maya Ulin-O’Keefe, April 19, 2021. (APOH082)  

Oral History with Beulah Land (2019)  

Interviewed by Amanda Wray, February 8, 2019. (APOH013) **Content in this interview may include triggering stories related to suicide, addiction, and/or sexual assault.**

Oral History with Beulah Land (2022)  

Interviewed by Sarah Steiner, January 22, 2022. (APOH049) **Content in this interview may include triggering stories related to suicide, addiction, and/or sexual assault.**

Oral History with Chris Bridges

Interviewed by Drew Scott, September 19, 2021. (APOH053)  

Oral History with Jessica Britton  

Interviewed by Kaylin Preslar, October 15, 2019. (APOH004) **Content in this interview may include triggering stories related to suicide, addiction, and/or sexual assault.**

Oral History with Faytriana Brown

Interviewed by Govinda Wagner, October 8, 2020. (APOH35)  

Oral History with Jennie Boyd Bull  

 (APOH076) **Content in this interview may include triggering stories related to suicide, addiction, and/or sexual assault.**

Oral History with Cortina Jenelle Caldwell  

Interviewed by Amanda Wray, March 30, 2020. (APOH027)  

Oral History with Giannani Callejas-Torres and Anna Marie Smith, Part 1  

Interviewed by Rachel Muir, October 12, 2020. (APOH059)  

Oral History with Giannani Callejas-Torres and Anna Marie Smith, Part 2  

Interviewed by Rachel Muir, October 23, 2020. (APOH060)  

Oral History with Jim Cavener, Interview 1 

Interviewed by Corey Childers, April 8, 2019. (APOH044)

Oral History with Zeke Christopolous  

Interviewed by Rachel Muir, May 8, 2019. (APOH010)  

Oral History with Roseanna Coates  

Interviewed by Tina M. White, November 26, 2019. (APOH002) **Content in this interview may include triggering stories related to suicide, addiction, and/or sexual assault.**

Oral History with Dan Coleman  

Interviewed by Patrick Bahls, September 20, 2019. (APOH005)  

Oral History with Jerry Connor  

Interviewed by Tina M White, October 25, 2020. (APOH031)  

Oral History with Yvonne Cook-Riley  

Interviewed by Rachel Muir, April 17, 2019. (APOH010) **Content in this interview may include triggering stories related to suicide, addiction, and/or sexual assault.**

Oral History with Yvonne Cook-Riley, Part 2  

Interviewed by Rachel Muir, May 20, 2020. (APOH051)  

Oral History with Michelle Cooper 

Interviewed by Rachel Shaw, June 26, 2021. (APOH062) **Content in this interview may include triggering stories related to suicide, addiction, and/or sexual assault.**

Oral History with Phillipe Coquet, Part 1  

Interviewed by Tony Shelton, November 19, 2020. (APOH083)  

Oral History with Ann Marie Duncan  

Interviewed by Lynn Brown, June 21, 2021. (APOH054)  

Oral History with Jill Ellern  

Interviewed by Danny Woomer, April 6, 2021. (APOH074)  

Oral History with Elaine Ferguson  

Interviewed by Rachel Muir, April 29, 2022. (APOH072)  

Oral History with Heidi Finemore and Clara Tracy  

Interviewed by Kaylin Preslar, October 29, 2019. (APOH14) **Content in this interview may include triggering stories related to suicide, addiction, and/or sexual assault.**

Oral History with Benny Garcia

Interviewed by Amanda Wray, March 23, 2021. (APOH65) **Content in this interview may include triggering stories related to suicide, addiction, and/or sexual assault.**

Oral History with Amy Haggard

Interviewed by Rachel Shaw, July 1, 2021. (APOH66)  

Oral History with Michael Harney, Part 1  

Interviewed by Corey Childers, February 19, 2019. (APOH19)  

Oral History with Michael Harney, Part 2  

Interviewed by Corey Childers, March 19, 2019. (APOH22)  

Oral History with Kelly Harrison  

Interviewed by Rachel Muir, August 1, 2019. (APOH008) **Content in this interview may include triggering stories related to suicide, addiction, and/or sexual assault.**

Oral History with Kelly Harrison  

Interviewed by Rachel Muir, September 5, 2019. (APOH020) **Content in this interview may include triggering stories related to suicide, addiction, and/or sexual assault.**

Oral History with Beth Heinberg  

Interviewed by Margaret Small, November 22, 2019. (APOH003)  

Oral History with David Hopes 

Interviewed by Amanda Wray, September 20, 2020. (APOH046)

Oral History with Will Jones 

Interviewed by Leland Flynn, November 19,2021. (APOH070)

Oral History with Ron Lambe and Peter Kendrick   

Interviewed by Horace Vanderbilt, December 12, 2019. (APOH035)  

Oral History with Kaleb Lynch   

Interviewed by Travis Rountree, March 18, 2021. (APOH047)  

Oral History with Dawn Neatherly   

Interviewed by Sarah Steiner, March 25, 2021. (APOH075)  

Oral History with London Newton, Part 1  

Interviewed by Livvy Barnes, February 27, 2021. (APOH037)  

Oral History with London Newton, Part 2  

Interviewed by Livvy Barnes, February 19, 2021. (APOH039)  

Oral History with Natasha Noir Nightly / Lane Wagner

Interviewed by Tina White, June 9, 2020. (APOH030)  

Oral History with Kari and Ashley Pilcher, Part 1.  

Interviewed by Libby Ward, February 24, 2019. (APOH016)

Oral History with Kari and Ashley Pilcher, Part 2.  

Interviewed by Libby Ward, March 17, 2019. (APOH052)  

Oral History with Monserrat Ramirez.  

Interviewed by Kathia Fuentes, November 20, 2021. (APOH077) **Content in this interview may include triggering stories related to suicide, addiction, and/or sexual assault.**

Oral History with Andy Reed, Part 1.  

Interviewed by Tina White, September 4, 2020. (APOH043)  

Oral History with Keith Robinette  

Interviewed by Tina M. White, September 24, 2020. (APOH061) **Content in this interview may include triggering stories related to suicide, addiction, and/or sexual assault.**

Oral History with Travis Rountree  

Interviewed by Rachel Shaw, June 24, 2021. (APOH073)  

Oral History with Lorena Russell and Kitty Hancock  

Interviewed by Libby Ward, March 22, 2019. (APOH009)  

Oral History with Lorena Russell and Kitty Hancock, Part 2  

Interviewed by Libby Ward, June 12, 2019. (APOH23)  

Oral History with Alison Scott  

Interviewed by Grace Whitaker, March 8, 2019. (APOH015)  

Oral History with Lyd Shelley  

Interviewed by Danny Woomer, March 7, 202? (APOH050)  

Oral History with Andrew Snavely

Interviewed by Nico Wright, December 28, 2020. (APOH041) 

Oral History with Diana Stumpf

Interviewed by Amanda Wray, March 3, 2022. (APOH067) 

Oral History with Charles Taylor

Interviewed by Max Tainter, July 24, 2020. (APOH057) 

Oral History with Terry Taylor

Interviewed by Lynn Brown, August 2, 2021. (APOH056) 

Oral History with Michael Todd, Part 1      

Interviewed by Amanda Wray, March 17, 2019 (APOH33) **Content in this interview may include triggering stories related to suicide, addiction, and/or sexual assault.**

Oral History with Michael Todd, Part 2      

Interviewed by Amanda Wray, March 24, 2019 (APOH025)  

Oral History with Hector Trejo  

Interviewed by Misa Luna Camacho, August 28, 2021 (APOH055) **Content in this interview may include triggering stories related to suicide, addiction, and/or sexual assault.**

Oral History with Maya Ulin-O’Keefe  

Interviewed by Amanda Wray, November 19, 2020. (APOH036)  

Oral History with Paul Vest

Interviewed by Rachel Muir, March 12, 2021. (APOH078) **Content in this interview may include triggering stories related to suicide, addiction, and/or sexual assault.**

Oral History with Tina White, Part 1  

Interviewed by Rachael Muir, August 20, 2020. (APOH028)  

Oral History with Tina White, Part 2  

Interviewed by Rachael Muir, September 1, 2020. (APOH029)  

Oral History with Dov Wiener  

Interviewed by Rachael Muir, September 1, 2020. (APOH45) **Content in this interview may include triggering stories related to suicide, addiction, and/or sexual assault.**

Oral History with Nancie Wilson, Part 1  

Interviewed by Caiden Costentino, March 4, 2022. (APOH080)  

Oral History with Nancie Wilson, Part 2

Interviewed by Sarah Steiner, April 7, 2022. (APOH081)  

Oral History with Susan Wilson  

Interviewed by Kaylin Preslar, October 21, 2019. (APOH017)  

Oral History with Susan Wilson, Part 2 (with Judy Rudolph)  

Interviewed by Kaylin Preslar, October 21, 2019. (APOH018) **Content in this interview may include triggering stories related to suicide, addiction, and/or sexual assault.**