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Queerolina

Welcome to Queerolina  

Please click on "Welcome" in the menu to the right to get started.

Welcome to “Queerolina: Experiences of place and space through oral histories,” an exhibit that is built around the experiences and words of the oral history contributors. Queerolina is built upon an ethos of a humanistic exploration of place and the live experiences that create meaningful space.  

Exploration is also encouraged, feel free to use the brief site navigation guide below to find what you are looking for.

Site Navigation 

Below is a brief overview of what can be found on each page of this exhibit. 

  • Welcome
    • A brief overview of Queerolina, what is is not, and what it is
  • Why "Queer"olina?
    • An explanation about why the exhibit is called Queerolina, an overview of the reclamation of queer, and an acknowledgement that not all who identify as LGBTQiA+ identify with or use that term
  • Why a map?
    • An overview of what the Phase One collaborators considered when choosing the create a map and some of the scholarship that informed their approach
    • Includes a link to a presentation given by the Phase One collaborators that details their approaches
  • Meet the exhibit curators
    • A brief statement about the exhibit curators who collaborated during each phase of Queerolina
  • About the "Story of Us"
    • Information about the Story of Us and the Carolina Pride Alumni Network
  • Add your story
    • How to contribute to the Story of Us
  • How to use Queerolina
    • Brief guides on how to explore the map and navigate the site
  • Explore the map
    • Explore the Queerolina map embedded on the page or use the link to open it in a tab
  • Browse the histories and stories
    • Information about browsing the excerpts, stories, oral histories, and collections that informed Queerolina
  • Browse the Queerolina excerpts
    • Browse the excerpts that have been included on the map, listen to the excerpt audio, download the excerpt transcript, and access the full recordings and/or transcripts via hyperlink in the Digital Collections Repository
  • Browse the UNC Story Archive
    • Browse the UNC Story Archive contributions of people who identify as LGBTQiA+ and access the full recordings and/or transcripts via hyperlink in the Digital Collections Repository
  • Browse the oral histories
    • Browse Oral History contributions of people who identify as LGBTQiA+, explore SOHP collections of interviews, and access the full recordings and/or transcripts via hyperlink
  • Download exhibit PDFs
    • Download exhibit text and images
      • Note: Download excerpt audio and transcripts via the "Browse the Queerolina exceprts" page; download the full audio and transcripts of interview by following the hyperlinks found on the "Browse the UNC Story Archive" page and the "Browse the oral histories" page