On Thursday, July 23, Rainbow History Project hosted a training session at the DC Center the LGBT Community. We trained seven new volunteers, ranging from university students to retirees, to collect oral histories. Volunteers came with various backgrounds, from anthropology to genealogy to history. One volunteer explained that she was participating […]

Seven New Volunteers Trained

(Bruce Pennington talking into the microphone on Friends Radio, whose broadcasts we are seeking funding to digitize. This photo, generously contributed by Pennington, can be found in our online collection Bruce Pennington Papers, 1947-2003.) The Rainbow History Project is seeking volunteers with grant writing skills to help us fund future projects, […]

Call for Volunteers (Grant Writing)

In July and September Rainbow History Project have trained 12 new volunteers to record oral history interviews with members of the community. We also had interest from many people who will attend future sessions (TBD). If you are interested in becoming a volunteer interviewer, please let us know! Training documents […]

Oral History Training Documents Online

On Saturday, 23 August 2014, a group of volunteers met at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. to work on the “Newsletters and Fliers o the LGBT Community” collection. Valuable community materials collected by the former Gay Community Center of Washington DC, this collection has hundreds of newsletters from over […]

Archiving Session: Newsletters and Fliers