OLGA Receives Springfield Black Tie Grant

OLGA Receives Springfield Black Tie Grant

The Ozarks Lesbian and Gay Archives (OLGA) is looking at ways to elevate its presence at community events and a grant from Springfield Black Tie will make that happen! 

For twenty years Springfield Black Tie has been the region’s premiere fundraiser for LGBTQ+ organizations and activities. This year’s grant to OLGA will allow staff to create a pilot program to preserve audio files created at events, including Pride and AIDS Walk.

Participants will use a portable vocal booth to share their thoughts. It can be free-form, but we will also offer ideas as prompts (how do you think Springfield has changed; have you faced discrimination at work or in housing; what’s your favorite LGBTQ+ event.) Staff will be on hand in case of technical difficulties, but participants will be able speak on subjects relevant to their lives.

For more information, please contact Anne Baker in Special Collections and Archives: AnneBaker@missouristate.edu or 417.836.4299

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