Preparing for PrideFest

Preparing for PrideFest

Staff from the Missouri State UniversityTracie Gieselman France and Jeffrey Lawson put up a tent Libraries will be at PrideFest this upcoming Saturday representing the Ozarks Lesbian and Gay Archives (OLGA). This collection works to document the LGBTQ+ community in our region. Among the holdings are photographs, oral histories, records of organizations, and scrapbooks.

Shown here are Tracie Gieselman France and Jeffrey Lawson as they practice putting up the new tent that will keep us out of the sun (and possibly the rain!). This tent and other outreach materials are funded by a grant from the Springfield Black Tie, Inc.

If you’re on the Springfield Public Square the afternoon of Saturday, June 8, 2024, please stop by. Our tent will be next to Heer’s.

For more information, contact Anne Baker, Head of Special Collections, at 417.836.4299 or

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