Glitter in the Archives! Year 3
On Friday October 26, 2018, the Oregon State University Queer Archives hosted the 3rd annual Glitter in the Archives event. This year the OSU Craft Center participated in hosting by providing an abundance of amazing art supplies to use in conjunction with the copied archival materials. Jules, an anthropology graduate student worker at the Craft Center, had the remarkable idea to ask students to contribute to a zine that will highlight the experiences of queer OSU students on our campus. The Pride Center also donated the use of their button maker so participants had the option of creating art they could proudly wear on their clothes or backpacks. The 5th floor reading room of the Valley Library was transformed into a space of color, creativity, collaboration and community as everyone took the time to create pieces that channeled their unique experience, feelings, challenges or growth.
Thank you to everyone who made the afternoon a memorable experience. The zine will be made available on campus and online mid-November!
Check Out the Event Pics Below:
The Crafters and their Crafting Creations
Transforming the Reading Room into a Crafting Room
October was Queer History Month and OSQA was honored to be a part of it! And, OSQA was thrilled to be featured in the OSU Barometer article “Archives Month features opportunities to engage with history” by Alexis Campbell.