Presenting at the New York Public Library
This evening we spoke about our project to a great audience at the New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman branch. George Chauncey (author of Gay New York) began the evening with a moving speech on the importance of the project’s goal to recognize LGBT historic sites, particularly for its potential to positively impact LGBT youth. Afterward, we shared historic sites that we’ve uncovered since our project launched last August, discussed our recent nomination of Julius’ to the National Register of Historic Places, and highlighted our pre-project efforts — beginning in the early 1990s — to document LGBT place-based history.
We’d like to thank Jason Baumann, Coordinator of Collection Assessment, Humanities, and LGBT Collections at the New York Public Library for coordinating this event with us and for helping us navigate the library’s extensive LGBT collections as we continue to uncover new sites across the city’s five boroughs.