Oral History Interviews of the Milwaukee LGBT History Project, 2003-2007

Administrative/Restriction Information

Access Restrictions

Researchers must use access copies of electronic records and digital access copies of audio records. There are no other access restrictions on the materials, and the collection is open to all members of the public in accordance with state law.

Use Restrictions

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright which may be involved in the use of this collection (Wisconsin Statutes 19.21-19.39).

Narrators of oral histories completed at StoryCorps in 2007 transferred all title and property rights to Sound Portraits at the time of interview. Individuals wishing to reproduce or publish these interviews should first secure permission from Sound Portraits.

Acquisition Information

The Milwaukee LGBT History Project donated an initial set of interviews in August 2003 (accession 2003-012) and a second set in December 2007 (accession 2008-062). Ron Geiman donated photographs in January 2004 (accession 2003-056).

Processing Information

Karen Bjork processed accession 2003-012 in September 2003 (Michael Doylen supervised). Michael Doylen processed accession 2008-062 in January 2004 and accession 2008-062 in May 2009.

Preservation Information

During processing, interviews received on CDs were saved as both .wav (preservation master) and .mp3 (access copy) formats; the original CDs were then discarded.

George Blood L.P digitized the audio cassette recordings in August 2015. Audio preservation master files were created as 96 kHz/24-bit resolution 2 channel broadcast .wav files. Audio access copies were created as 44 kHz/192 kbps bit rate 2 channel .mp3 files.