This page features a select number of projects I am currently involved in or worked on in the past. Please see my
curriculum vitae for a full list of my library, archives, and public history experience.
Nashville Queer History In 2021, I prioritized digitizing and processing queer history collections located at the Albert Gore Research Center. I built and now manage NashvilleQueerHistory.com, and have started conducting oral histories with figures from the city’s LGBTQ+ past and present. Future partnerships are in the works for documenting and preserving these important stories.
Forrest Hall Protest Collection In 2015, I started documenting Black student activism at Middle Tennessee State University, which evolved into building a digital archive of Black student protest movements dating back to the 1960s. The Forrest Hall Protest Collection was the first major step toward reconciling with MTSU’s racial past. Other related projects include the Movement 68 Symposium and the I Am True Black exhibit. Learn more about the Gore Center’s Movement 68 initiative here.
Liberating Archives Graphic As an avid student and practitioner of anti-oppressive practices in the archival and information field, I developed a one-page graphic that synthesizes the internal and external steps needed for dismantling white supremacy and other forms of oppression. I have used this graphic in a few presentations on this topic, and have been asked to make a printable version to hang in office spaces. Thankful to the work of Jarrett M. Drake, Michelle Caswell, Bergis Jules, and others who have guided me in these crucial efforts.
Black Craftspeople Digital Archive I am honored to be the Project Archivist for the Black Craftspeople Digital Archive, which seeks to enhance what we know about Black craftspeople by telling both a spatial story and a historically informed story that highlights the lives of Black craftspeople and the objects they produced.