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  • Oral History of Jim Stimpert 

    Stimpert, Jim (James) (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2022-09-12)
    Jim Stimpert worked as an archivist at Johns Hopkins University's Sheridan Libraries for 39 years. Retiring in 2022 from his role as Senior Reference Archivist, Jim holds a treasure trove of institutional knowledge. In ...
  • Oral history of F.M. 

    F.M. (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2022-03-18)
    "F.M." is a member of the Johns Hopkins University Class of 2022. During this interview, Kristen Diehl discusses with F.M. about her experience attending Johns Hopkins. Throughout, they discuss the impacts of the COVID-19 ...
  • Oral history of J.O. 

    J.O. (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2022-04-11)
    "J.O." is a member of the Johns Hopkins University Class of 2022. During this interview, Kristen Diehl discusses with J.O. about his experiences attending Johns Hopkins as a pre-med student. Throughout, they discuss the ...
  • Oral history of N.H. 

    N.H. (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2022-03-16)
    "N.H." is a member of the Johns Hopkins University class of 2022. During this interview, Kristen Diehl discusses with N.H. about her experiences attending Johns Hopkins. Throughout the interview, they discuss the impact ...
  • Oral history of Sharon Morris 

    Morris, Sharon (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2022-08-24)
    Sharon Morris, MLS discusses her career as a librarian at Johns Hopkins University. She gives details about her upbringing and education in West Baltimore, her educational experience at Morgan State University (an HBCU), ...
  • Oral history of O.O. 

    O.O. (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2022-03-28)
    "O.O." is a member of the Johns Hopkins University graduating class of 2022. In this interview, “O.O.” describes her family, her brief childhood experience in Nigeria, and her family’s move to the suburbs of Atlanta, ...
  • Oral history of Y.R. 

    Y.R. (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2022-03-18)
    "Y.R." is a member of the Johns Hopkins University graduating class of 2022. In this interview, he discusses his college experience - its challenges and successes - as a first-generation/FLI student at Hopkins. He shares ...
  • Oral History of Brother Merrick Moses 

    Merrick, Brother Merrick (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2022-07-09)
    Brother Merrick Moses talks about growing up in New York City and the confluence of factors that caused him to go to college at Morgan State University in Baltimore, where he has now established his life and career. He ...
  • Oral History of Ken Jiretsu 

    Jiretsu, Ken (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2022-07-13)
    Ken Jiretsu talks about growing up in Baltimore and struggling to find and express his true self as a child before transitioning to his identity as a man when he was in his 40s. He explains how he found out about Hearts ...
  • Oral History of Icon Enrique Allure St. Laurent 

    St. Laurent, Icon Enrique Allure (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2022-03-08)
    Icon Enrique Allure St. Laurent is a black, gay man born and raised in Baltimore. He discusses how his relationship with his mother, an Icon in the House of Ebony, enabled him to embrace his gay identity and his current ...
  • Oral History of Icon Monique West 

    West, Icon Monique; Carter, Monique (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2019-02-13)
    Icon Monique West explains what it’s like to be a parental figure and leader in the ballroom community. She talks about the challenges of being a trans woman in ballroom and about finding a sense of family and belonging ...
  • Los Novios Aburridos 

    Echavarria, Elena (2022)
    Los Novios Aburridos is an example of a Spanish saynete, or farce, first published in 1817. Elena Echavarria translated the play into English and created two works of art inspired by its characters and setting.
  • Oral History of Sandy Dior'e 

    Dior'e, Sandy (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2019-01-29)
    Sandy Dior’e talks about coming into the ballroom scene and walking fem queen realness as a teenager in Brooklyn, the ways in which ballroom affirmed and celebrated her identity as a woman, and how the scene helps people ...
  • Oral History of Jamie Grace Alexander 

    Alexander, Jamie Grace (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2022-04-29)
    Jamie Grace Alexander is a Baltimore-based activist whose work spans the art world, museums, cultural institutions, direct action, queer archives, and community spaces. In this interview, she shares her thoughts about queer ...
  • Oral History of Keyanna Monae Devoreaux -Vorhees 

    Devoreaux-Vorhees, Keyanna Monae (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2022-03-04)
    Keyanna Monae Devoreaux -Vorhees is a trans activist and advocate in Baltimore and the surrounding DC/Maryland/Virginia (DMV) area. In this interview, Keyanna speaks about her experiences with foster care, sex work, and ...
  • Oral History of Tyler Vile 

    Vile, Tyler (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2022-03-06)
    Tyler Vile is a Baltimore-based activist and organizer. In this oral history, Vile shares her personal history living in Baltimore and how it awakened her sense of social and political justice. She talks about how she ...
  • Oral History of Lilian Amaya 

    Amaya, Lilian (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2022-04-08)
    Lilian Elizabeth Amaya is a first-generation American who identifies as a lesbian and currently lives in Baltimore City. Lilian is the Coordinator of Community Health and Outreach for Healthcare for the Homeless, an ...
  • Oral History of Legacy Forté 

    Forté, Legacy (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2022-04-14)
    Legacy Forté is a black queer native Baltimorean and the founder of Youth Against Oppression, the organizer of the first youth pride in Baltimore, and the founder of BMORE BLXCK. In this interview, they detail the various ...
  • Oral History of Danielle Kepeden 

    Kependen, Danielle (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2022-04-04)
    Danielle Kepeden de Fotsing is a queer community organizer from Cameroon and a member of the Queer Crisis Response Unit. She speaks about her experience finding community in African and queer spaces in the United States, ...
  • Oral History of Bryanna Jenkins 

    Jenkins, Bryanna A. (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2022-04-12)
    Bryanna A. Jenkins discusses her rich experience as an activist and a lawyer working for trans rights in Baltimore. She centers her story around the 2015 Baltimore Uprising, discussing the uprising itself and its impact ...

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