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The LGBT Oral History Collection includes oral history interviews conducted by the Milwaukee LGBT History Project with members of Milwaukee's LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community. This text corpus was derived from audio recordings of the oral histories. The full finding aid for the Oral History Interviews of the Milwaukee LGBT History Project is available here:


This corpus was created as part of a project to develop workflows and best practices to use machine learning tools to extract text from archival AV materials, with a focus on the LGBTQ+ collections that are part of the UWM Archives. In addition to creating the corpus, the project also developed a prototype dashboard to demonstrate the teaching and research potential of the corpus using text analysis and engaging new modes of discovery.

Creation of this corpus was funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as part of the second cohort for Collections as Data: Part to Whole.