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PRIDE! of the Community Holds First Scanning Event

The first scanning event for UNC Greensboro’s PRIDE! of the Community project was held on May 19. In partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Guilford Green Foundation, the PRIDE! project hopes to record the often invisible history of the LGBTQ+ community as it relates to North Carolina, especially in the Triad area and Greensboro. Digital Projects Coordinator David Gwynn, Special Collections Technician Stacey Krim, and Manuscripts Archivist Jennifer Motszko were all present at the first scanning event to ensure the transition from physical to digital went smoothly. Most of the items they scanned during the first event were from one of their partners, the Guilford Green Foundation. They hope that as time goes on, more LGBTQ+ people and organizations will take advantage of the PRIDE! scanning days. These events serve as a way to create digital copies of physical items such as photographs, t-shirts, organizational newsletters and records, bar or club fliers,
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