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Archive Updates

October 19, 2023

All item titles have been standardized to show the year the item was created first. This serves as an internal organizational tool, as well as an added finding aid for visitors who are looking for materials from a certain period. 

September 14, 2023

Dozens of new items have been added to the archive. Be sure to check out our Pride Celebrations collection to see our extensive photo collections dating all the way back to the 80s!

August 24, 2023

A new internal plugin has been added to our catalogue that allows for the creation of nested collection trees. This addition to the archive will create a new mode of searchability for visitors, allowing you to see every collection and series on view. 

Collections have also gotten a makeover in the form of streamlined titles. These titles let you see precisely where you are in the archive, whether it be a collection's home page or deep in one of its sub-series. 

August 10, 2023

The eNews from Oklahomans for Equality Collection is set to get some much needed expanding. Digital community correspondence items like emails and site announcements function in much the same way as printed newsletters and magazines, and they should be archived accordingly. In the future, all OkEq public emails will be saved here alongside our print collection.

The History collection is undergoing a major renovation. What was one large, disorganized collection has now been broken down into more accessible series that represent the overarching themes found within. 

August 3, 2023

Oklahomans for Equality volunteer Regis McDaniel has taken on the position as archivist for the OkEq History Project. With his help, the History Project will be greatly expanded in the coming months, making the OkEq's extensive collections more accessible than ever before. 

In the spring of 2023, Regis graduated from the University of Tulsa with a master's degree in Museum Sciences and Management, with his emphasis centering on archival and collections care.

Regis' plans for the History Project include an expansion of all public-facing materials, the addition of searchable documents for texts, photo descriptions, video and audio transcripts, updated item provenance and accession information, and much more. He also hopes to build future exhibitions with the OkEq's collection so that our Tulsa community can further interact with Oklahoma's queer history.