Eliza McKinney is a master's student in the Department of History, primarily studying gender and sexuality in the 20th century U.S.
Womyn’s World: Lesbian Community in 90’s Salt Lake City
My project seeks to make the lesbian world represented in The Womyn’s Community Newsletter accessible and tangible for both scholars of queer history and interested community members. This is a project rooted in cultural preservation that also promotes queer tactics in community building. Not only is this history of lesbians largely unremembered, but the paper copies of The Womyn’s Community Newsletter that represent this period are ephemera, easily lost to neglect and decay. Preserving this newsletter digitally sustains avenues of research and understanding for current and future scholars. My objective is two-fold: to digitize and annotate every copy of The Womyn’s Community Newsletter, then to flesh out their represented geography through easily accessible tour maps, developing walking tours using Google My Maps to realize the landscape of lesbian spaces in 90s Salt Lake.