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St. Stephen's Church, Sewickley, Library Resource Center 2014

Description: Video detailing the history of the Library Resource Center at St. Stephen's Church in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. The video is a slideshow of photographs of St. Stephen's Church library volunteers and parishioners accompanied by instrumental music and captions. At the end of the video an image of the local Church and Synagogue Library Association is included.
Date: 2014~
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[Michael Doughman, Outrageous Oral]

Description: Michael Doughman tells the story of the International LGBT Press Tour at Volume 21 of Outrageous Oral, held on May 12, 2016 at the Round Up Saloon in Dallas. Outrageous Oral is a quarterly evening of GLBT storytelling hosted by The Dallas Way, a GLBT history organization. Robert Emery introduces Doughman.
Date: May 12, 2016
Creator: The Dallas Way
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[Choir performance in Sandborn Music Reading Room]

Description: A video of a choir performance from the 48th Church and Synagogue Library Association conference held at Willis Library at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. The video begins in the middle of the song and only captures the last minute of the performance. The song the choir is singing appears to be based on Revelation 21:4: "He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." The performance took place in the Edna Mae Sandborn Music Reading Room (Willis 430A). Many of the musicians featured were UNT Libraries employees, including librarians Maristella Feustle (playing guitar) and Ralph Hartsock (second from right) and graduate student library assistant Adam La Spata (conducting).
Date: July 29, 2015
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[Opening musical number, Outrageous Oral: Four Dallas Icons]

Description: A recording of the opening musical number of the "Four Dallas Icons" edition of Outrageous Oral held on May 21, 2015 in the Rose Room at S4 in Dallas. Four men in drag (Paul J. Williams, Michael Doughman, Richard Curtin, and Rodd Gray) lip sync the song "If You Don't See What You Want Up Here" from the 1963 Broadway show, Jackie Barnett's Playgirls. The voices of Cara Williams, Kay Stevens, Julie Wilson and Connie Russell can be heard. Outrageous Oral is a quarterly evening of GLBT storytelling hosted by The Dallas Way, a GLBT history organization.
Date: May 21, 2015
Creator: The Dallas Way
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[Rodd Gray aka Patti Le Plae Safe, Outrageous Oral: Four Dallas Icons]

Description: A recording of Rodd Gray (aka Patti Le Plae Safe) speaking at the "Four Dallas Icons" edition of Outrageous Oral held on May 21, 2015 in the Rose Room at S4 in Dallas. On the 30th anniversary of his move to Dallas, Gray reflects on how his life "really came together" when he moved to Dallas. During the height of the AIDS crisis, Gray wrote a column called "Dear Patti" for The AIDS Update and participated in benefit concerts like the Dallas Gay Alliance's War on AIDS. Gray talks about the severe grief he experienced in the 1980s when many friends died from AIDS, as well as the fulfillment he found raising money for charity. At the end of the video Patti Le Plae Safe performs "From A Distance" as sung by Bette Midler. Outrageous Oral is a quarterly evening of GLBT storytelling hosted by The Dallas Way, a GLBT history organization.
Date: May 21, 2015
Creator: The Dallas Way
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[Sally Lloyd-Jones acceptance speech]

Description: Video recording of Sally Lloyd-Jones accepting the 2014 Rodda Award from the Church and Synagogue Library Association for her book Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing. The video was made in lieu of Lloyd-Jones attending the luncheon in Portland, Oregon at CSLA's 47th annual meeting where the award was officially announced. The first part of the video is a book trailer for Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing, which features illustrations from the book accompanied by an orchestral score. At the 1:25 mark, the video transitions to an image of Lloyd-Jones speaking while sitting and looking directly into the camera. Lloyd-Jones thanks the CSLA for the award, shares her inspiration for her book, and reads an excerpt.
Date: 2014-07-24~
Creator: Lloyd-Jones, Sally

[Richard D. Curtin aka Edna Jean Robinson, Outrageous Oral: Four Dallas Icons]

Description: A recording of Richard D. Curtin in character as his drag persona Edna Jean Robinson speaking at the "Four Dallas Icons" edition of Outrageous Oral held on May 21, 2015 in the Rose Room at S4 in Dallas. Curtin expresses outrage about Governor Rick Perry's opposition to gay marriage. Curtin credits Donna Day as his mentor. Fellow drag queen Pitiful Bitch and Todd Savell, Curtin's frequent collaborators, are mentioned. Curtin talks about his other drag personas, Elizabeth "Betty" Bliss and Heather Hardin. The story of Edna Jean Robinson's creation at a Turtle Creek Chorale retreat is told. A few times Curtin pauses his monologue while footage of pageant highlights are projected on the screen behind him. Curtin talks about his work as a "charity girl" (drag queen who raises money) and his work as a TCC (Turtle Creek Chorale) Angel, assisting those who contracted AIDS in the early 1990s. Curtin discusses the stigmas and prejudices he witnessed against those ill with HIV/AIDS when he visited AIDS patients in Dallas hospitals. Curtin's husband, Jack Bliss, is remembered. A video parody of the "Mary Tyler Moore Show" opening credits is shown, with Edna Jean Robinson walking through downtown Dallas. Outrageous Oral is a quarterly evening of GLBT storytelling hosted by The Dallas Way, a GLBT history organization.
Date: May 21, 2015
Creator: The Dallas Way
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[Paul J. Williams aka Sister Helen Holy, Outrageous Oral: Four Dallas Icons]

Description: A recording of Paul J. Williams in character as Sister Helen Holy speaking at the "Four Dallas Icons" edition of Outrageous Oral held on May 21, 2015 in the Rose Room at S4 in Dallas. Williams shares the story of how he created the character of Sister Helen Holy, inspired by Dana Carvey's "Church Lady" character on Saturday Night Live. Williams walks out into the audience and interacts with audience members. Robert James Jeffress, Jr., pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, is the target of ridicule. Outrageous Oral is a quarterly evening of GLBT storytelling hosted by The Dallas Way, a GLBT history organization.
Date: May 21, 2015
Creator: The Dallas Way
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[Dickie Weaver and Mary Mallory, Outrageous Oral]

Description: Dickie Weaver and Mary Mallory tell the story of the Black Tie Dinner at Volume 21 of Outrageous Oral, held on May 12, 2016 at the Round Up Saloon in Dallas. Outrageous Oral is a quarterly evening of GLBT storytelling hosted by The Dallas Way, a GLBT history organization. Robert Emery introduces Weaver and Mallory.
Date: May 12, 2016
Creator: The Dallas Way
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[Michael Doughman aka Michael Lee, Outrageous Oral: Four Dallas Icons]

Description: A recording of Michael Doughman (aka Michael Lee) speaking at the "Four Dallas Icons" edition of Outrageous Oral held on May 21, 2015 in the Rose Room at S4 in Dallas. Doughman speaks about his "journey" as his drag persona, Michael Lee, particularly as a performer in AIDS benefit concerts in the early 1980s in Dallas. Doughman also talks about the aging process. At the end of the recording Doughman sings what appear to be two original compositions: "Part Time Woman" and "Streetwalker's Daughter" (sung to the tune of Loretta Lynn's "Coalminer's Daughter.") Doughman states this is his final performance as Michael Lee. Outrageous Oral is a quarterly evening of GLBT storytelling hosted by The Dallas Way, a GLBT history organization.
Date: May 21, 2015
Creator: The Dallas Way
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[White "If You Are Any...Race" poster]

Description: Poster that was used during a student led demonstration on the UNT campus. It includes a hashtag and notes/commentary from a few sources. The demonstration was held in order to offer a space for discussion and reflection on the Black Lives Matter movement, the incidents that inspired it, and the 2016 presidential election.
Date: September 21, 2016
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[White "The Founding Fathers Destroyed Property" poster]

Description: Poster that was used during a student demonstration on the UNT campus. The sign reads "The founding fathers destroyed property... 'Riots are the language of the unheard' -MLK", "The Reason People Are Afraid of Me is the Same I'm Afraid of them, I'm BLACK", and "ΩΨΦ KNOWS BLACK LIVES MATTER". The demonstration was held in order to offer a space for discussion and reflection on the Black Lives Matter movement, the incidents that inspired it, and the 2016 election.
Date: September 21, 2016
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[White "Respect Existance or Expect Resistance" poster]

Description: Poster that was used during a student led demonstration on the UNT campus. There are a few hashtags, one features the name "Ramarley Graham" from "Bronx, NY" who was the victim of a police shooting. The demonstration was held in order to offer a space for discussion and reflection on the Black Lives Matter movement, the incidents that inspired it, and the 2016 election.
Date: September 21, 2016
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[White "One Love, Love All..." poster]

Description: Poster that was used during a student led demonstration on the UNT campus. The poster includes several different messages from participants including quotes from Juicy J and Rodney King and the name of victim Tawon Boyd. The demonstration was held in order to provide a space for discussion and reflection on the Black Lives Matter movement, the incidents that inspired it, and the 2016 election.
Date: September 21, 2016
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[White "Injustice Anywhere is Injustice Everywhere" poster]

Description: Poster that was used during a student led demonstration on the UNT campus. The poster includes messages that read "Injustice Anywhere is Injustice Everywhere", "I Love My Black Skin I'm In", "'Just because we're magic doesn't mean we're not real' - Jesse Williams", "all hearts bleed red.", and "Freedom from violence is reproductive justice." The demonstration was held in order to offer a space for discussion and reflection on the Black Lives Matter movement, the incidents that inspired it, and the 2016 election.
Date: September 21, 2016
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[White "#All(Black)LivesMatter" poster]

Description: Poster that was used during a student led demonstration on the UNT campus. The poster includes several different messages from participants and hashtags. The demonstration was held in order to offer a space for discussion and reflection on the Black Lives Matter movement, the incidents that inspired it, and the 2016 election.
Date: September 21, 2016
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[White "Be Aware of Your White Privilege..." poster]

Description: Poster that was used during a student led demonstration on the UNT campus. The sign includes nine separate messages from participants and a few hashtags. The demonstration was held in order to offer a space fro discussion and reflection on the Black Lives Matter movement, the incidents that inspired it, and the 2016 election.
Date: September 21, 2016
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Accessing the Inaccessible: Capturing and Re-Purposing Metadata Prior to Digitization to Ensure Adequate Description and Access

Description: Presented at the 2018 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries. This presentation provides a detailed look at how University of North Texas Libraries' Special Collections embarked upon a large-scale digitization project involving a portion of the highly requested A/V materials from the NBC-5/KXAS Television News collection, using a third-party vendor. This project included the use of snapshots to help repurpose metadata, then linked data tools in Excel and WikiMedia to create access to tape content titles.
Date: May 17, 2018
Creator: Pierce, Gregory & Niño, Ana

[Orange "Be Uncomfortable. Ask. Listen. Learn." poster]

Description: Poster that was attached to the exterior wall of Willis Library during a student led demonstration. The sign reads "Don't let them think its okay to bring up past mistakes of a dead black man, and talk about future potential of a white man #FuckBrockTurner; Be uncomfortable. Ask. Listen. Learn." The demonstration was held in order to bring awareness about the Black Lives Matter movement and address the double standard found in the system.
Date: September 21, 2016
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[Yellow "Emotion'L Dumping Grounds" poster]

Description: Poster that was used during a student led demonstration on the UNT campus. The sign reads "EMOTION'L DUMPING GROUNDS..." in large stenciled letters with the message "Hugs available upon request...maybe tears too" written in marker underneath. The date "11/10" is written on the back. The demonstration was held in order to offer a space for discussion and reflection on the Black Lives Matter movement after the 2016 election and other issues surrounding it.
Date: September 21, 2016
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[White "#Black Lives Matter" poster]

Description: Poster that was used during a student led demonstration on the UNT campus. The sign opens with the hashtag "#BlackLivesMatter" and continues on to direct people who wish to participate. It asks that no one be censored and states that "This is a continuation of the Willis Wall Demonstration" and is not "affiliated with any specific organization". The demonstration was held in order to offer a place for discussion and reflection on the Black Lives Matter movement and the incidents that inspired it.
Date: September 21, 2016
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[White "What Keeps You Silent?" poster]

Description: Poster that was used during a student led demonstration on the UNT campus. The sign asks "What keeps you silent?", which is also underlined. There are three comments below, and the one in red is in response to the one in black at the bottom. The demonstration was held in order to offer a space for discussion and reflection on the Black Lives Matter movement and the incidents that inspired it.
Date: September 21, 2016
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[Green "Got Feels?" poster]

Description: Poster that was used during the student led demonstration on the UNT campus. The sign reads "GOT FEELS?" in large stenciled letters with a written comment "Boy Do I!!!" underneath. The demonstration was held in order to make a space for discussion and reflection on the Black Lives Matter movement and the incidents that inspired it.
Date: September 21, 2016
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[Blue "Support & Care for Each Other" poster]

Description: Poster that was used during a student led demonstration on the UNT campus. The sign reads "(heart) Support & Care for each other. Black lives matter!" The demonstration was held in order to have a space for discussion and reflection on the Black Lives Matter movement and the incidents that inspired it.
Date: September 21, 2016
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