Oral History

Delve into these digital recordings, firsthand stories about the lives of LGBTQ people in Colorado.

Sue Anne Michaels: Oral History
Annie Brenman-West: Oral History (Pt. 1)
Annie Brenman-West: Oral History (Pt. 2)
Bill Olson: Oral History
Alice Cookie Barron: Oral History
Beth Kahmann: Oral History
Bob Janowski: Oral History
Oral History Spotlight:

Bearing Witness Project

HIV/AIDS hit Colorado in 1982 and by 2015, more than 5,000 people had died from the disease, while 11,000 currently live with it. This project aims to gather their stories. In partnership with the Colorado AIDS Project (CAP), we gather oral histories, help with document collections, and provide educational outreach.

If your life has been impacted by HIV/AIDS, we want to hear your story. Please email David Duffield at history@lgbtqcolorado.org.

Bill Olson: "Being Gay in Church"

Bob Janowski: "Eugene Levi Case"

Phil Hoyle: Oral History, Pt. 1

Phil Hoyle: Oral History, Pt. 2

Jerry Gerash: Radio Interview

Frankie Siebert: Oral History

Elisabeth McConnell: Oral History 

Ellis McFadden: Oral History