Under the Rainbow: Oral Histories of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer People in Kansas is a series of interviews that documents the life stories and experiences of GLBTQ Kansans.
It is the first online open access oral history collection of GLBTQ Kansans in the U.S.
Tami AlbinAssociate Librarian, University of Kansas Libraries
Tami Albin is an Associate Librarian at the University of Kansas and Director of Under the Rainbow: Oral Histories of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer People in Kansas. She has led oral history workshops and presented on Under the Rainbow across the United States and in Germany. She has served as a consultant and adviser to numerous projects, including the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid America (GLAMA) Oral History Project (Kansas City, Missouri), the Lecompton Homefront World War II Oral History Project (Lecompton, Kansas), the Kansas State Legislature Oral History Project (Topeka, Kansas), the Feminist Theory and Music Oral Histories Project (San Francisco, CA) Womxn Who Rock (Seattle, WA), and the Kansas Historical Society (Topeka, Kansas). Her service to the Oral History Association includes, chair of the Committee on Diversity, and as a member of the Program Committee, Scholarship Committee, Teaching Awards Committee, and the Mentoring Program. At the University of Kansas, she has led oral history workshops, consulted with faculty, staff, and students on their oral history projects and is a regular guest lecturer on oral history methods and methodology in many classes. She is certified as a Lego Serious Play facilitator and Software Carpentry Instructor.