Browse Collections (13 total)


Pam Lewis - Gay Cable Network Collection

This collection contains digitized video contributed by Pam Lewis, producer of the Gay Cable Network program (late 1980s) for Pittsburgh Cable…

Contributors: Pam Lewis

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Gloria Forouzan 'Notable Women of Pittsburgh'

Gloria Forouzan is a retired office manager for the Mayor’s Office of Pittsburgh, last working with William Peduto. Since 2016, Gloria independently…

Contributors: Gloria Forouzan


Sandy Beach Collection

Sandy Beach is an interior designer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who was also active as a model and drag performer through the 1980s and 1990s…

Contributors: Sandy Beach (aka Thomas Freggens)

One More Time Ball Collection

The One More Time Ball was a drag ball put together by Connie Dorsett, Harrison Apple, and Laura Grantmyre to bring back together a network of elder…

Contributors: Harrison Apple (event organizer)
Connie Dorsett (oral history participant, event organizer)
Tonette Johnston (oral history participant, event organizer)
Laura Grantmyre (event organizer)
Shantell Cummings (performer)
Kierra Darshell (host, performer)
JoJo Gilbert (oral history participant, performer)
Dani Lamorte (performer)
Milan Tre'Zur (performer)
Alexis Icon (DJ)
Suzie Silver (documentation)
Reese Adams-Romagnoli (documentation)
Katie O'Connor (documentation)
Alex Walker (documentation)

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LaDonna LaMoore Collection

This collection contains award plaques, photographs, and video belonging to LaDonna LaMoore (aka Virgil Bo Swaitek) from her career as a drag…

Contributors: LaDonna LaMoore (donor) and Violets at Metropole_4.jpg

Dame Fefe Damiana D'Opulence Collection

The Dame Fefe Damiana D'Opulence collection contains digital copies of photographs and VHS tapes, collected by Fefe, that document her career as a…

Contributors: Dame Fefe Damiana D'Opulence (donor)

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Cindy Bruno-Gill Collection

This collection consists of materials donated by Cindy Bruno-Gill after participating in a series of oral history interviews with Harrison Apple about…

Contributors: Cindy Bruno-Gill

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Brian Czarniecki, Donald Sheffey, Larry Seaman Music Collection

These 12 mixtapes were made by DJs Donald Sheffey and Larry Seaman respectively during their time at Zack’s Fourth Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh.…

Contributors: Brian Czarniecki (donor)

Scott Noxon Collection

The Scott Noxon Collection contains material from the bars and nightclubs owned and operated by Scott Noxon, his business associates, and employees…

Contributors: Scott Noxon (donor)

Vanna (aka Michael Obusek) Collection

Michael “Vanna” Obusek (b. July 10, 1966) is former staff of the Travelers Social Club and the Pegasus nightclub where he worked both on and off stage…

Contributors: Michael Obusek (Vanna)