Established in 2016 by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Project Q+ serves as a repository for all College of the Holy Cross LGBTQIA+ related artifacts. Individually, each artifact tells a personal story, but when combined provides a timeline of LGBTQIA+ history at the College. These stories are made possible by generous contributions from students, faculty, staff and alumni.
The name of the archive stems from the commitment to adding queer voices back into the mainstream history of College of the Holy Cross. The LGBTQ+ Community has always been here, and our goal is not only to uncover and preserve the history of queer students both past and present, but to establish their legacy in the overarching, complicated past of our institution.
The Holy Cross Archives and Special Collections department is still collecting items related to LGBTQIA+ history at the College. A complete list of items can be found here. Some items in the complete list have not been digitized and are not on this website. If you are interested in donating objects to our growing archive, please visit our Contact Us page!
Special thanks to the Project Q+ team:
Molly Heidemann (Project Coordinator)
Tess Andrekus' 18 (Student Researcher)
Carlito Beal '18 (Student Researcher)
Nora Grimes '19 (Student Researcher)
Emma Powell '19 (Student Researcher)
Holy Cross College Archives and Special Collections Team:
Abby Stambach (Head Archivist)
Nikki Tantum (Digital and Emerging Scholarship Projects Librarian)
Corinne Gabriele (Archives' Assistant)
Sarah Campbell (Assistant Archivist)
Thank you to the Holy Cross History Department and Prof. Stephanie Yuhl for their support of the project.
Thank you to John Buckingham, Audio-Visual Assistant at Holy Cross for his work in helping to digitize many of the Project Q+ objects.