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Unusual Sources

Recently the national podcast Criminal visited the WU library. This audio documentary program was researching The Evening Whirl — one of the archival sources being consulted in Mapping LGBTQ St. Louis. The Evening Whirl is a unique St. Louis newspaper (still in publication) publishing about crime. Often the paper includes events that mainstream news sources would not cover, making it one of the few published sources that includes information about African-American LGBTQ St. Louisians.

The mapping projects gets a mention towards the end of this audio documentary:

Read more about the episode and see images from the archive at: The Criminal Podcast, Episode #56: Don’t Let Me See You In The Whirl

Look for announcements and updates about the project on our Mapping LGBTQ St. Louis blog.

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