Unusual Sources

criminal-image 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 an 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: http://thisiscriminal.com/episode-56-dont-let-me-see-you-in-the-whirl/

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Questions or looking for more information about the project? email mrectenwald@wustl.edu

About the author

Miranda Rectenwald is Curator of Local History, Washington University Special Collections. More info.