Trans Rochester Speaks
From 2014-2016, RIT student Ben Eshleman conducted archival research and oral history interviews to document the history of the transgender community in Rochester, New York. With his faculty advisor, Dr. Tamar Carroll, Eshleman coordinated an interdisciplinary team of students from Photography, New Media Design, and New Media Interactive Design to develop this digital history project which features curated audio clips from the interviews along with photographs and primary source documents. The team also designed an exhibit about the history of the transgender community in Rochester that was featured at Imagine RIT. Eshelman’s interviews, the photographs, and related primary documents have all been donated to the RIT archives, where they are available to other researchers.