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0:00 - Interview introduction

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Partial Transcript: Ok. Well today is Thursday, October 6th, 2016, and my name is Scott Hinshaw. I'm in the UNCG Alumni house with Dr. James Carmichael, Professor of Library and Information Studies

0:21 - Biographical information and early life

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Partial Transcript: Let's start with some questions about early life, biographical information and let's just ask about your background, when you were born, and where you were born.

Segment Synopsis: His parents and family, and early life in Marietta, Georgia through grade and military school. He discusses his later time at Choate and year spent in France.

7:13 - Graduating from Choate and awareness of being gay

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Partial Transcript: But anyway, so that was where I came from. Now, that's not who I really am. Because all during that time I felt like I should be somewhere else or somebody else, like most kids I guess. But, of course a lot of that had to do with being gay.

Segment Synopsis: Carmichael discusses feelings of not fitting in, and discrimination of important people at Choate because they were gay.

Keywords: LBGTQA

9:04 - Choosing a college, family issues, and breakdown

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Partial Transcript: I wanted to go to NYU to college because I heard J.D. Salinger was teaching there. Well it turns out he never showed up for class, he was just on the list.

Segment Synopsis: Attending American University. Family issues. Breakdown, institutionalization, and running away.

11:38 - Attending Emory College, meeting first boyfriend, influential faculty

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Partial Transcript: So I didn't want to go back. I went to Emory, which was my father's Alma Mater.

Segment Synopsis: Attending Emory College. Meeting first boyfriend. Influential faculty. Majoring in French, minor in English.

Keywords: LBGTQA

13:59 - Marriage, hippie friends, "Mother" David Braden, double life working at bank and reading bad poetry

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Partial Transcript: Anyway, I got through that. I graduated. My last year there I met this woman.

Segment Synopsis: His marriage of 3 1/2 years to a woman named Bunny, Hippie friends, and "Mother" David Braden. Double life working at bank and reading bad poetry.

17:56 - A new direction in life, visiting Duke University and going to Library school

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Partial Transcript: I lost my job at the bank, thank God. They knew I wasn't working out after six years in the trust department. I decided, I had an opportunity to decide what I wanted to do with my life.

Segment Synopsis: Decision to go to Library school, at Georgia College and UNC.

26:49 - Arriving at UNCG, notable faculty, research topics, students and concerns

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Partial Transcript: So, anyway I was looking for a job and I interviewed...

Segment Synopsis: Coming to UNCG, notable faculty, his favorite and influential research subjects, the type of students in the Library Studies program and their concerns.

Keywords: LBGTQA; Library and Information Studies

38:41 - Students now, Chancellors Moran, Sullivan, Brady, and Gilliam

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Partial Transcript: So, uh, what else?, the students now. Oh I love our students now and I really love what's happened at the University.

Segment Synopsis: Students now, and his impressions of Chancellors Moran, Sullivan, Brady, and Gilliam.

Keywords: Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr.; Linda Brady; Patricia Sullivan; students; William Moran

53:27 - LBGT Issues on campus, faculty organizing

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Partial Transcript: So, can you talk about maybe some of the changes for LBGTQ on campus since you arrived...

Segment Synopsis: Gay culture and organization at UNCG, with particular focus on faculty.

Keywords: faculty; LBGTQA

72:58 - Reflection and Conclusions

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Partial Transcript: Tell me a little bit about how UNCG has affected your life and what UNCG means to you.

Segment Synopsis: What UNCG means to him, including gay culture and recent events, type of students that attend UNCG, and why it's a great place to work.

Keywords: LBGTQA; students