The ACC/ACU Gender and Sexuality Project preserves firsthand accounts of alumni of Abilene Christian College (later Abilene Christian University), with particular attention to how students, faculty, and staff have experienced issues of gender and sexuality during their time at the institution. The collection began in Fall 2019 as a class project in HIST 340, Historical Perspectives on Gender and Sexualities. Each student in the course conducted at least one oral history interview with an ACC or ACU alum who attended between 1945 and 2005. These alumni’s firsthand stories—of dating culture, gender roles, expectations around marriage, the intersection between religion, sexuality, and gender, policies regulating sexual behavior, and more—are captured and presented here. The project will continue and expand, with students conducting a new set of oral history interviews every two years. As a primary source collection, the ACC/ACU Gender and Sexuality Project provides a window into life at a private Christian liberal arts college in West Texas from the post-WWII era into the 21st century.

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Submissions from 2019

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Oral history interview with Connie Crossnoe, Rachel Crossnoe and Connie Crossnoe

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Oral history interview with Anne Floyd, Anne Floyd and Jenna Leigh Bonner

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Oral history interview with Dr. Stephanie Hamm, Stephanie Hamm and Allayna Ford

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Oral history interview with Dr. Rebecca Hunter, Rebecca Hunter and Lauren Jewell

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Oral history interview with Mary Jackson and Heath Jackson, Caleb Jackson, Mary Jackson, and Heath Jackson

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Oral History interview with Robyne Jolley, Robyne Jolley and Camii Alexander Jolley

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Oral history interview with Dr. Ron Morgan, Ron Morgan and Charlie Monroe

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Oral history interview with Dr. Heidi Morris, Heidi Morris and Maria Silvaz

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Oral history interview with Stacie Murrah, Stacie Murrah and Diane Hinesley

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Oral history with Dr. Dana Pemberton, Dana Pemberton and Madeline Hunt

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Oral history interview with Dr. Scott Self, J. Scott Self and Maia Bell

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Oral history interview with Dr. Tracy Shilcutt, Tracy McGlothlin Shilcutt

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Oral history interview with Patsy Strader, Patsy Strader and Nina Anzualda

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Oral history interview with Dr. Stephanie Talley, Stephanie Talley and Madison Johnson