Oral History with Edward Spencer, November 7, 2014 (Ms2015-007)

Title

Oral History with Edward Spencer, November 7, 2014 (Ms2015-007)

Description

Dr. Edward Spencer worked in student affairs administration at Virginia Tech from 1982 to 2012, most recently serving as Vice President for Student Affairs from 2008 to 2012. From 1983 to 1989 he served as Director of Housing and Residence Life, managing all aspects of residence life on campus during the height of the national AIDS crisis. Spencer was an important ally to LGBTQ students and organizations at Virginia Tech, helping to start various campus programs such as the AIDS Education Committee, the SafeWatch Program, and create a full-time position for Coordinator of Campus LGBTQ Relations and Initiatives. In his interview, Spencer discusses his career in university administration, his work with LGBTQ student organizations and how attitudes and treatment of the LGBTQ community on campus has changed since the 1980s.

Date

Identifier

Ms2015-007_VTLGBTQ_SpencerEdward

Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Virginia Tech LGBTQ Oral History Collection, Ms2015-007, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Interviewer

David Atkins

Narrator

Edward Spencer

Location

Edward Spencer’s Residence, Blacksburg, VA

Duration

00:42:38

Citation

“Oral History with Edward Spencer, November 7, 2014 (Ms2015-007),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed April 8, 2020, http://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/Ms2015-007/Ms2015-007_VTLGBTQ_SpencerEdward.