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Midwest Genealogy Center x RCMA


  • Midwest Genealogy Center 3440 South Lee's Summit Road Independence, MO, 64055 United States (map)

Digitizing Kansas City’s LGBTQ History

Do you have vhs tapes that need preserving?
Are there moments in your community history on tape you can no longer access?
In an effort to preserve the content marooned on this fragile format, RCMA offers a free analog to digital conversion service. From political demonstrations and parades, to DIY documentaries and home movies, we are here to help you save those long-forgotten tapes before it is too late!

This Spring, RCMA is partnering with Mid-Continent Public Library in our search for a picture of LGBTQ+ life in the Midwest between 1977-2006. Schedule a 90-minute appointment at this MCPL branch or one of the many other locations we are touring and bring your video tapes in for free digitization. Video transfer is performed in real-time with live audio commentary from participants.

How to Participate

  1. Complete this online eligibility questionnaire/appointment booking form

    OR

    Arrange an appointment at a convenient MCPL branch location over the phone by calling Kendell at (816) 785-5131

  2. After receiving a confirmation notice, bring your tape(s) and any person(s) with knowledge about the footage to your scheduled appointment.

  3. Provide live audio commentary and background information about who/what/where the video is about during the transfer process.

  4. Receive a FREE digital copy of your video and identify the future resting place for your original video tape cassette.

Earlier Event: April 25
Parkville Library x RCMA