Arkansas Drag Community Oral History Project

Arkansas Drag Community Oral History Project logo featuring illustration of a figure with voluminous hair and a microphone

Arkansas has a rich history of contributions to Drag culture, from Miss Gay Arkansas to the success of Arkansan contestants on Ru Paul’s Drag Race.

The Arkansas Drag Community Oral History Project empowers community members to document the story of Drag in Arkansas and is seeking community contributors to conduct interviews for the project in Central Arkansas. The CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies is assisting in these efforts.

If you have questions about the project, please reach out to Community Outreach Archivist Danielle Afsordeh at

Conducting an Oral History

Preparing for the Interview

Recording the Interview

Preserving the Interview

  • To donate your interview: email interview file and completed AGREEMENT to
    We recommend printing two forms and signing both so that each of you has a copy of the form to keep. If you need us to provide a printed form, contact the email above.
  • If you do not choose to donate the interview, remember that lots of copies keeps stuff safe. Try to store the interview in more than one file storage location to ensure its long-term preservation.