Archive FAQ

Most frequently asked questions and answers

What exactly is the History Archive?​

Simply put the NHC History Archive is a digital warehouse that the public can access via our website — powered by New Hope Celebrates, Inc. Our History committee works to document and preserve the history of our LGBTQ+ community. Our goal is to seek relevant analog or digital content from the general public—record and warehouse the many photos, stories, and artifacts from our LGBTQ+ community. Our mission is to preserve and share our archived content with future generations so they might learn, reflect, and enjoy our history.

What does this History Archive contain?

The NHC History archive contains hundreds of digitized images – collections of personal artifacts, papers, photographs, audiovisual recordings, and organizational records. These collections include unpublished material such as letters, diaries,and scrapbooks documenting the lives of New Hope’s LGBTQ+ population, community leaders, and local gay legends. You will also discover references to many community organizations, businesses, and political campaigns.

Can I search the Archives?​

Coming soon: We will be adding the ability for anyone to search the site by keywords and find photos, stories, and videos of your friends and favorite places from past decades. 

How do I contribute to content?

You can share the story of your extraordinary life by becoming one of our narrators and being interviewed. We will schedule an interview with you at a time and location of your choice to create a video and transcribed the archival record of the stories of your own extraordinary life. If you do not think your life is all that extraordinary, think again. Each of us has taken a unique journey, and these different stories and perspectives all contribute to the understanding of our collective LGBTQ+ history.

Who can submit biographies ?

Anyone can submit content or biographies. If you know someone who you think should be recognized or remembered in our Archives please contact us. Select the Biography Questionnaire button below and complete the form.

Who can participate with NHC History?

You do not have to be a native of New Hope, Bucks County Pa. to be interviewed. People who have moved here and people who have once lived in New Hope and have since moved away are also welcome to share their unique stories. Share your photos, documents, and artifacts that help tell your personal stories and memories.

Can I volunteer my time and talent?

You may also volunteer your time or services in support New Hope Celebrates History project by joining one of our committee teams. The Archive is an ongoing project, and there are no deadlines to participate or contribute content or to volunteer.

How are the funds and grants used?

Funds raised allow NHCH to acquire exhibit materials and hardware. Maintain our online accounts, and provide essential operating support. Grants also enable us to fund special history exhibits and educational experiences for LGBTQ+ youth and the entire community.

What is Analog Content?

Analog, by definition, is is the opposite of digital. Any technology, such as printed material, photos,
3D objects, vinyl records, etc. doesn’t break everything down into (numeric) binary code.