My project focuses on societal trends and changes surrounding homosexuality as expressed in the Indiana Daily Student (IDS). The paper is an ideal source to track change over time because it has been running with weekly publications since 1867. It also represents a unique perspective on events as it is both written for and by college students. After digitizing issues of the IDS, I will perform a text analysis in order to track how articles portray the LGBT community. Those articles will then be used to create a timeline that visualizes key moments in gay rights history and the public perspective of homosexuality.
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