David Obermayer grew up in Binghamton New York and attended Earlham College where he majored in history and minored in religious studies. During his time at Earlham College David was one of the founders of the Earlham College History Journal and served on its first editorial board. After graduating from Earlham College David worked for several years in the Ithaca New York area in youth community building and advocacy and received a certificate in paralegal studies. David graduated from Stony Brook University in 2014 with an MA in United States History specializing in the history of 19th century New York City’s Chinatown, race history and the queer history of New York City. In 2015 David began working towards his MS in Library and Information Science at Syracuse University with a concentration in Cultural Heritage Preservation. He has worked at Syracuse University Archives, as part of the Syracuse University Book Preservation Unit, and at SUNY ESF’s College Archives and Special Collections. David currently works as the University Archivist at Fort Hays State University. His research interests include trans and queer history, privacy and LGBT archiving specifically around issues of archiving collections for communities that have historically been closeted.