November 7, 2020: Steven Louis Brawley has been elected to a three-year term for the State Historical Society of Missouri (SHSMO) Board of Trustees.
Steven is a public historian noted for his research related to LGBTQIA+ and pop culture topics. He is the founder of the St. Louis LGBT History Project and executive vice president of Area Resources for Community and Human Services (ARCHS).
A resident of Kirkwood, Missouri, he has 30 years of strategic not-for-profit management experience with a focus on fundraising and marketing. Steven is the author of Gay and Lesbian St. Louis, a frequent lecturer at educational institutions, and a member of the Organization of American Historians. In St. Louis, he serves as community chair of the Missouri History Museum's LGBTQ Collections and Exhibitions Committee.
SHSMO will also serve as the repository for Steven's papers documenting his personal interests and professional career.
Steven is the former board chair of the University of Missouri-St. Louis Alumni Association and the Crime Victim Center of St. Louis. A sixth-generation Missourian, he has a BA from University of Missouri-St. Louis and a MA from Saint Louis University.
Founded in 1898, SHSMO is the premier center for the study of Missouri history and culture with research centers in Cape Girardeau, Columbia, Kansas City, Rolla, St. Louis, and Springfield Missouri.