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Records of the Pride Resource Center

 Collection
Identifier: UGLB

Scope and Contents

The Records of the Pride Resource Center consists of documents dated 1970 to 2013, with the bulk falling from 1992 to 2009. Scrapbooks contain clippings from local and regional newspapers depicting LGBTQ issues and events, such as National Coming Out Day (NCOD), the right to marry, discrimination in the workplace, activism, and violence against the LGBTQ community, including extensive coverage of the murder of Matthew Shepard who died on October 12, 1998, at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins. The scrapbooks were created by the staff of the Pride Resource Center and are maintained in their original order.

The collection also contains additional newspaper clippings not used in the scrapbooks, flyers for events on campus, mailings sent to the Resource Center on issues of workplace discrimination and nationally produced LGBTQ publications, and copies of the Pride Resource Center's event list called "What's Happening." Photographs are of events such as NCOD, Lavender graduation, and other social events such as barbeques and camps. Many of the photographs are unidentified. Posters advertise events on campus hosted or sponsored by the Pride Resource Center. Items that have been digitized are available in CSU's digital repository, Mountain Scholar.

Dates

  • 1970-2013
  • Majority of material found within 1992-2009

Creator

Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Restrictions on Use

Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.

History

In the fall of 1997, the Associated Students of Colorado State University (ASCSU) and the Student Organization for Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals (SOGLB) proposed that the university establish a GLBT Student Services office. The Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs, working closely with these student organizations and with the support of private donors, created the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Student Services of Colorado State University. The GLBT Student Services officially opened on August 1, 1998. In 2009, the organization was renamed the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Resource Center and in 2013 the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Ally (GLBTQQA) Resource Center. In 2016, the office became the Pride Resource Center.

The mission of the Pride Resource Center is to support and affirm the diverse identities and lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, Two-Spirit, and same gender loving people as individuals and as groups, especially as students, staff, and faculty of CSU and their families, friends, and allies. Cultivating a safe space, educational outreach, advocacy, visibility of LGBTQ issues, information and referral, and academic and leadership opportunities are the objectives of the Resource Center.

Extent

9 linear feet (2 document cases, 8 flat boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Pride Resource Center at Colorado State University was established to support and affirm the diverse identities and lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, Two-Spirit, and same gender loving people as individuals and as groups, especially as students, staff, and faculty of CSU and their families, friends, and allies. The collection contains scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, posters, and photographs documenting the activities of the Pride Resource Center, as well as local, regional and national issues and events related to the LGBTQ community. Items that have been digitized are available in CSU's digital repository, Mountain Scholar.

Arrangement

The collection consists of 3 series in 2 document cases and 8 flat boxes:

Series 1: Scrapbooks, 1971 and 1992-2011

Series 2: Clippings, mailings, and event flyers, 1970-2013 and undated

Series 3: Photographs and posters, 1996-2005, 2013 and undated

Acquisition

The Records of the Pride Resource Center was transferred by Foula Dimopolous, director of the GLBTQQA Resource Center (now the Pride Resource Center) in May 2013. An additional transfer was made in October 2015.

Online Materials

Some materials have been digitized and are available through the Colorado State University Libraries website.

Related Collections

Friedman-Feminist Press Collection, Special Collections, Colorado State University.

Processing

Processing was completed in January 2014. Materials were rehoused in acid-free folders and boxes, and duplicate copies were weeded. Scrapbooks were maintained in their original order and re-housed in acid-free 3-ring binders. Photographs and negatives were rehoused in photograph sleeves and placed in acid-free 3-ring binders. Oversized posters were rehoused in a flat folder.

Inventory Note

Note: Title information supplied by the archivist is bracketed.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Records of the Pride Resource Center
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Prepared by Karen Spilman and Victoria Lopez-Terrill
Date
Copyright 2014
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2021 April 14: Links to digital items inserted. Collection name change revisions.
  • 2020 March 6: Box descriptions added to physdesc.
  • 2015 October: Added new accretion.

Repository Details

Part of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA
970-491-1844