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Collection Number: 40433

Collection Title: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1975-2014

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Size 2.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 900 items)
Abstract The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center was established in 2003 as a unit within the Office of the Dean of Students. In 2006, it became an administratively separate unit reporting directly to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. The LGBTQ Center is tasked with providing programs, services, and resources to create a welcoming environment for all members of the UNC-Chapel Hill community. The collection includes administrative records documenting the establishment of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; promotional material for and photographs of some of its activities and events, including a campus campaign for gender neutral housing; video interviews that were conducted as part of a project to record the history of the Center for its ten year anniversary; news clippings related to LGBTQ issues on campus and beyond; newsletters and ephemera from local and national organizations; and records of a few campus organizations that predate the Center, including the Association for Women Students; Bisexuals, Gay Men, Lesbians and Allies for Diversity (B-GLAD); and the Carolina Gay and Lesbian Assocation (CGLA).
Creator University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center.
Language English
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No restrictions. Open for research.
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Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records #40433, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Records transferred from the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Center in June 2014 (RT 20140610.1) and June 2016 (RT 20160624.1).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was established in 2006 but had its origins in the work of a fall 2000 committee appointed by Provost Robert Shelton to review the campus climate in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity. The committee report made several recommendations, one of which was the creation of an Office of LGBTQ Life and Study to provide a focal point for consolidating, publicizing, and integrating social support and academic resources available to the LGBTQ community. The UNC-Chapel Hill LGBTQ Center thus began in the spring of 2003 as the LGBTQ Office in the Office of the Dean of Students.

In July 2006, Provost Shelton and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Peggy Jablonski created two full-time positions (director and assistant director) to lead an administratively separate LGBTQ Center tasked with providing programs, services, and resources to create a welcoming environment for all members of the UNC-Chapel Hill community. The Center remains a partner to the Office of the Dean of Students but reports directly to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

Terri Phoenix has served as the director since 2007.

Citation: "The Report of the Provost's Planning Committee on LGBTQ Climate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill" and LGBTQ Center UNC-Chapel Hill, Center History, https://lgbtq.unc.edu/about-center/center-history.

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The collection includes administrative records documenting the establishment of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; promotional material for and photographs of some of its activities and events, including a campus campaign for gender neutral housing; video interviews that were conducted as part of a project to record the history of the Center for its ten year anniversary; news clippings related to LGBTQ issues on campus and beyond; newsletters and ephemera from local and national organizations; and records of a few campus organizations that predate the Center, including the Association for Women Students; Bisexuals, Gay Men, Lesbians and Allies for Diversity (B-GLAD); and the Carolina Gay and Lesbian Assocation (CGLA).

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center Records, 1990, 1997, 2000-2014.

100 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical.

The collection includes administrative records documenting the establishment of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; promotional material for and photographs of some of its activities and events, including a campus campaign for gender neutral housing; and video interviews that were conducted as part of a project to record the history of the Center for its ten year anniversary.

Folder 1

Administrative Records, 2000-2013 #40433, Series: "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center Records, 1990, 1997, 2000-2014." Folder 1

Chiefly annual reports.

Folder 2

Activities and Events: News Articles, 2010-2013 #40433, Series: "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center Records, 1990, 1997, 2000-2014." Folder 2

Folder 3

Activities and Events: Tenth Anniversary, 2014 #40433, Series: "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center Records, 1990, 1997, 2000-2014." Folder 3

Banquet program.

Folder 4

Advisory Board Records, 2000 #40433, Series: "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center Records, 1990, 1997, 2000-2014." Folder 4

Folder 5

Campus Climate Report, 2011 #40433, Series: "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center Records, 1990, 1997, 2000-2014." Folder 5

"Campus Climate: Regarding Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression by Terri Phoenix."

Folder 6

Event Flyers, 2007-2013 #40433, Series: "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center Records, 1990, 1997, 2000-2014." Folder 6

Folder 7

Faculty Committee, 1997 #40433, Series: "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center Records, 1990, 1997, 2000-2014." Folder 7

"Resolution to Extend Campus-based Benefits to Domestic Partners of University Employees."

Folder 8

Gender Neutral Housing (GNH) Campaign, 2012 #40433, Series: "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center Records, 1990, 1997, 2000-2014." Folder 8

Contains notes, printed PowerPoint slides by Terri Phoenix, and research material, including housing policies from other universities.

Folder 9

Gender Neutral Housing (GNH) Campaign, 2012 #40433, Series: "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center Records, 1990, 1997, 2000-2014." Folder 9

Handwritten statements from students supporting the GNH campaign.

Folder 10

Graduate Speaker Series, 2014 #40433, Series: "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center Records, 1990, 1997, 2000-2014." Folder 10

Flyer.

Folder 11

Historical Documents, 2011-2012 #40433, Series: "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center Records, 1990, 1997, 2000-2014." Folder 11

Material relating to post card campaign around the North Carolina Marriage Protection Amendment, 2011.

Digital Folder DF-40433/1

LGBTQ Center History Interviews (Raw Footage) #40433, Series: "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center Records, 1990, 1997, 2000-2014." DF-40433/1

DVD 1 of 2, Interviewees: 1. Terri Phoenix; 2. Dean Blackburn; 3. Whitney Sewell; 4. Sarah Chi; 5. Lee Storrow; 6. Terri Phoenix (no audio); 7. Danny DePuy (no audio); 8. Marcie Fisher-Borne (no audio); 9. Kim Brummel (no audio); 10. Stephanie Chang (via Skype, no audio).

Digital Folder DF-40433/2

LGBTQ Center History Interviews (Raw Footage) #40433, Series: "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center Records, 1990, 1997, 2000-2014." DF-40433/2

DVD 2 of 2, Interviewees: 1. Whitney Sewell; 2. Kevin Claybren.

Folder 12

LGBTQ Task Force Resource Center #40433, Series: "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center Records, 1990, 1997, 2000-2014." Folder 12

Folder 13

News Article, 2011 #40433, Series: "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center Records, 1990, 1997, 2000-2014." Folder 13

Folder 14

Newsletters, 2013-2014 #40433, Series: "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center Records, 1990, 1997, 2000-2014." Folder 14

LGBTQ Center Newsletter and Aluminate: LGBTQ Center Newsletter.

Image Folder PF-40433/1

Photographs, 2004 #40433, Series: "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center Records, 1990, 1997, 2000-2014." PF-40433/1

Images depict a UNC-Chapel Hill Safe Zone activity in the Pit.

Image Folder PF-40433/2

Photographs, 2009 #40433, Series: "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center Records, 1990, 1997, 2000-2014." PF-40433/2

Image depicts an unidentified event in the Pit.

Folder 15

Press Releases, 2012, 2014 #40433, Series: "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center Records, 1990, 1997, 2000-2014." Folder 15

Folder 16

Promotional Items #40433, Series: "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center Records, 1990, 1997, 2000-2014." Folder 16

Brochures, pens, pin, visibility sticker.

Folder 17

Provost's Planning Committee on LGBTQ Climate, 2002 #40433, Series: "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center Records, 1990, 1997, 2000-2014." Folder 17

"The Report of the Provost's Planning Committee on LGBTQ Climate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill."

Folder 18

Provost's Committee on LGBTQ Life, 2001, 2006-2007 #40433, Series: "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center Records, 1990, 1997, 2000-2014." Folder 18

Includes descriptions of the LGBTQ Center Director position and the responsibilities of the Director of the Minor in Sexuality Studies; memoranda to campus deans regarding the history and current status of LGBTQ programs on campus; routine correspondence regarding service on the Provost's Committee on LGBTQ Life.

Folder 19

Publications #40433, Series: "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center Records, 1990, 1997, 2000-2014." Folder 19

"Resource Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender People and Friends" brochure.

Folder 20

Safe Zone Training #40433, Series: "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center Records, 1990, 1997, 2000-2014." Folder 20

Two signs that certify Terri Phoenix as having completed Safe Zone training.

Folder 21

UNC Policy Manual Records 1990, 2000 #40433, Series: "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center Records, 1990, 1997, 2000-2014." Folder 21

UNC-Chapel Hill policy statements on sexual orientation.

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800 items.

Acquisitions information: Addition of June 2016 (RT 20160624.1)

The addition consists of news clippings related to LGBTQ issues on campus and beyond; newsletters and ephemera from local and national organizations; and records documenting a few campus organizations that predate the Center, including the Association for Women Students; Bisexuals, Gay Men, Lesbians and Allies for Diversity (B-GLAD); and the Carolina Gay and Lesbian Association (CGLA).

Folder 22

Association for Women Students, 1982-1984 #40433, Series: "Addition of June 2016, 1975-2009." Folder 22

Folder 23

Bisexuals, Gay Men, Lesbians and Allies for Diversity (B-GLAD) and Carolina Gay and Lesbian Association (CGLA), 1987-1992 and undated #40433, Series: "Addition of June 2016, 1975-2009." Folder 23

Folder 24

Lambda design, letters, and survey responses, 1990-1992 and undated #40433, Series: "Addition of June 2016, 1975-2009." Folder 24

Folder 25

Advertising in Lambda, 1992 #40433, Series: "Addition of June 2016, 1975-2009." Folder 25

Folder 26

B-GLAD "Define Queer" exhibit, 1993 #40433, Series: "Addition of June 2016, 1975-2009." Folder 26

Folder 27

Clippings, flyers, and scrapbook pages, 1994-1995, 2002, and undated #40433, Series: "Addition of June 2016, 1975-2009." Folder 27

Folder 28

Human Rights Week outreach and homophobia handout, undated #40433, Series: "Addition of June 2016, 1975-2009." Folder 28

Folder 29

2 photos of woman signing pledge in the Pit, circa 2000 #40433, Series: "Addition of June 2016, 1975-2009." Folder 29

Folder 30

Queer Network for Change Officer's Manual, 2001 #40433, Series: "Addition of June 2016, 1975-2009." Folder 30

Folder 31

Unity Conference Programs, 2005-2006 #40433, Series: "Addition of June 2016, 1975-2009." Folder 31

Folder 32

Materials from Transgender Day of Remembrance, 2009 #40433, Series: "Addition of June 2016, 1975-2009." Folder 32

Digital Folder DF-40433/3

UNC-CH Safe Zone Digital Manual #40433, Series: "Addition of June 2016, 1975-2009." DF-40433/3

Folder 33

UNC-CH Safe Zone Quick Reference Guide (accompanies Digital Manual in DF-40433/3) #40433, Series: "Addition of June 2016, 1975-2009." Folder 33

Folder 34

Clippings, 1987-1988, 1990-1991 #40433, Series: "Addition of June 2016, 1975-2009." Folder 34

Folder 35

Clippings, 1992-1993 #40433, Series: "Addition of June 2016, 1975-2009." Folder 35

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-40433/1

Scrapbook pages of clippings from The Advocate, 1993 #40433, Series: "Addition of June 2016, 1975-2009." OPF-40433/1

Folder 36

Clippings, 1994-1998 #40433, Series: "Addition of June 2016, 1975-2009." Folder 36

Folder 37

Clippings, 2001-2002 #40433, Series: "Addition of June 2016, 1975-2009." Folder 37

Folder 38

Clippings, 2006-2007 #40433, Series: "Addition of June 2016, 1975-2009." Folder 38

Folder 39

Clippings, undated #40433, Series: "Addition of June 2016, 1975-2009." Folder 39

Folder 40

GLBT Community Resource Directory, Raleigh-Durham-Hillsborough, RTP-Chapel Hill-Carrboro, NC, undated #40433, Series: "Addition of June 2016, 1975-2009." Folder 40

Folder 41

The Newsletter, February 1991 #40433, Series: "Addition of June 2016, 1975-2009." Folder 41

Folder 42

"Making Schools Safe for All Students" workshops, 1998 #40433, Series: "Addition of June 2016, 1975-2009." Folder 42

Folder 43

Publications and ephemera related to national organizations, circa 1975, 1986, 1992-1995, and undated #40433, Series: "Addition of June 2016, 1975-2009." Folder 43

Folder 44

Massachusetts Governor's Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth, 1999 #40433, Series: "Addition of June 2016, 1975-2009." Folder 44

Folder 45

Literary Magazine by "Operation Art-Up Now," undated #40433, Series: "Addition of June 2016, 1975-2009." Folder 45

Folder 46

National Latina/o Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Organization (LLEGO), 2003 #40433, Series: "Addition of June 2016, 1975-2009." Folder 46

Folder 47

A Theoretical Context for Staff Development in Anti-Homophobia Education in the Secondary Schools, Arthur Lipkin, 1990 #40433, Series: "Addition of June 2016, 1975-2009." Folder 47

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Processed by: Ann Cooper, February 2015; Jennifer Coggins, February 2017.

Encoded by: Ann Cooper, February 2015

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