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OSU Queer Archives (OSQA): COLLECTIONS & RECORDS

Archival collections and materials in the university's archives that document LGBTQ+ histories at Oregon State, Corvallis, and Benton County

Manuscript Collections

After 8 Records, 1984-2002 - The After 8 Records document the political activism and community outreach work of the After 8 organization, a group which operated in Benton County from 1989 to 2002, but was primarily active during the 1990s.     

Thomas Kraemer Speech and BlogHistory of OSU Gay Student Groups 1976–2006, as documented through a speech and blog by Thomas Kraemer. A digital copy of Corvallis, Oregon State University gay activism 1964-2002 is available via OSU's institutional repository ScholarsArchive

Queer History Research Collection - The QHRC is an artificial collection containing items of interest about LGBTQ+ communities within Oregon State University and to a lesser extent, the city of Corvallis, and the state of Oregon.

Queer Studies Program (RG 278) - The Queer Studies Program Records documents the establishment and contributions of Oregon State’s queer studies program, which began in the summer of 2013 and continues to offer classes today.

University Records

Below are various Oregon State University Collections that include information on LGBTQ+ community history:

Pride Center (RG 236) ~ The Pride Center serves as Oregon State University's resource center for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) members of the OSU community and their allies. In addition to its roles in outreach and education, the center provides a safe space for anyone in the community to "explore aspects of sexual orientation and gender identity in an open and non-judgmental atmosphere." The Queer Resource Center was founded in 2001 and was initially housed in Benton Annex with the OSU Women's Center. In 2004, the Queer Resource Center (QRC) moved to a permanent location on the south edge of campus at 1553 SW "A" Avenue. In that same year, the QRC was re-named the OSU Pride Center. The Pride Center works closely with the OSU Rainbow Continuum, SOL (LGBTQQIA People of Color Support Group), and the ASOSU Queer Affairs Task Force.

The Pride Center Records document the establishment of the Queer Resource Center (later known as the Pride Center) at Oregon State University and the programs and activities of this resource center for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) members of the OSU community and their allies. The collection includes administrative records, publications, posters, photographs and a DVD of the 2007 Lavender Graduation ceremony. All of Pride Center scrapbooks are available online.

Student Affairs (RG 102) ~ The Student Affairs Records consist of policy and procedure directives, newsletters, correspondence, annual reports, lists of student activities, announcements, Alpha Lambda Delta records, records pertaining to the establishment of the University Child Care Center, and records pertaining to the Student Involvement Office.

RG 102 - Accession 95:024 - Gay and Lesbian Association (GALA), 1991–1999

Associated Students of OSU (ASOSU), 1917–2006 (RG 11) ~ The Associated Student of OSU Records document student government at Oregon State University and include records of the ASOSU Executive Branch, the ASOSU Senate, and the Graduate Student Senate. The ASOSU Records address the full range of issues that impact OSU students including fees and tuition, student activities, academic programs, athletics and intramurals, diversity and discrimination, campus security, and student housing.

The Beaver Yearbooks ~ Print Copies are available in the archives. All of the yearbooks have been scanned and are available online: http://oregondigital.org/sets/osu-yearbooks

 The Daily Barometer ~ The OSU student newspaper is available in two formats: 1) Printed and Bound Copies 2) On Microfilm

Memorial Union Records, 1922-2010 (RG 099)

The Memorial Union Records consist of handbooks, annual reports, pledge and payment record cards, files pertaining to Memorial Union functions and activities, scrapbooks, two carillonic bell rolls, and assorted announcements.

Diversity Development Office Records, 1998-2005 (RG 228)

Established to supervise the four OSU Cultural Centers and the Pride Center, the Diversity Development Office promoted access to cultural, social, academic, and career resources through information sharing and event planning. This collection consists of correspondence, meeting minutes and agendas, publications, and training manuals.