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OSU Queer Archives (OSQA): HOME

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

Contact and Location Information

OSQA is a part of the Oregon State University Libraries Special Collections & Archives Research Center, located on the 5th floor of The Valley Library.

Reading room hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

For general questions or support, you can contact OSQA via our email.


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Natalia Fernandez
Phone: 541-737-3653

Welcome to the Queer Archives!

The mission of the OSU Queer Archives is to preserve and share the stories, histories, and experiences of LGBTQ+ people within the OSU and Corvallis communities. OSQA was established in the Fall of 2014.

This mission is rooted in three central commitments:

  • fostering intersectional community activism
  • resisting erasure of queer and trans narratives
  • positioning the collection as a space to imagine alternative futures for LGBTQ+ communities and people

How to Use This Guide

This guide is home to a number of materials relating to LGBTQ+ histories in Corvallis and the surrounding area. Use the tabs at the top of the screen to explore our various collections, which include both physical and digital materials. Don't see what you're looking for here? Feel free to contact us for assistance, or with suggestions on how we can grow our collection!

If there are any materials that are only available in the physical archives, you are welcome to come to the Valley Library 5th Floor Reading Room to request to view the materials you need; check out these helpful pages regarding our facilities and FAQs.