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.
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.
Student Club and Organization Records (RG 276) ~ The Student Club and Organization Records document the approval and recognition of more than 900 student clubs and organizations at Oregon State University. Materials relevant to OSU LGBTQ+ history include:
- Lesbian/Bi Women's Social Group, 1992-1996
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Student Alliance, 1996-1997
- LGBT People of Color Support Program, 2004
- Lesbian Student Group, 1990-1993
Box-Folders 7:8 and 7:9
- Rainbow Coalition, 1986-1987
- Rainbow Continuum, 1992-2003 and 2006
The above records include annual review forms, constitutions and by-laws, lists of officers and members, mission statements, correspondence, as well as event planning and registration forms, along with some event pamphlets, calendars, and news clippings.
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. Materials relevant to OSU LGBTQ+ history include:
- Box 11, Folder: (Task Forces) Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender, 1994-1997 [materials in this folder predominately relate to the LGBT Advocate Task Force, but also include national-level content; the types of materials include reports, correspondence, news clippings, magazine articles, event planning materials, meeting minutes, and press releases. Some notable content includes the meeting notes of a 1994 campus discussion regarding GLB people of color as well as some Queer Pride Week and Queer History Month event materials.]
- Box 14, Folder: (Subject Files) Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender Community, 1996 [materials in this folder are predominantly not related to OSU and instead include correspondence, event materials, a timeline, newsletters, pamphlets, and handwritten notes pertaining to regional, national, and international LGBTQ+ related organizations.]
The Beaver Yearbooks ~ Print Copies are available in the archives. All of the yearbooks have been scanned and are available online:
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.
RG 228 includes a framed copy of the OSU Pride Center statement of vision and charter commitment
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.
Gay and Lesbian Association (GALA), 1991–1999
NOTE: RG 102 is currently closed