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Archival collections and materials that document LGBTQ+ histories at Oregon State University, Corvallis, and Benton County

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.

Please see the Guide to SCARC for more information about visiting us in-person.

For general questions or support, see the contact information below.

OSQA History, Community Meetings, and Events


“Co-Founding a Queer Archives: a collaboration between an archivist and a professor” in Archival Practice

This article details the creation and development of the Oregon State University Queer Archives (OSQA) as the product of collaboration between an archivist and professor. The authors provide an overview of the history of OSQA, including theoretical foundations of queer archival methods; discuss community-based initiatives that have helped to build the archive; and share lessons learned through their collaboration. They conclude by offering recommendations for others who are considering collaborations between archivists and professors on Queer Archives initiatives as well as other community-based archives in higher education settings.

Community Meetings

When first established, OSQA held regular meetings that were open to all; both community members and students were welcome to participate. Below is an archive of Google docs which contain notes from all community meetings, 2014-2016.




Outreach and Engagement

OSQA has hosted a number of events and has collaborated with other groups on engagement and outreach activities; check out links to blog posts with more information:



OSQA represented at Professional Conferences and Publications

Collaborations with OSU History Class HST 368 Lesbian and Gay Movements in Modern America