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


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Natalia Fernandez
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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.

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

OSQA holds regular meetings that are open to all; both community members and students are welcome to participate! Below is an archive of Google docs which contain notes from all community meetings held up to this point.

Announcements about future community meetings can be found on the Multicultural Archives Blog - OSQA tag and the OSQA Facebook page.

2017 (TBA)





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:

Unfurling and Documentary Screening, Pride Week, May 2015

OSU LGBTQ+ Community Film, Queer History Month, October 2015

Gender and Sexuality in Indigenous Communities, Native American Heritage Month, November 2015

Glitter in the Archives!, Queer History Month, October 2016