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Queer History Research Collection, 1980-2023View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates: 2009-2016

The Queer History Research Collection (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.

The digital folders described in this collection are available upon request.

Extent: 0.5 cubic feet
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Scope and Content Notes
Biographical / Historical Notes
Statement on Access: This collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation: Queer History Research Collection (MSS QHRC), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: This collection was created by Natalia Fernández, curator and archivist of the OSU Queer Archives. The bulk of the materials were originally in the Oregon State University Memorabilia Collection. They were removed in 2017 to create the QHRC, with additional materials collected and added by Fernández.
Acquired: 2017. Additions to the collection are expected.
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Container List

Series 1: Queer History Research Files, 1980-2023 Add to Shelf
The Queer History Research Files contain, but are not limited to, information on the following: LGBTQ+ campus events, such as Lavender Graduation, the OSU Drag Show, a 2016 vigil for the tradegy in Orlando, Florida; OSU Pride Center and other campus cultural resource centers; student movements; offices and committees dedicated to diversity and LGBTQ+ issues on campus; building information, including a map of gender-inclusive restrooms on campus; and student groups and associations, such as the Rainbow Continuum and Circle of Friends. The QHRC also includes a copy of the book The Vice Clique: Portland's Great Sex Scandal by George Painter. Also included is the artwork created as part of OSQA's Glitter in the Archives event, which began in 2016.
Box-Folder 1.1: Administrative Documents: Pride Center and Rainbow Continuum, 2009-2017 Add to Shelf
Email communications, planning documents, maps.
Box-Folder 1.2: Circle of Friends, 2002 Add to Shelf
Email correspondence, a constitution, a flyer.
Box-Folder 1.3: Glitter in the Archives, 2016 Add to Shelf
Collages, poetry, drawings.
Box-Folder 1.4: Glitter in the Archives, 2017 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.1: Glitter in the Archives (oversize), 2016-2018 Add to Shelf
Collages, poetry, drawings. 2018 includes a zine of the artwork.
Box-Folder 3.2: Glitter in the Archives (oversize), 2019 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.5: Glitter in the Archives, 2023 Add to Shelf
Collages (5); 2 buttons.
Box-Folder 1.6: Mementos, 2005-2016 Add to Shelf
Magazine and newspaper clippings, photos, event programs and tickets, guestbooks.
Digital File 1: Orlando Vigil, 2016 Add to Shelf
On June 15, 2016 students, staff, faculty, and community members gathered at Oregon State University’s Student Experience Center to pay tribute to the 49 people killed in an Orlando, Florida LGBTQ+ night club. Attendees were invited to share their thoughts and reflections to add to the altar that remained in the space for the days that followed. The vigil was hosted by Diversity and Cultural Engagement. A digital file, which includes an image of the vigil - an altar - as well as images of all the individual pieces of the altar, is available for researchers in the Reading Room.
Extent: 1 digital file; 27 MB
Box-Folder 2.1: Posters, Flyers, Handouts, 2015-2018 Add to Shelf
Posters, flyers, handouts, social media promotional materials.
Box-Folder 3.3: Posters, Flyers, Handouts (oversize), 2013-2016 Add to Shelf
Large scale event posters.
Box-Folder 2.2: Press and Communications, 1993-2018 Add to Shelf
Newspapers, online articles (printed), internal email communications (predominant dates 2003-2017).
Box-Folder 3.4: Press and Communications (oversize), 2014-2017 Add to Shelf
Articles from OSU's The Barometer, as well as The Advocate.
Box-Folder 2.3: Scholarship, 1980-2015 Add to Shelf
The publication Prism, Winter 1980 "Gays at OSU", the 1991 article "A Legal History: University recognition of homosexual organizations" by Loren J. Rullman, the book The Vice Clique: Portland's Great Sex Scandal by George Painter, and the 2015 honors thesis "OSU LGBTQ+ Community Film" by Kiah McConnell.
Digital Folder 1: Trans Story Circles at OSU, 2020-2022 Add to Shelf
Advertisements for nine Trans Story Circles at OSU as well as one OSU Two-Spirit Stories of Resilience event. Note: there are recordings of some Trans Story Circles available through the OSU Queer Archives Oral History Collection.
Extent: 9 files; 5 MB