Pride Center Records, 1973-2013  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Oregon State University. Pride Center.
Title
Pride Center Records
Dates
1973-2013 (inclusive)
1995-2011 (bulk)
Quantity
2.25 cubic feet, including 140 photographs, and 1.31 GB, (3 boxes, including 1 oversize box)
Collection Number
RG 236
Summary
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, educational materials, posters, photographs, and digital copies of scrapbooks available in Oregon Digital.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Special Collections and Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

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. Previously, the Pride Center was administered by the Office of Intercultural Student Services of the Division of Student Affairs. It is currently administered by Diversity and Cultural Engagement.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Pride Center Records document the cultural center’s educational, research, and advocacy roles at Oregon State University. This collection consists of materials created and assembled by the Pride Center, including educational materials, brochures, flyers, meeting minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, notes, photographs, posters, ticket stubs, and a recording of the 2005 Lavender Graduation ceremony. Also included in the collection is a series of digital scrapbooks containing images of various events, 1997-2013. These records provide information on a variety of topics, including but not limited to: identities, experiences, and social perceptions of gender and sexuality; allyship, activism, and discrimination; health, especially related to mental health, sexual health, and HIV/AIDS; and existing social instiutions, such as marriage and the military.

The collection also contains documentation for the administrative responsibilities and engagements of the Pride Center, such as records of Advisory Boards for the Queer Resource Center and Pride Center as well as building selection and expansion plans. Also included are materials related to the functioning of the Pride Center, such as staff manuals and calendars, and historical materials from its founding and early years. Of note is a student-made documentary about the Pride Center’s history, as well as a student activist project concerning the use of gender-inclusive forms at OSU. Program evaluation, assessments of community need, and training materials are also represented in the collection.

Photographs include digital files and photographic prints, which document Pride Center events and forms of community engagement. Events include promotional materials, planning forms, and artifacts from the actual events. Publications, such as a 1993 guide to safe zones for the gay, lesbian, and bisexual community in Corvallis prepared by the OSU Office of Affirmative Action, are also featured in this collection.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Pride Center Records (RG 236), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series 1:  Administration, 1998-2009Return to Top

The files in this series consist of the Pride Center’s administrative documents, which include but are not limited to: general administration, such as desk calendar pages, correspondence, and weekly office logs; notes and materials from various advisory boards; and materials related to employment at the Pride Center, such as search committee documents, training materials, and staff manuals.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1.01
Advisory Board: Pride Center
2005
1.02
Advisory Board: Queer Resource Center
2001-2004
1.03
Advisory Board: Queer Resource Center
2003-2005
1.04
Advisory Board: Student Involvement
2004-2005
1.05
Building Proposal, Plans, and Related Documents
2000-2004
1.06
Certificates and Awards
2003-2004
1.07
Cultural Resource Centers Coordinator Training and Related Documents
2009
1.08
Desk Calendar Pages and Weekly Office Logs
2002-2004
1.09
Diversity Development Training
2008-2009
1.10
General Correspondence
circa 2006-2007
1.11
Grants and Proposals
2000-2003
1.12
LGBT Programs and Services Self-Assessment Guide & Report
2002
1.13
Models for Program Development
2001-2003
1.14
Search Committees, Position Announcements, and Related Documents
2000-2005
1.15
Staff Manual
2007-2008
1.16
Staff Manual
2008-2009
1.17
Templates for Job Descriptions
1998-2007
1.18
Volunteer Information Packet
2001

Series 2:  Community Outreach and Engagement, 1990-2010Return to Top

The files in this series consist of community outreach efforts and student engagement, which includes but is not limited to: community needs assessments; information about and correspondence with campus speakers; scholarship information; and materials relating to student groups and on-campus organizations.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1.19
Community Needs Assessments
circa 2001-2006
1.20
Gender Inclusive Forms
circa 2005
1.21
Historical Documents
1990-2010
1.22
Invited Speakers: Information and Correspondence
1991-2004
1.23
Scholarships
2002-2004
1.24
Student Groups and Campus Organizations
circa 2004-2005

Series 3:  Educational Materials and Resources, 1973-2013Return to Top

The files in this series consist of educational materials and resources relating to a range of topics, including but not limited to: queer health and wellness; queer identities, experiences, and relationships; and topical information, such as marriage, the military, and religion. This series also includes several published academic works relating to queer identities, lives, and politics as well as many addressing teaching in multicultural environments.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1.25
Allies
1985-2013
1.26
Bisexual, Lesbian, and Intersex Resources
1995-2004
2.01
Coming Out
1984-2004
2.02
Discrimination
1990-2001
2.03
Estate Planning
2000-2001
2.04
Gay Activism History
circa 2010
2.05
General Health
1989-2006
2.06
HIV/AIDS: General
1988-2004
2.07
HIV/AIDS: Newspaper and Magazine Publications
1990
2.08
Identity and Identity Formation
1979-1993
2.09
Marriage
1996-2004
2.10
Mental Health, Including a Copy of The Lavender Couch by Dr. Marny Hall
1985-1997
2.11
Military
1989-1993
2.12
Organizations and Political Parties
1995-2001
2.13
Published Works
1973-1987
2.14
Published Works
1990-1992
2.15
Published Works
1993-1998
2.16
Reading Lists and Queer Resource Center Library Materials
2002-2003
2.17
Religion
circa 1996
2.18
Sex-Related Articles
circa 1998
2.19
Sexual and Domestic Violence
circa 1995-2004
2.20
Sexual Health
1992-2002
2.21
Substance Abuse
1979-2001
2.22
Symbols
1997-2004
2.23
Teaching and Learning
1988-2006
2.24
Transgender Lives and Issues
1999-2004

Series 4:  Events, 1988-2013Return to Top

The files in this series consist of event flyers, ticket stubs, program planning sheets and evaluations, and other related items.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2.25
AIDS Quilt Showing
2002-2003
2.26
All Cultural Center Events
2004
2.27
Career Services
2004
2.28
Community Forum
2003
2.29
Day of Silence
2003
2.30
Disco Café
2003
2.31
Drag Pageant
2003
2.32
Ice Cream Social
2002-2005
2.33
Lavender Graduation
2003-2005
2.34
Lavender Graduation
2007-2011
2.35
Queer History Month
2002-2003
2.36
Queer Pride Week
2002-2004
2.37
Speaker’s Bureau
1988-2004
2.38
Transgender Day of Remembrance
2002
2.39
Various Event Programming
2003-2004
2.40
Various Event Flyers and Ticket Stubs
2000-2010
3.01
Various Event Posters (oversize)
2008-2013

Series 5:  Photographs and Videos, circa 1998-2005Return to Top

The files in this series consist of about 140 physical photographs, and 470 digital photos, taken at the Pride Center and events across campus, including but not limited to: the Circle of Friends booth; Lavender Graduation, Pride Week 2005, as well as images of students and staff in the Pride Center. Of note, is a folder containing several “Who am I” collages, each of which have a name, picture, and a little bit of information about someone that has been involved with the Pride Center (13 total). Also included are video recordings: a 47 minute video of the 2005 Lavendar Graduation and a DVD titled "The Empowerment of a Community", a student created documentary detailing the founding of the Pride Center; it consists of two recordings, a 34 minute film and 105 minute hearing. Born-digital materials are available to researchers in the reading room.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2.41
Circle of Friends Booth
circa 2000
2.42
Lavendar Graduation Ceremonies
circa 2004
Lavendar Graduation video recording
1 digital file; 514 MB
2005
Pride Week - Drag Racing
105 digital files; 105 MB
2005
Pride Week - Drag Show
208 digital files; 395 MB
2005
Pride Week - Erin O'Brien
35 digital files; 35 MB
2005
Pride Week - Fun in the Sun for Kids
28 digital files; 28 MB
2005
Pride Week - Kick Off BBQ
4 digital files; 4 MB
2005
Pride Week - Lube Wrestling and Condom Olympics
90 digital files; 90 MB
2005
Box/Folder
2.43
Queer Resource Center/Pride Center Offices
circa 2004
2.44
Various Students and Unidentified Events
1998-1999
2.45
"Who Am I" Photographs
undated
2.46
Video (DVD) Documentary "The Empowerment of a Community"
circa 2005

Series 6:  Publications and Press, 1975-2011Return to Top

The files in this series consist of various newspaper clippings covering queer issues in Corvallis, publications from the Pride Center, and resource guides for queer students at OSU.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2.47
Newspaper Clippings
2001-2011
2.48
Press Coverage of LGBTQ Issues
1975-2003
2.49
Publications
2003-2009
2.50
Resource Guides
1993
3.02
Resources for Sight Impaired People (oversize)
undated
3.03
Newspapers (oversize)
2011

Series 7:  Scrapbooks, 1997-2013Return to Top

The files in this series are all electronic copies of the orginals. The series includes 10 scrapbooks that represent over 15 years of the Pride Center’s history. All of the albums have been digitized and are available online. The physical albums remain at the Pride Center.

Description Dates
OSU Pride Center Scrapbook
The OSU Pride Center Scrapbook 1997 includes flyers, photos, and news clippings about Queer Pride in The Daily Barometer; a dog wash fundraiser event; Pride Week 1997; Ka’ahumanu lecture on racial and bisexual issues; Evangelical Perv Association booth; Lesbian Avengers Performance; Queer Ball; Community News on Pride at OSU; “Did You See Ellen?” screening on her coming out; Asian Cultural newsletter; screening of “The Wedding Banquet” for Queer Pride and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month; Queer Pride week itinerary; screening of “Transsexual Menace." Available online.
1997
OSU Pride Center Scrapbook
The OSU Pride Center Scrapbook 1999-2000 includes news clippings about the Rainbow Continuum in The Daily Barometer 1999-2000; Oregon State University Pride, 2000 The Newqueer Family Pamphlet; and Drag Show 2000 Poster. Available online.
1999-2000
OSU Pride Center Scrapbook
The OSU Pride Center Scrapbook 1999-2003 includes a call for Queer Resource Center; AIDs Debates; Military “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Controversy; Letters to the Editor of The Daily Barometer; numerous articles regarding queer involvement in The Daily Barometer; information on the death of former Justice Thurgood Marshal; Campus Republican Community vs. the Campus Queer Community; funnies and comics in response to Queer happenings on campus and in the nation; Defeat of Measure 9 celebration; Pride Week 2001 schedule; QRC funds controversy; National Coming-Out Day itineraries 2001-2003; American Red Cross Blood Drive homophobic controversy; Greek and Queer Groups connect; article “Military Dismisses 6 Gay Arabic Linguists Amid Translator Shortage”; “Queer Like Me” The Daily Barometer series by Katie Willson; Pride Week 2003 posters. Available online.
1999-2003
OSU Pride Center Scrapbook
The OSU Pride Center Scrapbook 2001-2002 includes news clippings regarding a call for the Queer Resource Center; proceedings of how the Queer Resource Center began and the progression of the center; the article “QRC Passes Unanimously as Fifth Cultural Resource Center”; the controversy over the proposed QRC budget and the inclusion of the Center at all; Ice Cream Social event; Coming Out Day celebration, 2001; Queer Resource Center lunch-in; Drag Show, 2002; “Ask the Sexpert” event with Kathy Greaves; Greek Hate from QRC Hoax; Cultural Centers’ End of the Year Reception; Queer Pride Week, 2002; Healthy Queer Relationships Informational; QRC’s First Birthday Celebration; Greek and Queer Communities Work Together in the Wake of Firework/Beer Bottle Attack at QRC Camp-Out; Intersections of Race/Ethnicity and Sexuality Informational; Free Bowling with Cultural Centers Event. Available online.
2001-2002
OSU Pride Center Scrapbook
The OSU Pride Center Scrapbook 2003-2004 includes photos and news clippings of advertisements to promote the three Queer Organizations on Campus (Rainbow Continuum, Queer Resource Center, Queer Affairs Taskforce); events of Queer History Month; National Coming Out Day, 2003; QRC Open House and Barbeque; “Outlines” the QRC’s Newsletter; the blood drive controversy in regards to AIDs; Trans Day of Remembrance; QRC Ice Cream Social; HIV in the Queer Community Informational; QRC and Rainbow Continuum Pamphlets; Lavender Graduation, 2004. News clippings include information on the equal marriage controversy and community responses; LGBTQ Terms; Queer Support and Milestones in other States; Drag Competition, 2003; Being Queer in a Native American Community; political comics and articles discussing sex education; FDA discrimination in regards to blood drives; Jeanette Jackson’s purchase of S&M clothing for a performance, and the comparison of homosexuals to predators; article on the Day of Purity; San Francisco Legalizing Equal Marriage and Ignoring Discriminatory Laws to Ink over 1,000 Marriage Licenses in four days; and George Bush Jr. denies support of same sex marriage. Available online.
2003-2004
OSU Pride Center Scrapbook
The OSU Pride Center Scrapbook 2005-2006 includes information on the Pride Center Covenant Signing Ceremony, Event Sponsor list, Event Guest Book; Drag Competition, 2005; Drag Clothing Swap; news clippings of Oregon Governor attempting to end discrimination; March 2006 Supreme Court ruling on military recruiting in universities; “Yeas and Nays” on the Brokeback Mountain premiere; Moonlight Breakfast with NAL, APCC, BCC, PC, and CCCC; poster for Pride Center’s brown bag lunch classes; political comics depicting George Bush Jr.; news clippings of gay student being dismissed from OSU; news clippings on Pride Center being vandalized; Drag Show, 2006; Queer Agenda Rainbow Continuum poster; Pride Week, 2006 Itinerary; Lube Olympics, 2006. Available online.
2005-2006
OSU Pride Center Scrapbook
The OSU Pride Center Scrapbook 2008-2009 includes photos of the Pride Center; profile pages on Pride Center staff; Connect Week, 2008; Ice Cream Social; news clippings on Cultural Centers’ Open House; National Coming Out Week; Equality U Premiere film screening; Faculty and Staff On Campus support list; panel on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Athletes, Speaker Estra Tuaolo news clippings; The Laramie Project screening and Candlelight Vigil, October 14, 2008; One Voice Recited by External Coordinator of SOL, Renee Roman-Nose; Sex Party with SHS; Transgender Awareness Week; World AIDs Day; Polyamory/Non-Monogamy & Relationship Diversity event; First Annual Cultural Wellness Stride; “Paris is Burning” film screening; Drag Show, 2009; various news clippings of Pride Center mentions in local newspapers. Available online.
2008-2009
OSU Pride Center Scrapbook
The OSU Pride Center Scrapbook 2009-2010 includes profile pages of Pride Center staff; Staff favorites page; Welcome Week Barbeque; Connect Week, 2009; Hot Coco Chanel Social, October, 2009; Progressive Feast; Queer Health Awareness Month; Tea at the Pride Center; Queer Sex 101; Puppet Plays for Trans Awareness Week; Gender Your Cookie Event; Queer Tree of Life Drawing; Pride Center Pamphlet Q-Connect. Available online.
2009-2010
OSU Pride Center Scrapbook
The OSU Pride Center Scrapbook 2010-2011 includes profile pages of Pride Center staff; Connect Week, 2010; Queer History Month; National Coming Out Day October 11th; staff retreat to Seaside, OR; Pride Center 10th Birthday Celebration 2011 in Women’s Center; Pride Week, 2011, Keynote Speaker Dan Savage, It Gets Better Project; Drag Show, 2011. Available online.
2010-2011
OSU Pride Center Scrapbook
The OSU Pride Center Scrapbook 2012-2013 includes profile pages of Pride Center staff. Available online.
2012-2013

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Bisexual college students--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • College environment--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Gay college students--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Lesbian college students--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Transsexual college students--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon State University. Pride Center.
  • Oregon State University--Students.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Born digital.
  • DVDs.
  • Film negatives.
  • Photographic prints.
  • Scrapbooks.