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Queer History Research Collection, 2003-2017
- Fernández, Natalia, 1985-
- Queer History Research Collection
- 2003-2017 (inclusive)20032017
- 0.50 cubic feet and 27 Mbytes (1 digital file), (3 boxes, including 1 oversize box)
- Collection Number
- MSS QHRC
- 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.
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Special Collections and Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
The Queer History Research Collection is a part of the OSU Queer Archives (OSQA). The mission of OSQA is to preserve and share the stories, histories, and experiences of LGBTQ+ people within the Oregon State University and Corvallis communities. OSQA was established in the Fall of 2014. OSQA's mission is rooted in three central commitments: (1) fostering intersectional community activism, (2) resisting erasure of queer and trans narratives, and (3) positioning the collection as a space to imagine alternative futures for LGBTQ+ communities and people.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The Queer History Research Collection pertains to LGBTQ+ communities both at Oregon State University and across Oregon. The collection contains, but is not limited to, information on the following: LGBTQ+ campus events, OSU Pride Center and other campus cultural resource centers, student movements, offices and committees dedicated to diversity and LGBTQ+ issues on campus, building information, and student groups and associations.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Queer History Research Collection (MSS QHRC), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The Queer History Research Collection (QHRC) is arranged by subject, in alphabetical order.
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.
Additions to the collection are expected.
This collection is a part of the OSU Queer Archives (OSQA). Other collections related to LGBTQ+ history include the Pride Center Records (RG 236), Thomas Kraemer Speech and Blog (MSS Kraemer), Queer Studies Program Records (RG 278), and the OSU Queer Archives Oral History Collection. Other related oral history interviews include Brenda McComb and Brent Lawrence from the Oregon State University Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection (OH 26).
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Series 1: Queer History Research Files, 2003-2017Return to Top
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 SOL (LGBTQ+ Multicultural Network), 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.
Administrative Documents: Pride Center and Rainbow Continuum
Email communications, planning documents, maps.
Administrative Documents: SOL (LGBTQ+ Multicultural Network)
Powerpoints, history, guidelines, job postings, drafted documents.
Circle of Friends
Email correspondence, a constitution, a flyer.
Glitter in the Archives
Collages, poetry, drawings.
Glitter in the Archives (oversize)
Collages, poetry, drawings.
Magazine and newspaper clippings, photos, event programs and tickets, guestbooks.
1 digital file; 27 MB
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.
Posters, Flyers, Handouts
Posters, flyers, handouts, social media promotional materials.
Posters, Flyers, Handouts (oversize)
Large scale event posters.
Press and Communications
Newspapers, online articles (printed), internal email communications.
Research projects, publications, book.
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Bisexual college students--Oregon--Corvallis.
- Bisexual college students--Oregon.
- Gay college students--Oregon--Corvallis.
- Gay college students--Oregon.
- Lesbian college students--Oregon--Corvallis.
- Lesbian college students--Oregon.
- Transsexual college students--Oregon--Corvallis.
- Transsexual college students--Oregon.
Form or Genre Terms
- Born digital.
- Local histories.