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Finding Aid for the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center. Administrative files. 1974-2011.
University Archives record Series 789  
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Description
Record Series 789 contains UCLA-generated materials on UCLA LGBTQ issues, events, and organizations, including those generated by students, staff, faculty and alumni. Materials include: photographs, memorabilia and other materials compiled by the Center; an LGBTQ periodicals collection; and correspondence, curricular documents, and other materials related to the development of the UCLA Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies Program (LGBTS).
Background
The 1995 establishment of the UCLA Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center represents the culmination of several concurrent, decades-long developments within the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community on campus: research agendas by faculty aimed to understand sexual orientation through reliable social sciences techniques; political activism by faculty and staff sought to end discriminatory practices and institutionalized homophobia; and student interest in LGBT issues and culture grew as an appropriate focus of academic activity. In 1990, the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Lesbian and Gay Community was established. In 1991, Curt Shepard developed the proposal to establish a student resource center for gay, lesbian, and bisexual students, which opened its doors in 1995 under the direction of doctoral student Charles Outcalt.
Extent
5 linear ft. (4 cartons, 1 oversized box)
Restrictions
Copyright of portions of this collection is held by The Regents of the University of California. The UCLA University Archives can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the UCLA University Archivist.
Availability
Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.