uncgarchives
uncgarchives:

This flier, from November 1974, was found attached to a bulletin board in the School of Music and sent to Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Jim Allen. We believe it to be the first public announcement of a meeting of an LGBTQ organization/group on the UNCG campus. 
You can read more about the founding of the first LGBTQ student organization at UNCG on our Spartan Stories blog: http://uncghistory.blogspot.com/2012/12/chronicling-founding-of-lgbt-student.html

Closeted/Out in the Quadrangles at UChicago is just one a growing number of LGBT history projects happening on campuses around the U.S.

uncgarchives:

This flier, from November 1974, was found attached to a bulletin board in the School of Music and sent to Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Jim Allen. We believe it to be the first public announcement of a meeting of an LGBTQ organization/group on the UNCG campus.

You can read more about the founding of the first LGBTQ student organization at UNCG on our Spartan Stories blog: http://uncghistory.blogspot.com/2012/12/chronicling-founding-of-lgbt-student.html

Closeted/Out in the Quadrangles at UChicago is just one a growing number of LGBT history projects happening on campuses around the U.S.

The Smithsonian has accepted artifacts of the LGBT struggle for years, but activists say the history museum hasn’t given their cause the attention—or floor space—afforded other civil-rights movements. One consequence: Gay donors have been much likelier to place their collections elsewhere.

Where should LGBT donors leave their collections? Read more in last week’s Washingtonian article, “Why Gay-Rights Artifacts Aren’t Being Sent to the Smithsonian.”

The Smithsonian has accepted artifacts of the LGBT struggle for years, but activists say the history museum hasn’t given their cause the attention—or floor space—afforded other civil-rights movements. One consequence: Gay donors have been much likelier to place their collections elsewhere.

Where should LGBT donors leave their collections? Read more in last week’s Washingtonian article, “Why Gay-Rights Artifacts Aren’t Being Sent to the Smithsonian.”

greenfieldhwe
greenfieldhwe:


I began this project because I felt there was a severe lack of official acknowledgement of Bryn Mawr College’s LGBT history. Even acknowledging this void, I expected to find LGBT-related material in our archives; however I was disappointed by the amount of silence I found…
[Now] there exists a complete exhibit, usable by alumnae/i, community members, and scholars alike. I have excavated histories which were previously buried both in our archives and in people’s memories.
I hope that you find in this exhibit what you need, whether it be a tangible connection to generations past or an acknowledgement of your lived experiences. This is not an end; this is simply the first in a series of many contributions to the ongoing project of telling complex histories of Bryn Mawr.

— Brenna Levitin, Class of 2016, uncovers Bryn Mawr’s LGBT histories in the Greenfield Digital Center’s newest exhibit, which goes live today: “We Are/We Have Always Been”: A Multi-Linear History of LGBT Experiences at Bryn Mawr College, 1970-2000.”




Congratulations to Brenna Levitin and the Greenfield Digital Center at Bryn Mawr College on a new project exploring LGBT life on Bryn Mawr’s campus—Closeted/Out co-coordinator and UChicago alum Monica Mercado (Ph.D. 2014) advised this exhibit, and we’re inspired for our own!

greenfieldhwe:

I began this project because I felt there was a severe lack of official acknowledgement of Bryn Mawr College’s LGBT history. Even acknowledging this void, I expected to find LGBT-related material in our archives; however I was disappointed by the amount of silence I found…

[Now] there exists a complete exhibit, usable by alumnae/i, community members, and scholars alike. I have excavated histories which were previously buried both in our archives and in people’s memories.

I hope that you find in this exhibit what you need, whether it be a tangible connection to generations past or an acknowledgement of your lived experiences. This is not an end; this is simply the first in a series of many contributions to the ongoing project of telling complex histories of Bryn Mawr.

— Brenna Levitin, Class of 2016, uncovers Bryn Mawr’s LGBT histories in the Greenfield Digital Center’s newest exhibit, which goes live today: “We Are/We Have Always Been”: A Multi-Linear History of LGBT Experiences at Bryn Mawr College, 1970-2000.”

Congratulations to Brenna Levitin and the Greenfield Digital Center at Bryn Mawr College on a new project exploring LGBT life on Bryn Mawr’s campus—Closeted/Out co-coordinator and UChicago alum Monica Mercado (Ph.D. 2014) advised this exhibit, and we’re inspired for our own!
thefeministpress

withfiendfyre:

These posters are in the stalls of the bathrooms at my university (at least in the ladies, I haven’t asked anyone if they’re in the gents too. I hope so though). Thank you National Union of Students for doing it right. If only they put these posters up in all public bathrooms

It’s now been a decade since the first campaign for gender neutral bathrooms at the University of Chicago.

FYI, new students: the Office of LGBTQ Student Life maintains a list of gender-neutral and single-user restrooms on campus, here.

uchicagoadmissions
This is a dirty, intense place in a grubby city. You can only smooth some of its rough edges. Of course we want some students who will join the Junior League but also those who don’t shave, have bloodshot eyes and read Kierkegaard at 3 in the morning.

Bertram J. Cohler (via fyuchicago)

Professor Bert Cohler (1938-2012) taught “Sexual Identity and the Life Course of Gay and Lesbian Lives,” one of the most popular undergraduate sexuality courses on campus.

Welcome back, UChicago!

oupacademic

It’s almost a new school year, and we’re getting back to the library. One of the authors cited, Jennifer Finney Boylan, begins this fall as Barnard College’s new writer-in-residence!