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Indiana University Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Student Support Services Office records, 1970-2010

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the records of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Student Support Services (GLBTSSS) office. The records span the years from 1970 to 2010. This collection is organized in to three series: Program files, Conferences, and Administrative files.

The first series, Program files (1989-2007), is further organized into two sub-series: Campus programs & activism and Speakers and events. The Campus programs & activism (1989-2004) sub-series is organized alphabetically and is comprised of materials that relate to GLBT programming and support at Indiana University. This sub-series is differentiated from that of Speakers and events in that these programs and task forces were typically more long-term, or were created to address specific issues existing on campus. This sub-series also includes information on the Educational Task Force on Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Concerns, which was the initial group that evaluated the need for a GLBT Student Support Services office. Additionally, this sub-series contains information on the Peer Support Project, which involves GLBT students serving as mentors for other GLBT students on campus that may be struggling with their sexuality. The Speakers and Events (1990-2007) sub-series is arranged chronologically and contains correspondence and publicity material related to the appearance of GLBT affiliated speakers and to other events that occurred at or near Indiana University.

The second series, Conferences (2001-2009), is arranged alphabetically and contains information on two GLBT conferences that Indiana University hosted: the Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference (MBLGTACC), and the Sexual Minority Youth in the Heartland Conference (SMYHL). Records from the SMYHL conference comprise the bulk of this series, and since this conference was hosted by IU twice, these records are further arranged by conference year. The records contained in this series primarily include grant applications, conference programs, and conference-related correspondence.

The final series, Administrative files (1970-2010), is arranged alphabetically and contains primarily records on the GLBTSSS Alumni Association, annual reports of the office, GLBT campus harassment incident reports, office-related correspondence, and information on two GLBT themed classes that were taught at IU.