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Indiana University Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Student Support Services Office records, 1970-2016

A Guide to the Records at the Indiana University Archives

Finding aid prepared by Levon Williams, Lora Posey, Katherine Siebenaler.

Summary Information

Indiana University Office of University Archives and Records Management
1320 East Tenth Street
Herman B Wells Library E460
Bloomington, IN 47405-7000
Phone: 812-855-1127

Indiana University, Bloomington. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Student Support Services Office.

Indiana University Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Student Support Services Office records, 1970-2016

Collection No.

8.8 cubic feet (10 boxes)

Materials are in English

The mission of the GLBT Student Support Services office is to provide information, support, mentoring, and counseling to members of the IU campus and the larger community. They seek to do that through networks, collaboration, education, and outreach in an attempt to create a climate where all members of the community are encouraged to promote and defend diversity. The collection consists of records relating to campus programming, speakers and events, conferences, and office administration.

Access Restrictions

Select files are closed to researchers at this time. These are indicated in the folder list. Restricted files are listed where they would fall in the intellectual arrangement of the collection but are physically located at the end of the collection.

Advance notice is required for access.

Administrative History

Serious discussions about the formation of a campus support center for gays and lesbians began in the late 1980s. A task force was appointed in 1990 to gather information on such a center, and after three years of research members of the task force submitted a report formally recommending that such an office be created.

In the fall of 1994, the Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Support Services office opened amidst both support and controversy. Transsexual would not be added to the office’s name until 1997. Doug Bauder, who is gay and an ordained minister, was hired to be the coordinator of the office. Bauder has held the position since its opening.

The office of the GLBT Support Services strives to be a resource center for all members of the Indiana University campus, not just those who fall under the GLBT label. The office contains a library of materials that focus on GLBT issues. It also serves as a center of education, collaboration, and networking for those interested in the GLBT community and promoting diversity on campus.


This collection is arranged into four series: Program files, Conferences, Administrative files, and Indiana University GLBTSSS Scrapbooks. The Program files series is further organized into two sub-series: Campus programs & activism and Speakers and events.

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 2016. This collection is organized in to four series: Program files, Conferences, Administrative files, and Indiana University GLBT Scrapbooks.

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 third 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.

The fourth series, Indiana University GLBT Scrapbooks (1994-2016), is arranged chronologically and contains scrapbooks from the GLBT SSS office. These scrapbooks include newspaper clippings, programs, memorabilia, and fliers that highlight GLBT issues and events on campus, in the local area, in the state, and in the nation. Also included are photos from the GLBT SSS office and a scrapbook commemorating the 20th anniversary of the office.

Related Material

Additional records such as newsletters, annual reports, bulletins, and publications may be accessed in the Archives of Institutional Memory.

Archived web sites for this office may be included in Archive-It.

Related photographs may be available in the University Archives Photographs Database .

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Accession numbers 2010/059, 2011/019, 2013/037.
Usage Restrictions
Digital reproductions of archival materials from the Indiana University Archives are made available for noncommercial educational and research purposes only. The Indiana University Archives respects the intellectual property rights of others and does not claim any copyright interest for non-university records or materials for which we do not hold a Deed of Gift.

It is the researcher's responsibility to seek permission from the copyright owner and any other rights holders for any reuse of these images that extends beyond fair use or other statutory exemptions. Furthermore, responsibility for the determination of the copyright status and securing permission rests with those persons wishing to reuse the materials.

If you are the copyright holder for any of the digitized materials and have questions about its inclusion on our site, please contact the Indiana University Archivist.

Preferred Citation
[item], Indiana University Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Student Support Services Office records, Collection C435, Office of University Archives and Records Management, Indiana University, Bloomington.
Doug Bauder, coordinator of the GLBT Student Support Services, deposited the contents of this collection in two separate accessions in 2010 and 2011.
Processing Information
Processed by Levon Williams, Lora Posey. Updated by Katherine Siebenaler.

Completed in 2011. Updated in 2016.

Container List

Series: Box 1 Program files, 1989-2007,  undated

Subseries: Box 1 Campus programs & activism, 1989-2004,  undated

Advocates Meeting, 1992

Anti-Harassment Posters, undated

Campus Climate Assessment, 2001

Educational Task Force on Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Concerns,

Preliminary Research of Task Force Creation, 1989-1990

General, 1989-1993

(3 Folders)

Meeting Minutes, 1990-1993

Members, 1991-1993

Objective #2 Committee, 1990-1993

Objective #3 Committee, 1991

Objective #4 Committee, 1991-1992

ROTC, 1990-1991

Surveys Materials, 1991-1992


In-Progress, 1990-1993

Final Draft, 1993

Bound with attachments, 1993

Final Report, March 1993 [image]View item(s)

Final Report Attachments

General, 1993 [image]View item(s)

Members, 1993 [image]View item(s)

Meeting Summaries, 1990-1992 [image]View item(s)

Proposal for University Funded Center for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Advocacy, Awareness and Support - Board of Aeons, April 1989 [image]View item(s)

Senate Resolution (Center), 1989 [image]View item(s)

Senate Resolution (ROTC), 1990 [image]View item(s)

Survey for Resource and Services Guide, February 1991 [image]View item(s)

GLB Resource and Services Guide, January 1993 [image]View item(s)

Code of Student Ethics, August 1990 [image]View item(s)

Revised Definition of Family, undated [image]View item(s)

Student Survey, November 1992 [image]View item(s)

Student Survey Flyer, undated [image]View item(s)

Support Services Flyer, undated [image]View item(s)

AIE / VAX Format, undated [image]View item(s)

First Fridays, undated

Fraternity and Sorority Anti-Homophobia Campaign: Lamba 10 Project, circa 2000

(2 folders)

Fraternity and Sorority Anti-Homophobia Train the Trainer Manual, circa 2000

GLBT Ally Information, 2002

It Takes a Team: Education Campaign for LGBT Issues in Sports, undated

The Open Door Publication,

Communications with the Editor,  1987

Folder 1

Folder 2

Correspondence from Indiana State Board of Health, 1987

National AIDS Action Council Reports, 1987

Out on Fraternity Row, 1998

Peer Support Project,






Not Accepted, 1998

Brochures, undated

Box 2 Business Cards & Handout for Training Meetings, undated

Coordinator, 1998-1999

Draft of Applications & Materials, undated

Evaluations, 1998-1999


Fliers Office, 1995

General, 1999-2001

Initial Contact Sheet Viewing Forms, undated

Monthly Meetings, 1997-1998

OID, 1998

Original Training Manual, 1998-1999

Program Master, undated

Publicity and Outreach, 1998

T-Shirts, 1998

Training, 1995-1996

Subseries: Box 2 Speakers and events, 1990-2007 , undated

The Holocaust Revisited: Or How to Address GLBT Issues Without Getting Fired, undated

Hypothetical Situations-Harassment, undated

Trembling Before G-D, undated

St. Louis Student Affairs Workshop on Homophobia, 1990

Other: Portraits of Multiracial Families, 1993-1995

Open House, 1995

Dialogue Days, 1995-1996

Farm Boys, 1995-1996

Crossing Borders, 1997

All God’s Children, 1998

Black Is Black Ain’t, 1998

Impossible Body, 1998

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Family Tour, 1998

You Don’t Know Dick, 1998

Rape, Aggression, Defense, 1999

If These Walls Could Talk, 2000

Tsotso Tiripano, 2000

The Last Locker Room: Homosexuality and Athletics, 2000-2001

Programming, 2000-2002

National Day of Silence, 2001

World Aids Day, 2001

Stevie Jay: Life Love Sex Death, 2001-2003

Previous Performers/Speakers for Events, 2002-2005

Culture Fest, 2003

Focus on Living: Portraits of Americans with HIV/AIDS, 2003

National Day of Silence, 2003

Coming Out Spiritually, 2004

Eric Hinman Performance, 2004

Events Write-Up Fall, 2004

I Was a Teenage Slut, 2004

Just As I Am: Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Minority Writers, 2004

National Coming Out Day, 2004

National Day of Silence, 2004

National Love Your Body Day, 2004

Pizza and the Polls, 2004

Sex, Dating, and Relationships, 2004

Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil, 2004

Events, 2004-2005

Pride Film Festival, 2004 , 2008

Hoosier Rights Campaign, 2005

Performance Ads, 2005-2006

Queer Film Festival, 2005

The Down Low: A Discussion About Race and Sexuality, 2005

Equality Ride, 2005-2006

Sponsored Events, 2005-2006

Program Ideas, 2006

Rainbow Riders, 2006

Planning, Notes, Etc., 2006-2007

Miscellaneous Events, 2006-2007

Series: Box 2 Conferences, 2001-2009

Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference (MBLGTACC),

Bid Proposal, 2009

Contract: IU Conferences, 2008

Program Guide, 2009

Solomon/Julia, 2008-2009

Sexual Minority Youth in the Heartland Conference (SMYHL),

2002  Conference,

Benefit, 2002

Budget, 2002

Budgets and Planning Guide, 2001-2002

Conference Donations, 2002

Continuing Education Units, 2002

Contracts/Continuing Education Units, 2002

Correspondence, 2002

Donors List, 2002

Doug-Post Survey, 2002

Email Messages, 2002

Executive Summary, 2002

Films for Conference, 2002

General, 2001- 2002

(2 Folders)

Grant Proposals, 2002

Box 3 Meeting Agenda, 2002

Newspaper Clippings, 2002-2004

Planning Materials, 2002

Program, 2002

Registration Information, 2002

Scholarship, 2002

Workshop Materials, 2002

2004  Conference,

Agenda, 2004

Community Foundation, 2004

Conference Evaluation Form, 2004

Continuing Education Units (CEUs), 2004

Evaluations, 2004

Film Festival, 2004

General, 2003-2004

(2 Folders)

Gill Foundation, 2003

Gill Foundation Final Report, 2004

Gill Grant, 2003-2004

Grants, 2004

Letter of Agreement Forms, 2003

Minutes, 2003-2004

Program, 2004

Publicity, 2003-2004

Resist, 2004

Series: Box 3 Administrative files, 1970-2010, undated

5th Anniversary, 1999

10th Anniversary, 2003-2004

Advocates For Youth, 2002

Alumni Association,

General, 1995-2006

(2 Folders)

Membership, 2002

Membership Materials, 2003

Minutes, 1999-2001

Reaching Out Newsletter, 2005-2008

Articles About GLBT Concerns & Issues, 1991-1993

Astraea Foundation Grants Program, 1995-1998

Brochure Materials, 1991

Chicago Resource Center: Gay & Lesbian Program, 1997-1998

Class (Homosexuality and Religion), 2003-2004

Correspondence – Anti-Harassment, 1989-1990

Delta Lambda Phi, 2002

Domestic Partner Benefits, 1994-2003

Faculty Reception-First Anniversary, 1995

Freeman Correspondence, 1989-1990

Friends of the GLBT Office, 2010

Gay Lesbian Transgender Student Support Services (GLBTSSS) Handbook, 1995

Grant Research, 2000-2003

History-Bloomington Local Articles, 1975-1996 [image]View item(s)

History-GLBT Office and Campus, 1970-1995 [image]View item(s)

History-Miscellaneous Articles, 1994-2003

Includes: " The New Gay Struggle " by Richard Lacayo, TIME magazine, October 26, 1998 and " The Lost Brother " by Jon Barrett, The Advocate, November 24, 1998.

Indiana Alumni Magazine, 1999

Box 4 Indiana Civil Liberties Union (ICLU), 1990

IUSA Advocacy Coalition, 1989-1990

Lambda Legal Defense, 1998

Minutes: Advisory Board Meetings, 1995-2003

Newspaper Clippings, 1989-1990

Office Brochures, undated

Office Calendar of Events – Email Correspondence, 2000-2003




Other Campus IU GLBT Contacts, 1997

Penn State Correspondence, 2007

Press Releases, 2006-2007

Procedures for Reporting Harassment in Health, Physical, Education, and Recreation Facilities (HPER), 1991 

Program Coordinator Manual, 2006

Queer Studies, 2004

Reports, 1988-2006

10th Anniversary Report, 2004

Annual Reports, 1994-2006

Anti-Harassment Team – Tally Summary Report, 1991

Case Reports, 1988-1993

Incident Reports, 1989

Box 5 U544 Functional Area Report, 1995

Resources GLBT, 1989-1993

Sister Fund, 1996-2003

Student Leadership Retreat, 2007

Student Papers on LGBT Issues, 1997


Summary of Incident Cases, 1990-2009

Training Materials, 2002

Transgender Issues, 1997-2007

U495: Queerying Religion and Spirituality, 2004-2005

Youth Issues, 1995-2005

Series: Indiana University GLBTSSS Scrapbooks, 1994-2016

Box 6 Scrapbook, 1994-1998

Scrapbook, 1996-2002

Scrapbook, 2001-2004

Box 7 Scrapbook, 2003-2005

Scrapbook, 2003-2009

Scrapbook, 2005-2006

Scrapbook, 2007

Box 8 Scrapbook, 2007-2009

Scrapbook, 2009-2010

Scrapbook, 2010-2011

Scrapbook, 2010-2012

Box 9 Scrapbook, 2012-2013

Scrapbook, 2013-2014

"20" (Scrapbook for 20th Anniversary), 2014

Box 10 Scrapbook, 2014-2015

Scrapbook, 2014-2016

Scrapbook, 2015

Restricted Materials

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