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Purdue University. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center


Historical Information

The foundation of a LGBTQ Center was one of the recommendations for the Purdue University Strategic Plan (2008-2013). Consequently, the LGBTQ Center was created in 2012 and opened its doors on July 16th. Since then, it has been providing a wide range of programs and events pertaining to LGBTQ issues and the LGBTQ community to Purdue’s campus and the greater Lafayette community. Among the various recurring events that create a visibly supportive environment for allies and members of the LGBTQ community, the Safe Zone training has had the biggest impact, informing and educating faculty, staff, and students all across campus about the distinct needs and concerns of LGBTQ community. The Center houses an extensive library on LGBTQ-related resources and a collection of artwork and artifacts that tell the history of the LGBTQ community on and beyond Purdue’s campus. Academically, the Center has been supporting the LGBTQ Studies Minor since 2014 with a team-taught six-week Study Abroad course which explores LGBTQ history and culture throughout the last three centuries.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

LGBTQ Center records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 162
Scope and Contents The LGBTQ Center records (1973-2018) document the history and activities of the center since its foundation in 2012. As one of six Cultural and Resource Centers at Purdue, the collection contains materials from related relevant events co-sponsored by the center or attended by staff and LGBTQ community members. Some materials prior to the foundation of the Center relating to LGBTQ-related student organizations are also included in the collection. Of particular interest might be the documentation...
Dates: 1973 - 2018; Majority of material found within 2012 - 2016

Purdue University LGBTQ Resource Center records, addition 04

 Unprocessed — Box: Communal Accessions 33
Identifier: 20190419
Dates: September 11, 2018 - September 19, 2018

Purdue University LGBTQ Resource Center records, addition 05

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20190815