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LGBT Resource Center, 1970-2014

Collection Overview

Title: LGBT Resource Center, 1970-2014

Predominant Dates:1970-2010

ID: RHC/UA/30/-8

Extent: 1.75 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 02/00/2010

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The records found in the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center Collection are sub-divided into two series, LGBT Programs, and the LGBT Resource Center.  Series I - LGBT Programs, contains materials dealing with various lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-gender programs, groups, and activities on the Northern Illinois University campus, from 1970 to 2010, with the majority dating between 1997 and 2003.  There is also one folder of referral information on non-NIU groups, located here.  And also found in this series is biographical information on Margaret M. “Margie” Cook.  Series II - LGBT Resource Center, contains materials information on the establishment of the Center in 2003, and events and programs, between 2003 and 2010.  Photographic documentation of many LGBT activities from 1994 to 2009 is also located in this series. Researchers should also consult related materials in the various gay and lesbian organization files located in the Student Activities collection (UA 35), and on the President’s Task Force/ Commission on Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation, found in the Boards, Councils and Committees collection (UA 17).

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Literary Rights are dedicated to the public.

Use Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the records.

Acquisition Method: The University Archives acquired the records of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center in February 2010.


Box and Folder Listing

Series I: LGBT Programs
Box 1
Folder 1: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community, Historical Timeline, 1970-2003
Folder 2: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Programs, Correspondence, 1999-2002
Folder 3: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Programs, Press Releases, 1999-2002
Folder 4: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender), Advertising/Flyers, 2000-2003
Folder 5: NIU-LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Student Experiences, 1997
Folder 6: Sexual Orientation Issues in the Residence Halls, (1997-2008)
Folder 7: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Programs, Reports, Fall 1998-2001
Folder 8: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Programming Committee, 2000-2001
Folder 9: Straight Talk! Speakers Bureau [LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender)  Programs], Training Guide, October 2002
Folder 10: Transgender Support Group, circa 2001
Folder 11: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Student Support Group, 2003-2004
Folder 12: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Relationship Workshop Series, April 4, 2000
Folder 13: Brochure: Information Resources for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Students, Faculty, and Staff, 1998
Folder 14: Selected Bibliography - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Books, compiled by Margaret M. Cook, December 2002
Folder 15: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender)  Video Resource List, November 2002
Folder 16: Safe Zone Programs, and Related Materials, (1998-2003)
Folder 17: Safe Zone Ally Training, 1998-2002
Folder 18: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Programs, Miscellaneous, 1999-2003
Folder 19: Eychaner Award Dinner, (1998-2008)
Folder 20: Eychaner Award, Nomination Forms, 2002, 2002, 2004
Folder 21: Margaret M.  "Margie" Cook, Resume and other Information, 1998-2002
Folder 22: EPCO 522 - Student Development in Higher Education: Programs, Issues, and Practices, Margie Cook's Presentation Outline, February 1999
Folder 23: Margie Cook, Nominations and Support Letters for others, 1998-2002
Folder 24: Margaret M. "Margie" Cook, Letters to NIU Credit Union on Domestic Partner Status, 1999-2000
Folder 25: President's Task Force on Undergraduate Life and Academics, Margie Cook's Correspondence, October-November 2000
Folder 26: "Margie Letter: Celebrating the Splendid, Extraordinary, and Remarkable Margie Cook", upon her leaving NIU, April 2010
Box 2
Folder 1: Related Activities/Committees/Projects: Social Justice Coordinating Committee, 1996-1997
Folder 2: Related Activities/Committees/Projects: Understanding and Preventing Sexual Harassment, January 6, 1999
Folder 3: Related Activities/Committees/Projects: Ryan Moravcik, Memorial Service, February 7, 2002
Folder 4: Related Activities/Committees/Projects: Campus Climate - Sociology Internship Research Project, Spring 2002
Folder 5: Related Activities/Committees/Projects: Unity in Diversity, 2002-2003, 2007-2008
Folder 6: Related Activities/Committees/Projects: Miscellaneous Materials, 2000-2005
Folder 7: Referral Organizations: P-FLAG of Northern Illinois, 1993-1995
Folder 8: Referral Organizations: Room for All - Teen Drop-In Center, 1995
Folder 9: Referral Organizations: Project Alliance, Flyer; Honors Gary Judd, no date; circa  2003
Folder 10: Referral Organizations: Spectrum Support and Discussion Group, NIU, circa  2008
Folder 11: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Related Groups and Information, not NIU, (1970-1999)
Series II: LGBT Resource Center
Box 3
Folder 1: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Resource Center, Proposal Documents, 2001-2002
Folder 2: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Resource Center, 2003-2004, 2010
Folder 3: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Resource Center, Website Information, November 2010
Folder 4: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Resource Center, Guest Book from Center Opening, April 3, 2003
Folder 5: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Resource Center, Power Point Presentation, April 2003
Folder 6: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Resource Center, Publicity Guide, June 2003
Folder 7: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Event Calendars, July 2003-November 2004
Folder 8: Q-Connect, Peer Support Program/NIU Ally Program, Business Cards, post 2003
Folder 9: Ally Program, (2005-2009)
Folder 10: Northern Pride, 2008
Folder 11: Marriage Equality Resources, LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender)  Resource Center, March 2004
Folder 12: Sexual Assault Awareness Month's Speak Out: A Community United  Against Sexual Violence, [Margie Cook, Director of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Resource Center is one of the speakers], April 6, 2009
Folder 13: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Resource Center, Clippings, 2010
Folder 14: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) - Flyers/Notices, 2003-2010
Folder 15: PRISM Pride Letter, 2012
Box 4
Folder 1: NIU and DeKalb LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender)  and Ally Community Photo Gallery [photocopies], 1994-2006
Folder 2-4: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender)  Resource Center Web Gallery, 2006-2009
Folder 5-: Photographs from NIU and DeKalb LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender)  and Ally Community Photo Gallery, 1994-2002
Folder 6-8: Photographs from NIU and DeKalb LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender)  and Ally Community Photo Gallery, 2004-2007
Folder 9: 5th Annual Lavender Graduation invitation, 2014
Item 1: Margie Cook, LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Resource Director, Personal Comments on Meetings and Curriculum, 1994-2006
Access Restriction: [ Restricted/Closed until February 19, 2035 ]