LGBT Resource Center History

Finding Aid

Collection Number: M13-01
Dates: 2004 -
Size: 4.5 linear feet (5 boxes)
Repository: Special Collections, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida
Arrangement: Alphabetical within series; Chronological within folder
Language: English
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LGBT Resource Center

Abstract

The LGBT Resource Center History Collection contains advertisements, brochures, flyers, posters, reports, and other materials that document the history of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Resource Center at the University of North Florida. A unit within Student Affairs, the LGBT Resource Center was originally established in 2006 and is one of only two full-time-staffed centers in the State University System of Florida, the other being at the University of Florida.

Acquisition

The bulk of the materials was donated to the UNF Library by the LGBT Resource Center.

Access to the Collection

The collection is open for research. For additional information and to make an appointment to view the collection, contact (904) 620-1533 or email lib-special@unf.edu.

Preferred Citation

UNF LGBT Resource Center History Collection, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

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Historical / Biographical Note

In 2005, the University of North Florida charged the Committee on Equity and Civility to conduct a study of the campus climate as perceived by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender/transsexual (LGBT) students, faculty, and staff on the UNF campus. The Committee, in collaboration with the UNF Public Opinion Research Laboratory, conducted surveys of students, faculty, and staff to determine the extent of "experienced and observed bias against and harassment of LGBT students, faculty, and staff." The results of the surveys and the ensuing study by the Committee resulted in the January 2006 report UNF's Campus Climate for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender/Transsexual Students, Faculty, and Staff. Of the numerous recommendations in the report, one was the establishment of a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Resource Center at the University of North Florida, headed by a full-time coordinator. The University acted on the Committee's recommendations and in 2006 the LGBT Resource Center was established as a unit within the Division of Student Affairs.

Scope and Content Note

Index Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection:

University of North Florida. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Resource Center -- History.

University of North Florida. Student Affairs. LGBT Resource Center.

Thomas G. Carpenter Library.