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CDP7. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Community

 Record Group
Identifier: CDP7
Over the course of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, the visibility of the LGBTQ community in the United States has increased significantly. It has had a lasting and important political, social, and cultural impact on national development and on the development of the Central Upper Peninsula in particular. LGBTQ individuals and organizations now participate in education, religion, politics, and other community activities. The Archives seeks to collect primary source material that documents the history of Northern Michigan University's and the Central Upper Peninsula's LGBTQ community.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

ALLIES / OUTlook records

 Collection — Box 08-03-04
Identifier: MSS-112
Scope and Contents note This collection documents the activities of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students and faculty at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan as a part of two campus organizations: OUTlook and ALLIES. OUTLook was a student group with faculty advisors, while ALLIES is primarily a faculty and staff organization that is open to students.The OUTlook materials include agendas, minutes, brochures, mailing and membership lists, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and...
Dates: 1993-2016; Majority of material found within 1993 - 2003

Aurora newsletter records

 Collection — Box 06-02-02
Identifier: MSS-005
Scope and Contents note

This collection features a newsletter focused on providing items of interest regarding and a vehicle for reaching out to lesbians and gays in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Materials consist both of local news items and news digests taken from a variety of national newspapers and magazines. The newsletter is published in Marquette, Michigan by Francine Malindzak and Mary Denilauler.

Dates: 1990 - 1996

Pride Rock records

Identifier: MSS-463
Content Description

This collection documents the formation of Pride Rock, a LGBTQ+ priority house within NMU’s residence halls. The collection includes a FAQ, a Safety Plan for Pride Rock, a survey response of other universities with similar programs, three North Wind editorials, and the complete project proposal.

Dates: 2021 - 2022


This collection guide includes collections from member organizations of UPLINK (the Upper Peninsula Digital Network) as well as the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives. UPLINK collections document the history of the Upper Peninsula broadly, while the Central UP & NMU Archives focuses on such topics as Northern Michigan University history, the local iron mining industry, and the politics, economics, religion, environment, and culture of the Central Upper Peninsula region.

These finding aids will give you an overview of the contents and context of each collection. Finding aids only exist for collections that each organization has shared with UPLINK or (in the case of the NMU Archives) for processed collections. For a more comprehensive list of collections that might help with your research, please contact the relevant heritage organization(s) directly.

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