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Office of the Provost. LGBTQ Center Records

Finding Aid & Inventory

WFU's LGBTQ Center is the campus organization where students, faculty, staff, and alumni connect for resources, services, education, and leadership programs related to gender identity and sexual orientation. The Center was established in 2011 to serve the needs of Wake Forest's LGBTQ students. This collection contains documents pertaining to the LGBTQ Center, including news clippings, correspondence, fliers, posters, and materials.

Biographical and Historical Note

WFU's LGBTQ Center is the campus location where students, faculty, staff, and alumni connect for resources, services, education, and leadership programs related to gender identity and sexual orientation. The LGBTQ Center was established in 2011 under the direction of Dr. Angela Mazaris to serve the needs of LGBTQ students at Wake Forest.

Collection Overview

This collection contains documents pertaining to the LGBTQ Center, including news clippings, correspondence, fliers, posters, and materials.

Collection Inventory

  • Amendment 1 buttons and stickers (2012 May 8) box 1 folder 1
  • Chik-fil-a meeting sign-in sheet (2012 fall) box 2 folder 11
  • Clippings regarding LGBTQ Center, gay and lesbian issues (2011-2015) box 2 folder 17
  • "Coming out to your parents" booklet and support groups flyers  (circra 1984-1989) box 2 folder 10
  • Correspondence (2013-2015) box 3 folder 3
  • Email announcements and updates (2017 January-February) box 3 folder 1
  • Email newsletters and event announcements  (2014-2015) box 2 folder 14
  • Email newsletters and event announcements (2015-2016) box 2 folder 4
  • Email newsletters and event announcements (2016-2017) box 2 folder 15
  • Email newsletters, weekly (2018 January-April) box 3 folder 2
  • Event posters (2012-2015) oversize 1
  • "Gays Turn a Corner at Wake Forest," Winston Salem Journal article  (circa 2003) box 2 folder 1
  • Greek Life petition regarding LGBTQ Center  (circa 2010) box 2 folder 16
  • "Here and Queer: 50 Years of Wake Forest LGBTQ History" timeline materials (2015) oversize 2
  • Item information and brochure (circa 2013) box 1 folder 2
  • Lavender Graduation photograph book (2014) box 2 folder 12
  • Lavender Graduation programs (2014-2016) box 2 folder 2
  • Lavender Graduation program (2017 April 26) box 2 folder 20
  • Lavender Graduation program (2018 May 2) box 3 folder 6
  • LGBTQ pin (undated) box 1
  • "Love Is Love" t-shirts, black and yellow (circa 2012) box 1
  • Love Is Love celebration banner (2014 October) box 3
  • Nathan O. Hatch statement against discriminatory vandalism poster (2011) box 4 item 1
  • Newsletters (2017) box 2 folder 18-19
  • Promotional flyers: Lavender Graduation, LGBTQ alumni conference  (2015) box 2 folder 7
  • Rainbow hat (undated) box 1
  • Rising Voices conference: Alumni Conference materials (2015) box 1 folder 3
  • Rising Voices conference: LGBTQ History panel transcript and related (2015) box 3 folder 5
  • Rising Voices conference: LGBTQ timeline (2015) box 2 folder 8
  • Rising Voices conference: planning materials  (2015) box 1 folder 5
  • Rising Voices conference: presentations and social media posts (2016) box 3 folder 4
  • Rising Voices conference: promotional material (2015) box 1 folder 4
  • Safe Zone program manual (2012 December) box 2 folder 6
  • Safe Zone program manual  (2013 Janurary) box 2 folder 5
  • Statement on Orlando shooting (2016) box 2 folder 3
  • Student Government letters and resolutions regarding LGBTQ harassment and discrimination  (1987-2012) box 2 folder 9
  • Support notes after the passage of NC's Amendment One  (2012 May) box 2 folder 13
  • Yellow bell pepper charcoal drawing, by Collin Dobbins, class of 2017 (circa 2017)

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Title
Office of the Provost. LGBTQ Center Records
ID
RG22.3
Date [inclusive]
2018 May-2018 December
Extent
8.76 Linear Feet  3 document boxes, 2 oversize folders, 1 oversize box

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Revision Description
 Revised by Iman Ahmed, Stephanie Bennett, Madison Eggers, Ashelee Gerald Hill  2017, 2018, October 2019
Access Restrictions
This collection is open for use. 
Copyright Notice
The nature of the WFU Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of ZSR Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. 
Preferred Citation
Office of the Provost. LGBTQ Center Records (RG22.3), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

Related collections in ZSR Special Collections and Archives include:

  • Student Organizations. Gay Straight Student Alliance Records (RG8.22)

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