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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Ally Alliance at Iowa State University records

 Record Group — Box: 1
Identifier: RS 22/4/0/6

Scope and Content

This collection (1985-2007, undated) includes promotional materials such as flyers and posters for group events, signed and vandalized promotional pieces, photographs of club activities, conference information, and other event materials.

Dates

  • 1985-2007, undated

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives

Biography/Profile

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Ally Alliance at Iowa State University (LGBTA Alliance) is the foremost LGBT/queer activism group on the Iowa State campus. The group has roots dating to 1971 with the formation of the Gay Liberation Front, whose purpose was to fight on all fronts for the rights of LGBT persons. This included the repeal of sodomy laws, the creation of nondiscrimination policies, AIDS awareness, and a more general societal shift towards acceptance of LGBT-identified people in both the Ames community and nationwide. Much of this took the form of rallies, protests, and awareness campaigns throughout the late 1970s to now.



The name of the group changed to the LGBTA Alliance in the early 1990s and has continued to fight for the same core values since. As acceptance has grown, the types of activities and events the group has been able to hold have expanded, including drag shows and conferences for LGBT youth.

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (1 document box)

Abstract

The Iowa State University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Ally Alliance at Iowa State University (LGBTA Alliance) is the primary advocacy, discussion, and support group for LGBT-identified students and allies on the ISU campus. The group serves LGBT students and allies by providing a safe space for self-expression, organizing events tailored to LGBT interests, advocating for legal recognitions and nondiscrimination, and providing information for those interested in learning about LGBT issues. This collection includes promotional materials such as flyers and posters for group events, signed and vandalized promotional pieces, photographs of club activities, conference information, and other event materials.

Arrangement

The collection is organized Alphabetically.

Items in related collections

RS 22/4. Iowa State University. Student Organizations - Political and Social Action Organizations records

Related collection materials

Related materials available in the Special Collections and University Archives Department, Iowa State University Library include:

LGBT Student Services (RS 7/3/10)

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

Title
RS 22/4/0/6. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Ally Alliance at Iowa State University records, 1985-2007, undated
Date
March 1, 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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