- TxAM-CRS C000137
This collection contains the newsletters and periodicals of LGBTQ organizations, most of which are from Texas A&M University (TAMU) or the Brazos Valley. The oldest documents pre-date TAMU’s Gay Student Services, which formed in 1976. Others, such as This Week in Texas, are statewide and give insight into the lesbian music scene and gay bar life in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
The collection includes, but is not limited to material from Ag-gay Pride, Aggie Allies, Alternative (an early LGBTQ organization in Bryan-College Station), The Club (the gay bar of Bryan-College Station in the mid-1990s), and PFLAG Brazos Valley. Some of the notable publications are The Alternative News, The Connection, OutBurst, OutLook, OUTtakes, and The Spirit. Publications from the 1980s and 1990s show a growing and out LGBTQ community in the Brazos Valley area.