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LGBTQ Archive - Organizations

  • TxAM-CRS C000136
  • Collectie
  • 1970s-2017

This growing collection contains documents and artifacts from LGBTQ-related organizations at Texas A&M University and the Brazos Valley. The bulk of its contents are from the late 1980s to the present, but it goes back as far as the mid-1970s when Gay Student Services (GSS) began on the TAMU campus.  This period includes GSS’s court battle for official recognition on campus, the founding of Aggie Allies in the nineties, and activities of the TAMU GLBT Resource Center in all its iterations.  The papers contained within, deal with the various organizations’ origins, governing documents, and internal organizational planning.

Dr. Gwendoline Y. Fortune Papers

  • US TxAM-C 2515959
  • Collectie
  • 1983-2014

This collection consists of volumes of correspondence (bulk 2005-2014), video and audiotapes of Dr. Fortune's classical music performances, writings, business ventures, and research material for her published books.

Fortune, Gwendoline Y.

Texas A&M Race and Ethnic Studies Institute (RESI) Archives

  • TxAM-CRS 232
  • Collectie
  • 1991-1998; 2003-2005

The archives consist of photographs, publications, correspondence, and reports on the early history of RESI under the directions of its first two directors, Dr. Gail E. Thomas (1991-98) and Dr. Mitchell F. Rice (1999-2004). The institute was founded in 1991 and established to highlight Texas A&M University's strengths and academic leadership in research relating to the study of race and ethnicity and their various dimensions (e.g., intersections with class, gender, and sexuality; past, present, and future relevance to issues of education, immigration, politics, culture, and health).

Race and Ethnic Studies Institute

LGBTQ Archive - Bios

  • TxAM-CRS C000134
  • Collectie
  • 1940-2015

This collection covers predominantly the 1990s to the early 2000s. Most publications are from the Brazos Valley or Texas area, including some national.

LGBTQ Archive - Social Scene

  • TxAM-CRS C000140
  • Collectie
  • 1994-1999

This growing collection covers the period in Bryan-College Station when the gay community was increasingly out and vocal, but still faced significant hostility on the Texas A&M University campus, where Aggie Allies was still a very young organization at this time, and in the local community. It contains papers, flyers, records, photographs, promotional items, and ephemera from the gay bar/club scene in Bryan-College Station in the 1990s.

LGBTQ Archive - Campus Climate

  • TxAM-CRS C000138
  • Collectie
  • 1990s-2010s

This collection includes campus climate research and reports from the mid-1990s to the 2010s. During this time, for several years, A&M was listed on the Princeton Review list of the top twenty LGBTQ-unfriendly campuses in the United States.

Harriette Andreadis Women's Studies Research Collection and Personal Archive

  • US TxAM-C 1528
  • Collectie

This collection includes Dr. Andreadis' research files, library, journals, writings, correspondence, and manuscript materials which were collected during her 40 years as a member of the faculty of Texas A&M. Dr. Harriette Andreadis retired in the Spring of 2014 donating her materials well as several personal items to Cushing Memorial Library & Archives.

Andreadis, Harriette

Imamu Amiri Baraka Collection

  • US TxAM-C 298
  • Collectie

This collection contains over 100 items, primarily books that are cataloged and available via the Libcat system. The manuscript and drawings are also cataloged and available via the Libcat system.

Baraka, Amiri, 1934-2014

Robert W. Smith Martial Arts Collection

  • TxAM-CRS C000026
  • Collectie
  • 1930-2012

This collection includes the major focus of RWS's research in the 1950s and early 1960s, while Mr. Smith's publication projects span the early 1970s to 2000. His writings as John F. Gibley are thought to be a composite of his friends Jon Bluming and Donn F. Draeger. There are several boxes of papers, notes, manuscripts, books, photographs, historic 16 mm movie film, videotapes, and personal correspondence (covering six decades). Some of the prominent correspondence, writings, and photographs include noted science fiction author Ray Bradbury, martial artist Jon Bluming, Donn F. Draeger, writer Kay Boyle, British novelist and literary critic Sir Victor Sawdon Pritchett (VS Pritchett), writer and critic John Sanford (aka Julian Shapiro) and many more. He also offered a critical eye on American culture that is reflected in his reviews, articles, and papers he wrote and collected. Researchers will find substantial scientific articles on how the brain, mind and body work.

Smith, Robert W., 1926-

Yolanda Broyles-González and Francisco González Archive

  • TxAM-CRS C000105
  • Collectie
  • 1930-2015

The Dr. Yolanda Broyles- González & Francisco González Archive is a rich borderland Mexican-American collection with a focus on performance arts, theater, and music.  Dr. Broyles-González studied and lived in Germany for twelve years, in Berlin, Freiburg, and Hamburg. She published the first translations of Chicano literature into German and she was instrumental in bringing Chicano/a literature and history to European readerships and consciousness. 

Broyles-Gonzalez, Yolanda

LGBTQ Archive - Chronology

  • TxAM-CRS C000135
  • Collectie
  • 1985-2017

This collection contains materials from as far back as 1899, as recently as 2017, and continues to grow. The bulk of its contents are from the 1980s to 2017. This time period includes A&M’s Gay Student Services (GSS) lawsuit to gain official campus recognition (achieved in 1985), the founding of Aggie Allies (in the 1990s), debates over the language in A&M's nondiscrimination clause (multiple years), Hurricane Katrina (2005) when A&M hosted evacuees, the evolution of Coming Out Week and Gay (then LGBT) Awareness Week on campus, and the public controversy over university funding for the GLBT Resource Center.

LGBTQ Archive - Newsletters

  • TxAM-CRS C000137
  • Collectie
  • 1971-2003

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.

Charles Criner Papers and Art Collection

  • US TxAM-C 228
  • Collectie
  • 1960-2009

This collection documents Criner's professional and personal life as an artist and educator. The collection includes correspondence, original works of art, prints, drawings, exhibition photos, postcards, writings, photographs, publicity, news clippings, interviews with Criner, and thank you letters and cards from students and visitors who have been taught the art of printmaking and provided tours of the Museum of Printing History in Houston by Criner. The collection includes a number of Criner's prints and copies of his art reproduced as advertisements, exhibits, and prints. Of particular note are the significant examples of Criner’s various cartoons, Johnny Jones, The Job Crowd, The Dogs, and a few others. These were all produced from his stint in the Army, his work with the Houston Post, Houston Chronicle, HUD, and his collaboration with William Henry Hygh. 

A listing of Criner’s artwork and cartoons is included at the end of the finding guide. The collection includes examples of each of these works either in print, photos, or exhibit material.

Criner, Charles

LGBTQ Archive - Resources and Research Products

  • TxAM-CRS C000139
  • Collectie
  • 1978-2014

The earliest scholarship in this collection is from 1978 before the A&M Gay Student Services (GSS) received official campus recognition. Students and scholars in the fields of Philosophy, Sociology, and History have produced work included in this collections.