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Female Impersonators Scrapbook

  • US TxAM-C 6158
  • Collection
  • 1940-1960

This scrapbook contains 146 black and white vintage photographs of female impersonators, crossdressers, and transvestites.

Harriette Andreadis Women's Studies Research Collection and Personal Archive

  • US TxAM-C 1528
  • Collection

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

LGBTQ Archive - Bios

  • TxAM-CRS C000134
  • Collection
  • 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.

Arden Eversmeyer Collection

  • TxAM-CRS 1581
  • Collection
  • 1885-2017

This collection is comprised of Arden Eversmeyer's personal library of lesbian books, DVDs, cassettes, audio cassettes, and records; mostly on homosexuality but also about Evermeyer's personal and professional life. The collection is comprised of over 3000+ items.

Eversmeyer, Arden

Tom and Tom Collection

  • TxAM-CRS C000062
  • Collection
  • 1972-2000; Undated

This collection covers the GLBT community at Texas A&M University (TAMU), Brazos Valley, Texas, and US, from 1972 to 1990 (and one item from 2000).  This time period includes the Gay Student Services’ (GSS) 1976 lawsuit to be recognized by TAMU and the subsequent litigation that ended in 1985 with GSS gaining official campus recognition.  Local GLBT publications from the Brazos Valley from before and after GSS’ recognition are included.  The National March for Gay/Lesbian Rights in Washington, D.C. in October 1979 is covered in this collection at the state and national levels.  The collection also includes news coverage of the gay rights movement from around Texas and the US.

Don Kelly Scrapbooks

  • TxAM-CRS C000528
  • Collection
  • 1932-2016

This collection consists of 38 dismantled scrapbooks, one intact scrapbook, and a book that provides extravagant detail and insight into Don Kelly’s life. The contents of this collection cover a wide range from 1932-2016 including numerous and various materials such as photographs of his close ones and from places traveled, letters to and from Don, postcards, receipts and bills from restaurants and hotels, memorial cards and obituaries, brochures, pamphlets, and tickets from different attractions all over the world, and family members death certificates as well as the allocation of funds for his father. There is a series for every aspect of life; his childhood, family, friends, famous people he met and knew, places he has lived, his career and retirement, and international travel trips.

Kelly, Don

David Drake Collection

  • US TxAM-C C000527
  • Collection
  • 1990-1996; Undated

This collection contains letters, postcards, and artwork sent to Drake by his friends and his fans that he compiled over the years.

Drake, David

LGBTQ Archive - Newsletters

  • TxAM-CRS C000137
  • Collection
  • 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.

LGBTQ Archive - Chronology

  • TxAM-CRS C000135
  • Collection
  • 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.

"Aggies United" T-shirt and Bracelet

  • TxAM-CRS 1568
  • Collection
  • 2016

This collection includes a T-shirt and a watch bracelet from the Aggies United event held on December 6, 2016.

Kevin M. Bailey Collection

  • TxAM-CRS C000068
  • Collection
  • 1976-1990

This collection covers A&M Gay Student Services (GSS), Gayline, GSS Roommate Locator Service, and campus attitudes toward homosexuality and the LGBT community at the university before and after A&M officially recognized GSS as a campus organization.

Some material dates back to 1976, while other documents go as late as 1990. The bulk of the contents are from 1983-1986, being the period when the GSS lawsuit for recognition was ongoing to when litigation ended in July 1985, giving GSS official recognition. Media coverage over the issue of gay and lesbian students at A&M heated up in the fall of 1984 as GSS awaited a new court ruling. Most of the collection is local, given its subject, but also included are regional LGBT news and national entertainment news regarding LGBT persons.

Bailey, Kevin

LGBTQ Archive - Social Scene

  • TxAM-CRS C000140
  • Collection
  • 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
  • Collection
  • 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.

LGBTQ Archive - Organizations

  • TxAM-CRS C000136
  • Collection
  • 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.

Phyllis R. Frye Papers

  • TxAM-CRS C000128
  • Collection
  • 1948-2016

This collection covers the (mostly public) life of Phyllis R. Frye, from time as a member of the Texas A&M University (TAMU) Corps of Cadets as Phillip Frye, an undergraduate, through her transition to Phyllis in the 1970s in Houston, Texas, her activism through the 2010s, and her career.

The scope of the collection goes back as early as the 1940s, with the bulk of its contents from the 1970s on. Most of the collection is from Frye’s public life, thus it is Texas-based; however, because of Frye’s national prominence, it also includes national context on the movement for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, (and especially) Transgender rights.

Frye, Phyllis Randolph