Queer Community Alliance Records
Includes founding documents, correspondence, fliers, minutes, articles, forms, educational resources, manifestos, a pinback button, and a sticker concerning the Queer Community Alliance Center at Hampshire College, from its inception in 1992, and spanning 1983 to circa 2007. The bulk of the materials document the Queer Community Alliance Center and groups that have met within it, including the Bisexual Interest Group, Lesbian and Bisexual Alliance, Gay and Bisexual Men’s Alliance, Queer Community Alliance, and the Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Alliance. Also included are contextual materials from various outside sources, and other groups at Hampshire College.
Transferred to Archives by Emily Rimmer, Director for Queer/Women Services. Transfer was initiated by student Samuel Edwards, who worked as a work study in the summer 2017 under Abby Baines to digitize the records, and create a finding aid.
Records identifying student identities as participants in QCA - with full names - in any documentation (meeting minutes, correspondence, flyers, posters) are restricted.This is to protect participants from any discrimination later in life should they be identified as members of QCA. Materials that only include first names are available to be published. Access restrictions pertain to posting materials online only.
- Record Keeping: Majority of material found in 1983-2007
Fliers/Posters Founding Documents Art Correspondence Staff Documents Meeting Minutes Programs Publications Educational Resources Contextual Material Forms Notes Ephemera