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LGBT related collections

A guide featuring collections with materials relating to the LGBT community in Alaska. This guide is not comprehensive. Please contact Archives for further information.

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LGBT related collections

Below are examples of collections in the Consortium Library's Archives and Special Collections which relate to the LGBT community, as well as LGBT advocacy, in Alaska. This list is not comprehensive. Follow the links to collection descriptions and inventories. You can keyword search all of our collection descriptions and inventories by using the search box available on each of the pages below. 

The 15%, INC. event flyers; undated, 1989-1992. eph-0256. Event flyers for a non-profit feminist and lesbian arts organization. 

Alaska Pride Conference materials; 1995-2001. eph-0255. Flyers, pamphlets, and program for a conference presented by the Alaskan Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Community. 

Alaska Pride Speaker Series flyers and newsletters; undated, 1997. eph-0257. Flyers and newsletters for events, such as lectures, films, workshops, and social gatherings.

Alaska Women's Bookstore Board of Directors work session notes and event flyers; 1986-1995. eph-0261. Flyers and information regarding a feminist bookstore which provided books by, for, and about women. 

Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association flyers; 1992-1995. eph-0260. 

Anchorage Women's Community Chorus papers; undated, 1991-1992. eph-0264. Membership information, music, and event flyers for an inclusive, all-women choir in Anchorage. 

Jay K. Brause and Gene Dugan papers, 1975-2006. hmc-1216. Papers of Alaskan civil rights activists. The collection includes materials related to Out North Playhouse, Identity Inc., gay rights, same sex marriage, and Alaska theatre and arts groups.

Celebration of Change programs; 1986-2000. eph-0170. Programs for Celebration of Change, an Alaska women's show that brought women together to share music, poetry, drama, art, dance, humor, and spirituality in live productions. 

Equal newsletters and flyers; 1993. eph-0258. Flyers and newsletters for an Alaskan gay and lesbian taskforce. 

Gay Alaska newsletters; 1978, 1980. eph-0110. Newsletters published by the Gay Alaska Task Force in Anchorage. 

Gay and Lesbian Association newsletter; 1991. eph-0264.

George T. Harper papers; 1803-2004. hmc-0686. George Harper served in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force Reserve, and later worked as a computer specialist with the Bureau of Land Management in Anchorage. While the collection largely contains his personal papers, the collection also includes research and other papers relating to his play, the Two Headed Turtle, about his life as a gay man. 

Identity, Inc. records; 1977-2009. hmc-1143. Records of a non-profit organization that provides programs supporting equality for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community, as well as its allies.

Klondyke Kontact newsletters; 1989-2001. eph-0171. Newsletters published for Alaskan lesbians. The newsletters contain information on events and activities, news, articles, letters, poems, want ads, and reviews on music, movies, and books. 

LGBTQ Community related event flyers and pamphlets; 1986-1999. eph-0266. Flyers and pamphlets for various events in Anchorage. 

Lamb of God Metropolitan Community Church event flyers and newsletters; 1995-1998. eph-0253. 

OPAL newsletters and event flyers; 1989-2001. eph-0262. OPAL was a social organization for lesbians to interact in a confidential and safe place. 

Out North Contemporary Art House records; 1985-2011. hmc-1089. Records of an Anchorage theater and art house that showcases performance art related to underrepresented groups and social justice.

Norman Rokeberg papers; 1995-2006. hmc-0945. The collection contains the legislative papers of legislator Norman Rokeberg of the Alaska State House of Representatives from Anchorage. The collection includes a file containing Senate Concurrent Resolution 401 and House Bills 4001 and 4002 regarding same-sex partner employment benefits.

Dave Rose papers; 1960-2006. hmc-0977. Rose was an Anchorage assemblyman and the first director of the Alaska Permanent Fund. While the collection mostly relates to Rose's work for the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp., the Alaska Industrial Development Authority, and the Alaska Permanent Capital Management Co., the collection also includes papers relating to Rose's advocacy for the equal rights bill against discrimination based on sexual preference.

The Wave event flyers; undated, 1995. eph-0254. Flyers for events at The Wave, a dance bar and coffee shop, which was located in Spenard. 

Women's Coffeehouse event flyers; undated, 1996-1999. eph-0265. 

Women's Music Festival flyers; 1990, 1999. eph-0259. 

 

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