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Biographical/Historical Note

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Alphabetical files, 1981-2013

Series II: Photographs and Scrapbooks

Series III: T-Shirts

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University Queers and Allies records, 1981-2013 UA 326



Title: Rice University Queers and Allies records
Dates: 1981-2013
Abstract These records include the daily business, projects, and publicity for Rice University's Queers and Allies student group. (2 boxes)
Identification: UA 326
Quantity: 1.5 linear ft.
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center

Biographical/Historical Note

In 1979, future Houston mayor Annise Parker gave Rice professor, Dr. Chandler Davidson, a note with a phone number on it. He then called and heard a man say: "the gay students on campus want to form an officially recognized student group." Davidson agreed and sponsored the group, which took the name The Rice Gay/Lesbian Support Group (RG/LSG). The organization maintained this title until 1986 when it was renamed Gays and Lesbians of Rice (GALOR).

To be more inclusive, GALOR became Pride in 1994. The members wanted to include not only gays and lesbians, but also bisexuals, transgendered people, and allies. During the 2003/2004 academic year, some Pride members created a new group called GATHER (GLBTQAs Advancing Towards a Harmonious Environment at Rice). Where Pride served a social function on campus, GATHER had a more social activist thrust. GATHER even had a meeting space in the Wellness Center. Finally, in the summer of 2008, Pride and GATHER joined to become Queers and Allies (Q&A).

Currently, the group sponsors GLBTQ-themed film showings, sponsors speakers, and organizes an annual drag show at Willy's Pub.

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Scope and Contents Note

This record group charts the history of Queers and Allies through correspondence, minutes, special projects, and memorabilia.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from this material must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rice University Queers and Allies records, 1981-2013, UA 326, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Amanda Mills and Jessica Williams in 2013.

Accruals Note

Additional materials are expected for this collection.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Alphabetical files, 1981-2013

Box Folder
1 1 Affiliated organizations 1987-2002, n.d.
2 Constitution 2012
3 Correspondence 1993-2003, n.d.
4 Financial 1992-2003
5 Hate Crimes Prevention Act petition October 1998
6 Memorabilia n.d.
7 Minutes and Agenda 1992-2012
8 National Coming Out Project 1992, n.d.
9 National speakers and conferences 1995-2003, n.d.
10 Newsclippings 1995-2013, n.d.
11 Newsletters 1992, 1993
12 Publicity 1981-2013, n.d.
13 Purity Test 1990s
14 Rice Ally Program 1995

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Series II: Photographs and Scrapbooks

Box Folder
1 15 Photographs 1990s-2000s
16 GATHER scrapbook 2004

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Series III: T-Shirts

Box item
2 1 Light blue RG/LSG v-neck T-Shirt with crest on back ca. 1982
2 Black Queers and Allies T-Shirt 2011
3 Centennial Pride Parade T-Shirt ca. 2012
4 Pink Queers and Allies T-Shirt n.d.

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