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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies at Yale records

 Collection
Call Number: RU 1106

Scope and Contents

The records consist of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies visiting lecturer application files.

Dates

  • 1996-2009

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the records is restricted. See Collection Contents for details.

Some records in this finding aid have been redacted, as they include student names, donor names, and other restricted data. These records will not appear in the published finding aid.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright for materials authored or otherwise produced as official business of Yale University is retained by Yale University. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records were transferred from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies, 2009.

Arrangement

The records are arranged chronologically.

Extent

16 Linear Feet (16 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ru.1106

Overview

The records consist of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies visiting lecturer application files.

Biographical / Historical

In 1986, Yale medievalist John Boswell chaired a committee of faculty and students that established the Lesbian and Gay Studies Center at Yale (LGSCY, or "Legacy"), one of the first such centers in the nation. LGSCY was renamed Lesbian and Gay Studies in 1999. In 2007 it became Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies (LGBTS) at Yale.

LGBTS promotes innovative interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching on the historical and contemporary experience of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgendered people. It also fosters critical analysis of queer and normative sexualities, the formation of sexual and gender minorities, and the role of sexuality in culture and politics across the world. It has a national and international reputation for its faculty, lecturers, fellowships, prizes, and symposia.

As an interdisciplinary committee, LGBTS organizes and co-sponsors scholarly lectures, conferences, film screenings, and other events; provides research grants to faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates; co-sponsors the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Graduate Colloquium; and works closely with Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) to coordinate LGBTS course offerings. From 2001-2006, a generous gift from a donor allowed LGBTS to establish and oversee the Larry Kramer Initiative, which hosted a wide array of public programs on LGBT issues and strengthened LGBTS at Yale. Today, LGBTS has a 14-member committee, a faculty chair, and a full-time program manager.

General note

Forms part of Yale Record Group 37 (YRG 37), Records of associations, institutes, centers, and organizations affiliated with Yale University.

Processing Information

Yale University records are arranged and described at the accession level by the creating office. The University Archives creates collection level descriptive records, but typically does no further arrangement and description at the accession level.
Title
Guide to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies at Yale Records
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Daniel Hartwig
Date
July 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
Yale University Library
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New Haven CT 06520-8240 US
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(203) 432-7441 (Fax)

Location

Sterling Memorial Library
Room 147
120 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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