HokiePRIDE, Records of

Records of HokiePRIDE, 1971-2015 RG.31.14.15


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Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
specref@vt.edu
URL: http://spec.lib.vt.edu

Anthony Wright de Hernandez, Archivist

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
RG.31.14.15
Title
Records of HokiePRIDE1971-20151995-2013
URL:
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=vt/viblbv01916.xml
Quantity
3.5 Cubic Feet 4 boxes, 1 folder, 2 oversize folders
Creator
HokiePRIDE
Language
English .
Abstract
The records of HokiePRIDE records include materials from the HokiePRIDE student group including items from all of its named iterations: Lambda Horizions; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Alliance; and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Alliance, including officer papers, office records, event planning information, resource pamphlets and directories, and copies of budgetary requests and accounting records.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Records of HokiePRIDE must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Access to unredacted HokiePRIDE Library circulation records is restricted. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Records of HokiePRIDE records, RG 31/14/15, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Records of HokiePRIDE records were donated to Special Collections in 2016.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Records of HokiePRIDE records commenced in December 2016 and completed in April 2018.


Historical Note

HokiePRIDE was originally founded in 1985 as Lambda Horizons (sometimes written as Lambda Horizon). In 1994, the group was renamed the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Alliance (LGBA). Then, in 1999, the name was changed again to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Alliance (LGBTA). In 2014 the name changed once more to the current name, HokiePRIDE.

HokiePRIDE was the second officially recognized LGBTQIA+ student group formed at Virginia Tech following the Gay Alliance of Virginia Tech (GAVT) in 1971. It also followed three unofficial groups: the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) in 1970, the Gay Student Union (GSU) in 1975, and the Gay Student Alliance (GSA) in 1976.

The early goals of HokiePRIDE included providing a place on campus for gay and lesbian members of the university community to meet without judgement, helping educate the campus community about homosexuality, and creating a positive image of gay and lesbian people. Over time, the group's mission expanded to include advocacy for everyone under the societally defined umbrella of LGBTQIA+, including bisexual, asexual, pansexual, transgender, and intersex people.

The group implemented multiple programs on campus to advocate on behalf of the LGBTQIA+ population including Gay Awareness Week, AIDS Awareness Week, National Coming Out Day, Freedom to Marry Day, Pride Week, advocacy for hate crimes legislation, and the organization of Safe Line, Safe Watch, the Safe Zone program, and more.

For more information on the current organization, see their website: http://www.hokiepride.org.vt.edu/

Scope and Contents

The Records of HokiePRIDE records include materials from the HokiePRIDE student group including items from all of its named iterations: Lambda Horizions; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Alliance; and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Alliance. The records consist of papers from the organization's officers, handbooks on programming and organizational operations for student groups, office records from the HokiePRIDE office and the original LGBT Resource Center (circa 2000s), event planning information, resource pamphlets, organizational marketing information, and directories that were available to visitors to the HokiePRIDE offices, and copies of organizational budgetary requests and financial accounting documentation. See the Arrangement note for additional information on the contents of the collection.

Arrangement

The records are divided into four sections reflecting the major groupings present when the records were received from HokiePRIDE. Folder titles are those supplied by HokiePRIDE for the majority of folders, especially those in the Office and Resource Center Records, and the Resources.

I: Officer papers, includes papers from the President, Vice President of the Interior, Vice President of the Exterior, Gay Awareness Week Chair, AIDS Awareness Week Chair, Webmaster, and Films Chair. It also includes applications for these positions and handbooks on programming and meeting materials from the Commission on Student Affairs meetings from 2008-2013.

II: Office and Resource Center Records, includes resource center sign-in sheets and library circulation records, copies of political action petitions, documentation of hate incidents on campus, Safe Zone materials, copies of the HokiePRIDE constitution, event planning documentation, event flyers, and more.

III: Resources, includes copies of various resources that were maintained in the HokiePRIDE resource center office for the use of members of the campus community. These include pamphlets and other documentation on a variety of sexuality and gender topics and organizational information for groups such as PFLAG, the Human Rights Campaign, the National Organization for Women, and the Roanoke Diversity Center.

IV: Finances, includes budget requests and accounting records for HokiePRIDE from 1995/1996 through 2014/2015 and budget requests for other student organizations from 2012/2013 to 2013/2014.

Separated Material

The following materials were removed from the collection and cataloged for the Special Collections Rare Book Collection:

Appalachian Heritage, vol. 34, no. 3, Summer 2006 Soft Shorts by Anna Van Evera, 1992 Homosexuality and The Bible by Walter Wink, 1996

The following materials were removed from the collection and added to the University Archives:

The Bugle, 2002 (Virginia Tech yearbook)


Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • LGBTQ history
  • Sexual minorities
  • University Archives
  • University History
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1970-)

Container List

Series I: Officer papers
1999-2014English.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 1
    Executive Board applications
    2012-2014English.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 2
    Contact information (officers)
    2004-02-16English.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 3
    President's papers
    2008-2010English.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 4
    Vice President of the Interior's papers
    2008-2011English.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 5
    Vice President of the Exterior's papers
    2004-2005, undatedEnglish.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 6oversize [1003374243] folder: 2oversize [1003374244] folder: 3
    Gay Awareness Week Chair's papers
    1999-2001, 2003-2005, undatedEnglish.
    Scope and Contents

    "Welcome Home" sign [Folder 2].
    "The Closet" sign [Folder 3].

  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 7
    AIDS Awareness Week Chair's papers
    2005, undatedEnglish.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 8
    Webmaster's papers
    2002-2004English.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 9
    Film Chair's papers
    2006English.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 10
    Leadership retreat
    c. 2000English.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 11
    LGBTA Programming Handbook
    2003-2004English.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 12
    LGBTA Programming Handbook
    2003-2004English.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 13
    LGBTA Programming Handbook
    2004-2005English.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 14
    Commission on Student Affairs meeting materials
    2008-2009English.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 15
    Commission on Student Affairs meeting materials
    2009-2010English.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 16
    Commission on Student Affairs meeting materials
    2010-2011English.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 17
    Commission on Student Affairs meeting materials
    2011-2012English.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 18
    Commission on Student Affairs meeting materials
    2012-2013English.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 19
    Commission on Student Affairs
    2000, undatedEnglish.
Series II: Office and Resource Center records
1971-20151995-2015English.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 20
    Resource Center sign-in sheets
    2009-2010, undatedEnglish.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 21
    Resource Center library materials check out forms (Redacted)
    2003, 2010, 2012-2014, undatedEnglish.
  • folder [1003374242] 1
    Resource Center library materials check out forms (Unredacted)
    2003, 2010, 2012-2014, undatedEnglish.
    Access Restrictions

    Access to unredacted HokiePRIDE Library circulation records is restricted. Contact Special Collections for more information.

  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 22
    LGBTA Office log books
    1999-20081999-2003English.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 23
    HokiePRIDE List Serve sign-up sheet
    undatedEnglish.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 24
    LGBTA flyers
    2000-2001, undatedEnglish.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 25
    Photographs
    2006-2007, 2009-2010, undatedEnglish.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 26oversize [1003374243] folder: 2oversize [1003374244] folder: 3
    Resource Center
    2000, 2007-2008, 2012-2013, undatedEnglish.
    Scope and Contents

    Pride Week poster [Folder 2].
    Gay rights timeline [Folder 2].
    Stop Spiritual Violence poster [Folder 3].

  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 27
    Political action petitions
    1991, 2000, undatedEnglish.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 28
    Correspondence: Hate documentation
    1995-1996, undatedEnglish.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 29
    April 16 condolence card from PRISM, Northern Illinois University's student LGBT organization
    c. 2007English.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 30
    Lambda Horizons newsletter
    1989-03-23English.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 31oversize [1003374243] folder: 2
    LGBTA newspaper clippings from the Collegiate Times
    2002-20082002-2003English.
    Scope and Contents

    Collegiate Times cover page August 29, 2008 (laminated) [Folder 2].

  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 32
    Constitution
    1971, 1985, 2001, undatedEnglish.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 33
    Fundraisers
    undatedEnglish.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 34
    Summer projects
    2001English.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 35
    Workshop information
    1999-2000, 2005, undatedEnglish.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 36
    2004 VA (Virginia) Out Retreat
    2004English.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 37oversize [1003374244] folder: 3
    Student Organizations Showcase
    2000, c. 2005, c. 2015, undatedEnglish.
    Scope and Contents

    Trifold poster displays [Folder 3].

  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 38
    UUSA (University Unions and Student Activities)
    1999-2001English.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 39
    Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) National Coming Out Project
    1999English.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 40
    National Day of Silence
    2003-04-10English.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 41
    Club Red Ribbon
    2004English.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 42
    Safe Zones
    2000, undatedEnglish.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 43
    Event flyers
    1999-2008, undatedEnglish.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 44
    Speaker contracts
    1995-2000English.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 45
    Thank you notes, awards, and autographs
    2001, undatedEnglish.
  • box-folder [1003374238] 1 folder: 46
    Speaker catalogs
    1995-2002English.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 1
    Movie catalogs
    2001-2009English.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 2
    Musicians
    1999-2000English.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 3
    Comedians and other performers
    1996-2000English.
Series III: Resources
1988-2000English.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 4
    Religion
    1990sEnglish.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 5
    Resources on Islam, Gender & Sexuality
    undatedEnglish.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 6
    Bisexual Resources
    1992, 1994, undatedEnglish.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 7
    Lesbian Rights
    c. 2001English.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 8
    Coming Out
    c. 1999English.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 9
    Family Diversity
    undatedEnglish.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 10
    Health / Health Supplies
    undatedEnglish.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 11
    Gender Issues
    2000, undatedEnglish.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 12
    Heterosexual Infomation
    undatedEnglish.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 13
    Same-Sex Marriage
    2004, undatedEnglish.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 14
    Roommate Problems
    undatedEnglish.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 15
    Hate Crimes
    1998-2000English.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 16
    Counseling
    1988, undatedEnglish.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 17
    Domestic Violence
    undatedEnglish.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 18
    Safe Sex
    1990, 2009, undatedEnglish.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 19
    Health Care Reform
    1994-1996English.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 20
    Hispanic / Latino
    1999-2000, undatedEnglish.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 21
    The Other Pages
    1995English.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 22
    National Women's History Project
    2000English.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 23
    Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
    undatedEnglish.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 24
    Pride in the Park Roanoke
    2000English.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 25
    Shenandoah Valley Gay and Lesbian Association
    1998-05English.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 26
    Lesbian Services Program, Whitman-Walker Clinic
    1990sEnglish.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 27
    South Eastern College Conference for LGBT Students (SEC Conference)
    1999-2000English.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 28
    GLBT Campus Conference
    1997-04-12English.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 29
    The Advocate
    2000-12-14, undatedEnglish.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 30
    AIDS Quilt
    1996English.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 31
    Blue Ridge Lamdba Press
    1999-September/OctoberEnglish.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 32
    Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
    undatedEnglish.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 33
    Gender Public Advocacy Coalition (GenderPAC)
    2000English.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 34
    Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
    1999-2001, undatedEnglish.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 35
    Lambda PTO: Employee Organization for the Patent and Trademark Office
    undatedEnglish.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 36
    Millennium March on Washington
    2000English.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 37
    National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF)
    1989-20001995-1996English.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 38
    National Organization for Women (NOW)
    1999-2000, undatedEnglish.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 39
    Pride Events (national)
    1992, 1994, 1999-2000English.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 40
    Progressive Action Network (P.A.N.)
    undatedEnglish.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 41
    Multicultural Awareness Programs (MAPs)
    2000English.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 42
    Valley AIDS Network (VAN)
    2006English.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 43
    Roanoke Diversity Center
    2011English.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 44
    JQ International
    undatedEnglish.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 45
    The Roomer, newsletter of Residential & Dining Programs at Virginia Tech
    1999-2000English.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 46
    Silhouette, Virginia Tech's Student Literary Magazine
    2000English.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 47
    Sexual Assault and Violence Education and Services (SAVES)
    2000-02-07English.
Series IV: Finances
1995-2015English.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 48
    Budget Requests and Accounting Records
    1995-1996English.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 49
    Budget Requests and Accounting Records
    1997-1998English.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 50
    Budget Requests and Accounting Records
    1998-1999English.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 51
    Budget Requests and Accounting Records
    1999-2000English.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 52
    Budget Requests and Accounting Records
    2000-2001English.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 53
    Budget Requests and Accounting Records
    2000-2001English.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 54
    Budget Requests and Accounting Records
    2000-2001English.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 55
    Budget Requests and Accounting Records
    2001-2002English.
  • box-folder [1003374239] 2 folder: 56
    Budget Requests and Accounting Records
    2002-2003English.
  • box-folder [1003374240] 3 folder: 1
    Budget Requests and Accounting Records
    2003-2004English.
  • box-folder [1003374240] 3 folder: 2
    Budget Requests and Accounting Records
    2004-2005English.
  • box-folder [1003374240] 3 folder: 3
    Budget Requests and Accounting Records
    2005-2006English.
  • box-folder [1003374240] 3 folder: 4
    Budget Requests and Accounting Records
    2006-2007English.
  • box-folder [1003374240] 3 folder: 5
    Budget Requests and Accounting Records
    2007-2008English.
  • box-folder [1003374240] 3 folder: 6
    Budget Requests and Accounting Records
    2008-2009English.
  • box-folder [1003374240] 3 folder: 7
    Budget Requests and Accounting Records
    2009-2010English.
  • box-folder [1003374240] 3 folder: 8
    Budget Requests and Accounting Records
    2010-2011English.
  • box-folder [1003374240] 3 folder: 9
    Budget Requests and Accounting Records
    2011-2012English.
  • box-folder [1003374241] 4 folder: 1
    Budget Requests and Accounting Records
    2012-2013English.
  • box-folder [1003374241] 4 folder: 2
    Budget Requests and Accounting Records
    2013-2014English.
  • box-folder [1003374241] 4 folder: 3
    Budget Requests and Accounting Records
    2014-2015English.
  • box-folder [1003374241] 4 folder: 4
    Budget Requests for other student groups
    2012-2014English.
  • box-folder [1003374241] 4 folder: 5
    University Chartered Student Organizations (UCSO) Funds Handling Policy
    2012-2013English.
oversize [1003374243] folder: 2oversize [1003374244] folder: 3
Oversize materials
c. 2005, 2008, c. 2015, undatedEnglish.
Scope and Contents

"Welcome Home" sign [from Box 1, Folder 6: Gay Awareness Week Chair's Papers].
"The Closet" sign [from Box 1, Folder 6: Gay Awareness Week Chair's Papers].
Pride Week poster [from Box 1, Folder 26: Resource Center].
Gay rights timeline [from Box 1, Folder 26: Resource Center].
Stop Spiritual Violence poster [from Box 1, Folder 26: Resource Center].
Collegiate Times cover page August 29, 2008 (laminated) [from Box 1, Folder 31: LGBTA Newspaper Clippings: Collegiate Times].
Trifold poster displays [from Box 1, Folder 37: Student Organizations Showcase].