Institute of LGBT Studies

MS 827
A green and white flier for 5th Annual Sex and Scholarship Symposium: The Future of Lesbian and Gay Studies

The Committee for Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Studies hosted an annual Sex and Scholarship Symposium from 1996-2000. The theme for the 5th annual symposium was "The Future of Lesbian and Gay Studies." The flier depicts the four major speakers and their presentations.

Collection area: Arizona Queer Archives

Collection dates: 1993-2015

About this collection

This collection includes grant applications, meeting notes and correspondences, and official notes and records from the founding of what is now the Institute for LGBT Studies. Also included are administrative and planning records from significant events sponsored by or hosted by LGB Studies on campus and in Tucson, including Lesbian Looks, the Mexican Masculinities Conference, Sex & Scholarship Symposium, and the Sex, Race & Globalization Series. This collection is part of the Arizona Queer Archives (AQA), a community focused archive through the Institute for LGBT Studies at the University of Arizona. It was transferred to Special Collections in 2020.

Historical background

This collection was donated by Jamie A. Lee and contains information on the founding of the LGBTQ+ Institute, formerly known as first the Committee for Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Studies, and later the Institute for LGBT Studies. The Committee was founded by Miranda Joseph, a former University of Arizona professor, and Beverly Seckinger, a current University of Arizona professor. The Committee for L/G/B Studies was aimed at establishing the University of Arizona’s first department focused on LGBT issues. The founders of the Committee organized campus-wide to establish the department, studying departments that existed at other universities, and working with faculty and staff to garner support.

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