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Select Committee for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Concerns records, 1990-1999

 Collection
Identifier: Tretter: 033

Scope and Content

The collection contains materials from the Committee relating to their work, mainly during the years from 1992 to 1993. Included are memos to the committee, research materials (including interviews, surveys, and related materials from other Big Ten and CIC universities), materials relating to committee reports, copies of the interim and final committee reports, and materials relating to domestic partner benefits.

Dates

  • 1990-1999

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection material in English

Restrictions on Access

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Historical Note

In 1990 University of Minnesota President Nils Hasselmo appointed a Select Committee for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Concerns to investigate the campus climate as experienced by lesbians, gays, and bisexuals. The original chair of the committee was Professor John Beatty (Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior); he was succeeded by Professor Jacquelyn Zita (Women's Studies). In the spring of 1992, Marjorie Cowmeadow, Associate Dean in the General College, was named committee chair.

In 1993 the Select Committee made five essential recommendations to address discrimination and improve campus climate for GLBT people at the University. President’s Select Committee for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Concerns issued “Breaking the Silence,” a report documenting the results of its campus climate research. The report’s five recommendations were: 1. Establish a GLBT Programs Office 2. Provide a full benefits package for the families and children of GLBT employees 3. Establish a GLBT Studies Program 4. Develop educational training programming on GLBT issues and concerns 5. Update all printed publications and materials to reflect diversity in sexual orientation.

Additional background information about the Committee is contained in the Committee's report, Breaking the Silence.

Extent

2 boxes (2.5 linear feet)

Abstract

The collection contains materials from the Select Committee for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Concerns relating to their work, mainly during the years from 1992 to 1993. Included are memos to the committee, research materials, committee report materials, copies of the interim and final committee reports, and materials relating to domestic partner benefits.

Source of acquisition

Materials were donated by Marjorie Cowmeadow.

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Beth Zemsky Papers, 1974-2013.

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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (Allies) Programs Office records, 1978-2012

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jennifer Shaw as part of a project financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.
Title
Select Committee for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Concerns records, 1990-1999
Author
Leslie Czechowski and Jennifer Shaw
Date
March 2005, January 2015
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Jean Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies Collecting Area

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