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YMCA LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group records

 Collection
Identifier: Y.USA.85

SCOPE AND CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION

The collection includes background information, newsletters, minutes, reports, and other materials from various meetings, events, and awareness-raising and educational efforts of groups and networks of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer-identified employees of YMCAs in the United States. The collection includes both analog/paper-based and born digital/electronic records.

Dates

  • 1996-2019
  • Majority of material found within 2009-2018

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room. Contact YMCA Archives staff to arrange access to digital files.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

HISTORY OF LGBTQ+ EMPLOYEE RESOURCE GROUP

The LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group (ERG) was was informally organized in 2006, originally as the GLBT Affinity Group and subsequently known as the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Resource Network (LGBTQRN). It was recognized by the YMCA of the USA as an official employee resouce group, and as part of the strategic initiative to increase inclusion, in 2009. Since the formal recognition of LGBTQRN, the Steering Committee has created resource documents and increased visibility nation-wide with the aim of ensuring that LGBTQ individuals are safe, welcomed and valued so that they can fully advance the mission and cause of the YMCA. As of 2019, the group operates under the auspices of the YMCA of the USA Diversity, Inclusion, and Global Strategies Group.

Extent

.6 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

295 Megabytes (655 digital files)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Records of various meetings, events and other activities of groups and networks of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer-identified employees of YMCAs in the United States.

Processing Information

Catalog Record ID number: 9976427490101701
Title
YMCA LGBTQ+ EMPLOYEEE RESOURCE GROUP
Subtitle
An Inventory of its Records
Author
Lara Friedman-Shedlov
Date
September 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Kautz Family YMCA Archives Collecting Area

Contact:

612-625-3445