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Guide to the Triangle Community Works Records, 1974-2008

Abstract

Triangle Community Works! was formed in 1994 and consists of a coalition of groups, including ASPYN (A Safer Place Youth Network), The Gay and Lesbian Helpline, P-FLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), and RRNGLE (Raleigh Religious Network for Gay and Lesbian Equality).

Collection includes historical documents from several groups in Triangle Community Works!, including ASPYN, RRNGLE, and the Gay and Lesbian Helpline. Materials date from the 1970s to 2008.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Triangle Community Works!
Title
Triangle Community Works records, 1974-2008
Language of Material
English
Extent
5.5 Linear Feet, 4125 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

This collection (Accession 2009-0276) includes historical documents from several groups in Triangle Community Works!, including ASPYN, RRNGLE, and the Gay and Lesbian Helpline. Materials date from the 1970s to 2008.

Although it is a small part of the overall collection, the TCW! Series offers a helpful overview of the various programs within Triangle Community Works. Materials about the TCW! organization date from the 1990s through 2007. The TCW! materials include administrative files, such as meeting minutes, agendas, flyers, and publicity. Another notable part of the series is the TCW! financial files, which detail the organization's fiscal operations, including taxes, investments, and bank statements. The remainder of this series consists of press releases, newsletters, and ephemera from various events, such as pride marches. Also included is a binder of materials from Coalition 807, which predated Triangle Community Works! in the early 1990s, and newsletters from OutRight!, another organization within TCW!.

The RRNGLE Resource Library Series (Raleigh Religious Network for Gay and Lesbian Equality) makes up the majority of the Triangle Community Works Records. It consists of research and subject files collected and maintained by RRNGLE. Files are held within a variety of sub-series, including Religious Groups, Media coverage, Gay and Lesbian Organizations, and General subject files on topics from gay marriage to ordination of gay clergy. RRNGLE materials date largely from the late 1980s to the early 1990s, with some materials from the 1970s, but nothing post-1995.

The ASPYN Series (A Safer Place Youth Network) includes materials dating from both before and after the group joined Triange Community Works!. Files predating TCW! include administrative and board materials, such as annual reports and meeting minutes. TCW! era materials include adult volunteer training manuals and policies, information for teenagers interested in joining ASPYN, evaluations by participants in ASPYN meetings and programs, and ASPYN call logs and group facilitator logs from the mid-1990s.

The Helpline Series includes materials ranging from the inception and formation of the Gay and Lesbian Helpline in 1991, through call logs from as recent as 2008. The series consists of administrative files, research articles on gay and lesbian hotlines, meeting minutes and agendas, newsletters and publications, and materials from the merging of the Helpline into the TCW! organization. The majority of the series, however, consists of the logbooks and call logs kept by volunteers tracking the calls received at the Helpline. This series has restrictions: Helpline logs are closed for five years following the year of the calls (for example, logs from 2005 are closed until 2011). Please see Research Services or the Bingham Center staff with questions about this restriction.

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Contents of the Collection

Flyers and posters from ASPYN and TCW!
Box 1
TCW! administrative files and flyers, 1996
Box 1
TCW! finances (including bank statements, investments, reports, and taxes), 2001-2003
Box 1
TCW! minutes and agendas, 1994-1996; 2000-2004; and 2006-2007 (5 folders)
Box 1
Coalition 807 binder, 1994-1995
Box 1
Advertisements, 1995
Box 1
News clippings
Box 1
Press releases, 1994-1995
Box 1
Pride March, 1995
Box 1
Pride March, 2000
Box 1
Organizational information (including tax forms, guidelines, by-laws), 1999 and no date
Box 1
Fund for Southern Communities, 1994-2000s
Box 1
Miscellaneous TCW! and Coalition 807 mail and correspondence, 1994-2004
Box 1
Newsletters, 1994-1996 (2 folders)
Box 1
OutRight!, 1991-1996
Box 1
OutRight! articles, 1993
Box 1
OutRight! publicity and newsletters, 1991-1994
Box 1
UCC: United Church Coalition for Gay and Lesbian Concerns, 1989-1992
Box 1
UCC open and affirming statements, 1988-1993
Box 1
National Gay and Pentecostal Alliance, 1992
Box 1
Jewish, 1992
Box 1
Metropolitan Community Church, 1989-1994
Box 1
Assembly of God, 1989
Box 1
Greek and Cyprist Orthadox, 1976-1991
Box 1
Southern Baptist, 1976-1994
Box 1
United Church of Canada, 1992
Box 1
Islam, 1990
Box 1
Friends for Lesbians and Gay Concerns newsletters, 1992-1995
Box 1
Dialogue newsletters, 1978-1994
Box 1
Free Catholic Church/Ecumenical Catholic Church, 1992
Box 1
For Lesbian and Gay Concerns, 1989
Box 1
Welcoming Congregations, 1970-1992
Box 1
United Church Coalition WAVES newsletters, 1988-1990
Box 1
Voice of Integrity newsletters, 1991-1993
Box 1
Presbyrterians for Lesbian and Gay Concern, 1992
Box 1
More Light Churches, 1991-1992
Box 1
Seventh-Day Adventist, 1990-1992
Box 2
Lutherans Concerned, 1990-1992
Box 2
Reconciled in Christ, 1993
Box 2
Mormons, 1989-1990
Box 2
Reconciling Congregations, 1990-1992
Box 2
Reconciling Pastors Action Network, 1993
Box 2
Affirmation (United Methodists for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Concerns), 1991-1995
Box 2
Affirmation newsletters, 1990-1994
Box 2
Crossbeams newsletters, 1990-1995
Box 2
New Ways ministry, 1988-1992
Box 2
Conference of Catholic Lesbians, 1992
Box 2
Dignity, 1989-1992
Box 2
National Council of Churches, 1991-1992
Box 2
American Baptists Concerned, 1993-1994
Box 2
Episcopal Church-Integrity, 1989-1991
Box 2
Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual (WATER), 1994
Box 2
Record newsletters, 1983-1993
Box 2
Reviews newsletters, 1986-1993
Box 2
Second Stone newspapers, 1991-1993
Box 2
Stonewall News newspapers, 1994-1995
Box 2
10 Percent magazines, 1994
Box 2
Our Own Community Press newspapers, 1992-1995
Box 2
POZ magazines, 1994-1995
Box 2
PFLAGpole newsletter, 1994
Box 2
Miscellaneous magazines and articles, 1992-1994
Box 2
Human Rights Campaign Fund, 1990-1995
Box 2
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, 1989-1994
Box 2
ACLU, 1992-1994
Box 2
PFLAG, 1991-1992 and no date
Box 2
NOW, 1991
Box 2
AIDS Service Agency for Wake County, 1992-1995
Box 2
Southern Poverty Law Center, 1993-1994
Box 2
North Carolinians Against Racist and Religious Violence, 1988-1993
Box 2
NC Coalition for Gay and Lesbian Equality, 1991-1994
Box 2
Lesbian and Gay Health Project, 1988-1994
Box 3
NC Pride PAC, 1991 and no date
Box 3
Southeastern Conference for Lesbians and Gay Men, 1990-1991
Box 3
Helpline, 1992
Box 3
NC Human Rights Fund, 1986
Box 3
National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, 1993
Box 3
Names Project, AIDS Quilt, 1992-1993
Box 3
Gay Games, 1994
Box 3
Mary Renault Society of the Triangle, North Carolina, 1990
Box 3
AIDS Services Project, 1989
Box 3
AIDS National Interfaith Network, no date
Box 3
Queen Nation, no date
Box 3
Black and White Men Together, 1990
Box 3
Lesbian Herstory Archives, 1988
Box 3
College/university campus groups, 1984-1991
Box 3
Spectrum (Ministry of Light), 1992
Box 3
Campaign to End Homophobia, 1988-1991
Box 3
March on Washington, 1993
Box 3
St. John's Metropolitan Community Church, 1993-1995
Box 3
KKK and hate groups, 1989-1993
Box 3
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, no date
Box 3
National Gay Rights Advocates, 1990
Box 3
People for the American Way, 1993-1994
Box 3
Stonewall 25, 1994
Box 3
General gay and lesbian coverage, 1988-1992
Box 3
Public opinion, 1992-1993
Box 3
Religion and gays (general), 1979-1992
Box 3
Ordination of gay clergy, 1987-1991
Box 3
Pastor care, 1979
Box 3
Biblical passages, 1992-1993 and no date
Box 3
Ethics, 1992-1994
Box 3
Holy unions, 1991-1992 and no date
Box 3
Worship resources, no date
Box 3
Legal issues, 1989-1992
Box 3
Domestic partner recognition, 1989-1993
Box 3
Sodomy laws, 1987-1992
Box 3
Board meeting agendas
Box 3
Board meeting minutes
Box 3
Board member and volunteer lists
Box 3
Policies and by-laws
Box 3
Annual reports, resignations, miscellaneous
Box 3
ASPYN information, 2000s
Box 3
Volunteer application package, 1995
Box 3
Advertising and brochures, no date
Box 3
Training manual
Box 3
Training
Box 3
Newsletters, no date
Box 3
Original documents, 1994-1995
Box 3
Evaluations, 1996-1998
Box 3
Youth questionaires, 1995-1998
Box 3
Meeting minutes, 1994-1996
Box 3
Bank accounts and bills, 1995-1996
Box 3
Call logs, 1994-1995
Box 3
Youth group facilitator logs, 1994-1997 (2 folders)
Box 3
Formation, 1991
Box 4
Correspondence, 1991-1994
Box 4
Research articles
Box 4
By-laws, finances, call summaries, 1991-1993
Box 4
Meeting minutes, 1991-1996
Box 4
Agendas, 1994-1995 and no date
Box 4
Newsletters and publicity, 1991-1995
Box 4
Merger with TCW!, 1996
Box 4
Logbooks of volunteer comments, 1991 October 7-1994 August 30 (3 books)
Box 4
1991 (1 packet)
Box 4
1992 (5 packets)
Box 4
1993 (5 packets)
Box 5
1994 (5 packets)
Box 5
1995 (3 packets)
Box 5
1996 (5 packets)
Box 6
1997 (3 packets)
Box 6
1998 (3 packets)
Box 6
1999 (2 packets)
Box 6
2000-2001 (1 folder)
Box 6
2001-2002 (2 folders)
Box 6
2002 (1 folder)
Box 6
2004 (1 folder)
Box 6
2005 (1 folder)
Box 7
2006 (1 folder)
Box 7
2007 (1 folder)
Box 7
2008 (1 folder)
Box 7

Historical Note

Triangle Community Works! is an organization that seeks to serve as a framework, a resource, and a partner to meet the emerging needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and other communities in the Greater Triangle area of North Carolina. It was formed in 1994 and consists of a coalition of groups, including ASPYN (A Safer Place Youth Network), The Gay and Lesbian Helpline, P-FLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), and RRNGLE (Raleigh Religious Network for Gay and Lesbian Equality).

The Gay and Lesbian Helpline, which joined TCW! in 1996, began operating in 1991 as the first hotline for the gay and lesbian community in the Raleigh area. It offers peer counseling, education, information, and referrals for callers about anything from gay-friendly bars to AIDS education.

ASPYN, another component of TCW!, serves as a community safe haven for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and allied youth, ages 13-18.

More information about Triangle Community Works!, including their various programs and current activities, can be found on their website, http://www.tcworks.org/.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Triangle Community Works Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Triangle Community Works Records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2009.

Processing Information

Processed by Meghan Lyon, December 2009

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, January 2010

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2009-0276

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.