Guide to the Triangle Community Works Records, 1974-2008
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 Collection includes historical documents from several groups in Triangle Community Works!, including ASPYN, RRNGLE, and the Gay and Lesbian Helpline.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.
- Collection Number
- Triangle Community Works records
- Triangle Community Works!
- 5.5 linear feet, 4125 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
This collection (Accession 2009-0276) includes historical documents from several groups in Triangle Community Works!, including ASPYN, RRNGLE, and the Gay and Lesbian Helpline.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 and include news clippings, newsletters, publicity materials, meeting minutes, organizational records, and administrative files.
This collection has been minimally processed, so materials have only been refoldered when necessary for preservation. Please see below for a detailed folder list.
Collection has restrictions. Helpline logs dated from 2004 onwards are closed. Please see the Detailed Description for more information.
Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.
All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.
Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.
The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
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.
Helpline logs dated 2004 and onward are closed. Please see Research Services or the Bingham Center staff with questions about this restriction.
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/.
- Gay community -- North Carolina -- Raleigh
- Gay teenagers -- Raleigh (N.C.)
- Gay youth
- Gays -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States
- Gays -- Religious life
- Religion and culture -- North Carolina -- Raleigh
- Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture
- Same-sex marriage -- Laws and legislation -- United States
- Triangle Community Works!
[Identification of item], Triangle Community Works Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
The Triangle Community Works Records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2009.
Processed by Meghan Lyon, December 2009
Encoded by Meghan Lyon, January 2010
Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2009-0276