Guide to the Alliance of Queer Undergraduates at Duke (AQUADuke) records, 1973-1995
The Alliance of Queer Undergraduates at Duke (AQUADuke) is committed to making Duke a more positive and affirming place for LGBTQ students by providing programming and events targeted at increasing awareness and creating comfortable, welcoming social space.
The materials in the collection include logbooks, flyers, agendas, newsletters, and financial records of the Gay Alliance and the Duke Gay and Lesbian Alliance. Subjects present include AIDS, legal issues, civil rights, and other matters. The dates of the material range from 1973-1995.
- University Archives, Duke University
- Duke University. Alliance of Queer Undergraduates at Duke.
- Alliance of Queer Undergraduates at Duke (AQUADuke) records, 1973-1995
- Language of Material
- 1.5 Linear Feet, 750 Items
- For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
The collection contains phone logbooks, flyers, agendas, newsletters, and financial records of the Gay Alliance, the Duke Gay and Lesbian Alliance, and the Duke Gay, Bisexual, and Lesbian Association. Subjects present include AIDS, legal issues, civil rights, local and national resources concerning gay issues, and other matters. The dates of the material range from 1973-1995.
The phone logbooks (1990-1992) are accounts of phone messages received by the organization, but they also acted as an information clearinghouse for the busy AQUADuke members serving as a central location to leave messages for other members providing insight into the organization's activities, concerns, and internal issues.
Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.
For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the office of origin and the University Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist.
Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
A LGBT student organization has been present on the Duke Campus since the founding of the Duke Gay Alliance in 1972, however it has seen many name changes over the years. Past names include: Duke Gay and Lesbian Alliance; Duke Gay, Bisexual, and Lesbian Association (1994); and Gothic Queers (1997). In 2002, the organization took the name Alliance of Queer Undergraduates at Duke (AQUADuke).
AQUADuke is formally recognized by the Duke Student Government, and is Duke University's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning student organization. The group is non-exclusive and welcomes all those that are out and about, closeted and curious, or just open-minded. Their mission and purpose is to provide a safe and supportive environment for students questioning their sexuality while spreading awareness of LGBTQ issues, providing support for LGBTQ members of our community, and dealing with issues facing the LGBTQ community on and off the Duke University campus.
In Spring 2008, AquaDuke merged with Duke Allies to form Blue Devils United.
- Bisexual college students--North Carolina--Durham.
- Duke University--Students--Societies, etc.
- Gay college students--North Carolina--Durham.
- Gay community--North Carolina--Durham.
- Homosexuality and education--United States.
- Lesbian college students--North Carolina--Durham.
- Transgender college students--North Carolina--Durham.
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Task Force records, 1991-1998. (University Archives. Duke University. )
- Rainbow Triangle Oral History Interviews, 1998-2003. (Duke University. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. )
[Identification of item], Alliance of Queer Undergraduates at Duke (AQUADuke) records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The Alliance of Queer Undergraduates at Duke (AQUADuke) records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1995.
Processed by Sherrie Bowser, August 2007
Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, August 2007
Accessions A95-49, A95-60, A95-83 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.
Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.
This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.