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Guide to the Alliance of Queer Undergraduates at Duke (AQUADuke) records, 1973-1995

Abstract

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.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. Alliance of Queer Undergraduates at Duke.
Title
Alliance of Queer Undergraduates at Duke (AQUADuke) records 1973-1995
Language of Material
English
Extent
1.5 Linear Feet, 750 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

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.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

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.

warning Use Restrictions

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.

Contents of the Collection

Agendas and Flyers, 1988-1989, undated
Box 1
AIDS Info, 1989-1990, undated
Box 1
Bob Damron's Address Book, 1980 (gay men's travel guide)
Box 1
Campus organizations: other schools, 1989, undated
Box 1
Budget, financial documents, 1989-1990, undated (2 folders)
Box 1
Duke LGB List electronic mail messages, 1995
Box 1
Gay Alliance, 1973-1979(includes the Gay Morning Star the newsletter of the Duke Gay Alliance)
Box 1
GLB Business, 1992-1993, undated, (includes promotional flyers)
Box 1
Lambda Legal Defense, 1989-1990,
Box 1
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Resources at Duke
Box 1
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Resources Local and State
Box 1
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Resources National
Box 1
Miscellaneous, flyers, clippings, newsletters, pamphlets (3 folders)
Box 1
Newsletters and flyers, 1993, undated (periodicals include Q-Notes, Triangle Men of All Colors Together, The Front Page, V.O.I.C.E.S, The Newsletter)
Box 1
Outlines, newsletter of the Duke Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Association, vol. 1, no.1 (2 copies)
Box 1
Pamphlets for reference
Box 1
Phone Log Book, 1990,
Box 1
Phone log Book, 1990-1992,
Box 1
Pride 89, 1989,
Box 1
Religious Issues for Lesbians/Gays/Bisexuals
Box 1
TALF (Triangle Area Lesbians)
Box 1

Historical Note

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.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • 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. )

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Alliance of Queer Undergraduates at Duke (AQUADuke) Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Alliance of Queer Undergraduates at Duke (AQUADuke) records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1995.

Processing Information

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.