Guide to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Files, 1972-2012

Collection number: UA 2/3/15
Size: 6 boxes (1.98 cu.ft.)

About Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues at UNH

The struggle for recognition and equality by the gay community on campus began in 1973 with the formation of the Gay Student Organization. Although the Student Organizing Committee recognized the Gay Students Organization as an official student group, its right to exist was challenged by then New Hampshire governor Meldrim Thompson. What followed was a two-year battle, ending at the NH Supreme Court, where the GSO won their case.

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, students, faculty and staff continued to sponsor programs to support the gay community, educate the public and fight discrimination based on sexual orientation.

In 1992, the President's Commission on the Status of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Issues was established as a Task Force; in 2002, then-President Joan Leitzel authorized the commission. Its membership includes gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, transgender and allied university faculty, students, staff and community members who are appointed by the president.

The mission of the GLBT Commission is to facilitate the development of a university community that is equitable and inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender expressions through advocacy, education, assessment, and activism.

The GLBT Commission achieves this mission by monitoring the campus climate for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer faculty, students and staff, reviewing the policies and programs that might affect this community, and advising and assisting the University President, and the Vice President for Community, Equity and Diversity on these issues. The commission also provides education and programs to help encourage an inclusive and equitable climate.

About the GLBT Files

This collection contains the files of Paul Cody and Cari Moorhead that they collected during their years of working with the GLBT community at UNH and in NH. There is some duplication within the two collections.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [Folder], [Box], Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT), 1972-2012, UA 2/3/15, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Transferred to the archives by Paul Cody, June 11, 2014; Cari Moorhead in Dec. 2016

Separated Material

Copies of The Squeaky Wheel, A publication of the UNH Bixexual, Gay, Lesbian and Transgendered Community and Allies, were moved from Moorhead's files and combined with the others in UA 18/7/17.

Collection Contents

Series 1: Paul Cody files, 1989-2010

(2 boxes)

Paul Cody, Ph.D. is a staff psychologist with the UNH Counseling Center. He was asked to serve on the first President's GLBT taksforce in 1992 and he served as the chair of the GLBT Commission for the 2002-'03 academic year. In 1995 he received UNH's Bill Kidder Staff Award "in recognition for outstanding efforts in fostering understanding and tolerance about sexual orientation."

The files include meeting agendas and minutes, campus surveys, brochures and fliers from events and programs, timelines, education and outreach files. There is also a CD containing information on the history of GLBT issues in New Hampshire

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 11990-1991UNH GLAB Survey
Box 1, Folder 21992-2003UNH GLBT Events
Box 1, Folder 31992Levy Report (UNH)
Box 1, Folder 41992UNH Library Reference Material, Homosexuality and Bisexuality
Box 1, Folder 51993G/L/B Alumni/Homecoming
Box 1, Folder 61995-1996Queer Campus Reporter, vols. 1 & 2
Box 1, Folder 71993Respect for All Youth-Conference
Box 1, Folder 81995-2003UNH GLBT Programs
Box 1, Folder 91996Mandates for the UNH Administration Concerning TBLGA Members of the UNH Community
Box 1, Folder 102000Outreach and Education Committee
Box 1, Folder 112002Summary of Consultation to the Presidential Commission on GLBT Issues: Campus Climate Survey
Box 1, Folder 121996-2008Pancake Breakfast
Box 1, Folder 132010NH GLBT History
Box 1, Folder 141991-1993President's Taskforce on GLBT Issues
Box 1, Folder 151994-1995President's Taskforce on GLBT Issues
Box 1, Folder 161996-1998President's Taskforce on GLBT Issues
Box 2
Box 2, Folder 12000-2002President's Commission on GLBT Issues
Box 2, Folder 22003President's Commission on GLBT Issues
Box 2, Folder 32004-2005President's Commission on GLBT Issues
Box 2, Folder 42000-2003GLBT Issues

Series 2: Cari Moorhead's files, 1970-2012

(4 boxes)

Cari Moorhead joined the staff at UNH in 1988 as an academic counselor for the Whittemore School of Business and Economics. In 1992 she moved to the MUB where she served as the student activities program advisor. She change jobs within the University several more times as her interests and experience developed. During those years, she participated in, and led, many major UNH diversity initiatives, serving as Co-chair of the President's Commission for LGBT Issues (4 terms) and liaison to the President for LGBT concerns. She was inducted into the UNH Diversity Hall of Fame in 2011.

The files include newspaper article and information the GSO in the 1970s, her work on the GLBT task force and Diverstiy council, the Domestic Partners benefits process, Safe Zones and other activities.

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 11970sGay Students Organization (GSO)
Box 1, Folder 21990sGLBT ephemera
Box 1, Folder 31991GLBT Climate Survey
Box 1, Folder 41996Mandates for TBLGA concerns
Box 1, Folder 51992Task Force on GLB issues
Box 1, Folder 61993Task Force on GLB issues
Box 1, Folder 71994Task Force on GLB issues
Box 1, Folder 81995Task Force on GLB issues
Box 1, Folder 91993-1994Tolerance Programming Fund
Box 1, Folder 101994Bill Kidder Award, subcommittee
Box 1, Folder 11variousPancake breakfast
Box 1, Folder 121990sPrograms and events
Box 1, Folder 131990sLGBT workshops
Box 1, Folder 142002-2010GLBTQA events fliers
Box 2
Box 2, Folder 11994Task Force: ROTC
Box 2, Folder 21993-94Task Force: ROTC
Box 2, Folder 31992ROTC-UNH
Box 2, Folder 41995Safe Zones: Administrative charge
Box 2, Folder 51994Safe Zones campaign
Box 2, Folder 61994Responses to Safe Zones program
Box 2, Folder 72005Safe Zones
Box 2, Folder 82006-2007Safe Zones
Box 2, Folder 92008Safe Zones
Box 2, Folder 102006-2008Safe Zones training
Box 2, Folder 11undatedUNH Queer Studies proposal
Box 2, Folder 122006-2008"Invisible Students: Providing for Sexual Minority Youth", by Cari Moorhead
Box 2, Folder 13Feb. 1994"Affirming Every Person" Conference in Keene
Box 2, Folder 14May 1997"Create Our Destiny" Conference
Box 2, Folder 151995Gay History Walk (Greater Piscataqua Community Foundation)
Box 2, Folder 161996Greater Piscataqua Community Foundation Annual Report
Box 2, Folder 171994"Affirming Seacoast" Inititatives (Greater Piscataqua Community Foundation)
Box 2, Folder 181995Affirming Seacoast Partnership report (Greater Piscataqua Community Foundation)
Box 2, Folder 191997Affirming Seacoast: A Vision for GLBT People (Greater Piscataqua Community Foundation)
Box 2, Folder 201995PFLAG NH: Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays Newsletter
Box 2, Folder 211994-1995Out and About, A Lesbian Support/Social Group Newsletter
Box 2, Folder 221995Breathing Space, Newsletter of the NH Citizens' Alliance for Gay & Lesbian Rights
Box 2, Folder 231993-1994Seacoast Outright
Box 2, Folder 241993Tuesday Afternoon Group
Box 3
Box 3, Folder 11993-1997UNH Domestic Partners Benefits
Box 3, Folder 21995-1997UNH Domestic Partners Research
Box 3, Folder 31999UNH Domestic Partners Benefits - final
Box 3, Folder 41993-1997UNH Same-sex Domestic Partners Benefits - process
Box 3, Folder 52008Civil Union Issues
Box 3, Folder 6Diversity in Student Affairs
Box 3, Folder 72001-2002LGBT Task Force
Box 3, Folder 82005-2006President's Commission on the status of GLBT Issues
Box 4
Box 4, Folder 12006-2007President's Commission on the status of GLBT Issues
Box 4, Folder 22007-2008President's Commission on the status of GLBT Issues
Box 4, Folder 32012-2013President's Commission on the status of GLBT Issues
Box 4, Folder 42005-2008Kidder Fund Committee Meetings
Box 4, Folder 52007-2008Campus Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Alliance By-laws
Box 4, Folder 62004-2005Diversity Council
Box 4, Folder 72005-2006Diversity Council
Box 4, Folder 82007-2008Diversity Council
Box 4, Folder 92005-2006Diversity Sub-committee
Box 4, Folder 102008-2009Diversity Council
Box 4, Folder 112010-2012Diversity Council