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.
This collection is open.
Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.
[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.
Transferred to the archives by Paul Cody, June 11, 2014; Cari Moorhead in Dec. 2016
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.
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, Folder 1||1990-1991||UNH GLAB Survey|
|Box 1, Folder 2||1992-2003||UNH GLBT Events|
|Box 1, Folder 3||1992||Levy Report (UNH)|
|Box 1, Folder 4||1992||UNH Library Reference Material, Homosexuality and Bisexuality|
|Box 1, Folder 5||1993||G/L/B Alumni/Homecoming|
|Box 1, Folder 6||1995-1996||Queer Campus Reporter, vols. 1 & 2|
|Box 1, Folder 7||1993||Respect for All Youth-Conference|
|Box 1, Folder 8||1995-2003||UNH GLBT Programs|
|Box 1, Folder 9||1996||Mandates for the UNH Administration Concerning TBLGA Members of the UNH Community|
|Box 1, Folder 10||2000||Outreach and Education Committee|
|Box 1, Folder 11||2002||Summary of Consultation to the Presidential Commission on GLBT Issues: Campus Climate Survey|
|Box 1, Folder 12||1996-2008||Pancake Breakfast|
|Box 1, Folder 13||2010||NH GLBT History|
|Box 1, Folder 14||1991-1993||President's Taskforce on GLBT Issues|
|Box 1, Folder 15||1994-1995||President's Taskforce on GLBT Issues|
|Box 1, Folder 16||1996-1998||President's Taskforce on GLBT Issues|
|Box 2, Folder 1||2000-2002||President's Commission on GLBT Issues|
|Box 2, Folder 2||2003||President's Commission on GLBT Issues|
|Box 2, Folder 3||2004-2005||President's Commission on GLBT Issues|
|Box 2, Folder 4||2000-2003||GLBT Issues|
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, Folder 1||1970s||Gay Students Organization (GSO)|
|Box 1, Folder 2||1990s||GLBT ephemera|
|Box 1, Folder 3||1991||GLBT Climate Survey|
|Box 1, Folder 4||1996||Mandates for TBLGA concerns|
|Box 1, Folder 5||1992||Task Force on GLB issues|
|Box 1, Folder 6||1993||Task Force on GLB issues|
|Box 1, Folder 7||1994||Task Force on GLB issues|
|Box 1, Folder 8||1995||Task Force on GLB issues|
|Box 1, Folder 9||1993-1994||Tolerance Programming Fund|
|Box 1, Folder 10||1994||Bill Kidder Award, subcommittee|
|Box 1, Folder 11||various||Pancake breakfast|
|Box 1, Folder 12||1990s||Programs and events|
|Box 1, Folder 13||1990s||LGBT workshops|
|Box 1, Folder 14||2002-2010||GLBTQA events fliers|
|Box 2, Folder 1||1994||Task Force: ROTC|
|Box 2, Folder 2||1993-94||Task Force: ROTC|
|Box 2, Folder 3||1992||ROTC-UNH|
|Box 2, Folder 4||1995||Safe Zones: Administrative charge|
|Box 2, Folder 5||1994||Safe Zones campaign|
|Box 2, Folder 6||1994||Responses to Safe Zones program|
|Box 2, Folder 7||2005||Safe Zones|
|Box 2, Folder 8||2006-2007||Safe Zones|
|Box 2, Folder 9||2008||Safe Zones|
|Box 2, Folder 10||2006-2008||Safe Zones training|
|Box 2, Folder 11||undated||UNH Queer Studies proposal|
|Box 2, Folder 12||2006-2008||"Invisible Students: Providing for Sexual Minority Youth", by Cari Moorhead|
|Box 2, Folder 13||Feb. 1994||"Affirming Every Person" Conference in Keene|
|Box 2, Folder 14||May 1997||"Create Our Destiny" Conference|
|Box 2, Folder 15||1995||Gay History Walk (Greater Piscataqua Community Foundation)|
|Box 2, Folder 16||1996||Greater Piscataqua Community Foundation Annual Report|
|Box 2, Folder 17||1994||"Affirming Seacoast" Inititatives (Greater Piscataqua Community Foundation)|
|Box 2, Folder 18||1995||Affirming Seacoast Partnership report (Greater Piscataqua Community Foundation)|
|Box 2, Folder 19||1997||Affirming Seacoast: A Vision for GLBT People (Greater Piscataqua Community Foundation)|
|Box 2, Folder 20||1995||PFLAG NH: Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays Newsletter|
|Box 2, Folder 21||1994-1995||Out and About, A Lesbian Support/Social Group Newsletter|
|Box 2, Folder 22||1995||Breathing Space, Newsletter of the NH Citizens' Alliance for Gay & Lesbian Rights|
|Box 2, Folder 23||1993-1994||Seacoast Outright|
|Box 2, Folder 24||1993||Tuesday Afternoon Group|
|Box 3, Folder 1||1993-1997||UNH Domestic Partners Benefits|
|Box 3, Folder 2||1995-1997||UNH Domestic Partners Research|
|Box 3, Folder 3||1999||UNH Domestic Partners Benefits - final|
|Box 3, Folder 4||1993-1997||UNH Same-sex Domestic Partners Benefits - process|
|Box 3, Folder 5||2008||Civil Union Issues|
|Box 3, Folder 6||Diversity in Student Affairs|
|Box 3, Folder 7||2001-2002||LGBT Task Force|
|Box 3, Folder 8||2005-2006||President's Commission on the status of GLBT Issues|
|Box 4, Folder 1||2006-2007||President's Commission on the status of GLBT Issues|
|Box 4, Folder 2||2007-2008||President's Commission on the status of GLBT Issues|
|Box 4, Folder 3||2012-2013||President's Commission on the status of GLBT Issues|
|Box 4, Folder 4||2005-2008||Kidder Fund Committee Meetings|
|Box 4, Folder 5||2007-2008||Campus Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Alliance By-laws|
|Box 4, Folder 6||2004-2005||Diversity Council|
|Box 4, Folder 7||2005-2006||Diversity Council|
|Box 4, Folder 8||2007-2008||Diversity Council|
|Box 4, Folder 9||2005-2006||Diversity Sub-committee|
|Box 4, Folder 10||2008-2009||Diversity Council|
|Box 4, Folder 11||2010-2012||Diversity Council|