Overview of the Collection
Special Collections & Archives
University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire
P.O. Box 4004
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Reference Code: USGZE AS579
Accession Number: 07-64
Collection Number: Archives Series 579
Creators: University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. Spectrum
Title: University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire Spectrum Records
Quantity: 0.8 cubic feet (2 archives boxes)
Location of Collection: D11/2c
Languages: Collection materials are in English.
Summary: Subject files, incoming correspondence, and financial records of a University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire student organization for gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and the transgendered.
The collection consists largely of subject and clipping files collected by GLOBE members. Topics include AIDS, hate crimes, and homosexuality and the media. The clipping files contain articles dealing with GLBT topics in both regional and national newspapers. Organizational records include financial information from the 1990s, brochures and posters, announcements of “Coming Out Day” celebrations, incoming correspondence, and UW System LGB task force files.
The first formal student organization for gay and lesbian students attending the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire was GLOBE (Gay Lesbian or Bisexual Equality). Founded in 1984, GLOBE aimed to educate non-gays about homosexuality, provide social support to gay, lesbian, and bisexuals at UWEC, and work to end violence and discrimination against homosexuals. GLOBE welcomed homosexuals, bisexuals, and heterosexuals who supported their mission. In 1993 GLOBE won the UWEC Student Organization Award in recognition of its achievements. In the late 1990s or early 2000s, GLOBE changed its name to GLBT-SA (Gay Lesbian Bisexual, Transsexual Student Alliance). By 2006, the organization was named Spectrum.
The collection consists largely of subject and clipping files collected by GLOBE members. Topics include AIDS, hate crimes, and homosexuality and the media. The clipping files contain articles dealing with GLBT topics in both regional and national newspapers. Organizational records include financial information from the 1990s, brochures and posters, announcements of “Coming Out Day” celebrations, incoming correspondence, UW System LGB task force files, and four Spectrum buttons.
Acquisition Information: Transferred to the University Archives by Karl Maki prior to March 2006.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public.
Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright not owned by the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire.
Processing Note: Processed by Colleen McFarland in August 2006.
Arrangement: Flat arrangement; alphabetical order.
OCLC #: 179684693
- University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. Spectrum — Archives
- University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. GLOBE
- University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. GLBT-SA
- University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire — Societies, etc.
- College students — Wisconsin–Eau Claire — Societies, etc.
- Gays — Wisconsin – Eau Claire
- Organization files
Detailed List of Contents
AIDS contacts at UW-Schools
AIDS Information: Brochures, news articles, Action Kit
AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin Annual Report
Catalogs: Film Festivals, Publications, Trade
City of Lakes Crossgender Community, crossdressing articles
The Chippewa Valley’s Closet – Eau Claire Leader Telegram Special Report articles; other articles
1993; 1995, 2003
Coming out: National Coming Out Day, National Coming Out Project, etc.
Dances hosted by GLOBE (includes photos)
Dances: DJ information
News Articles: Gays in the military
News Articles: Gay Marriage
News Articles: Gay Literature
Brochures and information for youth
General Campus organization information
GLOBE account information
Human Rights Campaign Fund, National Gay Task Force Brochures and Information
Posters, stickers, tickets, fliers
Spectrum Buttons (4)
Hate Crimes and Homophobia articles and brochures
Legal Information: Hate Crimes
The media and homosexuality
News Articles and Newsletters
Student Organization Award presented to GLOBE for outstanding achievement
Feb. 17, 1993
Poems and stories
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Newsletters and Brochures
Speakers information and program guides
Safer Sex articles and brochures
Rally/Coming Out Day
UW-System LGB Task Force
The Wisconsin Light Newspaper
Nov. 21, 2001
Spectrum Fliers, brochures