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Guide to the University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire Spectrum Records, 1988-2001

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Overview of the Collection

Special Collections & Archives
McIntyre Library
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
P.O. Box 4004
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54702 – 4004
(715) 836-2739

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

Dates: 1988-2001

Quantity: 0.8 cubic feet (2 archives boxes)

Location of Collection: E5/6f

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.

Historical Note

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.

Content Description

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.

Administrative Information

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.

Preferred Citation: University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire Spectrum Records, 1988-2001. AS 579. Special Collections & Archives. McIntyre Library. University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI.

Processing Note: Processed by Colleen McFarland in August 2006.

Arrangement: Flat arrangement; alphabetical order.


Corporate Names:

  • University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire. Spectrum – Archives
  • University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire. GLOBE
  • University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire. GLBT-SA
  • University of Wisconsin--Eau ClaireSocieties, etc.

Subject Terms:

  • College students—Wisconsin--Eau Claire--Societies, etc
  • Gays – Wisconsin – Eau Claire

Genre Terms:

  • Clippings
  • Organization files

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