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C-05. LGBTQ+ Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: C-05
The USF Libraries’ Special Collections department is determined to expand its collection of historically significant lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) materials, both in monographic and archival formats. Our focus is on collecting materials that document LGBTQ history, culture, politics, community relations, and public health. While the Tampa Bay region remains an important focus, these collections are international in scope and provide valuable research material for scholars across disciplines.

Found in 37 Collections and/or Records:

Andrew W. Manly collection

Identifier: MS-2023-15
Abstract The Andrew W. Manly collection includes LGBTQ+ publications and media, with a focus on British and American publishing firms. Material in the collection ranges from 1973-2015. Topics of interest include: Pride events, the HIV/AIDS epidemic and its impact on the LGBTQ+ community, LGBTQ+ pornography and erotica, queer club and bar culture, drag performers, sexuality, gender identity, LGBTQ+ films and literature, the leather community, safer sex practices, photography of the nude, LGBTQ+...
Dates: 1973 - 2015

Asian male nude collection

Identifier: MS-2013-01

A collection of materials, including magazines, books, photographs and ephemera, that document the historical rarity of the Asian male nude.

Dates: Created: 1939-2014; Other: Date acquired: 07/00/2013

Bobby Smith photograph collection

Identifier: MS-2009-01

This collection primarily consists of photographs taken by queer photographer Bobby Smith in the 1950s and 60s. The photos depict scenes of gatherings of queer folks in homes and clubs, giving researchers a rare view of queer life and culture in Florida during the mid-20th century.

Dates: Created: 1945 - 1980

Committee on Issues of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (USF)

Identifier: MS-2018-02
Abstract This collection includes materials related to The President's Committee on Issues of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (CISOGI) at the University of South Florida. CISOGI reports to the President of the University and has the following self-stated agenda: "The President's Committee on Issues of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (CISOGI) is charged to (a) advise the President on matters pertaining to issues of sexual and/or affectional orientation as they pertain to USF faculty,...
Dates: Created: 2004-2018; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2018

Daddy Wayne Koons collection of realia and moving images

Identifier: MS-2010-07
Scope and Contents

This collection primarily consists of realia that belonged to Daddy Wayne and moving images pertaining to the El Goya where he worked as a bartender.

Dates: Created: 1980 - 2009; Other: Date acquired: 05/00/2010

Diana Estorino papers

Identifier: MS-2015-07

This collection comprises the personal and professional papers of Diana Estorino, an activist in Tampa Bay’s LGBTQ+ community.

Dates: Created: 1975 - 2015; Other: Majority of material found within 1987 - 1996; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2015

Dianora Niccolini collection

Identifier: MS-2022-05
Abstract This collection is comprised of a series of original photographs and supporting documents tracing the career of Dianora Niccolini, an Italian-born American photographer. Included are documents related to Niccolini’s photographic exhibitions across galleries and museums of the United States. Clippings and periodicals showcase the use of Niccolini’s photography in photographic anthologies of the nude and museum exhibitions. Also included is correspondence with the artist, as well as buyers,...
Dates: 1973 - 2022

Dignity collection

Identifier: MS-2008-08
Abstract The Dignity collection contains both local, regional, and national materials related to the Dignity organization. This organization focuses on providing religious, social, and support services for LGBTQI Catholics. As an activist group, Dignity campaigns for greater awareness of LGBTQI rights and concerns. This collection contains writings and records from Dignity Suncoast/Tampa Bay, Dignity Region IV and DignityUSA. Examples of items include: manuscripts, newsletters, correspondence,...
Dates: Created: 1979-2003

Donald L. Bentz collection

Identifier: MS-2006-04
Scope and Contents

Primarily includes organizational records, documents, photographs, and newspaper clippings about the LGBTQ+ community, more generally, as well as organizational records of the Greater Tampa Bay Pride Organization, Inc. Also included are videos and realia associated with the LGBTQ+ community’s activities.

Dates: Created: 1988-2006; Other: Majority of material found in 1990-1999; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2006

Edith "Edie" Daly / Women's Energy Bank collection

Identifier: MS-2006-08

The papers of Edith Daly, a lesbian activist who co-founded the Women's Energy Bank, a group based in Pinellas County that supported progressive political causes and published the monthly newsletter Womyn's Words.

Dates: Created: 1973-2014; Other: Majority of material found in 1990-1998; Other: Date acquired: 2006

Equality Florida records

Identifier: MS-2008-09

A collection of documents concerning the work of Equality Florida, including projects, corporate documents and research.

Dates: Created: 1994 - 2008; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2012

Eunice M. Fisher collection

Identifier: MS-2014-03

A collection of materials gathered by Eunice Fisher, who moved to the Tampa Bay area later in life and became involved in LGBT activism. These papers primarily concern the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Tampa Bay and its affiliates, as well as Fisher's participation in her religious community.

Dates: Created: 1994-2016; Other: Majority of material found in 1996-2000; Other: Date acquired: 05/15/2014

Fallopian Tubes collection

Identifier: MS-2016-04

Materials in this collection relate to the musical career of the Fallopian Tubes, a Tampa Bay women’s band that formed in 1980. Included in the collection are advertising and promotional materials for the band, correspondence (both personal and professional), lyric sheets, set lists, photographs, and assorted materials relating to women’s issues and the LGBTQ community.

Dates: Created: 1980-2008; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2016

Gay surfer collection

Identifier: MS-2013-04

A collection of books, magazines, newsclippings, and ephemera relating to the gay surfer image in printed form.

Dates: Created: 1936-2011; Other: Date acquired: 07/00/2013

The International Bathhouse Collection

Identifier: MS-2014-13

Collection of clippings, advertisements, brochures, and ephemera pertaining to international bathhouses, saunas, gyms, clubs, and other facilities that serve the LGBTQ+ community.

Dates: Created: 1970 - 2014

Janice Josephine Carney collection

Identifier: MS-2008-02

The Janice Josephine Carney collection includes professional and person papers related to the life career, and LGBTQ+ activism of Carney. Material relates to Carney's service during the Vietnam War as well as her work in supporting other transgender veterans. Also included is material realted to Carney's writing career as a memoirist, poet, and playwright.

Dates: 1999 - 2013

John Grannan collection

Identifier: MS-2021-04
Abstract The John Grannan collection includes personal and professional papers, including institutional and financial records, publications, and graphic materials. The collection reflects Grannan's role as a local and national LGBTQ+ activist, as well as his tenures in associated organizations. Grannan served as an officer for USF's Gay Coalition, the Tampa AIDS Network, and the Florida Task Force/Florida Gay Task Force. Related material to his service is represented. Other areas of emphasis include...
Dates: 1970s-2005; Majority of material found within 1975 - 2005

John W. Egerton papers

Identifier: MS-1965-03
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of materials relating to the 1962-1964 Johns Committee investigation of the University of South Florida.  The collection includes correspondence, press statements, statements to the Florida legislature, editorials, various newsletters and newspaper clippings, as well as the typescript of "The Controversity," John Egerton’s unpublished 300-page study of the Johns Committee.

Dates: Created: 1961-1965; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1965

Julie Penelope Stanley papers

Identifier: MS-2013-03

This collection consists of typescripts and reproductions of scholarly work by Julia Penelope Stanley and supporting research materials by other authors. Authorship is credited as both Julia Penelope Stanley and Julia Penelope. A series of documents includes collaborations with Susan J. Wolfe (Robbins) of the Department of English, University of South Dakota. Topics of writings include lesbian identities and culture, queer theory, linguistics, feminism, sexism, and literature.

Dates: 1975 - 1979

Keith Roberts collection

Identifier: MS-2014-02

The Keith Roberts collection includes a series of posters related to LGBTQ+ events, culture, and politics in the Tampa Bay area. Organiations and events represented include the First Annual Gay and Lesbian Pride Film Festival, the Tampa Bay Gay Men’s Chorus, and Pride Fest.

Dates: 1990s

Lee Anne Wojtkowski  "Oak" collection

Identifier: MS-2008-05

The papers of Lee Ann Wojtkowski ("Oak"), who was an active member of the women’s community in the Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg area.

Dates: Created: 1980-1990; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2008

Len Prince collection

Identifier: MS-2022-04
Abstract This collection is comprised of a series of original photographs and supporting documents tracing the career of Len Prince, an American photographer. Included are documents related to Prince’s photographic exhibitions across galleries and museums of the United States, including marketing campaigns for A.I.D.S. awareness and relief fundraising. Clippings and periodicals showcase the use of Prince’s photography in marketing campaigns and career highlights in both fine art and lifestyle...
Dates: 1990 - 2019

LGBTQ+ ephemera collection

 Collection — Collection
Identifier: MS-2013-06

A collection of ephemera relating to the LGBTQ+ community in the United States and Europe.

Dates: Created: 1930-2014; Other: Date acquired: 08/00/2013

Maggie Thrash collection

Identifier: MS-2019-03

The literary papers of writer, memoirist, artist, and graphic novelist Maggie Thrash (ze/zir/they/her), who is known for exploring LGBTQ+ issues in their work.

Dates: Other: Date acquired: 02/07/2019

Matthias Herrmann collection of self photographs

Identifier: MS-2014-05

A collection of photographs, books, articles and other items relating to the works of photographer Matthias Herrmann.

Dates: Created: 1995 - 2004

Metro Wellness collection of photographs

Identifier: MS-2015-10
Abstract This collection consists of photographs donated by Metro Wellness Health, a Tampa Bay area nonprofit health care provider specializing in care for LGBTQ+ and/or HIV/AIDS patients. Photographs in the collection showcase LGBTQ+ cultural life, businesses, sports teams, activism, entertainment, social events, organizations, bars and clubs, religious organizations, and HIV/AIDS care and memorial services in the greater Tampa Bay area. Some photographs in the collection are national and...
Dates: Created: 1983-2001; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2015

The Modern Pornography and Sex Work Collection

Identifier: MS-2018-14

This collection contains materials pertaining to various types of sex work.

Dates: Created: 1960 - 1995

National Center for Lesbian Rights, St. Petersburg Office collection

Identifier: MS-2013-11

A collection of corporate documents, research, and project details regarding the National Center for Lesbian Rights, St. Petersburg, FL Office.

Dates: Created: 2000-2007; Other: Date acquired: 06/07/2013

Plus Projec+ collection

Identifier: MS-2021-07

The Plus Projec+ collection consists of organizational and administrative documents, including financial reports, prepared presentations, informational packets, fundraising strategy, grant applications, candidate and Board information, establishing documents, and minutes and agendas of meetings.

Dates: 2013 - 2019

Queer literature collection

Identifier: BK-2012-01
Dates: Other: Predominantly 20th century