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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 31 Collections and/or Records:

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 Koon collection of realia and moving images

Identifier: W40
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: E20

These papers are from Diana Estorino, who was the editor of the lesbian periodical Network News. Included are items related to the periodical, to the various other organizations of which Estorino was a member, and Estorino's personal records.

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

Dignity collection

Identifier: D19
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 Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) 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 GLBT 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: D40
Scope and Contents

Materials related to the Women’s Energy Bank’s political and cultural activities in war resistance, gay and lesbian rights, environmental activism, and feminism.  Items include periodicals, pamphlets, leaflets, manuals, publications, newspaper clippings, programs, and personal correspondence.

Dates: Created: 1973-2014; Other: Majority of material found in 1990's; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2006

Equality Florida records

Identifier: E17

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: F25

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: F42

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: G13

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

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 transgeder veterans. Also included is material realted to Carney's writing career as a memoirist, poet, and playwright.

Dates: 1999 - 2013

John W. Egerton papers

Identifier: E02
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

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 & Lesbian Pride Film Festival, the Tampa Bay Gay Men’s Chorus, and Pride Fest.

Dates: 1990s

Lee Anne Wojtkowski  "Oak" collection

Identifier: W37
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of pamphlets, booklets, newspaper clippings, and personal notes. The majority of the materials are personal notations from the donor regarding feminism and/or lesbianism consciousness  and activism.

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

LGBT ephemera collection

 Collection — Collection
Identifier: L19

A collection of ephemera relating to the LGBT 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: H60

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: M56
Scope and Contents

This collection contains photographs documenting the social, political, and cultural activities of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans community in the larger St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay area.

Dates: Created: 1983-2001; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2015

National Center for Lesbian Rights, St. Petersburg Office collection

Identifier: L18

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

Queer literature collection

Identifier: Q12

Randy Jones Digital Dreams

Identifier: J16
Abstract This collection consists of digital artwork and poetry from artist Randy Jones, who provides the following statement about the work featured in the Digital Dreams collection: "My digital paintings reflect what I respond to. There is joy in the arrangement and design elements and colors within a composition. And there is beauty of varied shape and form. Familiar, comfortable objects like fruit or books express the fragility of the moment, but also becomes something eternal and timeless...
Dates: Created: 2013-2017; Other: Majority of material found in 2017; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2017

Rex Maniscalco collection

Identifier: MS-2009-02
Scope and Contents This collection contains photographs, negatives, and VHS recordings pertaining to Tampa GLBT culture and community and reflects the growing national visibility of gay and lesbian lives throughout the 1990s and early 2000s more generally. This collection is comprised of photographs of the LGBT community taken by Rex Maniscalco from the 1980s to 2000s. Captured in the images within this collection are Tampa Bay’s early Pride picnics to full scale Pride Festivals in downtown Tampa and Ybor...
Dates: Created: 1980-2002; Other: Majority of material found in 1990-2002

Sex in Advertising Collection

Identifier: S77
Scope and Contents

This collection contains advertisements that depict women, men, and bodies. These ads were clipped by the donor from magazines, newspapers, and catalogs, and selected for their portrayal of sexuality or sex.

Dates: Created: 1970s - 2010s; Other: Majority of material found in 1990s - 2010s

St. Pete Pride collection

Identifier: P26

A collection of ephemera, photographs and other items documenting the efforts of St. Pete Pride from 2003 - 2014.

Dates: Created: 2003-2014; Other: Date acquired: 02/00/2014

Susan Gore collection

Identifier: G15
Dates: Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2016

The International Bathhouse Collection

Identifier: I14

Collection of clippings, advertisements, brochures, and ephemera pertaining to international bathhouses that served the LGBT community.

Dates: Created: 1970 - 2014

The Modern Pornography and Sex Work Collection

Identifier: P37
Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials pertaining to various types of sex work. Within this collection of clippings, advertisements, and ephemera are ads for escorts and films, articles on the history of stag films and pornographic film, and images from prominent pornographic magazines such as Hustler and Playboy.

Dates: Created: 1960-1990

University of South Florida PRIDE Alliance collection

Identifier: P14
Scope and Contents This collection contains material that chronicles the history and struggles of the LGBT community, both at home in Florida and across the country.  Comprising this collection are publications made for the USF community as well as material published for the general public, newspaper clippings that have been culled from local and national newspapers and magazines with topics ranging from AIDS to society and culture to sports, and lastly, photographs of events and people.  The material in this...
Dates: Created: 1979-2012; Other: Date acquired: 09/01/2013