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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 35 Collections and/or Records:

Asian male nude collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2013-01
Abstract

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

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2009-01
Abstract

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)

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2015-07
Abstract

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

Dianora Niccolini collection

 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

 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

 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

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2006-08
Abstract

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

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2008-09
Abstract

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

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2014-03
Abstract

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

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2016-04
Abstract

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

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2013-04
Abstract

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

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2008-02
Abstract

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

 Collection
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

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2013-03
Abstract

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

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2014-02
Abstract

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

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2008-05
Abstract

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

 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
Abstract

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

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2019-03
Abstract

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

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2014-05
Abstract

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

 Collection
Identifier: M56
Abstract

The records of Metro Wellness Health, a Tampa Bay area nonprofit health care provider specializing in care for LGBT and/or HIV positive patients.

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

National Center for Lesbian Rights, St. Petersburg Office collection

 Collection
Identifier: L18
Abstract

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

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2021-07
Abstract

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

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

Randy Jones Digital Dreams

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2017-03
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

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2009-02
Abstract

This collection is comprised of photographs and video footage of the LGBT community taken by Rex Maniscalco from the 1980s to 2000s.

Dates: Created: 1980-2002; Other: Majority of material found in 1990-2002

Sex in Advertising Collection

 Collection
Identifier: S77
Abstract

A collection of sexual content used to advertise products.

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

St. Pete Pride collection

 Collection
Identifier: P26
Abstract

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