BUFFALO, N.Y. – The hand-written, photocopied flyer from
1980 asks a question and offers a response: “Gay at UB? Well,
you are not alone!!”
The word “not” is underlined four times.
The flyer, as well as other materials in the University at
Buffalo Libraries’ latest online archive, “LGBT
at UB,” documents lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender
history at the university from the 1970s to the late 1990s.
Compiled by Nissa Thor, a graduate student in the Department of
Library and Information Studies, the archive contains articles from
UB’s student newspaper, The Spectrum; documents from student
groups such as the Gay Liberation Front (from the 1970s); yearbook
images and other materials.
UB Libraries is accepting materials that relate to the
university’s LGBT community. If you would like to donate,
please email University Archives at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Buffalo Pride Festival, which runs from May 25 to June 1, is
a mix of celebration, advocacy and community engagement for the
LGBT community in Western New York.
LGBT at UB is part of UB Libraries’ digital collections,
which includes 69 archives that range from the university’s
prized James Joyce collection to its unparalleled Museum of
Neuroanatomy, better known as the Brain Museum.
For more information on these collections, visit: http://digital.lib.buffalo.edu/cdm/.