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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Equity Center records

 Collection 0221-UA

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Equity Center serves all student, faculty, staff, and alumni of the University of Maryland and advocates for an equitable community. The LGBT Equity Center values leadership, collaboration, and social justice and works to provide training and resources on topics such as LGBT advocacy and inclusion. One of the major topics covered by these records is the extension of benefits to domestic partners. Other topics discussed include the Equity Center's speaker's bureau, Allies Month, Lesbian and Gay History Month, gender identity, and diversity. This collection consists of materials documenting the work of the Equity Center and its director, Luke Jensen, including administrative correspondence, group meeting minutes and agendas, reports, job descriptions, study results, newspaper clippings, flyers, academic proposals, a graduation pamphlet, and LGBT curriculum.

Preliminary inventories are available and can be found in the "Inventories/Additional Description" section of this finding aid.


  • 1969-2022 and undated
  • Majority of material found within 1994-2004

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is unprocessed. This means that materials are in the same state we received them and have not been reviewed for content or condition. The collection may need to be screened prior to use. Please contact us before visiting the Special Collections reading room to view this collection.

Preliminary inventories are available and can be found in the "Inventories/Additional Description" section of this finding aid.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Photocopies or digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives duplication policy.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

Archival materials may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the special collections reading room staff.


7.25 Linear Feet

1.2 Gigabytes

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

This collection contains born-digital materials. If you would like to access these materials, please contact us prior to your visit as items may require specialized software for access.

Related Material

Additional information about the LGBT Equity Center and other University of Maryland LGBT offices can be found in the University Publications collection. See UPUB L14 through L16 for the LGBT Equity Center, the Lesbian and Gay Staff and Faculty Association, and the Office of LGBT Studies. There is also material related to the President's Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues, the Pride Alliance, and B-Glad (Bisexuals, Gays and Lesbians of African Descent).

Guide to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Equity Center records
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2018-01-31: Finding aid reviewed and minor updates made by Caitlin Rizzo.
  • 2022-03-02: Liz Caringola incorporated accession 2020-0015-UA into the finding aid.
  • 2022-07-20: Lindsay Oliver incorporated accession 2022-0012-UA into the finding aid.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742