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  1. LGBT at UIUC
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    "The Gay Illini organization was formed in 1975 and Illini Pride was founded in 1977, both growing out of the work of the Gay Liberation Front. Gay Illini was announced in the Daily Illini on January 29, 1975. By April 1975, the group was holding Gay Forums, offering panels discussing topics related to gay students and queer life. The group also hosted a number of social eve...
  2. 2004 University Honors
    Image | 2004

    The bronze tablets list the names of students who graduated in the top 3% of their class from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  3. 2008 University Honors
    Image | 2008

    The bronze tablets list the names of students who graduated in the top 3% of their class from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  4. 2009 University Honors
    Image | 2009

    The bronze tablets list the names of students who graduated in the top 3% of their class from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  5. 2011 Honors Tablet
    Image | 2011

    The bronze tablets list the names of students who graduated in the top 3% of their class from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  6. 2013 University Honors
    Image | 2013

    The bronze tablets list the names of students who graduated in the top 3% of their class from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  7. Church of the Exultation of the Holy Cross
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    Shows the east and north sides of the structure.
  8. Indiana Club
    Image | 1888

    From text: "The Indiana Club was organized in 1883, for the purpose of promoting social intercourse among its members and their families. The Club occupies the premises at 3349 Indiana Avenue, a handsome and commodious two story brick house, furnished throughout with every comfort and luxury. The billiard and pool rooms, the bowling alley and the dressing rooms are on the ...
  9. Union League Club of Chicago
    Image | 1888

    to maintain the civil and political equality of all citizens in every section of our common country ... Its house, one of the finest in Chicago, arranged and furnished with every comfort and luxury, is situated on Jackson Street and Fourth Avenue, close to the Board of Trade."
  10. Tremont House
    Image | 1869

    From text: "The visitor to Chicago can not fail to be attracted by the splendid and massive structure of the Tremont House, which is centrally located on the corner of Dearborn and Lake streets. This hotel is widely known as one of the most spacious and agreeable in the West. The internal arrangements admirably harmonize with the inviting aspect of the exterior. The Tremo...
  11. Women's room in safe deposit vaults
    Image | 1902

    From text: "At the left is a reception room for women, furnished quite in the style of a similar apartment in a luxurious residence. A uniformed maid is in attendance, the huge mahogany table in the center of a splendid rug contains a score of late magazines, and the chairs invite the visitor to rest and read. At one side of the room is an open fireplace topped with a marb...
  12. Chancellor's Task Force on Sexual Orientation, Final Report 1987
    Multi-Page Item | 252 pages | 1987

    In February of 1986, the Chancellor appointed the Task Force on Sexual Orientation. This document includes Thomas E. Everhart's press release statement, followed by the report itself.
  13. Lesbian/Gay Illini DI advertisement
    Image | 1989

    This advertisment for the Lesbian and Gay Illini ran in the "New Student Welcome" and the "Welcome Back" editions of the Daily Illini in July and August of 1989. At this time, the group already had dedicated space in the Illini Union. It would still be several years and multiple name changes, however, before the terms bisexual or transgender made their way into the organizat...
  14. Gay Awareness Week calendar of events
    Image | 1986

    Gay Awareness Week was created by the group when it was under the Gay Illini name. These events eventually became LGBT Awareness Days in later years under other group and office names.
  15. Mayoral proclamation of Lesbian and Gay Pride Day
    Image | 1989

    Champaign and Urbana were the first cities in Illinois to protect the rights of gays and lesbians under the passage of human rights ordinances. In 1989, both city's mayors declared June 28th to be "Lesbian and Gay Pride Day," largely influenced by the 20th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
  16. Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? event flyer
    Image | 1979

    A flyer announcing a movie night event sponsored by the Gay Illini. "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" has long been deemed a classic in the "gay film repetoire," along with "All About Eve," "Valley of the Dolls," "Mommie Dearest," and others.
  17. Partial Gay Switchboard governance and policies document
    Multi-Page Item | 4 pages | 1979

    On January 12th, 1976, the Gay Switchboard opened. The Switchboard remains one of the crowning achievements of the Gay Illini. An important aspect of this documentation is that it points to an understanding of and an openness to both transvestites and transexuals in the "LG" (or "GL") community was an important purpose of the Switchboard and it's policies.
  18. Gay V.D. Discussion flyer
    Image | 1979

    A flyer announcing an open discussion on "Gay V.D.s". Although the full blown AIDS epidemic in America wouldn't happen for a few years, the community was already concerned about other illnesses or conditions that may be specific to gay or lesbian sex.
  19. Gay Illini's 3rd Annual Halloween Bar Benefit flyer
    Image | 1979

    Giovanni's was a haven for LGBT culture in the late seventies.
  20. "Past, Present, and Future" flyer
    Image | 1983

    the United States government. Her early experiences with trying to learn more about lesbianism fueled her lifetime work with libraries. In the 1970s, Gittings was most involved in the American Library Association, especially its gay caucus, the first such in a professional organization, in order to promote positive literature about homosexuality in libraries. She was a part...
  21. Gay Illini fact sheet updated
    Image | 1983

    Document describing the various programs started and maintained by the Gay Illini. Updated from 1976.
  22. Gay Awareness Week calendar of events
    Image | 1983

    Gay Awareness Week was created by the group when it was under the Gay Illini name. These events eventually became LGBT Awareness Days in later years under other group and office names.
  23. A Night of New Wave
    Image | 1983

    Fundraiser flyer for the Gay Illini. The Gay Illini regularly held benefits and fundraisers to help pay for the robust programming of the organization.
  24. Gay Students' Alliance first notices
    Image | 1975

    The first notices to appear in the Daily Illini announcing the Gay Students' Alliance meetings, forums, and a dance.
  25. Letter to the editor
    Image | 1975

    This letter was never submitted to the Daily Illini, but members of the Gay Students' Alliance threatened to submit it when a fraternity on campus denied the right of a same sex couple to dance at a fundraiser. As someone (unknown) noted, the fraternity conceded after the threat, but the situation was undoubtedly uncomfortable by then, and ultimately no gay couple did wind u...
  26. Gay Illini Constitution
    Multi-Page Item | 4 pages | 1975

    The Gay Illini was the first of many registered student organizations that went on to various names and iterations throughout University of Illinois history. Records indicate that the group by this name, also known as the The Gay People's Alliance, was in effect from 1973 to 1989.
  27. Potluck Dinner
    Image | 1976

    Flyer announcing a strictly lesbian event. Presumably the Gay Illini group felt that the term "gay" was encompassing of lesbian women, although the presence of the address for a separate group is shown on the bottom of the flyer. The group went through a myriad of name changes reflective of changes in LGBT culture throughout the years.
  28. Political goals of the Gay Illini
    Image | 1975

    A page from Gay Illini internal documentation stating their political agenda. Either the group iteself or individual members were apparently also part of the National Coalition of Gay Activists. This documentation sought to align the goals of the group with a more global agenda, primarily that of the 1972 Gay Rights Platform.
  29. Gay Awareness Week poster
    Image | 1994

    Still known at the time as Gay Awareness Week, poster describing the week's itinerary of events around campus.
  30. LGBT Awareness Days
    Image | 1996

    By 1996 the name of the week long event had been changed to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Awareness Days. Note the list of sponsors, by this time several RSOs now fell under the umbrella Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns.