Guide to the Identity, Inc. records
Collection number: HMC-1143.
Alaska Gay Community Center.
Alaska Gay and Lesbian Community Center.
Alaska Gay and Lesbian Resource Center.
Title: Identity, Inc. records.
Volume of collection: 3.1 cubic feet and 2.1 GB.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Records of a non-profit organization that provides programs supporting equality for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community and its allies.
In 1977, the Alaska Gay Community Center (AGCC) was incorporated as a nonprofit organization. Throughout the years, the organization has changed gone through a series of name changes. In 1982, the organization decided to change its name to the Alaska Gay and Lesbian Community Center (AGLCC). In an attempt to update the State of Alaska on the name change, the organization discovered that they were no longer a legal non-profit entity. In May of 1982 they were involuntarily dissolved. In August 1982, they were incorporated as the Alaska Gay and Lesbian Resource Center (AGLRC). On September 12, 1983, the general membership approved the name change to Identity: The Center for Sexual Minorities, Inc., and their new Articles of Incorporation and bylaws. The organization is currently named Identity, Inc.
AGCC was developed to provide programs supporting the equality for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community and its allies. As AGCC evolved into Identity Inc., the organization has sustained and expanded their activities. Examples of these programs and services include a helpline; a center for the GLBTA community; the Names Project Quilt; Pride Conference that features national speakers, workshops, and socials; Anchorage PrideFest; and, the publication of newsletters, such as the NorthView.
The collection contains Board of Directors’ records, Names Project Quilt Anchorage records, Pride Conference records, PrideFest records, financial documents. The types of records that can be found in these records are meeting agendas and minutes, correspondence, flyers, conference programs, conference planning documents, newsletters, reports, photographs, audio recordings, and awards.
Arrangement: The collection has been divided into the following series by project or record type:
Series 1: Board of Directors records; 1977-2009
Series 2: Annual reports; 1981-2011
Series 3: Alaska Pride Conference records; 1994-2013
Series 4: Anchorage PrideFest records; 1994-2006
Series 5: Financial records; undated, 1984-2000
Series 6: NorthView newsletters; 1980-2013
Series 7: Project files; 1985-2012
Series 8: Photographs; undated, 1988, 2009
Series 9: Audio; 1983-1985
Series 10: Awards and certificates; 1986-2011
Digitized copies: Digital copies of collection material are not available online. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Digital materials: The digital contents of this collection are not available online. Access may only be provided on-site in the Archives research room. For more information about potential distance access to digital records, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Rights note: Identity, Inc. retains copyright to Identity Inc. records.
Preferred citation: Identity, Inc., Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Works used in preparation of inventory:
“About.” identityalaska.org. Accessed April 9, 2019. https://identityalaska.org/about/
“Identity: The Center for Sexual Minorities, Inc.: Who we are, Where we came from, and what we are doing.” (Report to membership, November 3, 1983). Identity, Inc. records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Materials related to Klondyke Kontact, a newsletter by and for Lesbians in Alaska, were removed and put into a separate collection: Klondyke Kontact records (HMC-1322).
Posters related to the Anchorage chapter of PFLAG were removed from the collection and added to the Archives’ Ephemera collections.
For additional collections related to LGBT organizations and issues, please visit our LGBT related collections topic guide. http://libguides.consortiumlibrary.org/ASCLGBT
Acquisition note: The collection was presented to the Archives and a deposit agreement was signed in 2013. Additional materials were added in 2015 and 2018.
Processing information: This collection was described by Mariecris Gatlabayan in 2013. A majority of the collection came to the archives in binders. Materials were placed in acid free folders and retain the order in which they were arranged in the binders. Additions were added to the collection by Veronica Denison in 2016 and Gwen Higgins in 2019.
Series 1: Board of Directors records; 1977-2009. 1.09 cubic feet. The series contains meeting agendas, meeting minutes, and materials referenced or discussed during the meeting. The materials include flyers, correspondence, and budget reports.
|1/20-25||Board of Directors binder and meeting minutes||1986-1989|
|2/10||Board of Directors election information||1983-1984|
|2/12||Pride Conference history||undated|
|2/13-14||Pride Conference binder||1994|
|2/15-16||Pride Conference binder||1995|
|Oversize folder||Pride Conference poster||1995|
|2/17-19||Pride Conference binder||1997|
|2/20-22||Pride Conference binder||2000|
|2/23-26||Pride Conference binder||2001|
|2/27||Pride Conference report||2012|
|2/28||Pride Conference program||2013|
|2/29||“PrideFest 1994” binder. A majority of the records are parade applications from PrideFest 2001||1994, 2001|
|3/1-3||PrideFest binder A||2003|
|3/4-6||PrideFest binder B||2003|
|3/7||PrideFest folder, “Misc. 2003”||2003|
|3/13-14||PrideFest binder A||2005|
|3/15||PrideFest-Nenana Creative Arts||2005|
|3/19-20||PrideFest binder B||2005|
|3/21||Stride for Pride||2006|
|3/27||25th Anniversary Gala program||2002|
|3/28||Handwritten notes with dollar amounts and a letter regarding tickets bought from H2Oasis||undated|
Series 6: NorthView newsletters; 1980-2013. 0.2 cubic feet, 1.8 GB. NorthView is a newsletter of Identity, Inc., which is published as a community service. Some of the newsletters are only available in electronic format, so please contact Archives and Special Collections for access to these materials.
|Digital storage||Digital copies of NorthView newsletters||1980-2013|
|3/34||History of Identity research files||1983-2012|
|3/35||One in Ten: A Profile of Alaska’s Lesbian and Gay Community||1986|
|3/36||Prima Facie grant file: progress reports and financial information||1987-1988|
|3/37-38||Names Project Quilt Anchorage records: administrative records produced while planning and implementing Names Project Anchorage, a display of 600 panels of the Names Project Quilt that commemorates the life one person who had died of AIDS.||1989|
|3/39||Identity Reports: Sexual Orientation Bias in Alaska||1989|
|3/40||Imperial Court grant application||1991|
|3/41||Anchorage LBGT Discrimination Survey preliminary report||2011|
|3/42||Anchorage LGBT Discrimination Survey final report||2012|
|3/43||Photographs: portraits of members, events, photographs of the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Anchorage, photos depicting a demonstration in favor of marriage equality||1983-2012|
|Digital storage||CD. Identity Research Forum: Introduction, Education needs, Discrimination. Led by Jay Brause and non-gay leaders, Mike Holzman (M.O.A) and Dr. Dick Winslow ANH Psychiatrist||1983 October 6-20|
|Digital storage||CD. KSKA Out in the North radio program||1984 August 26|
|Digital storage||CD. Unitarian Church Brause-Marr.||1985 June 23|
|Digital storage||Digital photographs of awards
|Oversize folder||State of Alaska, executive proclamation by Governor Tony Knowles declaring June 2001 as Gay Pride Month||2001|