Identity, Inc. records

Guide to the Identity, Inc. records
1977-2013

Collection number: HMC-1143.
Creator:
Identity, Inc.
Alaska Gay Community Center.
Alaska Gay and Lesbian Community Center.
Alaska Gay and Lesbian Resource Center.
Title: Identity, Inc. records.
Dates: 1977-2013.
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.

Organizational history:
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.

Collection description:
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.

Separated materials:
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.

Related materials:
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.

Container list:

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.

Box/

Folder

Description Dates
1/1-3 Meeting minutes 1977-1979
1/4 Meeting minutes 1977-1982
1/5-8 Meeting minutes 1978-1982
1/9 Meeting minutes-“Minutes-Historical” 1982-1999
1/10-19 Meeting minutes 1982-1985
1/20-25 Board of Directors binder and meeting minutes 1986-1989
1/26-31 Meeting minutes 1990-1999
1/32-36 Meeting minutes 2002-2004
2/1-9 Meeting minutes 2005-2009
2/10 Board of Directors election information 1983-1984

Series 2: Annual reports. 0.01 cubic feet. This series contains annual reports of Identity, Inc. between

Box/

Folder

Description Dates
2/11 Annual reports 1981-2011

Series 3: Alaska Pride Conference records; 1994-2001. 0.5 cubic feet. This series contains administrative records such as correspondence, conference programs, and meeting minutes.

Box/

Folder

Description Dates
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

Series 4: Anchorage PrideFest records; 1994-2006. 1.0 cubic feet. Contains administrative records, correspondence, and marketing materials for PrideFest. Includes PrideFest parade applications.

Box/

Folder

Description Dates
2/29 “PrideFest 1994” binder. A majority of the records are parade applications from PrideFest 2001 1994, 2001
2/30-33 PrideFest binder 2001
2/34-37 PrideFest binder 2002
3/1-3 PrideFest binder A 2003
3/4-6 PrideFest binder B 2003
3/7 PrideFest folder, “Misc. 2003” 2003
3/8-9 PrideFest binder 2004
3/10-11 PrideFest ads 2004
3/12 PrideFest records 2004
3/13-14 PrideFest binder A 2005
3/15 PrideFest-Nenana Creative Arts 2005
3/16-18 PrideFest records 2005
3/19-20 PrideFest binder B 2005
3/21 Stride for Pride 2006
3/22-26 PrideFest programs 2006
3/27 25th Anniversary Gala program 2002

Series 5: Financial records; undated. 0.02 cubic feet.

Box/

Folder

Description Dates
3/28 Handwritten notes with dollar amounts and a letter regarding tickets bought from H2Oasis undated
3/29 Financial statements 1984-2000

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.

Box/

Folder

Description Dates
3/30-33 NorthView newsletters 1980-2013
Digital storage Digital copies of NorthView newsletters 1980-2013

 

Series 7: Project files; 1985-2012. 0.3 cubic feet. This series contains research files and reports related to projects undertaken by Identity, Inc.

Box/

Folder

Description Dates
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 Identify 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

Series 8: Photographs; undated, 1988, 2009. 0.01 cubic feet.

Box/

Folder

Description Dates
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

Series 9: Audio; 1983-1984. 278 MB.

Location Description Dates
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

 Series 10: Awards and certificates; 1986-2011. 0.01 cubic feet. 32.8 MB.

Location Description Dates
Digital storage Digital photographs of awards

 

1986-2011
Oversize folder State of Alaska, executive proclamation by Governor Tony Knowles declaring June 2001 as Gay Pride Month 2001

 

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