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Guide to the Identity, Inc. records
1977-2009

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: 1977-2009.
Volume of collection: 2.6 cubic feet. 
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  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 Indentiy, 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 notes. The types of records that can be found in these records are meeting agendas and minutes, correspondence, flyers, conference programs, and planning documents.

Arrangement: Records are divided into 5 series by project or record type and are in chronological order therein.
Series 1: Board of Directors records; 1977-2009.
Series 2: Names Project Quilt Anchorage records; 1989.
Series 3: Alaska Pride Conference records; 1994-2001.
Series 4: Anchorage Pridefest records; 1994-2006.
Series 5: Financial notes; undated.

Digitized copies: Digital copies of collection material are not available online. For information about obtaining digital copies, 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 Identity, Inc.” Identity, Inc.. accessed July 12, 2013. http://www.identityinc.org/identity/about.shtml

“Identity: The Center for Sexual Minorities, Inc.: Who we are, Where we came from, and what we are doing.” (Report to membership, Novemer 3, 1983). Identity, Inc. records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, Unviersity of Alaska Anchroage.

Related materials: Identity, Inc. has digital versions of their newsletter, NorthView, from 2005 to present available on their website.

Acquisition note: The collection was presented to the Archives and a deposit agreement was signed in 2013.

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 acidfree folders and retain the order in which they were arranged in the binders.

Container list:

Series 1: Board of Directors records; 1977-2009. 1.07 cubic feet. The  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

1/1-1/3

Meeting minutes.

1977-1979

1/4

Meeting minutes.

1977-1982

1/5-1/7

Meeting minutes.

1978-1982

1/8

Meeting minutes-“Minutes-Historical.”

1982-1999

1/9-1/18

Meeting minutes.

1982-1985

1/19-1/24

Board of Directors binder and meeting minutes.

1986-1989

1/25-1/30

Meeting minutes.

1990-1999

1/31-1/35

Meeting minutes.

2002-2004

2/1-2/9

Meeting minutes.

2005-2009

Series 2: Names Project Quilt Anchorage records; 1989. 0.02 cubic feet. This series contains the 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. Records include blank donation forms, correspondence, and meeting minutes.


Box/
Folder

Description

Dates

2/10-2/11

Administrative records.

1989

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

2/12-2/13

Pride Conference binder.

1994

2/14-2/15

Pride Conference binder.

1995

Oversize 1

Pride Conference poster.

1995

2/16-2/18

Pride Conference binder.

1997

2/19-2/21

Pride Conference binder.

2000

2/22-2/25

Pride Conference binder.

2001

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

2/26

“Pridefest 1994” binder. A majority of the records are parade applications from Pridefest 2001.

1994, 2001

2/27-2/30

Pridefest binder.

2001

2/31-2/34

Pridefest binder.

2002

3/1-3/3

Pridefest binder A.

2003

3/4-3/6

Pridefest binder B.

2003

3/7

Pridefest folder, “Misc. 2003.”

2003

3/8-3/9

Pridefest binder.

2004

3/10-3/11

Pridefest ads.

2004

3/12

Pridefest records.

2004

3/13-3/14

Pridefest binder A.

2005

4/1

Pridefest-Nenana Creative Arts.

2005

4/2-4/4

Pridefest records.

2005

4/5-4/6

Pridefest binder B.

2005

4/7

Stride for Pride.

2006

4/8-4/12

Pridefest programs.

2006

Series 5: Financial notes; undated. 0.01 cubic feet.


Box/
Folder

Description

Dates

4/13

Handwritten notes with dollar amounts and a letter regarding tickets bought from H2Oasis.

undated