NC State GLBT History Resources for Pride Month

Members of NC State's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Community Alliance (GLBTCA) at the North Carolina Pride Parade and Festival, Durham, NC, 25 September 2010.

Members of NC State's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Community Alliance (GLBTCA) at the North Carolina Pride Parade and Festival, Durham, NC, 25 September 2010.

In honor of Pride Month, we're highlighting some of the resources in Special Collections that document the evolution of the GLBT community on campus. It's part of our mission to document GLBT community history as part of our shared campus history at NC State. We encourage researchers to begin exploring this history using the resources below, and find more by exploring our collection guides and Rare & Unique Digital Collections.

Historical State Timeline

GLBT Community Timeline

This Historical State timeline identifies significant moments in the history of the GLBT community at NC State. The timeline includes links to digitized resources including the Agromeck, Technician, student organization records, and more.

Gay Awareness Day at the NCSU Student Center flyer


NCSU State Gay Community Records, 1981-1983 (UA 021.500): an early LGBTQ student group on campus, include clippings, fliers for events and activities the club sponsored, resources on GLBT issues, the club's newsletter, and other general information about the club and its activities.

NCSU Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Records (UA 016.005): Amidst this large archival collection on a variety of topics, boxes 25 and 26 contain folders titled "GLBT" and "GLBT Center" that contain information on the university's interaction with the LGBTQ community during the time period 1992-2011 and on the creation of the campus GLBT Center.
NCSU Office of the Provost General Records (UA 005.001): Within this large collection, there are scattered records of the GLBT community. One notable item is the 2003 GLBT Campus Climate Assessment (carton 215), which presents results from a campus survey assessing the needs of the GLBT community. 

NCSU Student and Other Organizations, Delta Lambda Phi, Beta Alpha Chapter Records, 2001-2004 (UA 021.516): Delta Lambda Phi (DLP) is a national social fraternity for gay men, established in 1986. In 1998, four students at NC State proposed starting a chapter of Delta Lambda Phi; a "colony" was granted to NC State that year, and a full chapter was applied for and granted in 2001. The chapter remained active for several years but dissolved some time after 2008. Includes photographs, pledge materials, a chapter history scrapbook, and other materials documenting the chapter's activities.

NCSU GLBT Center grand opening flyer, 2007.

Digital resources

Digitized materials: Photographs, documents, student organization records, and more, including:

Technician and Agromeck digital archives: Use the search box to search for instances of terms "gay," "lesbian," "transgender," etc.  The most relevant search results will date from 1970s-2000s.

Wolf Tales: Since 2016, through the Wolf Tales video oral history program, Special Collections has partnered with the NCSU GLBT Center to integrate voices of GLBT students, alumni, faculty, and staff into the archives of the university through recording events at the GLBT Center's annual Lavender Graduation, the center's 10 Year Anniversary celebration in February 2018, and other events. Recordings are placed online in our Rare & Unique Digital Collections.

"You are not alone," Lesbian and Gay Student Union pamphlet, 1990.

Learn more

If you are interested in learning more or would like to view any of these materials, please contact us. We also encourage you to contact us if you have materials that you would like to donate, or stories to share through Wolf Tales, to help in our efforts to increase representation of GLBT community history in the archives of NC State.