UNI PROUD Documents



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Download UNI LGBT* History - Table of Contents (559 KB)

Download UNI LGBT* History - Title; Timeline; Introduction (575 KB)

Download UNI LGBT* History - Decade: 1960s (2.5 MB)

Download UNI LGBT* History - Decade: 1970s (1.6 MB)

Download UNI LGBT* History - Decade: 1980s (6.2 MB)

Download UNI LGBT* History - Decade: 1990s (21.7 MB)

Download UNI LGBT* History - Decade: 2000s (11.1 MB)

Download UNI LGBT* History - Decade: 2010s (4.8 MB)

Download UNI LGBT* History - Decade: 2020s (4.6 MB)


This project aims to provide the future of queer activists of this campus a better picture of the roots of activism on this campus. I think of this project as my own personal version of The Celluloid Closet, but instead of old movies it's old Northern Iowan articles. There has always been resistance at UNI, and this document hopes to show that resistance. It is however by no means complete, as often resistance has to occur in the shadows. What this work is hours and hours of searching the archives of The Northern Iowan, for those brief snapshots of resistance, which happened here in my own backyard. It is possible (and very likely) that I missed important events that were documented, due to issues with microfilm and my own personal human error. I do hope what you are presented with though, at least helps paint a better picture of what LGBT* life was like at UNI, and acknowledge those that helped pave the way.

See the "UNI LGBT* History - Table of Contents" document for a complete list of article titles, sorted by decades: 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s; 2010s; 2020s.

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UNI Proud, Gender & Sexuality Services, University of Northern Iowa


Cedar Falls, IA





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UNI LGBT* History



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