This draft of the Income/Expense Report for CLAGS from July 1, 1998, to June 30th, 1999 outlines CLAGS' financial situation over the course of a year. This document is useful in shedding light on the way that the Center operates. As the document shows, CLAGS primary income stems from foundation support and donations. The expense portion of the report highlights the various tasks performed by CLAGS including programming, advocacy, and fellowship. Every year, CLAGS provides financial support to burgeoning queer scholars.
Although formally instituted at the CUNY Graduate Center in 1991, CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies was first conceived 5 years earlier by Martin, Duberman, one of the first historians to embrace the, then infantile, field of Queer Studies. Duberman sensed the need for a formal center devoted to queer research. As the first university-based center for LGBTQ research, CLAGS continues to demonstrate its dedication to advancing Queer Studies, by hosting public events showcasing queer research and sponsoring fellowships to support queer scholars. Among its many notable contributions, CLAGS annually puts on at least one major conference and holds the Kessler Award Lecture every fall to celebrate a queer scholar who has made a notable contribution to the field of queer studies.
Source | CLAGS Archive Creator | CLAGS Date Created | 1998 (Circa) Rights | Copyright CLAGS Archive Item Type | Text (Report / Paper / Proposal) Cite This document | CLAGS, “1998 Financial Report ,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed May 22, 2019, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/7822.