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CLAGS Newsletter: 10 Year Anniversary

This special edition of the CLAGS newsletter, sent to members in 2001, celebrates the 10 year anniversary of the organization as well as the progress that the center has made. The newsletter places the history of CLAGS in the context of the sociopolitical history of America as a whole. It also contains an interview with founding executive director Martin Duberman, which discusses the events leading up to the formation of CLAGS and its institutionalization at the CUNY Graduate Center.

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.

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Source | CLAGS Archive
Creator | CLAGS
Date Created | 2001 (Circa)
Rights | Copyright CLAGS Archive
Item Type | Text (Newspaper / Magazine / Journal)
Cite This document | CLAGS, “CLAGS Newsletter: 10 Year Anniversary ,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed December 11, 2019,


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