The Mark Weber Collection on Lambda Horizon (Ms2014-010)

Title

The Mark Weber Collection on Lambda Horizon (Ms2014-010)

Subject

Sexual minorities
University History
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Description

The Mark A. Weber Collection on Lambda Horizon includes minutes, correspondence, constitution, handouts, notes, and newspaper and magazine articles concerning the Virginia Tech gay and lesbian student organization, Lambda Horizon, from 1971-1991. The collection includes materials regarding the AIDS education committee, which was a primary focus of Lambda Horizon.

Established in 1985 as Lambda Horizon, the LGBTA has undergone many transformations. The early goals of the organization included providing a place on campus for members of the university community to meet without judgement, to help education the campus community, and to create a positive image of people, regardless of orientation.

During the early 1990's the organization changed its name to LGBT and later to LGBTA. Most recently, they have changed their name to HokiePRIDE of Virginia Tech. In 1998, the organization became a University Chartered Student Organization and began the Safe Zone program. Safe Zone was a collaborative effort between the Dean of Student's office, the LGBTA, the LGBT Caucus, and the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. Today, the organization's main focus is programmatic, not political.

The current mission is to work to promote an environment of equality, understanding, and harmony for people of all sexual orientations, sexualities, gender identities and expressions by providing a LGBT Resource Center and campus-wide programs to raise awareness, community visibility, and increase support.

For more information on the current organization, see their website: Hokie Pride

Creator

Weber, Mark A.
Lambda Horizon (LGBTA of Virginia Tech)

Date

1971/1991

Identifier

Ms2014-010

Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Mark A. Weber Collection on Lambda Horizon, Ms2014-010, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Collection Tree

The AIDS Education Forum was held on March 3, 1986 in McBryde Hall on the Virginia Tech campus. It was organized and sponsored by a variety of campus…

This film was originally a 35mm slideshow created by Mark Weber as an assignment for hia 'Design in the New Environment' class at Virginia Tech. The…
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_TentCardLambdaHorizon_nd.jpg

Dining hall table tent card created by Lambda Horizon advertisingg the group's presence on Virginia Tech's campus.
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_StickerLifeFest_nd.jpg

Sticker for Life Fest, Virginia Tech's concert for AIDS education, research, and treatment held in Lane Stadium on September 8, 1989.
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_RadioAnnouncement_nd.jpg

Announcement card from Virginia Tech's radio station WUVT promoting Lambda Horizon. The card has graffiti and a series of comments and gay slurs…
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_RadioAnnouncemenBeingGayt_nd.jpg

Being Gay announcement card from Virginia Tech's radio station WUVT. The public service announcement promotes Lambda Hoizon and gay and lesbian life…
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_QuestionnaireAIDSEducation_nd.pdf

Questionnaire created by Mark Weber, President of Lambda Horizon, for an independent class project. The questionnaire was distributed to members of…
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_ProposalforStaffPosition_1987_0407a.jpg

A proposal for the creation of a university designated staff position for Gay Student Concerns, submitted by Mark Weber to Dr. Sandra M. Sullivan,…
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_ProposalDraftforStaffPosition_1987_04a.jpg

Edited draft of a proposal and letter to Dr. Sandra M. Sullivan, Vice President of Student Affairs, regarding the creaqtion of a staff position for…
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_ProgramLifeFest_1989_0908a.jpg

Program of scheduled events for Life Fest, Virginia Tech's concert for AIDS education, research, and treatment held in Lane Stadium on September 8,…
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_ProgramGayAwarenessWeek_1985_0407.jpg

Program of events for Gay Awareness Week 1985 hosted by Lambda Horizon.
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_ProgramAIDSEducation_1986_0301.pdf

Program for the March 1, 1986 AIDS Education Forum held at Virginia Tech (one orange colored program and one blue).
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_PressReleaseAIDSEducation_1986_0217.jpg

Press relese sent to local news media outlets regarding the March 1st AIDS Education Forum at Virginia Tech.
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_PosterLambdaHorizon_nd.jpg

Poster offering information about Virginia Tech's gay and lesbian student group Lmabda Horizon.
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_PosterLambdaHorizonParty__0411.jpg

Poster promoting a "'Til the Cock Crows Party" hosted by Lambda Horizon on Aril 11th (no year given on poster).
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_PosterLambdaHorizonMeeting_1984_1115a.jpg

Lambda Horizon poster advertising the group's upcoming meeting on November 15, 1984. Handwritten notes are on the back of the poster.
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_PosterLambdaHorizonEvents_nd.jpg

Poster advertising an upcoming Lambda Horizon event. The group's campus phone number and contact information is listed on the poster.
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_PosterAIDSEducation_1986_0301.jpg

Poster advertising the AIDS Education Forum held at Virginia Tech on march 1, 1986. (2 copies)
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_PhotographKeithMcIlhenny_nd.jpg

Photograph of Lambda Horizon's Mark Weber and Keith McIlhenny at the Mid Winter's dance, 1986 .
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_ObjectivesAIDSEducation_1986_0109.jpg

AIDS Education Committee objectives, composed by Lucretia Cavan, Graduate Intern and Mark Weber, Lambda Horizon President, to help obtain support and…
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_MinutesAIDSEducation_1986_0122a.jpg

Minutes from the 7th AIDS Education Committee, meeting along with an invitation letter to Administrators, Directors, Deans, and Department Heads at…
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_MinutesAIDSEducation_1985_1023.jpg

Minutes from an unofficial meeting to discuss the feasibility of hosting an AIDS Education Conference at Virginia Tech during the upcoming winter…
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_MemorandaAidsEducation_1986_0121a.jpg

An inter-office memo to Mr. King seeking the approval for the placement of AIDS Awareness tebnt cards on dining hall tables with a photocopy of the…
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_Map_nd.jpg

Map providing direction to a house party held outside of Blacksburg.
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_LetterRolandFollot_nd.jpg

Letter to other Vriginia college gay and lesbian groups from Roland Follot regarding a planned trip to Kings Dominion Amusement Park.
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_LetterPatrickHoran_1987_0928.jpg

Personal letter to Mark Weber from Patrick Horan updating him on his family life and work.
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_LetterJoAnnUnderwood_nd.jpg

Letter from Jo Ann Underwood to mark Weber regarding a newspaper article.
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_LetterJDeanOdonnell_nd.jpg

Personal note card from J. Dean O'Donnel to Mark Weber.
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_LetterBrianMcConnell_1989_0526.jpg

Letter from Brian McConnel to Mark Weber regarding an upcoming conference for gay student group leaders being held by JMU's Harmony student group.
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_LetterAnnGoette_nd.jpg

Letter to Mark Weber from Ann Goette thanking him and the AIDS Education Committee for her honorarium she received for writng "Matthew" and reading…
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_LetterandLetterhead_1986-0211a.jpg

A letter to Mark Weber from James Devaty describing the look and printer options for Lambda Horizon's letterhead. An example letterhead is inculded…
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_LambdaHorizonQuestionaire_nd.jpg

Questionaire for heterosexuals produced and distributed by Lambda Horizon.
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_LambdaHorizonOrganizationObjectives_1986.jpg

Transparency with Lambda Horizon's four organization objectives listed.
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_LambdaHorizonLifeCycleChart_1986.jpg

Transparency of a Product Life Cycle chart showing the Lambda Horizon's history and projected growth.
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_LambdaHorizonHomophobiaHandout_nd.jpg

Handout produced by Lambda Horizon detailing homophobic responses to gays and lesbians.
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_LambdaHorizonHandout_nd.jpg

Handout produced by Lambda Horizon offering ten tips about what to do when you encounter a gay or lesbian.
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_LambdaHorizonHandoutMythsofHomosexuality_nda.jpg

Handout produced by Lambda Horizon describing some common myths about homosexuality.
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_LambdaHorizonAlternatives_1986a.jpg

Paper detailing possible publicity campoaign options for Lambda Horizon.
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_InvitationWineCheeseSocial_1985_1206.jpg

Invitation from Lambda Horizon to a Wine and Cheese social held at the home of the group's president.
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_InvitationSundayFestivities_nd.jpg

Invitation to a Sunday Festivities function sponsored by Lambda Horizon.
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_InvitationHalloweenParty_1986_1101a.jpg

Invitation to a Halloween party hosted by Lambda Horizon on November 1, 1986.
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_InvitationAIDSForumBall_1986_0228.jpg

Invitation to a Pomp and Circumstance Ball on February 28, 1986 hosted by Lambda Horizon, as well as an invitation to the AIDS Education Forum and…
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_HandoutAIDSEducation_1986_0301.pdf

Handout for "Education on a Shoestring." a funding and program guide for creating an AIDS Education Program on a college campus.
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_FlyerGayAwarenessWeek_1986_0411.jpg

Handout promoting Lambda Horizon's Gay Awareness Week.
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_FlyerGayAwarenessWeek_1985_0408.jpg

Handout detailing some of the upcoming activities at Lambda Horizon's Gay Awareness Week.
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_FlyerAIDSEducation_1986_0301.jpg

Handout produced by the AIDS Education Committee promoting the AIDS Education Forum held at Virginia Tech on March 1, 1986.
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_EssayAnnGoette_nda.jpg

An essay entitled "Matthew: If a Tree Should Fall" written by Ann Goette specifically for the AIDS Education Forum.
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_DocumentBrandeisUniversity_1985_1213a.jpg

A document produced by Brandeis University on "Developing an AIDS Information Program on Your Campus," with handwritten notes on the document.
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_DocumentACHA_1985_1202a.jpg

A general statement on institutional responses to AIDS produced by the American College Health Association's Task Force on AIDS.
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_CorrespondenceVictoriaSmith_1986_0409.jpg

Letter to lambda Horizon Officers and Members from Senior Sociology major Victoria L. Smith asking for the groups help and advice with her seminar…
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_CorrespondenceSquiresStudentCenter_1986_0516a.jpg

Letter from the Squires Student Center Program Director, Mary L Thoreen, and the Squires Ticket Office manager Sue Vinson, to Lambda Horizon President…
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_CorrespondenceRolandFollot_nd.jpg

Letter from Lambda Horizon's Roland Follot to fellow gay student representatives at other universities concerning Gay Awareness Week.
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_CorrespondenceRobertRiddle_nda.jpg

Letter from Robert Riddle, President of the Gay Student Alliance at Virginia Commonwealth University, regarding a conference in preparation for a…
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_CorrespondenceRobertRiddle_1985_1112a.jpg

Letter from Robert Riddle, President of the Gay Student Alliance at Virginia Commonwealth University, to attendees of the Planning Conference for Gay…
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_CorrespondencePhilDonahue_1986_0219a.jpg

Letter to Phil Donahue from the AIDS Education Committee inviting him to attend the AIDS Education Forum being held at Virginia Tech on March 1, 1986.
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_CorrespondencePatrickHanrhan_nd.jpg

Letter from Patrick Hanrahan to mark Weber regarding possible organization activities for Lambda Horizon in the coming months.
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_CorrespondenceMyerReed_1986_0414.jpg

A letter from Lambda Horizon President Mark Weber to Raft, the Sociology Department, the Psychology Department, the Family and Childe Development…
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_CorrespondenceLutherBrice_nd.jpg

Letter to the friends of Lambda Horizon from Mark weber regarding a retirement celebration for Lambda Horizon supporter Luther Brice.
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_CorrespondenceLibraryDirector_1986_0605.jpg

Letter from Paul M. Gherman, Director of Libraries, to Lambda Horizon requesting a group representative to contact him to discuss "a matter of…
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_CorrespondenceLambdaHorizonInformation_ndb.jpg

Fundraising and information letter describing the functions and activities of Lambda Horizon.
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_CorrespondenceKimMcDonald_1986_0219a.jpg

Letter to Mr. Kim McDonald from the AIDS Education Committee inviting him to attend the AIDS Education Forum at Virginia Tech on March 1, 1986.
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_CorrespondenceJohnBrancome_1986_0507.jpg

Letter to the Editor-in-Chief of the Collegiate Times from Mark Weber asking him to consider writing a story on Virginia Tech's Student Health…
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_CorrespondenceGayAwarenessWeek_1986_0410a.jpg

Letter to the Political Science faculty at Virginia Tech inviting them to attend U.S. Congressman Barney Frank's lecture at Lambda Horizon's Gay…
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_CorrespondenceGayAwarenessPressRelease_1986_0410a.jpg

Letter to the local news media from Mark weber, President of Lambda Horizon, detailing the agenda for Gay Awareness Week. A flyer and Lambda Horizon…
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_CorrespondenceGayAlumniWeekend_nd.jpg

Letter to friends of Lambda Horizon from Mark Weber announcing the group's first Gay Alumni Weekend.
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_CorrespondenceFundraising_nda.jpg

Letter to friends of Lambda Horizon from Mark Weber asking for their support and financial assistance.
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_CorrespondenceFacultyServices_nd.jpg

Letter to the Virginia tech Faculty from Lambda Horizon Officers regarding the services the grioup provides to students and faculty at Virginia tech.
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_CorrespondenceEdSpencer_1986_0409a.jpg

Letter from Edward Spencer, Virginia tech's Director of Housing and Residence Life, to Dr. Sullivan, Dr. Cross, the AIDS Education Committee, and…
Ms2014-010_WeberMark_CorrespondenceEditorial_1986_0414.jpg

Letter from Lambda Horizon President Mark Weber to the Collegiate Times editiorials editor Rochelle Royce submitting an editorial for the paper.

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