For an upcoming assignment, you will be examining histories of sexuality at the University of Puget Sound to see how sex, sexual identity, and sexual politics have shaped campus life.
Consider the following source from the February 28, 1986 issue of The Trail:
“Gay/Lesbian Support Group: Stressing the positive in non-traditional role” (article begins on page 6)
What does this article tell (or not tell) us about how sexuality and/or diverse sexual identities were perceived or experienced on campus? How does this source fit into the histories you've discussed in class so far?
Start with these resources to begin your research about sex, sexual identity, and sexual politics on campus.
Online digital collections have their quirks, so below are some tips & tricks for doing research in Puget Sound's digital collections.
When searching, remember to:
As always, if you hit a wall while doing research, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
What topics interest you for this assignment?
Use our class Padlet to brainstorm search terms related to sexuality studies:
Below are some search terms to get your started on your Primary Source Analysis project:
Sexuality, Healthy Relationships, & Sexual Assault Prevention search terms for Puget Sound
LGBTQIA search terms for Puget Sound
This is by no means an exhaustive list, but we hope it will get you started on your research!