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Christie Young Papers (MS-00350)

Abstract

The Christie Young Papers are comprised of Young's personal papers and journals between 1982 and 2011. These journals document Young's arrival to Las Vegas, Nevada and her involvement in several nascent Las Vegas lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) organizations from 1982 to 1985 such as UNLV's Lesbian and Gay Academic Union (LGAU). The collection also includes materials related to her life in San Diego from 1985 to 1995. The collection also includes typed transcripts of all journal entries that relate to the Las Vegas LGBTQ community.

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Date
1982 to 2011
Extent
0.65 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)
0.63 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Papers
Related People/Corporations
Access Note

Collection is open for research.

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Scope and Contents Note

The Christie Young Papers are comprised of Young's personal papers and journals between 1982 and 2011. These journals document Young's arrival to Las Vegas, Nevada and her involvement in several nascent Las Vegas lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) organizations from 1982 to 1985 such as UNLV's Lesbian and Gay Academic Union (LGAU). The collection also includes materials related to her life in San Diego from 1985 to 1995. The collection also includes typed transcripts of all journal entries that relate to the Las Vegas LGBTQ community.

Biographical / Historical Note

Christie Young was a prominent member of several LGBTq community organizations in Las Vegas, Nevada. Young was born on July 12, 1956 in Reno, Nevada. She moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1982 and joined many LGBTq organizations, including the Lesbian and Gay Academic Union, Voices, and the Metropolitan Community Church. She was also instrumental in the creation of the precursor to the Community Counseling Center and Dennis McBride's efforts to collect and archive LGBTQ community publications. Young left Las Vegas for San Diego, California in December 1985, but returned in 1995.

Source:

Christie Young oral history interview, 1998 October 18. OH-02043. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged in chronological order.

Related Collections

The following resources may provide additional information related to the materials in this collection:

Terry Wilsey Collection, 1979-2002. MS-00472. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Young, Christie. Interview, 1998 October 18. OH-02403. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada

Preferred Citation

Christie Young Papers, 1982-2011. MS-00350. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

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US::NvLN::MS00350
Acquisition Note

Materials were donated in 1999 by Christie Young and in 2021 by Dennis Mcbride; accession numbers 99-15 and 2021-112.

Processing Note

Materials were processed by Special Collections and Archives staff. In 2015, as part of a legacy finding aid conversion project, Franklin Howard revised and enhanced the collection description to bring it into compliance with current professional standards. In 2022, Tammi Kim minimally processed the 2021 addition and updated the finding aid.

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