Items from the Resource Center’s collection of artifacts have been catalogued, become cornerstone of school’s LGBT Studies Program
Martin Halbert, dean of libraries, called it an “incredible collection that will become the cornerstone of our LGBT studies program.” He said the library has been working to organize the collection to provide scholarly access.
The collection has already been used. In gathering background information for the upcoming film The Dallas Buyers Club, the production team relied on pictures and T-shirts from the collection to see how the gay community dressed at the time and what Oak Lawn looked like in the late ’80s and early ’90s when the film is set. So valuable were the items to the look and feel of the film, UNT’s Resource Center Collection gets a credit.
Amanda Montgomery and Sam Ivie, both UNT librarians, were responsible for cataloguing the items.
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