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Matthew Shepard Scholarship fund records

 Collection
Identifier: 12-15---004

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes, news articles, book publication, cassettes, CD, DVDs, photographs, Weber State University publications, and financial records.

Dates

  • 1990 - 2002
  • Majority of material found within 1999 - 2000
  • Other: Date acquired:September 24,2002

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use, with the exception of one confidential file.

Biographical / Historical

The Matthew Shepard Scholarship was created in 1998 by 18 individuals from Weber State University and the surrounding community. Prominent members including: Arthur Aldermann, professor of arts; Dr. Richard Beatch, professor of philosophy; Dr. Lyal Crawford, professor of communications; Sally Farrar, from the Diversity Center; Kat Frith, from the diversity center; Dr. David Greene, Dean of Education; Dr. Nancy Haanstad, professor of political science; Carol Hansen, professor of library science, from the Stewart Library; Gavin Harper, adjunct professor of English; Shauna Heslop, secretary; Roxanne Hinds, Director of annual funds; Cedric Howard, from the Diversity Center; Matthew Jackson; Willis McCree, from the Diversity Center; Adele Smith, Ogden City Council Chairwoman; Bob Smith; Dr. Sarah Tinkler, professor of economics; Dr. Michael Wutz, professor of English; and Terri Sloyer, from the Diversity Center. The scholarship was created in response to the murder of Matthew Shepard from the University of Wyoming, who was harassed and murdered because of his sexual identification as gay. The scholarship was created by Arthur Aldermann and the other original committee members to acknowledge the academic achievements of sexual minority students, along with promoting Weber State as a safe environment for sexual and gender minority students, faculty, and staff. The scholarship requires students to maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA. The recipient is chosen by a committee comprised of WSU faculty, staff, students, and other community members.

Extent

2.86 Linear Feet (3 Hollinger document cases, 1 flat Hollinger case)

Arrangement

This collection is divided up into seven series: Series 1: Correspondence, 1998-2001; Series 2: Committee meeting materials, 1991-2002; Series 3: Financial records, 1999-2000; Series 4: Scholarship information, 1999-2000; Series 5: Legal information, 1998-2001; Series 6: Newspaper articles, 1998-2000; Series 7: Digitized media, c. 1998-2002

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

There are no physical access restrictions.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

There are no technical access restrictions.

Custodial History

Material was acquired from Carol Hansen (2002-036).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection is open for research use, with the exception of one confidential file.

Accruals

Accruals are expected.

General

Materials may be used for non-profit and educational purposes, please credit the University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University. Reproduction for publication, exhibition, web display or commercial use is only permissible with the consent of the University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University. archives @weber.edu
Author
Marina Kenner
Date
2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Script of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Weber State University Archives Repository

Contact:
3921 Central Campus Drive Dept 2901
Ogden UT 84408