The LGBTQ Collection

We have an incredibly unique and amazing LGBTQ collection at The Ohio State University Libraries. We want to create a permanent endowment so that there will always be a fund designated to collect more LGBTQ material for Ohio State students, scholars from around the world and the public. 


The Ohio State University Libraries’ Special Collections are made up of thousands of one-of-a-kind objects. We take pride in connecting students, researchers and scholars with these extraordinary pieces of history. 


Brett Shingledecker, co-owner of Chicago’s first LGBTQ bookstore, spent more than three decades collecting materials that ranged from Gay Pride celebration posters to LGBTQ zines. Now a part of University Libraries, classes from across Ohio State’s campus actively engage with the collection – an invaluable source of primary research material related to LGBTQ causes and community. We want to create a permanent endowment fund that allows us to grow that collection and develop programming that advances LGBTQ voices and stories. 


During the Day of Giving you can double your gift impact. Greg and Mira Zimmerman are graciously matching Day of Giving gifts up to $5,000 so your gift will go farther.


Are you staff or faculty? You can make your gift via payroll deduction.

Support the LGBTQ Collection
Greg and Mira Zimmerman, gifts made to the LGBTQ Collection fund during the Day of Giving will be matched up to a total of $5,000. Make your gift and double the impact to support efforts to collect more LGBTQ material for Ohio State students.
$4,493 MATCHED
Early Bird Match
Grab your coffee, it's time to kick off the Day of Giving with the Early Bird Match! A gift to the cause, college, or unit of your choice between 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. ET will be matched up to a total of $2,000.
$2,000 MATCHED
Lunchtime Challenge
All gifts made in the next hour (noon to 1 p.m. ET) will be doubled up to a total of $2,000! Make your gift now!
$2,000 MATCHED
Happy Hour Challenge
The work day is over, let's have some fun! The cause, college or unit that receives the most gifts today between 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. ET will receive an additional $1,000 towards their cause or effort.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $1,000 Animals 36
2 Community 21
3 Environment 14
4 Food Insecurity 12
5 Ensure Student Success 10
6 Alumni Clubs 10
7 Diversity & Inclusion 10
8 Arts 7
9 Global Initiatives 0
Home Stretch Match
We have 3 hours left until this year's Day of Giving ends. If you still haven't made a gift, now is the time! All gifts made between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET will be matched up to a total of $1,000. Don't wait to make your gift!
$1,000 MATCHED
Top Causes: By Gifts
Which area has the most gifts?
Rank Department Gifts
1 Community 209
2 Ensure Student Success 202
3 Animals 194
4 Environment 125
5 Food Insecurity 119
6 Arts 113
7 Global Initiatives 30
Top Causes: By Dollars
Which area has raised the most money so far?
Rank Department Raised
1 Ensure Student Success $89,503.11
2 Community $17,240.00
3 Animals $10,186.00
4 Arts $7,624.00
5 Environment $7,122.00
6 Food Insecurity $4,996.00
7 Global Initiatives $1,597.50
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