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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

KhushATX Records, 2012-2018

Austin History Center

KhushATX Records

An Inventory of the Collection



Descriptive Summary

Creator: KhushATX
Title: KhushATX Records
Dates: 2012-2018
Abstract: The KhushATX Records is a small born-digital collection that dates from 2012 to 2018. It contains photographs, administrative records and marketing material documenting the organization's various activities. Formerly KhushAustin, KhushATX is a South Asian gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender group based in Austin, Texas.
Accession number: AR.2018.050
Quantity: .01 GB (21 Digital Files)
Location: Digital storage
Language: English
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,
810 Guadalupe, PO Box 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Biographical Sketch

KhushATX (formerly KhushAustin) first gathered in the Steeping Room at the Domain center in Austin, Texas in March 2012. KhushATX is an active South Asian gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender group based in Austin, Texas. As Desis, the KhushATX community has unique challenges as they navigate their lives in the United States influenced by their sexual orientation, gender, immigration status, ethnic identity, and culture. The main purpose of this group is to create a space for South Asian LGBTQ persons to meet, mingle, interact, commiserate, support each other, and, of course, have fun! KhushATX wishes to increase acceptance and reduce stigma of LGBTQ people within the local South Asian communities by increasing awareness while adding to the diversity of the queer community in the Austin area. The organization has grown to a network of over 100 individuals and has programmed events such as Bollywood dances, Eid dinners, monthly GupShup discussion circles, and participation in Austin’s citywide Pride parade. Provided by KhushATX, www.khushatx.org

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Scope and Contents

The KhushATX Records date from 2012 to 2018 and contain 6 documents (.pdf) and 15 photographic images (.jpeg and .png). This material includes steering committee roles, meeting minutes, fundraising, and other planning documentation including the formation of a Women’s Section within the organization. The collection also contains photographs and publicity material that demonstrate the organization’s community building and advocacy work within the Desi queer community. Events highlighted within the records include the Naach Bollywood dance party, Austin Pride festival and parade, GupShup monthly discussions, and an Eid al-Fitr house party.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open to all users

Use Restrictions

The Austin History Center (AHC) is the owner of the physical materials in the AHC collections and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the AHC before any publication use. The AHC does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements

Access to digital content in this finding aid are only available through a dedicated workstation in the Austin History Center Reading Room.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Ambrose, John.
Bacchus, Tony.
Barnett, Tom.
Curelop, Elliot.
Gupta, Harshit.
Koppa, Kavita.
Ladha, Navid.
Mahmud, Akif.
Majumdar, Debarun.
Mishra, Akaash.
Patel, Jasmin.
Predey, Nora.
Ravi, Ananyaa.
Subjects (Organizations)
Austin Gay and Lesbian Pride Foundation.
KhushATX.
Subjects
Asian Americans--Texas--Austin.
Clubs--Austin--Texas.
Desi.
Gay rights--Texas--Austin.
Festivals--Texas--Austin.
LGBTQ.
South Asian Americans-Social life and customs.
Places
Austin (Tex.)--Social life and customs.
Document Types
Administrative records.
Digital images.
Financial records.
Fliers.
Minutes.

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Related Material

General Collection


  • A 305.697 AF Ahmed Afzal, Lone Star Muslims: Transnational Live and the South Asian Experience in Texas. 2015.
  • A 305.90664 GA Eric Jason Ganther From Closet to Crusade: The Struggle for Lesbian-Gay Civil Rights in Austin, Texas, 1970-1982. 1990.
  • A 782.421649 SH Nitasha Tamar Sharma Hip Hop Desis: South Asian Americans, Blackness and a Global Race Consciousness. 2010.

Periodicals


  • Connections
  • Gay Austin
  • The Texas Triangle: The Lesbian and Gay News Weekly of Austin
  • Quiet!

Austin Files


  • AF Subject - Asian Americans - Indians A7020
  • AF Subject - Asian Americans - Bhutanese/Nepalese A7004(1)
  • AF Subject - LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) People H2030

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

KhushATX Records (AR.2018.050). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/2018/084

Donation Date: November 21, 2018

Processing Information

Finding aid by Ayshea Khan in July 2019.

The born-digital materials were processed by Nikki Koehlert in accordance with the AHC's digital processing guidelines including disk imaging, virus scan, and checksums. For more information, see the Born-digital Processing Manual.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

KhushATX Records, 2012-2018

DigitalStorage Folder
Open AR_2018_050_access Administrative Records, 2012-2018
.001 GB (5 documents); (PDF); born-digital;
AR_2018_050_access Marketing and Publicity, 2016-2018, undated
.005 GB (1 document, 5 photographs); (PDF)(JPEG)(PNG); born-digital;
AR_2018_050_access Photographs, 2016-2018, undated
.005 GB (10 photographs); (JPEG); born-digital;

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