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Shane Windmeyer and Thomas Feldman papers

Identifier: MS0618

Scope and Contents

The collection consists largely of material generated during Shane's work in LGBTQ rights and anti-discrimination. There is also quite a bit of material from his personal life that include items from grade school, college, writings and memorabilia. There is also material related to Shane's husband, Thomas Feldman, a graphic designer in Charlotte and owner of Tyvola Design.


  • Creation: 1990 - 2015

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Shane Windmeyer and Thomas Feldman papers are the physical property of J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections. Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

Shane Lynn Windmeyer was born on August 11, 1972 in Hiawatha, Kansas to Diann Mendez, a single mother. Shortly after his birth, his mother married Fred Windmeyer, who adopted him. Shane attended Emporia State University in Kansas as a first-generation college student in the Upward Bound program for low-income and first-generation families. He received his BA in Communications from Emporia State and then received his Master's Degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs. In 1997, Windmeyer became the Assistant Director of Student Activities at UNC Charlotte, a role he served in until 2002. In 2001 Windmeyer created Campus Pride, the leading national LGBTQ organization for student leaders and campus organizations working to build safer campus communities. Windmeyer has also written and edited several books, including The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students and Brotherhood: Gay Life in College Fraternities. He lives in Charlotte with his husband, Thomas Feldman.

Thomas Feldman was born on November 27, 1971. He graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a BA in Fine and Studio Arts and started his own business in 2001, Tyvola Design. Tyvola Design is a design, video, event and promotions firm based in Charlotte that seeks to provide creativity, innovative ideas and great design that is accessible to everyone.


6 Linear Feet (12 records storage cartons)

Language of Materials



Papers documenting Windmeyer's work, particularly in the fields of LGBTQ rights and discrimination. Includes correspondence, reports, newspapers, DVDs, books and photographs.


The collection is arranged into the following nine series: LGBTQ Activism, College, Grade School, Lectures, Writings and Personal, Thomas Feldman, Newspapers and Magazines, DVDs, CDs and Cassette Tapes, Books, Memorabilia and Slides.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by Shane Windmeyer and Thomas Feldman in December 2020.


Forms part of the King-Henry-Brockington LGBTQ+ Archive.

Processing Information

Some materials will be separated from the Campus Pride records to better reflect the archival principle of provenance. The collection was processed in 2021 by Andrew Pack.



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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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