Correspondence, meeting minutes, manuscripts, publicity material, notes, financial records, photographs, membership records,
conference administrative records, grant applications, bylaws, articles of incorporation, and other records documenting activities
of the Lesbian and Gay Academic Union (LGAU), 1973 to 1987. Founded in 1973 in New York, New York, the Gay Academic Union
consisted of a national network of college and university chapters. In 1978, the national headquarters moved to Los Angeles,
The Gay Academic Union (GAU) was founded in New York, New York, in 1973, "to promote and disseminate research on homosexuality
and gay people." The GAU consisted of a national network of college and university chapters, totaling a dozen chapters by
1979. In 1978 the GAU's Board of Directors, as well as its annual conference, moved from New York to Los Angeles, California.
In the early 1980s, GAU changed its name to the Lesbian and Gay Academic Union (LGAU). The Los Angeles chapter and National
office of the LGAU ceased operations, circa 1987. However, some chapters of LGAU continued into the 1990s.
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